Religion = my god
Sect = almost my god
Cult= any religion I don't like
The only distinction I see between a cult and an religion is the size of the organizations bank account and/or their real estate holdings. All religions are based on servitude and hierarchies and "submitting" to something other than your own personal will.
If you've been around long enough you've even seen Scientology go from a "cult" to a "religion". It was initially invented by L Ron Hubbard as a bet (wager) between him and Issac Azimov that he couldn't dream up some religion and get people to believe it, well... tada!
I support everyone's right to their god fantasies but look what religion has "done for us"... I blame the religious leaders of the world for all of this nonsense.
I am really enjoying seeing the riots in Iran! I hope the people get stronger and finally kill the religious SOBs in power and the ridiculous "morality police" Basij? I'd have got my head cut off years ago - I'm an infidel from head to toe. According to my friend Assad back when we first met "you speak like devil man" lol! It's good that they've had enough of the religious government BS. I am hopeful we'll never have a Christian Caliphate here that we have to dispose of.