[quote=cheddarsox]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.
Could it be that the priest was in a defensive posture?
I have not seen this EWTN show and would be very upset if your interpretation of the priest’s message is correct.
Catholics are quite used to seeing this type of superiority attitude hurled from the other side of the fence.
Nothing would be more disappointing than to have a priest stoop to this same offensive behavior we are often subjected to.
There may be some priests out there with a wild hair, but I’ve never seen one on EWTN.
Even the more “Protestant style” Catholic apologists don’t cross the line of disrespecting others.