A cult is an organisation that has a set of beliefs in which the cult is viewed as being the one true organization, everyone else is wrong.

Usually they promote some kind of religious belief - usually made up by themself - but not always, some cults can be athiest, such as Amway.

Usually members have black-and-white thinking, and see their organization as being infaliable.

Members of a cult can be known as followers.

Followers will obay the cult leaders instructions and believe the propaganda without needing to verify it with much proof.

They are usually superstitious.

Cult members can be of average intelligence.

When people wonder about how a cult works, they usually focus on what the leader is doing. Usually the leader is just a charasmatic con-artist.

The real mechanics of how a cult works can be understood by focusing on the psychology of the follower.
The cult had over 1,000,000 members, each of whom, believed that the leader knew the secret of power, and by following him, and by buying all of his products, they too, would understand the secret.

Cult B had 1,000 members, and members believed they were with the right way because so many around them were following the crazy ideas, and the leader seemed so powerful.
by I am your leader!!!!1 January 15, 2010
An organization that is not associated with the mainstream beliefs at the time. Often stereotyped as brainwashing and taking advantage of their members, but this is untrue in most circumstances.
Christianity used to be considered a cult by the Pagan Roman Empire when Jesus was preaching his monotheistic beliefs.
by Aragohrn November 20, 2006
a small religion
Chester joined a cult.
by Pandaemonium August 14, 2003
According to the dictionary... a religion or religious sct generally considered guidence of an authoritarian, charismatic leader...Although, the CULT im talking about is the best group of girls from bethesda, md.
CULT is known for bring a box of wine to parties due to the fact that no one else shares booze and everyone else sweats their style!!
by DABOMB.COM October 26, 2004
Odd religios type following devoted to a person, diety, or movement
The New Church is a cult
by dave April 27, 2004
Creepy
Uncle
Licking
Tits
Dudesticles: Dude, Nick is such a CULT
Brian: Yea, what a wierdo
by Dudesticles April 29, 2008
something that is cool because it is evil or satanic, used in the same way as cool, pimp, or any other adjective.
That concert was cult as fuck.
Put in some of that cult music by Cannibal Corpse.
by Corey Andersen December 29, 2004
the whole world
the whole world is a cult
by dark black shades December 26, 2003

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