Protection From Cults



by Bob Johnson


Current establishment definitions of "cult" seem to include anything that is not Judeo-Christian. The Deist definition for cult, however, is any organization that encourages people to believe or act without reason. To Deism, all revealed religions are cults because they all require their adherents to abandon their God given reason and replace it with their religion's man-made dogma.

Whenever we violate our reason, we place ourselves in danger, whether it is by believing some impossible doctrine of Christianity or Judaism, or if we believe a David Koresh or a Jim Jones. If the followers of Koresh or Jones had resolutely held fast to their reason, they NEVER would have put themselves in a position where they and their innocent children ended up losing their lives. In situations like these, it appears you first give up your God given reason, and then your God given life.

Established revealed religions laid the ground work for the tragedies at Jones Town and Waco. They taught their followers that to give up their ability to reason was a good thing in religious matters. It showed they had "faith." But in reality, it only set a precedent to further surrender their minds. It made them ripe for fanatics who, unlike the established religious leaders, actually believe what they're preaching. The cult leaders and cult members earnestly believe what they are reading from the Bible is truth. And truly believing a book as crazy, violent and discursive as the Bible is a very dangerous thing, as both Jones Town and Waco prove.

Deists hold fast to our best defense against cults - reason! This way, if someone tells us God told them to meet Him in the desert, or to go to the jungle and drink poison so we can all meet in heaven, or God needs $6,000,000.00 by a certain date or He will, "call the preacher home," we just laugh and walk away. We also laugh when the established religions tell us of a virgin birth, or the parting of the Red Sea. You can't laugh at one, but not the other.

God didn't give us a mind to confuse us, it was given to us by a loving and generous Creator to be regularly used. How many more deaths will take place because people reject this beautiful and sublime gift of reason and put in its place revealed religion? Who will the next victims be? Any of your friends or family? Or you?

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A recent survey on religion shows there are 34 million Americans who are classified as "Nones", that is they do not embrace any of the "revealed" religions and the vast majority of them are not Atheists. In actuality, the vast majority of the "Nones" are actually Deists!

The survey shows a giant step forward for Deism in the fact that it actually uses the word "Deist" and for the very significant raw numbers it shows as representing the number of people who are Deists.  In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist. For a more accurate definition please see our Deism Defined page.

Click here to read the actual survey. (It's in PDF)
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