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Synonyms for cult

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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The representatives of the the students who spoke with Tribune Online said that it has been a usual practice for cultists to harass them persistently without being challenged by security operatives who are saddled with the responsibility of maintaining law and order on campus.
Students of Benue State University shut down entire campus in protest over shooting of student leader by suspected cultist
For most of my professional life, the asset and financial markets have only been dusted with crazed conspiracy cultists. But beginning with the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, certain topics are now off-limits for any sensible conversation.
Take another incident from 'The Call of Cthulhu' that Harman analyses: the massacre of racially-mixed cultists by a crew of European sailors.
Tumblety presents the position of physical cultists as doubly political.
Butch Joan Crawford and butcher Mercedes McCambridge scratch each other's eyes out in this laughably solemn Western travesty held in high regard by cultists. Sterling Hayden is the wooden Johnny Guitar.
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.
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.
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.
It has been worrisome to have children on campuses and several measures had been adopted to curb cultism some of such measures were the expulsion of the cultists caught and out right ban of cultism on campuses.
When he tried to fly a few disillusioned members away from the nearby airstrip, the plane was sprayed with gunfire and Ryan was killed, along with three journalists and one of the escaping cultists.
She laments the "help" of amateurs who told the public that the Hale-Bopp comet was being followed by an alien craft (actually a distant star), leading to the mass suicide of 49 Heaven's Gate cultists. She urges the public to rely on the work of real scientists and covers their efforts in fields such as astronomy, chemistry, robotics, climatology, evolution, and polar exploration.
To cultists, the directors' most essential movie is 1998's The Big Lebowski, for which fans still yearly congregate to celebrate.
Until the government and media waken up, thejihad cultists will flourish, as will the far right as people turn to the BNP in despair.
Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) also jumped on the anti-Wiccan bandwagon, likening the faith to "Satanists and cultists." During that time, George W.