Is congressional boardinghouse a cult?

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    This is scary stuff. Read the quotes of their beliefs below ... but first watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3npWdChcGo

    This sounds great, but read how their interprete this.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/congressional-dormitory-is-it-home-to-a-cult-2009-08-19

    You may want to read more about this group of powerful men ... who consider themselves good, fundamental, conservative Christians. If so read:

    The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
    by Jeff Sharlet

     
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  2. Robert Snow

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    No responses I see. Now if this was about President Obama...
     
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    Sounds more like Freemasonry to me. "Run, Forrest, run!"
     
  4. Crabtownboy

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    You are right. If Obama happened to be a member there would be all kinds of yelling and screaming. These folks are worse than socialists, they are inclined toward being dictators of the worst sort. The "chosen" deserve all and the little people, you and me, are not chosen, so we are to be their servants or worse. Membership is not limited to just Republicians, though they are by far the majority at this time in history. The Dixiecrats were big time members in the past. [Hmmm, wonder if the younger folk here know anything about the Dixiecrats?]
     
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    The late Strom Thurmond and Co? Now they were an unpleasant little bunch of racists...
     
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    I've read about this group in the past to consider them highly sispect. However it was all based on 'insider' information..... which may be a true report or a deliberate plant of mininformation.

    Several things come to mind: Not all things which are popular are bad..... some time God makes people to pass favor on those who are right before him....... but, generally, the likelihood of hidden deception and corruption of beliefs and practice is proportionally related to the fame and popularity and recognition by the secular side of society. Being 'saved' is an act of faith in the Saviour, Jesus Christ, and includes the establishment of a relationship with him..... not a practice of/or rituals.... so I suspect anything which either de-emphasizes or doesn't recognize the essentials of the free gift of salvation through faith and that a gift from God.... and nothing else.

    When a group has to characterize itself in order for other people to think of them as 'conservative' or 'fundamental' or 'family values' or 'evangelistis' or 'christian'...... I get suspicious. Whatever characterizes a group or ministry..... or an individual, for that matter, should be evident by examining the whole of the evidence of what they say and do and what is left in their wake.... Boasting and self promotion are out of place and highly suspect.
     
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  7. Johnv

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    I knew they were occult. Day after day, they keep bombarding innocent and unsuspecting people with mailings and flyers, tempting with with offers of prize money in exchange for magazine subscr... oh wait, did you say Congressional Boardinghouse? I though you said Publishers' Clearinghouse. Nevermind.
     
  8. Marcia

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    The Washington Post has had several in-depth articles on this group.

    It does not sound cultic to me at all. I think they are trying to protect privacy, the same way your small group would. I am not defending the group, but I think way too much has been made over it.
     
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    Sounds like Christian Reconstructionists such as Gary North.
    see www.freebooks.com
     

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