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When is an organisation a religion or a cult?

How do you decide if a group merit the title religion or if they should be labelled a cult?
What do you consider to be the most religious activity?
Caring for ones fellow men and women
Doing good works
Believing in an afterlife
Giving to the poor
Believing in a God
Loving your parents
Giving up material goods
Going to church
Not eating meat
Communing with nature
Believing what your parents told you
None of the above
Other
What do you associate with the word cult?
Mind control
Sleep deprivation
Loving kindness
Guru worship
Offering help
Charging large fees
Mental entrapment
Grandiose claims
Effective leadership
Solemn prayers
Happy members
Unhappy followers
Sad parents
Abuse of children
Dirty tricks
Brainwashing
Narrow mindedness
Media control
Love of life
Gentle believers
Wise teachers
Ugly bigots
None of the above
Other
Which of these do you consider to be a religion?
Buddhism
Hinduism
Yoga
Christianity
Nature worship
EST
Judaism
Jainism
Moonies
Islam
Confucianism
Taoism
Scientology
Holy Rollers
New Age
Wicca
Which of these do you consider to be a cult?
Buddhism
Hinduism
Yoga
Christianity
Nature worship
EST
Judaism
Jainism
Moonies
Islam
Confucianism
Taoism
Scientology
Holy Rollers
New Age
Wicca
If cults are dangerous, why is that?
They destroy your ability to think
They split you apart from family and friends
They take your money and leave you with nothing
They give you a false view of the world
You are prevented from leaving
They will attack you if you complain
They keep their activities secret
They despise the normal world
They say bad things about the ones you love
They ruin people's lives
They claim to give freedom but only entrap
They claim to educate but create ignorance
They talk about truth but tell only lies
None of the above
Other
What shoud be done with cults?
Give them more donations
Allow them free reign to do as they please
Control their activities
Elect their members to government
Let them take over our schools
Ban them completely
Make them accountable to the law
Make them subject to tax
Continually expose their activities
None of the above
Other
None of the above
Other
What group do you belong to?
Buddhism
Hinduism
Yoga
Christianity
Nature worship
EST
Judaism
Jainism
Moonies
Islam
Confucianism
Taoism
Scientology
Holy Rollers
New Age
Wicca
Atheist
Humanist
Agnostic
Other
I'd prefer not to say
This poll was created on 2002-05-06 17:12:03 by kaneix