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A cult is any religious group or any kind of group where people are brainwashed into thinking something stupid.
Christianity, Catholicism, Mormanism, and every other religious group in the world is a cult.
by Lucy OX July 19, 2005
a type of religion that promote the worship of a human leader and thinks death is ok
The girl wanted to join the cult.
by ahhhh May 01, 2004
the Echelon.
by MarsArmyGirl August 03, 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
Basically any religion that's different from yours.
Christianity, for example, can be seen by Hindus as a cult.
by AYB June 23, 2003
An organization which deceives stupid and insecure people (usually middle-aged loners who've never had a boyfriend/girlfriend) by promising them importance or power if they dedicate their meaningless lives to serving them (ex. promising their members eternal salvation).

In reality, cults only care about making money or gaining political power for their leaders, and have no remorse about exploiting and intimidating their members in the process. Cults are basically like evil corporations, only much, much eviler and dangerous.

To understand the psychology of a cult member, first:

1. Picture some uneducated, unmarried middle-aged loser who works 50 hours a week at Wal-Mart for 8 bucks an hour, and tells everyone how much he loves his job and how nice his bosses are, and is willing to rat you out if he hears you say anything negative about your job. Creepy right?

2. Now, picture a person who is the equivalent of the guy above, but does the same work for FREE, or worse yet, even PAYS out of his OWN POCKET for the "privilege" of doing work for his organization (aka his cult).

This is the psychology of a cult member - they are literally the lowest common denominator of society. Essentially, they are the "teacher's pet" kid who annoyed the hell out of everyone in 3rd grade, and never outgrew this psychology even in adulthood. Avoid cult members at all costs, they are at best, delusional, and at worst, downright sociopaths.
900 members of the Jim Jones cult killed themselves and their children at his request - can you imagine any sane person doing that?
by ElvisHairDude98 November 14, 2010