My journey out of a cult

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What is a cult, really?

In common usage, the term cult is used to describe religious groups viewed as sinister, strange or dangerous. The term is used to describe groups that that exercise manipulative or abusive control over their followers.

But what is normal and what abusive? One persons cult is another persons normal. No one ever thinks that they are in a cult! Until they leave it of course.