Yes, yes, yes. I was born into a cult, called Catholicism (time + religion=cult, someone said). I was a true believer until I was deprogrammed by the grace of education and good socialization. I love yoga, zen, eastern philosophy but my unalterable mantra is "no gurus, everyone is my guru." You didn't mention Trump's cult status but FYI, tomorrow I am posting about "[Some] Men's Homoerotic Desire for Trump." Finally, I think having been brought up cathoholic is a sort of vaccination against cults. Something to probe more.