13 People Share Things They Think Seem Like Cults

It’s true that in addition to legitimate cults that are people out there who fall under the spell of things and even other people to such a point that it takes over their lives.

So you gotta be careful out there, friends…and keep your eyes open…

What do you think seems like a cult but isn’t one?

Here’s what AskReddit users said.

1. Back on the bike.


My dad hasn’t stopped talking about his since getting it a year ago and went so far as to buy me one for Xmas this year. Which is super generous and my fat a** will totally benefit, but feels like I’m being indoctrinated into something.

The instructors are really intense and say culty things. I think the idea is to physically t**ture you to the point that you don’t notice you’re being programmed to spread Peloton gospel to anyone who will listen. I’ve been so bored that joining a cult where I get hotter sounds ok though.”

2. Culty.

“The Order of The Arrow in the Boy Scouts. Technically an approved organization, but its cultish as hell.

It’s funny, because they make you do this big induction campout, and the day after I got back from mine, my english teacher gave a lecture on how to identify a cult, and it hit a lot of red flags.”

3. Super odd.

“People who own Thermomix machines.

Spend that much on an over-elaborate food processor and I guess you need to double-down but man, they just won’t shut the f**k up about how it changed their life, oh cooking is sooo different for me now, oh it’s just sooo convenient.

Having said that, I did once go to a ‘Thermomix Party’, where they try to mind-wash you into their not-a-cult, because the lady that invited me was recently divorced and pretty hot and I figured why not give it a shot – I never particularly liked her ex-husband, so could have been a multi-bird stone throw.

I barely made it out alive without my wallet being lightened a couple of grand – man, the sales pressure was intense.”

4. Very strange.


If you’ve ever known anyone who has worked at Disneyland, they will talk your ear off about how it’s the happiest place on earth and how lucky they are to work there.”

5. True.

“Some families.

If you’re inside the family, you are accepted no matter what and you don’t question anything.

If you’re outside the family, you are treated politely but don’t really matter much unless you act as part of the family.

If you were part of the family, but “betray” them, you are excommunicated and they spread lies about you.”

6. Join the band…

“Marching band.

If you know, you know.”

7. You said it.

“Mega churches.

The ones that air on TV with a crowd that rivals sports teams, owns sports arenas and has its pastors fly in private jets.

There, I said it.”

8. Never heard of that.

“The hardcore deaf community.

I’m talking the kind who insist that being deaf isn’t a disability, intentionally seclude themselves from the hearing world, and protest against cochlear implants.”

9. At least you can admit it.


I am a card-carrying Wawa cultist. They don’t exist where I live, and my first stop after getting off the plane is the sacred shrine.

I will even admit that I hug one of the pillars out front.”

10. I’ve heard enough.


Did you know that you can make mac and cheese but with cauliflower?

And you can make mashed potatoes but with cauliflower?

And you can make fried rice but with cauliflower?”

11. Yes.

“Wine drinkers.

It’s the socially accepted form of al**holism. Cabinet full of wine? Classy.

Cabinet full of hard liquor or a fridge full of beer? Trashy.”

12. Chanting.

“Texas A&M University.

They have so many chants and cheers for everything it’s quite creepy if you come across a group of Aggies.”

13. Both sides.

“People who worship politicians like they will magically solve everything.

I’m talking both far-right and far-left.”

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