Questionable or deviant religious pursuit that is against the traditions and the customary beliefs taught by the founders of the religion. Liberalism in the religion causing difference in religious philosophies. Speaker’s Notes Members of religious groups might be divided based on the new topics and beliefs. Mostly, the divisions in religious groups are based on the radicalism of the members. Case Study: Scenario of Religious Cult In the town where I live, a certain religious group started to build up. I started to attend some of their religious worship sessions. The people are much welcoming with great love for humanity. After several occasions of my attendance, I was offered and opportunity to live with them in their established community. After a great consultation from my friends, I came to realize the same religious group that masqueraded as heavenly people were murders who occasionally received weapon supplies Speaker’s Notes Before getting into any new religious movement/group, it is wise to ethically evaluate their standards, values and practices. Some groups use religion as a militia and terror associations. Values and Practices Surrounding Cults Lee (2018) suggests that n ew religious groups have the following values and practices
Isolation-new religious cults minimizes the contact of their members with the outside community. This influences complete control of the member’s thinking and practices.
- Fall '16
- Dr. Olouch
- The Bible, religious practices, members of religious groups