I had this post on the non-Catholic Forum but I thought I better ask some “Catholic experts” about it. This is what I wrote:
“I remember the other day or so before going to work I was watching Daily Mass on EWTN and I think it was Fr. Angelus said something like** 'don’t put the Catholic church down or deny it…if you do that, you’re putting down Jesus Christ!”**
Isn’t that the truth?http://forum.catholic.com/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif I’m glad he made that point!"
Now some person with the username of Cheddarworth or Cheddar something told me this:
**[font=Arial Narrow]That is cult thinking. When the church says that it is the truth and that anything else is an attack, not merely on you, but on Christ himself. CULT thinking. When the church says anything that it hasn’t already told you is true is the work of the devil. CULT thinking. When anytime you question, challenge, or speak out that the teachings don’t match your experience, and you are told you are the enemy and under the ruse of the devil. That is simply classic cult mind control.
You are being told that anything that doesn’t 100% agree with the church is the enemy and is attacking you. That is cult mind control. Or are you too far gone to see that?
You have free will…as long as it makes you do exactly what you are told too, if not, you are the enemy…you are the attacker. I’m sorry folks, that is CULT MIND CONTROL.
I don’t know if that is an official teaching of the church, but this priest is doing the church a huge disservice by speaking thusly. He is making the church sound like a cult. He is not supporting the church through this type of speech.
How on earth is that cult thinking? Or is this cheddar person just trying to make me feel bad or the priest?