Talk:Anti-cult movement

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Kropveld[edit]

>Publications of the International Cultic Studies Association have disputed the appropriateness of the term "Anti-cult movement"

Kropveld is the founder of cult-info, so it is he who is disputing the appropriateness, and not the 'publisher' (Here the ICSA) - this should be attributed to him directly and a working reference found (the current one is broken)

Zambelo; talk 01:27, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Merge?[edit]

Would it be a good idea to merge this article to Cult. Much of the material is duplicated in both articles; and cults are almost never talked about except in context of anti-cultists -- and, of course, the anti-cult movement is never talked about without also talking about cults. BayShrimp (talk) 18:12, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

I think there is too much content here to merge - cult also talks about the origin of the term etc. I agree that there is a lot of duplicate content - perhaps the content relating to the ACMs in the cult article could be condensed under one heading and linked to this article? This would remove a lot of the duplicate content while maintaining the history of the term. It is also more complex than making it about 'cult vs anti-cult' since many religious scholars reject being categorised as such. A greater distinction between what is defined as a cult by the Christian Countercult Movement, Secular groups, and Religious Scholars should be made; while they all fall under the ACM, they all have different definitions of what defines a cult and what role they play in relation to these groups. I think merging will confuse the issue, since there is no one definition of the word. Zambelo; talk 04:55, 6 April 2014 (UTC)