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New Cult "That Everyone is Joining"...

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posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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This is not a Cult those people were talking about...... it was a Culture, ...... a Culture Club !!









posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by TheOneElectric
reply to post by Scope and a Beam
 


If you have anymore clues or details, it would help us. Though, I do have a suggestion. Next time you hear them talking about it, ask with interest. People like it when other people are interested in the things that they are interested in. Don't sign up for anything or follow them into a back alley, but just inquire some more.

If its really as big as they say it is, then it may be interesting...even if it turns out to be something silly. Who knows, they may have something funny to say


That works quite well, Last week at the doctors office I overheard the nurse and receptionist talking looking up symbols on the net. I heard them mention "upside down" "Russian Orthodox" & were having trouble figuring out. I got interested and went over and told them "Excuse me, I'm not trying to ear hustle your conversation but your looking for the cross of St. Peter." and the Nurse was all stoked and said "That's it!" She thanked me and I felt slightly more intelligent after being able to provide some assistance. I guess they saw an upside down cross on a patient and were trying to figure out what "his" religion/symbol was. The one gal said it was "evil" and associated with "Whats his name, Allistor..." People are rather interested when one can answer the questions to the knowledge they seek.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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Joke number 32...we get the picture.If this Boy George clip was relevant it would be a start.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 02:28 AM
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Originally posted by Mkoll
Obviously the cult is one of Cthulhu


What is this Cthulhu thing i keep hearing about? I know you mean it as a joke, but what is the basic "theory" of it?



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 05:29 AM
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Perhaps its a cult.............. a cult of personality?



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 05:33 AM
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Originally posted by LongbottomLeaf
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GAHHHHHH! Me and a friend were just discussing ways to keep hipsters away from his shows.


Whats wrong with hipsters? What are hipsters?



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 05:54 AM
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Just an observation: if the people you were eavesdropping on used the word "cult," they are not members of the group and do not approve of it. One tends to use words like "religion, "way," "path," and so on when one is a believer. They may be Anglicans discussing Mormonism, Muslims discussing Sufism, Jews discussing Buddhism or any number of other possibilities. Hail Cthulu!



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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Cthulhu is a fictional character created by writer H. P. Lovecraft.





posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:56 AM
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As per usual, the Gray Area respondents are fun, but not answering the question.
There is this one, that I recently learned is actually a "religious affiliation" option on "official" questionnaires:

Introduction to Jedi Knighthood


Jediism is a spiritual path that developed from the works of George Lucas and his Star Wars saga. Today Jediism or the Jedi Realist movement is followed by thousands of people world-wide and is recognized as an official religion in Canada. Here is where Eastern philosophy intersects with metaphysics, psychology, and Judeo-Christian teachings. Jedi Manual Basic introduces the requirements for becoming a Jedi Knight. You will be given some examples of how other's having accomplished this and what it means to be a knight. There are assigned projects that can be considered basic "tests" along your path to becoming a Jedi Knight with the goal of ultimately becoming a master. The book also covers Jedi philosophy, religious aspects, and hands on techniques that Jedi Knights can use. In this regard, the book acts as a pointer to other resources available for further investigation and work.

Coming this winter: "Jedi Manual Intermediate - The Path of Truth."


From, "Jedi Manual Intermediate - The Path of Truth"

In, Jedi Manual Basic, I also cover some Jedi philosophy, religious aspects, and hands-on techniques that Jedi Knights can use. An important element of the first book is the identification of the twelve paths of the Jedi Knight.

In, Jedi Manual Intermediate, The Path of Truth, I focus our study. If "Basic," is a summary of the many aspects, "Intermediate," is a focus on the essential.

Contents

1. Why be a Jedi? What stops me?
2. The Struggle with Dark Forces
3. Honesty - The Spark of Light
4. Finding Your Path
5. Living Your Path
6. The Struggle - Part Two
7. The Power of Yielding
8. Winning in Truth

Also coming in June of 2011: "Jedi Mastery - Path of the Immortal"


There is another my son just told me about called IHOP....

International House of Prayer. He said he had a table full of them at work (he's a server) and they asked him if he'd like for them to "pray to the Lord for anything on [his] behalf while they gave praise and thanks for their meal."
www.ihop.org...


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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:13 AM
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If the people were old ladies maybe it was the "red hats". Some groups are very religious.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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I was thinking of Cult Of Personality too when I read the OP.

Were these people wrestling fans? Cause CM Punk has been using that song since the summer as his theme song and suddenly now that kickass song has been ruined by tryhards who only know of something long after the rest of us cool kids.

Unless you misheard and they were calling someone a word that's one letter away from spelling "cult".



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 10:06 AM
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It's the new, improved, iCult. Version 5 is coming out soon.



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by hypervigilant
All mainstream religions were considered cults before they had a large following... Jesus Christ had only 12 disciples at the time of his crucifixion.

I think he had a few more than that, it's the 12 apostles you're thinking of...



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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I am not sure if this was brought up, I myself just recently heard about them:

www.idmr.net...

PLPL



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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I know what the mystery cult is... It's 'Ron Paul 2012' !!!

Paulites are definitely a bit cultish...



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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Originally posted by My.mind.is.mine

Originally posted by davidgrouchy


www.chrislam.org


CHRISLAM!?!?!?

Where's a facepalm graphic when I need one???


Judaislam



The only cultist religion 100% certain to destroy itself eventually.




posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 05:09 AM
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Zeitgeist is the most recent cult that immediately comes to mind; but then again, I don't exactly keep an eye on the cult scene like I used to, these days. The Transition Initiative (long thread with lots of info here) is another possible candidate, however. Transition is biggest in the UK, so that could very well be it.

Peak Oil/pseudo-Utopian groups in particular are doing a big trade, at the moment. People are feeling scared and uncertain about the future; so when word goes around of some new form of gardening, or a possible technological way out, it tends to exploit the vulnerability.

Lest I sound like too much of a cynic, I should point out that I have a Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton himself, who is probably Permaculture's answer to Morpheus. I also believe that the Venus Project has a lot of good ideas; Jacque Fresco is a genuinely brilliant engineer.

In both cases, however, it was primarily the organisational structure and politics which I objected to, not the underlying ideology. Transition in particular lends itself strongly to centralisation and authoritarian abuse; although it has a cell-based structure, each cell has a tendency to try and forcibly subsume every other ecological group in its' local vicinity.

Zeitgeist also had serious problems; primarily that its' founder was a megalomaniac who tried to hijack the Occupy movement, and who also apparently had ambitions to join the New World Order cabal himself, as demonstrated by Michael de Rothschild being a keynote speaker at Z Day one year.
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 05:19 AM
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Goth vampires/ emos combine with hipster vegans/ crislamsist to form the first "international eternally thirsty and sad vampiric cool chrislamists"....

IETSVCC to the core.......word


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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 09:08 AM
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What I want to know is:

Who would ever think a cult is cool?

"Everybody's talking about it, I'm going to join the cult so I can talk about it too. Yes!"

That just seems so unrealistic to me.

But, then, I don't understand the religion/mob/blind faith/trend-following mindset anyway.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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When you truly think about it, all structured religion falls under the title of cult, by definition:

cult
   [kuhlt]
noun
1.
a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies.

So regardless of what or who you believe in, what church or orginization you belong to, technically it is a cult. Another great example of wordplay , I always say what is in a name, in this case what is in a word??

PLPL



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