religious cult


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Noun1.religious cult - a system of religious beliefs and rituals; "devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
cargo cult - a religious cult that anticipates a time of joy, serenity, and justice when salvation comes
macumba - a Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing and chanting and dancing
obeah, obi - a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
Rastafarianism - a religious cult based on a belief that Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) is the Messiah and that Africa (especially Ethiopia) is the Promised Land
hoodooism, vodoun, voodooism, voodoo - a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
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TV NEWS channels report the abduction of eight-year-old Alton Meyer (Jaeden Lieberher), from a religious cult, by a man identified as Roy Tomlin (Michael Shannon) in Midnight Special (tonight, BBC2, 11pm).
TELEVISION news channels report the abduction of eight-year-old Alton Meyer (Jaeden Lieberher), from a religious cult, by a man identified as Roy Tomlin (Michael Shannon) in Midnight Special (tonight, BBC2, 11pm).
The channel tasted success in 2017 with drama 'Save Me' that deals with the crimes of a religious cult. The series' lead actress Seo Ye-ji rose to stardom through the show.
After the Fire tells the story of seventeen-year-old Moonbeam who has grown up inside "the Fence" as a follower of the Lord's Legion, a Branch Davidian-type religious cult set in rural Texas and led by Father John.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Chinese court on Sunday found 25 members of a religious cult guilty of acting illegally in northwestern China.
Washington, June 25 ( ANI ): U2's front man Bono has slammed Apple for behaving "like a religious cult" and not sufficiently promoting their partnership with his global non-profit organization RED.
In her book “They Made Me Do It,” she chronicles her youth as a girl growing up in a religious cult that suppressed her self-expression and even dictated what she could wear.
While McVeigh may have been "motivated by the role that the federal government played in the deaths of members of the Branch Davidian religious cult," McVeigh never, at any time, expressed any "Christian" motivation in his dastardly act.
HOW many of you hoped Barcelona would crash out of the Champions League to silence the sycophants who've turned them into a religious cult?
Roache, 80, belongs to religious cult the Pure Love Movement which predicted the world would change unrecognisably from December last year.
A remote Canadian area is home to an extreme Jewish religious cult known as "Lev Tahor" ("Pure Heart") whose membership consists mostly of Israelis.
| TOKYO, June 15 (KUNA) -- Japanese police on Friday arrested the last fugitive from the religious cult that launched the deadly sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995.

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