Originally Posted by tigerlily55
is why her family member thinks it's a cult. If you read the wiki entry on it, it sounds really new age-y despite the fact that the founding book was written in 1926 or something.
I looked up 'cult' and it is defined as a group that focusses on religious worship with an exclusive ideology and ritual practices.
I checked your 'here' link and as an atheist I would have to agree with the following Science of the Mind statements:
The bible is not the literal word of God.
There is no devil.
Heaven and Hell are not actual places.
There is no sin.
Of course, as an atheist I would go further and say there is no God either, but I would say that the Science of the Mind is considerably less 'cult-like' than Christianity with its religious symbols (cross), teachings (bible) and rituals (church services).