Cults

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  • Cult
    • Organisation
      • Charismatic leader
      • Discourage hierarchies and seniority
    • Legitimacy
      • No claim on truth
      • Relatively tolerant/welcoming of other groups
    • Relationship with society
      • No common orientation to wider society
      • Cult followers live in the world
      • Cult activities are part time
    • Involvement
      • Don't demand high commitment or acceptance of teachings
      • Ask people to be open to experiences
    • Examples
      • Scientology
      • Spiritualism
      • New age ideas

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