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film or book that has a large non mainstream following over a long period of time
by Coraline November 18, 2003
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A "religion" usually started by some old guy as an excuse to bang teenage runaway girls he gets to join his "alternative-religion." All rituals somehow involve worship of said old guy's penis.
Manson Family, Branch Davidians, Raelians, Heaven's Gate, Latter Day Saints, etc.
by Achluo November 05, 2003
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An organization that disguises itself as a religion. Usually requiring members to offer large amounts of money and time to participate. They have strange rituals, and practice brainwashing.
"Hey man I just paid 300$ to get myself audited for Scientology"
"Wow man you just joined a cult, dumb shit."
by Bob Lee Swagger April 09, 2008
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The "other" church down the road.
We do not belong to a cult, but that other church does.
by Googy July 13, 2005
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A group that is self-serving, does not benefit society or it's own members, usually has a charismatic leader, and is know to "disconnect" from anyone who is not part of it. They usually charge large sums of money to get in and stay in.
The cult of $cientology has been proven to be one of the most abusive and intimidating cults in the world. Anyone that speaks out against it is subjected to what is called "Fair Game", where you can be harassed, sued, lied to, tricked, beaten, or even raped or killed.
by ak-anonymous May 14, 2008
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dictionary definition a system of religious worship or devoted attachment to a person principle etc or a sect

technically then all religions are cults
Hey what religious affiliation have you?
I'm a Christian.
Oh, you belong to a cult?
No, I'm Christian. That's not a cult.
Technically it is.
by conro April 22, 2008
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One of the chief exports of the United States, examples being Pentecostalism, Southern Baptists, Pat Robertson, and key members of the Bush Administration.
The former USSR is learning fast that religious freedom can have a downside, thanks to the influx of various cults, most of which originate in the US.
by LudwigVan November 11, 2003
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