Why we need to get beyond the "cult" label to talk about real issues.

Key Points:

  • The Doctrinal Definition
  • The Cultural Definition
  • A Simple Analogy
  • More Than Theology

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Would you define Mormonism as a “cult”? Why or why not?
  4. Do you think calling Mormonism a cult helps us understand Mormonism better? Why or why not?
  5. How does it feel to Mormons to be labelled as cult members?
  6. Can you think of other terms to describe Mormonism that might be more meaningful than “cult”?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.