Archives for March 4, 2013

Safe and Unsafe Sects (and What To Call Them!)

Safe and Unsafe Sects (and Problems with Terms for Alternative Religious Groups)My interest in “cults and new religions” began when I was still a child with my uncle who belonged to a religious group my parents considered a “cult.” I also had a cousin who joined a movement that calls itself a “world faith” but is considered a cult by many people. Somewhere along the way I began to realize that the religious group we, my immediate family and some of my extended family, belonged to is considere … [Read more...]