Thursday, October 18, 2012

Nice Trick

The evangelical Protestants and right wing Catholics managed to come to a truce, and it'll be interesting to see if they can put Mormons in the big tent too.

To nonbelievers, religious beliefs, if not practices, are all basically the same. Cults can differ from religions by their degree of coercion and degree to which they're purely financial scams, and how organized religions operate in practice certainly differ, but to the extent that "cult" just means "religion I think is false" it's a dumb distinction.