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Re: orion "Qumran sect" dogma
At 22:34 25/05/97 +0200, Ian Hutchesson wrote:
>"sect" means a religious group not accepted as mainstream religion by those
>contemporaries who say what the prevailing mainstream is.
As I suggested in my last message, your definition of sect seems to be the
problem. Your definition is not Webster's definition. According to
Webster's New World Dictionary, sect also means "specif., a faction of a
larger group." A sect is not necessarily "not accepted as mainstream." A
sect can also be a distinguishable element within the mainstream religion,
manifesting characteristic and defining differences but not *necessarily*
differences which place it outside the "mainstream." which is the way I've
used it and, perhaps, the way some others are using it.
Paqiyd 16, Global Congregation of Nazarene Jews
Netzarim Viritual Community Center