Religion on the Internet Essay

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Religion on the Internet

Religion can be a very controversial topic. There are so many different types of religion and different people who practice and believe in these religions. Some people don’t believe in any, some have their own, some have one, but don’t practice it, and some people even have multiple religions. Religion is not a topic you bring up while having a cup of coffee with some friends, unless you are all of the same religion. Usually discussing different religions it causes nothing but problems and arguments. There is even a country music song that is titled, "Politics, Religion, and Her." The singer goes on in the song to say how he never likes to discuss any of these three topics with anyone and how they only cause
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The cult "teaches" a person how to know with certainty, so those who ascribe to its world-view exist in a completely different reality than the rest of society."(alt.religion.scientology) This is the starting paragraph for the site titled, "Cult Think" which talks about how a cult brainwashes a person into their beliefs. As it is stated above these people are living in a totally fake world in which their beliefs totally conflict with the norms of society. Hopefully people will read this site before reading one of the cult sites that try to suck in vulnerable viewers. People are so vulnerable and ready to believe anything that they get pulled right into them.

For example, the University of Queensland had a site on some cult information. "No, none of my family members have been in cults, but I started one. I pulled a two week long mystical experience, started to tell others about it and within a month had about twenty people who were trying to tell me that I was jesus’s second coming, it took a long time to tell them that they were wrong. That was without consciously attempting to set up any of the various methods that can be used to ensure conformity (although some of them were being used).(www.com!duke.den!conv.lynx) As we can see here, this gentleman, named Mr. Lawson had a short two week long mystical experience and formed a cult.

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