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followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices

an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

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followers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader

a religion or sect that is generally considered to be unorthodox, extremist, or false

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Take another incident from 'The Call of Cthulhu' that Harman analyses: the massacre of racially-mixed cultists by a crew of European sailors.
These rituals were said to be attended by the Lily White Boys sect, and the costume of these fire and moon-worshipping cultists are green flowing robes with a hood emblazoned with the Eye of Wotan - an encircled cross symbol of ancient Norse origin which supposedly endowed the wearer with supernatural powers.
Tumblety presents the position of physical cultists as doubly political.
And in Serbia, the pyramid-shaped peak, Mount Rtanj, drew cultists as a local legend has it that the mountain once swallowed an evil sorcerer who will be released on doomsday in a ball of fire.
And in Serbia, the pyramidshaped peak, Mount Rtanj, drew cultists as a local legend has it that the mountain once swallowed an evil sorcerer who will be released on doomsday.
A 5,125-year cycle known in the Mayan calendar as the Long Count comes to an end on Friday and has been widely interpreted by cultists, New Age disciples, and believers in the esoteric as heralding the destruction of the planet.
Doomsday cultists are convinced that since the Mayan calendar abruptly ends on Dec.
After encountering a mysterious man with meta-acute speed, reflexes and strength, Kim realizes there's more to the "Literary Terrorists" case than just a bunch of crazy cultists.
As Kim grows up, chance once again asserts itself in his life, and he becomes a spy for the territorial Rangers, putting him up against murderers, rapists, drug-dealers, cultists, and of course, "bugs.
Whether it's the fundamentalist Christian belief that the world is no more than 6,000 years old, far-fetched notions of an extravagant afterlife held by cultists and religious zealots, or the common belief in space alien interventions, these illogical views are found in every corner of society.
Olukoya (2004) asserts that recent reports have shown that the fact cultists acquire guns and ammunition with ease has become a major cause of the unabated increase in the incidents of cult related activities on campuses.
It's amazing how respectfully south London squid cultists can be depicted.
Meanwhile, here at secretBurger, these cultists were ruining business.
Riley's closing observation, that Napoleon's military triumphs conspicuously failed to gain a lasting peace that would have permitted his Empire to survive, may anger his cultists, but is worth repeating.
In Houellebecq's fictional world, thugs, cultists, jihadists, celebrating the end of the world they hasten to usher in, threaten the eradication of pleasure and the extermination of the species.