An argument ensued, and an evening that should have ended with nothing worse than bad hangovers all round saw Pëllumb shoot his drinking companion dead. Ten years later, on the wall above the doorway of her dingy parlour, Pëllumb's sister-in-law, Shkurte, has a gallery of photos of dead relatives, all martyrs to the family honour that was offended that night.In one are Pëllumb's two brothers, killed in revenge by his victim's relatives in 2002.It evokes images of suicidal, comet-chasing groups, physically abusive regimens, corrupt tyrants and Satanic rituals.Clearly there are some odd beliefs and groups in the world -- but every religion can seem odd or even extreme to those who do not understand it.
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According to the dictionary, "cult" can also mean a group that pays special devotion to some individual.
For example, in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary, the first definition given is "a system of religious worship directed towards a particular figure or object." Yes, I suppose that definition fits us as well, with the particular figure or object of our worship being the Lord Jesus Christ. (And yes, you bet we believe in the grace and Atonement of Jesus Christ -- it's our only hope.) But recently, contrary to its original generic meaning, the word "cult" in popular use carries frightening overtones.