A popular collective humor website, 9GAG.com that manages a whopping nearly 26 million Facebook page likes posted a screenshot from CNN saying that “A cult in the Philippines has set a Guinness world record for the largest gathering of idiots.”
|9GAG calls Iglesia ni Cristo a Cult|
9GAG choses not name the religion involved but, the title of the photo says it all.
According to Wikipedia.org, a cult is a religious or social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs and practices. However, whether any particular group's beliefs and practices are sufficiently deviant or novel is often unclear, thus making a precise definition problematic.
The photo had anticipated with hundreds of people criticizing the said religion.
Here are some:
drnet23: Named their church after Christ, does not believe in Christ.
malakiuten71: And their founder is higher than Christ. They believe Manalo is an angel while Christ is a man.
sandique: Relidiots! I'm filipino and a catholic.. One thing.. No one is above the law.. Those Relidiots cant even explain the separation of church and state unless they google it.. It seems like they are trying to bypass the law.. In the end they failed...which just proves that our govt is not a pushover... Note that INC takes a cut from everyone if their members salary every month..this is not optional but MANDATORY.. this s*cks coz most of them live on minimum wage...at least thats what i know.. They are dubbed as a religion made by and shaped Money..
While a certain shalomtacorda13 instead of condemning the cult religion said:
Shouldn't we just respect them and also pray for them? so that they may somehow be enlighten for what is really going on.. it's not like its all their fault, some of them don't even know what's the essence of them being there. we're all educated people we should be better than this. let's hope and pray for them, not to harass or bash them. thank you *peace*The religion has been judged down by the majority of the netizens and the verdict is negative, but if you were asked about this issue what can you say?
H/T: Social Trends PH
References: Wikipedia, 9GAG