There are many groups that say, "I'll always stick with the what the bible says above all else."
And each group has its own version of "what the bible says."
Of course they deny this and instead insist it's not their version or interpretation only "what the bible says."
Cult members are often unable to seperate their leader's teachings and opinions from the bible. This can be seen as a facet of "brainwashing."
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Christianity is not considered a "cult," unless you are including groups that claim to be simply "Christian," but are actually led and defined by absolute living leaders like Jim Jones, David Koresh etc.
There is a distinct differance between "brainwashing" and religious indoctrination. Thought reform or "brainwashing" is a specific form of coercive persuassion that difers from other forms of persuassion such as education, advertising, propaganda etc.
Also see [www.culteducation.com
Again, claiming all "Christians" would somehow be considered a "cult" and all Christian believers "brainwashed" is another apology typically used by cults and cult members attempting to dismiss criticism.