Weasel words...

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(David) Several words immediately raise my hackles when used in reference to living religion and the worship of the one true God. Among these words are...

When a writer refers to Christian faith as "cult" I assume he probably doesn't know Jesus. And when a writer speaks of denominations or theological viewpoints as "traditions" I assume there's probably no hunger for orthodoxy. 

Am I wrong to think this way? In one sense, of course. Such generalizations are bound to be inaccurate at times. But in another sense, words communicate, and when these words are preferred to other words such as "faith" or "religion" or "background" or "denomination" the impression that is given is that true religion can be pinned down like a bug on a collector's blotter.