Cults and Zealotry: What the *#@&;?

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Valerie Rice | February 8, 2021

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I have seen the term “cult” thrown about on social media so very much lately, and have even been guilty of using it myself. I am pretty sure most people are not even sure what we are talking about. I mean, what do you think of when you see this term? Jonesboro? Waco? Trump? AHS? We are so desensitized to zealotry and language that meaning has been lost in translation. This is pretty dangerous. So let us break down the mechanics of cult ideology, shall we?


By definition a cult is a social group held together by their charismatic leader and ideology. This means that it CAN BE but is not necessarily a religion, political group, or organization. Basically, the above examples are all valid if viewed correctly. So yes, Trump has a cult, as…

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