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Date:         Tue, 07 Mar 89 14:43:37 EST
From:         "Homer W. Smith" 
Subject:      Re: Islam as a state
To:           Adore-l list 
In-Reply-To:  Message of Tue, 7 Mar 89 12:12:00 EDT from 

>        In general, one is not going to find anything unpleasant in
>Islam that does not have a close Christian (and Judaic) analog.  They
>are three cults that really share the same basic views:  especially

     It is a pleasure to see intelligent communication take place
on this list.

     What is a cult?  Does it derive from the word CULTURED?

     What is NOT a cult?  Is there any religion that is not a cult?

     Does being a cult have something to do with US and THEM.

     With alienation of the members from the rest of the non members?

     With a distinction as to final destiny according to belief or
practice?  (Heaven or Hell).

     Are Dust in the Winders a Cult?  You know, live once, die once,
made of meat, no God, no Spirit, no Divinity types?

 Homer W. Smith      Adore-l list         3/07/89*Islam as a state