A Cult By Any Other Name

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Joined  12-05-2009
22 May 2012 22:12

I have to take hubris unction (doesn’t mean anything but makes me laugh to say it) with the use of the term “cult” as a heading section. A cult by definition is: “a) Adherents of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices, b) An interest followed with exaggerated zeal”, and “c) A system of religious beliefs and rituals”: this, from WordWeb.

The point being that Christianity, Judaism and Islam are likewise cults, as are Buddhism and all other organised beliefs.

It’s only a “cult” (in the derogatory sense) if it’s someone else’s belief.