Are We wrong about Cults?

The Dangerous Weaponizing of Words to Further the Bias of the Bigoted

It’s easy to recognize the word “cult” as a seedy scheming term that’s used by the sordid to deliver their age-old bigoted purpose. Cult, and interchangeably guru, are the favored go-to terms used by the spiritually prejudiced in place of the older previous standbys, heretic, blasphemer, infidel, or pagan. What we see emerging online today is a loathsome use of cult and guru.

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