Originally Posted by philatonian
Prejudice doesn't fight prejudice. There's a Catholic church right across the street and that "cult" has been demonizing more than just gay people for a lot, lot longer.
Seems to me that most organized, hierarchical religions, especially the ones with people running around the streets trying to proselytize everyone, do not much differ from cults except that they have gained legitimacy through age, number of adherents, wealth, and political power. Still cults to me though.
I was once in a 500-year old, still-functioning place of worship, in a major international religious capital, its interior decorated exclusively with real human bones in the most macabre manner. Were this not a place of worship for a respected international faith, it would certainly be considered home to a bizarre pagan cult.
Amazing what age, number of adherents, wealth, and political power can achieve.
In any event, all these groups tend to have "edifice complex" and build impressive buildings, which is an upside. I'm sure the Logan Sq. temple will be very well done.