Yes, which leads me to a fascination with the cult leader, which is in a way what Skilling was at ENRON.
But the inevitable cult of apology is of course provoked by the cult of outrage.
This cult classic Vin Diesel clip from a British talk show is great for a number of reasons.
A lot of people thought Audrey was doomed and linked to the cult.
And today, intellectual property enjoys a kind of cult status.
The cult of the Nation is the professionalism of the people.
Here in Rome on every side was to be found the cult of the Beautiful.
In a sense, the cult of the sea is the oldest note in English literature.
I am impelled by no fanatical zeal, and have no creed or cult of my own to vindicate.
Such a cult must direct itself particularly to the teaching of the young.
1610s, "worship," also "a particular form of worship," from French culte (17c.), from Latin cultus "care, labor; cultivation, culture; worship, reverence," originally "tended, cultivated," past participle of colere "to till" (see colony). Rare after 17c.; revived mid-19c. with reference to ancient or primitive rituals. Meaning "devotion to a person or thing" is from 1829.
Cult. An organized group of people, religious or not, with whom you disagree. [Rawson]
In anthropology, an organization for the conduct of ritual, magical, or other religious observances. Many so-called primitive tribes, for example, have ancestor cults, in which dead ancestors are considered divine and activities are organized to respect their memory and invoke their aid. A cult is also a religious group held together by a dominant, often charismatic individual, or by the worship of a divinity, an idol, or some other object. (See animism, fetish, and totemism.)
Note: The term cult often suggests extreme beliefs and bizarre behavior.