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Re: What is the difference between a "cult" and a "religion"?
Posted by: rrmoderator ()
Date: March 11, 2015 10:18PM

yes.

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Re: What is the difference between a "cult" and a "religion"?
Posted by: whatevahs ()
Date: March 13, 2015 03:09PM

Professionals in the field of cultic studies have also expressed concerns regarding Steven Hassan's use of hypnosis and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).

Are there many other "professionals" besides Steven Hassan and Rick Ross? Just wondering...

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Re: What is the difference between a "cult" and a "religion"?
Posted by: rrmoderator ()
Date: March 13, 2015 09:02PM

whatevahs:

When you say "'professionals'" do you mean cult intervention professionals specifically or a wider range of professionals concerned about cults?

There are licensed counseling professionals that provide help to recovering cult victims.

For example see [www.culteducation.com]

There are also researchers in the fiels of psychology and sociology that have published papers about cults and are well-known for their work in the area of cultic studies.

And there are some professionals within these categories of that have been qualified as expert witnesses in court proceedings and have testified about groups called cults.

See also [www.icsahome.com]

The International Cultic Studies Association includes quite a few members and features links to other organizations concerned about destructive cults.

See [www.icsahome.com]

But aren't you going a bit off topic now?

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Re: What is the difference between a "cult" and a "religion"?
Posted by: Alex45 ()
Date: November 14, 2017 02:59AM

Cult- noun (dictionary.com)
1. a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies.
2. an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, especially as manifested by a body of admirers: the physical fitness cult.
3. the object of such devotion.
4. a group or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, ideal, etc.
5. Sociology. a group having a sacred ideology and a set of rites centering around their sacred symbols.
6. a religion or sect considered to be false, unorthodox, or extremist, with members often living outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader.
7. the members of such a religion or sect.
Religion- noun
1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a super human agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.

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Re: What is the difference between a "cult" and a "religion"?
Posted by: Mikriley454 ()
Date: December 06, 2017 05:23AM

A religion lets you believe what you believe. They don't shove it down your throat. Hopefully they should show Gods Love to you.
A cult is what my child is in. Where you believe what the Leader believes. They control your every movement.They go through your phone,give you a bedtime,tell you what to think & keep you from your family, put memories in your child's head & thoughts that NEVER Happened! Not all cults maybe like this. But my child is living in one. Religion lets you choose what you believe about God. It gently teaches you of Christ love & helps you along the way. Cult DOES NOT!

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