What is a false religion?

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    weather
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    <img src=:” title=”Question” /> There are many websites about this topic,would like view points on this.

    #7239

    Andres Ortiz
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    Hmmm…how does one answer this question?

    Maybe you could elaborate.

    #7240

    Bernardine
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    [color=green:23j4dn5y]I am assuming you mean false religion in regards to culture and/or society considers being far outside the mainstream? If this is what you are referring to I would say religions like Jehovah Witnesses, Scientologists, Christian Scientists, and Mormons would be false religions. When I was stationed on USNS Shasta, there was a woman who was a Christian Scientist. She told me she does not believe in hell and that Jesus died with sin. She couldn’t comprehend the fact that if Jesus was in fact God in the flesh, why he couldn’t stop from dying on the cross. She takes Mary Baker Eddy’s (founder of Christian Science) words above that of Jesus; I could go on and on with the wackiness. [/color:23j4dn5y]

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    Andres Ortiz
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    But how can you prove those religions are false? On what criteria can you objectively say that one person’s world view is incorrect.

    #7244

    Victor
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    [quote:1tmuho99]But how can you prove those religions are false? On what criteria can you objectively say that one person’s world view is incorrect.[/quote:1tmuho99]

    [color=darkred:1tmuho99]I would personally start with observing the world around me.

    For example, we know that things have a tendency to want to move toward order and away from disorder. It’s just what IT wants to do. The same applies to the human race. We assemble societies, countries, communities, etc. to move toward some form of order.

    So right off the bat you know that if something wants to move in the opposite direction, it is in contradiction with nature and human nature.

    That’s just one example.[/color:1tmuho99]

    #7254

    Benedict
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    It depends on how you define a false religion.

    At the moment, I am inclined to define a false religion as a sect that proposes to be or relate to another religion when it is not or does not.

    The early gnostics who professed to be Christian composed a false religion. JWs and Mormons who profess to be Christian compose false religions. Etc.

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