Most people think of a cult as a group of brainwashed weirdos drinking cyanide fruit punch. But is that an accurate idea? What exactly is a “cult,” and how is it different from a “religion”? Are all cults dangerous? Are people who join destructive cults mentally disturbed, or are all of us equally susceptible?

  • How Cults Work – An in-depth, easy to read article from our friends at HowStuffWorks.
  • 2001 Cult Index – An extensive list of cults created in 2001 with brief descriptions.
  • Wiki Article – A large Wikipedia entry on the topic.