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    Cults are complicated. As a form of social groups, cults' members are connected by unusual influence networks, and could commit deviant acts that crossed social boundaries. The idea of an individual joining a group and using their entire saving and asset for the group sounded absurd, but has actually happened before. How is it that some cults are extremely successful in completing changing an individual and make them dedicate their lives on something that is, what the observers would usually attribute as, utterly nonsense. How is it that a single charismatic individual can demand so much from other people. These are all questions that have been asked on multiple occasions. The complexity of cult consist perspectives, process, and dynamic…

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    Cults: The Real Threat

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    Cults: The Real Threat More than 30 people are killed violently each day in the United States in a variety of ways and in multiple areas regardless of the socioeconomic status of those areas. Right now in our country, guns, racism, and poverty are blamed for much of the violence. However, most of our society overlooks another cause of violent activity in America. Cults. Over 100 cults are here in America, and they conduct mass suicides and other acts of violence creating danger to our country.…

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    Essay On Wicca Cults

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    “Cults are religious groups who express their similar and sometimes “unique” beliefs together”("Religious Violence"). Characteristics of a typical cult include a leader’s continuous efforts to gain influence and control over members thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. “Anti-cult activists and scholars have all come to describe cults as groups that physically, mentally, emotionally, and materially exploit and manipulate their followers” ("Suicide Cults"). The members show extreme loyalty and…

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    Chicago Rippers Cult

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    Cults can be formed around a variety of satanic beliefs, which cause an illusion of justification with violent and horrendous acts, such as the ones done by the four members of The Chicago Rippers cult, and the members of The Vampire Clan. Psychological aspects of cults include indoctrination, groupthink, and obedience. The Chicago Rippers were a group of four men, identified as Robin Gecht (the leader), Edward Spreitzer, and brothers Andrew Kokoraleis and Thomas Kokoraleis (Murderpedia).…

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    Religious Cults Analysis

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    Lee. J. Richmond observes the correlation between religious cults and the effects of which these institutions have on adolescents. Lee J. Richmond, a licensed psychologist and professor of Education at Loyola College, highlights specific cults and their destructive nature on the youth. Based on his experiences, he warns school counselors how to effectively deal with the pressures of cult recruitment and the interference on the lives of adolescents. Many adolescents admonish these particular…

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    Cult You Re In Analysis

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    A group of people who think the same way, wear the same clothes, listen to the same music, purchase the same products, and dream the same dreams—according to Lasn, these are the criteria for a people who are members of a “cult.” If this is the definition of a “cult,” then a cult that I recognize I am most definitely a member of would be Christianity. Although there is much variety within the lives of each member of my church, we all strive (or should strive) to live by the same standard: this…

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    threats some hold to innocent human beings. Cults. We must strive to raise awareness of harmful cults in our society. Harmful cults have the ability to take away basic human rights and brainwash people to such an extent that they begin to believe what they are doing will make them a better person and improve their lives. Everyone would like a chance at a new life, right?, so if a harmful cult offers a shot at a new one, it's near impossible to turn it down. This is the trap many fall into and…

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    These days, people throw around the world cult like it’s nothing. For example, fitness trends such as Cross Fit and Soul Cycle have been similarly compared to actual cults. Cross Fit and Soul Cycle might be a bit out there, but there is nothing strange or sinister about them like in actual cults. The truth of the matter is that the word cult should not be used as a joke. Cults are dangerous. They take over people’s lives, demanding many sacrifices, such as isolation and heavy financial…

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    the word cult, they think of people in dark cloaks worshipping Satan or bald monks who live in mountains as hermits. That is not always the case though. It is not as easy as one may think to spot cult members as they come from varying walks of life. The purpose of this paper is to define cults, to explain why people join cults, and to apprise the danger that cults pose. Although most religions start as cults, there are many qualities, criteria, and traits that separate cults from religions.…

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    Of the many cults that have arisen throughout the past century, the cult which was led by Charles Manson, and labeled the Manson Family Cult, is arguably one of the most infamous. One of the definitions of a cult at dictionary.com is “a religion or sect considered to be false, unorthodox, or extremist, with members often living outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader” which describes the group led by Charles Manson (Dictionary.com). Formed in the turbulent…

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