“Is the Catholic church the only true church? Or the longest running cult in history?” asks World Cult Watch host Rob Robinson.
In this segment, which will be co-hosted with Colleen Sautez, the hosts will talk about the fact that the Roman Catholic Church is an attractive target for conspiracy theorists, due in large part to its elaborate and sometimes mysterious rituals. The church’s alleged associations with secret societies like the Knights Templar and brand of Jesuit priests accused of being a mafia-like arm of the church have also helped to create the sense of intrigue.. The idea of the pope as antichrist plays a central role in the anti-Catholic conspiracy theories. This notion dates back to the Protestant Reformation, when Martin Luther, whose complaints about financial and theological improprieties of the Church set off a schism within Western Christianity.
In a more tangible way, the recent scandals involving child abuse, including molestation by priests, have tainted the image of the Catholic church.
But is the church a cult? Call Rob and Colleen to share your opinion.
World Cult Watch is a weekly program that airs every Sunday night. Bob runs the “World Cult Watch” website, offering insight and hard-hitting stories about the teachings of various abusive and authoritarian cults. In his show and website, Rob also offers comfort for ex-cult members struggling with the guilt, grief, anger and other emotions associated with spiritual abuse.
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