posted on Mar, 9 2004 @ 09:41 AM
What is a cult? Let's see... from movies, we can assume a cult is a small group of people, so highly dedicated to their beliefs that they'd die for
Sounds to me like the Essenes, writers of the Dead Sea Scrolls, so far.
Then, too, the fact that cults tend to have high demands on the patrons. Sometimes, members are forced into something they normally wouldn't do.
I guess that'd be the main difference between a religion and a cult... free-will/participation.