Originally Posted by OniKage
it is maybe because it is a religion... for a religion, "cult" is a negative term. it means that the religion is secretly praising the Devil or some other evil god... the teenager may be arrested for libel...
That's a load of bullshit, arrested for libel. Don't make me laugh any and all religions can be consider a cult, any and all religions were consider a cult probably at least once. If you think a religion is a cult then it is a cult and you can call it cult, its not like saying a company has 5 bananas when it actually has 20. You aren't misleading anyone when you say it, its a ideology you ether believe or you don't. Therefor its only correct that some could think of it as a cult and other as if it was a religion.
The word cult has good and bad and neutral notations anyways.
By some of the vary definitions any and all religions can be consider a cult, rather you believe it or not, or consider it evul.