Cult Essays

Cult and Cult Leader

Cult” is a term used to describe certain religious groups outside of the mainstream of Western religion. A cut leader is non-Christian but has roots in Christianity while denying what he considered its essential teaching or can be one who follows an altogether different religious structure, one foreign and alien to the prevalent religious communities . in the in the case of the latter cults represent a force of religious innovation within a culture. In most cases that innovation comes…

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Cultism

Being Text of a Paper Presented by Mr Ben Oguntuase, NAS Capone at the Anti-Cult Week Symposium organised by the University of Lagos on Wednesday, November 3, 1999 This Anti-Cult week marks another important step towards dealing with one of the contemporary problems facing higher education in Nigeria. The problems of the violence associated with “cultism” in higher institutions reached a climax with the cruel massacre of five students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in the early hours of…

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Cult and Terror Groups

No one in his right mind would volunteer to join a terrorist group or a cult. It boggles the mind why people would allow themselves to suffer by joining a secretive organization that demands absolute obedience and self-less sacrifice. But then again, one has to see it form their point of view for the outside world may see a terror group or a personality cult but for the members they see different. They see themselves a part of a freedom…

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What Type of Person Is Most Vulnerable to the Lure of a Cult_

Cults, often positioned as innocent and peaceful interest groups, are often attractive on the outside, but quite dangerous on the inside. Cult members are not distinguishable from everyday people, as they wear ordinary clothes, lead popular lifestyles and eat the same food as non-participants do. However, such groups have a destructive effect on personality, which consists, first and foremost, in the property of controlling participants’ mind and behavior. The present paper utilizes critical articles and discusses the types of people,…

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Cult Films

Eccentric, offbeat, weird, ‘unique’ and catering to esoteric tastes of a particularly small group and number of individuals, cult movies or cult films are the exact opposite of the blockbuster, hollywood and hollywood-type mainstream feature films being screened in major movie houses today. Cult movies usually acquire a ‘cult following,’ groups of individuals whose particular tastes and interests fall under the film’s wing. Classic cult films which come to mind are that of Stanley Kubrick’s controversial A Clockwork Orange (1971),…

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Ethical Considerations

When carrying out research in psychology, researchers must make sure they stick to the ethical code of practice as they are dealing with human beings and animals sometimes. The word ethics can be defined as “rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad”. The purpose of these ethical considerations is to protect participants from harm in any research that is conducted. Examples of these ethical considerations are consent from participants, confidentiality, as well as deception…

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