"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.)

New Releases Tagged "Cults"

The Invisible Hour
Mister Magic
Together We Rot
Delicate Condition
Time's Mouth
It's Not a Cult
Silver Nitrate
The Centre
Camp Damascus
At the End of Every Day
Everything I Didn't Know
Counting the Cost
The Invisible Hour
Salthouse Place
Mister Magic
When She Returned
Sure, I'll Join Your Cult: A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest to Belong Anywhere
The Last Housewife
Bad Mormon: A Memoir
The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels
Black Sheep
Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing
The Lost Village
A History of Wild Places
The Girls by Emma ClineThe Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodCult Girls by Natalie GrandThe Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie OakesThe Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
Cults and Communes in Fiction
323 books — 134 voters
Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige HillUnder the Banner of Heaven by Jon KrakauerEscape by Carolyn JessopUnorthodox by Deborah FeldmanLeaving Isn't the Hardest Thing by Lauren  Hough
Small, Offbeat Religion Memoirs
235 books — 263 voters

Running with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerLeaving Isn't the Hardest Thing by Lauren  HoughGirl, Interrupted by Susanna KaysenProzac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Unsettling Memoirs & Biographies
503 books — 360 voters

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
The Girls
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
Stolen Innocence
Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple
Breaking Free
The Project
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

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Dan Brown
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
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol

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
Idav Kelly, The Leprechaun Delusion

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