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  • Legitimate Religions And Cults
    778 words
    Cult as a word has been around a for long time. Its original form was the Latin word cultus which means worship. As the word evolved it took on a new meaning. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as Worship; reverential homage rendered to a divine being or beings and as a particular form of religious worship, in reference to its external rites and ceremonies. Yet, this is not the word as it is known today. According to Webster's Third New International Dictionary, a cult is a minority religi...
  • Their Leader Jim Jones
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    Jonestown: The Terror Within. Cults have existed throughout history since the beginning of time. A cult is defined in Webster's dictionary as a "system of religious worship with a devoted attachment to a person, principle, etc". Over the past thirty years numerous religious cults have caused " tens of thousands to abandon their families, friends, education's, and careers to follow the teaching of a leader they will never meet" (Beck 78). Opinions vary as to why people are drawn to cults. "Martin...
  • Members Of The Cult
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    On November 18, 1978, in a cleared-out patch of the Guyanese jungle, Reverend Jim Jones ordered the 911 members of his flock to kill themselves by drinking a cyanide potion, and they did. It seems cultists were brainwashed by this megalomaniac Jones, who had named their jungle village after himself and held them as virtual slaves, if not living zombies. Jones himself was found dead. He'd shot himself in the head, or someone else had shot him. Is it plausible that more than nine hundred people to...
  • Different Cults Charles Manson
    507 words
    Cults Types of cults Two main kinds of cults exist today: Messianic Cults This is a cult that has a leader. Whatever the leader orders his members to do must be done, whether it would be sacrifice or murder, it must be done. In return the leader of the cult would 'save' his followers. Millenarian Cults This is a type of cult that refers to the 1,000 year reign of Christ. These groups believe that dramatic events, such as the end of the world or judgment day, will occur at the turn of the century...
  • Cult Members
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    CULTS. Introduction Thesis: The forces that draw individuals into cults can be explained by psychological doctrine. II. What is a cultA. Brief description B. Types of cults 1. religious 2. psychotherapy or personal growth 3. political 4. popular or faddist. Popular cult groups A. People's Temple. David Koresh. Heaven's GateD. The Family IV. Charismatic group. Brief desciptionB. Characterization. Sigmund Freud's beliefs. Belonging to a group. Super-egoV I. Thought ReformA. Brief description. How ...
  • Low Class Members Of A Cult
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    Page 1 Cults have been characterized as domineering and persuasive. Cults are willing to prey on any social class and gender in order to attain another member. The increasing popularity of joining cults is reflected on economic status, social class, and emotional state (Singer p. 16, 1995). A conflict perspective suggests that poor economic stability, social class, and no authority attest to the fact that more people are joining cults, and that increasing each might lessen the chance of joining ...
  • Cult Leaders And Other Members
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    Cults have become a phenomenon in our world today. Each year "hundreds of Canadians join some of the 3,000 unorthodox religions of one type or another" (Farnell, Braswell, 189) all across North America. Like every organization, club or even in the common work place there is usually a person who is a figure of authority or other wise know as a "leader" and with every leader there are always rules and objectives that each and every member has to do and follow. The common psychological profile and ...
  • Counter Cult Group
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    "While every person is guaranteed freedom of conscience and freedom of belief, the freedom to act is not guaranteed. When belief is translated into action a person may be required to conform to regulations". Argued the constitutional lawyer Alan Gold hammer in a trial with the Supreme Court (Andres 1-15). With the recent spread of eastern religions to the United States and the fabrication of unorthodox churches, there has been great opposition to these forces. The general term, cult, has been gi...
  • Cult Leaders
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    There are many types of cults in the world, cults are everywhere but you just do not see them. Every person in the world has been in contact with them in one way or another in many cases you cannot see them. The closest cult we know of is on Rice Lake called the Monies led by Reverend Myung, where I have currently visited. Cults can be involved in churches and even are earliest religions are called cults. Cults are not the strongest groups's ects are the strongest group. When you join a sect you...

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