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The term ‘cult’ can be used in a positive, negative, or neutral sense. It does not necessarily have a pejorative meaning, although the term has taken on negative connotations — precisely due to the behaviour of some groups that have been identified as cults.
The ambiguity of the term ‘cult’ makes it necessary to identify or determine in what sense the word is used.
Note that the term ‘cult’ can be defined either sociologically or theologically. Sociology concerns itself with behavior, while theology concerns itself with doctrine. [More about the differences between sociological and theological definitions of the term ‘cult’]
Also, in some countries the term ‘sect‘ — equally ambiguous in meaning — is used instead of the word ‘cult.’