323 books — 134 voters
"Cult" may refer to the original and typically ancient sense of "religious practice" or to a newly established religious movement. It is also a pejorative term for a group whose religious beliefs are considered fanatical and unacceptable.
(See also cult classics.) ...more
(See also cult classics.) ...more
Cults and Communes in Fiction
Small, Offbeat Religion Memoirs
235 books — 263 voters
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10 books — 10 voters
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503 books — 360 voters
“ Don't tell anyone, but on the pagan day of the sun god Ra, I kneel at the foot of an ancient instrument of torture and consume ritualistic symbols of blood and flesh. ...And if any of you care to join me, come to the Harvard chapel on Sunday, kneel beneath the crucifix, and take Holy Communion. ...more ”
“ Professor Dawkins himself stated that “Religion is about turning untested belief, into unshakable truth through the power of institutions, and the passage of time.” This is exactly what is happening with his meme conjecture. He is taking an untestable idea, by scientific standards, and through media and literature and a popular cult following, creating it into a social norm of truth where others believe his idea and propagate it as an unshakeable truth. This also is occurring faster because of c ...more ”
This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underrep…more
[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
19,707 members, last active 4 hours ago
[close] This exclusive secret group is for exmos and mormon apostates, those who deny (even if secretly) the truth of the LDS church and its doctrines. Members are welcome, but only if they are "anti-mormon" at heart. Logic, reason, science, and godlessness guide or discussions on any topic relevant to apostates. Do not join if you are a believer, advocate, or proponent of the mormon church. We were once truly mormon but are now defy and deny church power, veracity and authority. Our passive quest is to dismantle, disrupt, and rebel against the mormon church.
1 member, last active 6 years ago
[close] A book discussion group for fans of Cult Podcast (and ideally members of the FB group) to talk about books and recommend books with a focus on cults (duh). A wide range of books are encouraged, including non-fiction (true crime, memoirs, general non-fiction, etc.) and fiction (horror, mysteries, thrillers, capital-L "Literature", etc.), and anything else macbre or occult adjacent!
1 member, last active 3 years ago
A support group, discussion forum and recovery program that supports and promotes Spiritual Heal…more
[close] A support group, discussion forum and recovery program that supports and promotes Spiritual Healing, Growth and Recovery from Spiritual Abuse and other forms of abuses within various Church Denominations and Religious Cults. The 7 Steps to Spiritual Growth, Healing & Recovery: 1) Repairing Hearts 2) Renewing Minds 3) Recovering Truth 4) Reconciling Faith 5) Resolving Conflict 6) Restoring Relationships 7) Reforming Church
1 member, last active 11 years ago
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