Is Christian Science a cult?

CULT –

  1. a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies.
  2. an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, especially as manifested by a body of admirers…
    (Dictionary.com)

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Cult of Religion

Back in the 1990s, the group Living Colour had a hit single “Cult of Personality”. In keeping with my recurring theme of titles inspired either by song or movie titles, this week’s post title is inspired by that song.

CULT…

5.

a. Obsessive, especially faddish, devotion to or veneration for a person, principle, or thing.

b. The object of such devotion.
(emphasis is mine)

Among many things that a cult is, to me it is fanatical devotion to something (or someone), as I’ve illustrated in the above excerpt from the definition of the word cult. Continue reading