I recently read a book written by a man named Walter Martin. It was titled Kingdom of the Cults. Its whole purpose was to expose all these dangerous religous movements. I am mormon and serving as and lds missionary I on occasion had people spit on me and tell me I was a member of a brainwashing cult. I leared to exemplify the teachings of Jesus Christ and just continue with my day and not retalliate. But after reading this book I was shocked at all the religions that made the list of dangerous cults. On the list was mormons, jws, islam, buddism, bahai, and virtually any other eastern religion. I got interested and started researching all these counter cult ministires and some even had Catholics and Seventh Day Adventists on the list as well. I read the book and though I am not an expert on any of the other religons. I do consider myself fairly well educated on the tenents of the mormon religion. And it was nothing more than slanderous propoganda against the mormon church. So I can only imagine that the same tactics were used against the other religions discussed in this book. I came to the conclusion that these typically evangelical counter cult ministries define cult as any religon I don't agree with. And since these cults are so dangerous the ends justify the means so its ok to slander these different religions. Anyone remotely familiar with Christianity knows this approach is not in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Anyway I was just wondering what thoughts all of you have on this.