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...]