Labeling Mormonism a cult is highly offensive to Mormons. They define a cult as a group which isolates its members from their families. Therefore, they cannot understand how anybody could consider Mormonism a cult. Although Mormonism, in theological terms, is a cult, it is more beneficial for Christians to view it as a “culture”.
Dictionary of "Mormonese"
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