Nominations for favorite cult

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i'm going with Heaven's Gate

carne asada, Thursday, 21 August 2008 15:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

Mithras?

Masonic Boom, Thursday, 21 August 2008 15:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ahahah! Good call, Kate. It was either that or Demeter & Kore. I'll go with Mithras.

Laurel, Thursday, 21 August 2008 15:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

but only one rocked the nike cortez

carne asada, Thursday, 21 August 2008 15:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

I do like a good mystery cult of the Roman era. The Eleusinian cult you mention were an interesting one, as well.

Can we do a thread about best Xian heresy next? Because there are so many interesting options, Cathars, Hussites, Anabaptists, Gnostics, etc. And the Manicheans! They had some interesting beliefs.

Masonic Boom, Thursday, 21 August 2008 15:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

do it up. i know so little about this stuff, totally down to get schooled though

carne asada, Thursday, 21 August 2008 15:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Pythagoreans

Michael White, Thursday, 21 August 2008 16:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

Good choice! Maths Cult of the Ancients! Their irrational refusal to eat beans! Excellent!

Masonic Boom, Thursday, 21 August 2008 16:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

Have to go with Mithraism for its being orig Persion and rooted in Zoroastrianism, and all its weird branches of path on its way to being a Roman warrior cult in Britain. More later, busy sacrificing ox.

Laurel, Thursday, 21 August 2008 16:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

my dad told me once he visited this cult type situation in vermont in the 80s where the leader had been a college basketball player and he taught his students through basketball like he would stop a game in the middle and point out how someones neurosis was manifesting in the game - of course the guy was much better at basketball than everyone else and it wasnt really fair - so i vote for the basketball cult

ice crӕm, Thursday, 21 August 2008 16:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

i know someone who was in this computer cult http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Lenz

ice crӕm, Thursday, 21 August 2008 16:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't know if this is a cult or a heresy, but my favorite is definitely Benandanti after reading Carlos Ginzburg.

Mordy, Thursday, 21 August 2008 19:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Cargo cults! I think they're one of the weirdest and funkiest cults ever.

Tuomas, Friday, 22 August 2008 09:53 (ten years ago) Permalink


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