Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cult Meter

 If the following came from the mouth of Kim Jung Il, we would be calling for his downfall to save the people from not being allowed to think for themselves, from not being free, from not being allowed choice. Since it is spoken from over the pulpit of General Conference, it is praised as god's word. Scary to the point of cultiness. 

 14 Fundamentals to following the prophet:

1. The prophet (insert Kim Jung Il) is the only man who speaks for the Lord in everything.

2. The living prophet (Kim Jung Il) is more vital to us than the standard works.

3. The living prophet (Kim Jung Il) is more important to us than a dead prophet.

4. The prophet (Kim Jung Il) will never lead the church astray.

5. The prophet 
(Kim Jung Il) is not required to have any particular earthly training or credentials to speak on any subject or act on any matter at any time.

6. The prophet 
(Kim Jung Il) does not have to say “Thus Saith the Lord,” to give us scripture.

7. The prophet 
(Kim Jung Il) tells us what we need to know, not always what we want to know.

8. The prophet 
(Kim Jung Il) is not limited by men’s reasoning.

9. The prophet 
(Kim Jung Il) can receive revelation on any matter, temporal or spiritual.

10. The prophet 
(Kim Jung Il) may advise on civic matters.

11. The two groups who have the greatest difficulty in following the prophet are the proud (the intellects, women, gays) who are learned and the proud (the creative, the innovative, those who think for themselves) who are rich.

12. The prophet 
(Kim Jung Il) will not necessarily be popular with the world or the worldly.

13. The prophet 
(Kim Jung Il) and his counselors make up the First Presidency—the highest quorum in the Church.

14. The prophet 
(Kim Jung Il) and the presidency—the living prophet and the First Presidency—follow them and be blessed—reject them and suffer.

I am recommending the following website:
Based on this website, a very smart person has put together a spreadsheet for people to rate how cult-like some religions can be. Even some businesses can gain a rating if they require conformity and dress codes. Here is the rating scale: HassanBiteModel_re_LDS.xls 

Wake Up Mormons! Think for yourselves!

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