This left-wing definition of a cult will surprise you

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I read the following description of a religious organisation on a left-wing blog. Can you guess which religious organisation is being called a cult?

That said however, I can’t see why the hell the weakest and most vulnerable XXXX need to suddenly be reliant on a group who believe in a magical flying invisible wizard for their XXXX needs rather than you know, the secular Government of NZ.

That bloody corrupt money trader of a Prime Minister of ours sure knows how to out source all the work he’s supposed to do doesn’t he? We are paying him to cut down his work load.

It’s the Government’s responsibility to those members of our community, not a religious cult group who dress up in bloody XXXX XXXX because they are in the XXXX of God. Isn’t that a  bit fucking extreme?

-TheDailyBlog

Your clues are:

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  1. A religious organisation that believes in a magical flying invisible wizard.
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2. A cult where they wear clothing that the writer disapproves of.

3. They are in the ???? of God, which the writer thinks is EXTREME.

To find out which religious organisation the writer was referring to see over the break…

PHOTO-www.pinterest.com I admire the Salvation Army for helping the homeless, unemployed, older people and families

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I admire the Salvation Army for helping the homeless, unemployed, older people and families

ANSWER:

That said however, I can’t see why the hell the weakest and most vulnerable state house tenants need to suddenly be reliant on a group who believe in a magical flying invisible wizard for their housing needs rather than you know, the secular Government of NZ.

That bloody corrupt money trader of a Prime Minister of ours sure knows how to out source all the work he’s supposed to do doesn’t he? We are paying him to cut down his work load.

It’s the Government’s responsibility to those members of our community, not a religious cult group who dress up in bloody soldier uniforms because they are in the army of God. Isn’t that a  bit fucking extreme?

-TheDailyBlog

 

 


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  • Dave

    Wow. How low can they stoop, I didn’t think it would be so low to describe the Sallies as a Cult. Hey Martin : Martyn, it’s not so exclusive or hard you and your mates could it join and help out your mates, never forget charity begins at home Marty.

    Di I think the sallies are a cult, no, they do far more good than they have ever done harm. Martin / Martyn and his followers should be deeply ashamed.

    • Seriously?

      I don’t disagree, but how then would you define a cult?

      The Oxford says (and it is 1.1A that rings true for me by reference to the smallness of the group, strangeness, and level of control) “cult” means:
      1A system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object
      1.1A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or as imposing excessive control over members
      1.2A misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular thing:

      • Dave

        The difference I see is two-fold, and an opinion, without reference to Oxford etc.

        1) The views being manifestly different, or opposite of “normal” societal views, bordering on, or extreme etc.

        2) Being so exclusive, one has to isolate themselves from mainstream society, friends / family etc. or/and, leaving the cult is almost impossible.

        I would view the Amish, or some of the religions as more cult like.

        I’m sure my lovely wife sometimes thinks I belong to a W/O cult like club.

  • kloyd0306

    I must be a rightie because the Salvation Army is the ONLY cause to which I donate.

  • Somnambulist

    I was brought up in the Sallies, and whilst I left the church decades ago I still have a great respect for the work they do. “Christianity with its sleeves rolled up”.

    I must admit, though, that of late I’ve become a bit concerned that they’ve started to become a sort of “Labour Party at prayer”. They really seem to have bought in to all the welfare-ism popular on the left, rushing to support one left wing cause after another.

    • andrewo

      I agree.
      The problem with many of these ‘aid organisations’ is their need to endlessly justify their own existence by announcing faux crisis after faux crisis.
      It may even be that many of these organisations actually create a problem by providing a free service such as free food or lodging.
      I think it was Roger Douglas who said: “Every free resource creates an infinite demand”.

      • JLS

        Bang on- the organisation created demands to be fed and so its ongoing survival competes with the original purpose- cancer society and heart foundation also spring to mind.

        • Somnambulist

          I think that most of the well paid permanent posts in many charities have been taken over by do-gooding left wingers, who have then traded on the good name established by people in the past to push their own agenda.

          Dr Barnardo, I feel, would have spun in his grave when the middle class wimmin who’d taken over his charity committed it to supporting Sue Bradford’s attack on decent parents.

    • Ruahine

      It’s where the money is. Hopeless people. Neglected children.

  • PsychoKea

    The writer does seem to have a very limited vocabulary

    • johcar

      Probably the recipient of an “NCEA – Achieved with Distinction” qualification (and I use that last word very loosely)…

  • Jonat

    By that definition, those on the left must be in a cult. They believe in a magical endless supply of money capable of solving every issue.

  • Seriously?

    Just about all of religious groups fit that definition of a cult – including Islam and Christianity.

  • JC

    I think it *is* a miraculous organisation. Who else can go out at night and find 60-120 people sleeping rough within 3 km of the Skytower and convert that into 40,000 homeless in NZ?

    JC

    • The 40 000 number comes from Statistics New Zealand, not the Sallies. However, Stats NZ define “homeless” as everyone in temporary accommodation, which includes people living in boarding houses, more than one family living in shared accommodation, people living in non-fixed caravans, people on boats, people in hotels and motels waiting for their renovations to be complete etc. Very few of that 40 000 are hobos or families living in cars

  • Keeping Stock

    Obviously, whoever wrote that odious, hate-filled piece has never been down on their luck, and had the Sallies come along and pick them out of the gutter.

    Whilst I am not enarmoured with the intrusion of the Sallies into the political debate, I have nothing but the upmost respect for the work they do with those in need, especially those with addictions. They really are “Jesus with skin on”.

  • JC

    The age of miracles is upon us.. these days every left political group has morphed into a religious group ministering to millions of desperate New Zealanders and every Christian church has morphed into an activist political organisation.

    JC

  • PharmaBloke

    Still enjoying WO moderation……

  • R&BAvenger

    I guessed the Sallies. I’ve stopped supporting them financially as they’ve gotten too political and left-wing for my tastes but will donate to the local food bank.

    • Mikex

      I used to support them too but I also excommunicated them some years back when they began to put my pennies worth into fighting against homosexual law reform.

      • exactchange

        Same here, no money given since then. My main gripe was that opposition to that Bill was the official church position and IIRC members were expected to actively take that view to the people.

        They lost a few previously stalwart members over that.

  • david W

    Always respected the Sally’s. There is a wonderful free market story about their founder. He found out that women and children working in yellow phosphorus match factory’s had a 18 month (I think) life expectancy, they all died of cancer / radiation poisoning. This is because yellow phosphorus is highly radioactive, and stories of women walking home from work in the dark with teeth a jaws glowing, as it “glows in the dark’ and is also absorbed into the bones.

    So he / the set up a red phosphorus match company to compete. The red phosphorus being not radioactive and not a health hazard. They were slightly more expensive, so they sent work out to their members to approach their local blacksmith, who was the village supplier of matches. And stated that they wanted only red matches stocked, otherwise they would go buy blacksmithing services from elsewhere.

    So very quickly there was a culture shift, and yellow match factories closed down, and red match became the default.

    Thus without any govt intervention they saved the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of lives.

  • What a poisonous, hateful piece of bile! It is hard to tell whether it is his hatred of God or hatred of John Key that is driving his warped twaddle.

    Thanks for the timely reminder that one should continue to avoid the daily blog as it appears to be populated by demented intellectual dwarves…

  • SlightlyStrange

    I might have issues with the Sallies and some of their religiously-motivated policies around personal issues, but they certainly do some good work in the community and I certainly wouldn’t call them a cult! I’d be really interested to see how they define “cult” over there.

  • Keyser Soze

    Not really surprising from TheDailyBogRoll is it? No one quite does anger, hatred and spittle laden vitriol like the left.

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