Cult Checklist Does the RCC [Roman Catholic Church] fit any of these?" [Long copied and pasted list follows, with such gems as the following:] "Any group that displays three or more of these hallmarks may well be a cult. Any group that displays five or more is almost certainly a cult." "2. Is it closed to inside/outside criticism? Yes." "3. Does it place curses on those who disagree? Yes, called Anathemas." "5. Has it made prophecies that have not come to pass? No, but 'Mary' has." "6. Have its doctrines changed a lot over the years? YES!" "7. Does it discourage or forbid its members to read other religious literature? MOST DEFINITELY YES!" "10. Does it teach that its own traditions are of equal value with the Bible? YES!" "14. Does it teach that all other Christian groups are false? YES AND NO, DEPENDING WHAT SIDE OF THEIR MOUTH THEY'RE TALKING OUT OF." "16. Do the call all dissent 'sin, pride, or rebellion?' YES!" "18. Does it have a totalitarian or dictatorial structure? YES!" "19. Are its members financially exploited? YES! (INDULGENCES)" "20. Is fear a primary motivating factor in its teaching? YES!..SALVATION IS ONLY FOUND IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH." "21. Does it teach that there is no salvation outside itself? YES!" "34. Does it claim its leader's pronouncements are perfect, irrevocable, and unchangeable? YES!
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