Cult and religion | English homework help

 

Cults roughly refers to a cohesive social group devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture considers outside the mainstream, with a notably positive or negative popular perception. Many cults are destructive or suicidal though others, whilst being controversial, do not commit extreme acts. How can you measure the validity of a cult?

Measurement of religiousness. Science can be proven repeatedly but can religion? How can you measure a religion? Use at least two sources in writing this assignment. Address issues that a cult would face such as reliability, face validity, predictive validity, construct validity, history, origin, and the myth behind the religion. Choose two cults and compare and contrast the similarities and differences that make them unique (2 pages). 

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