What are the criteria of a ‘cult’ ?

What are the criteria of a ‘cult‘ ?

A relatively new YouTube user, bradbavarde, compares a description from Webster’s Dictionary to his opinion of certain characteristics of a Large Group Awareness Training organization. Take a moment to watch this video about bradbavarde’s commentary on these criteria, and decide for yourself:

Here are some additional resources discussing ‘cult’ criteria:

What is a Destructive Cult?FACTnet

Criteria for Determining If a Group is a Destructive CultCult Awareness and Information Center

Dr. Robert Jay Lifton’s Criteria for Thought Reformex-cult Resource Center

Defining a CultThe Ross Institute Internet Archive for the Study of Destructive Cults, Controversial Groups and Movements

Cults 101: Checklist of Cult CharacteristicsInternational Cultic Studies Association

What are the Characteristics of a Religious Cult?The Prem Rawat Talk Forum

And once again, a more humorous but also disturbing take on how to start a “Mind Control Cult”:

As always, you are encouraged to watch the above videos, read the information provided at the links, research more and educate yourselves – and decide for yourself.

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