Two well-known calvinist writers recently stated that Catholicism is a cult.
My response is the following.
A cult that has outlasted any other political or religious institution in history. A cult that promotes life from conception to natural death. A cult that respects all other religions and cultures. A cult that has among its adherents, intellectuals, philosophers, scientists, artists, academics as well as simpletons and the least educated in the most primitive of societies. A cult that doesn't require complete knowledge and full understanding of complex doctrines. A cult that has done more for the poor and needy than any other religious organization in the history of the world. A cult that has not wavered in its doctrine or morals from the moment it began. A cult whose message and connection with the Creator has changed the lives of billions throughout the ages. A cult whose influence saved Western Civilization. A cult that has inspired its proponents to create some of the most beautiful works of art, music and literature ever produced. A cult whose founder came to earth to suffer and die on a cross for all sinners and inspire untold thousands of its adherents to be martyred for their love of this founder and one another.
I have belonged to this cult for the past 7 years and it has changed my life immeasurably in ways that 31 years of evangelical Christianity didn't. Jesus, I love you and this cult you started called The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Thank you for inviting me back to join this cult.