5. Is Urantia a cult?
ANSWER #1: If you define the word “cult” as a group
with a charismatic leader, specific rituals and practices,
and a doctrine to be adhered to or else risk being
excommunicated, no this is not a cult.
ANSWER #2: It is unavoidable that the
groups of Urantia Book readers who congregate to share the
teachings will be regarded as a cult by outsiders. Those
within the groups, however, do not consider themselves a
cult as there is no leader and no membership requirements.