Civic Education

Cultism: Reasons why people join Cults

len Alfred Ajibola - Mon, 06th January, 2020 @ 23:57

Topics in Civic Education

Cultism: Characteristics of Cultism Cultism: Reasons why people join Cults Illiteracy - Causes of Illiteracy Responsibilities, Duties and Obligations of a Citizen What is Civic Responsibility and Who is a Citizen? Reputation: How to build a good reputation Cooperation - Factors that promote Cooperation Cooperation and Types of Cooperation Attributes and Benefits of Honesty Meaning and Types of Values in Civic Education Community Service and Volunteer Service - Benefits of Community Service Consequences of Cultism and Solutions to Cultism Origin of Cultism in Nigeria Consequences and Solutions to Illiteracy Honesty - True Meaning of Honesty explained with its Attributes Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 3rd Term Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 2nd Term Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 1st Term Fundamental Human Rights and Characteristics of Human Rights Rights of Citizens and Attributes of Residents - Differences between Residence and Citizenship


Academic Questions in Civic Education

Please check out our Test Your Knowledge page to see all Questions and Answers

Which of the followings is NOT a correct definition for values in Civic Education?

  • A. Value is a more personal measure of worth
  • B. Value is the esteemed quality which a person attaches to certain ideas, beliefs or principle
  • C. Value is a laid down rule and standard that influences our relationship with people
  • D. Value is the standard principle that is supported by individuals and the society they live in
  • E. None of the above
  • F. All of the above

The act of always telling the truth to others and oneself is best referred to as _____.

  • A. loyalty
  • B. discipline
  • C. faithfulness
  • D. honesty
  • E. godliness
  • F. goodness

Which of the following is NOT a consequence of dishonesty?

  • A. Loss of reputation
  • B. Imprisonment
  • C. Loss of sympathy
  • D. Loss of customers
  • E. Being disgraced
  • D. Being cursed

The cooperation seen among the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) is best classified as _____.

  • A. social cooperation
  • B. community cooperation
  • C. financial cooperation
  • D. religious cooperation
  • E. trade cooperation
  • F. idiopathic cooperation

Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning cooperation?

  • A. Division of Labor is a form of Cooperation
  • B. Cooperation is a process of coming together
  • C. Cooperation is aimed at achieving a common goal
  • D. Cooperation is a form of social interaction
  • E. Indirect Cooperation is a type of Cooperation
  •  F. None the above options

Which of the following is not a pressure group?

  • A. Armed Forces Ruling Group (AFRP)
  • B. Boys Brigade
  • C. Academic Staff union of Universities (ASUU)
  • D.Girls Guide Movement
  • E. Red Cross Society

Reasons why people join Cults:

Cultism can be defined as an enclosed and united group of people bonded by the same belief and course.

An individual involved in cultism is referred to as a cultist; and such is said to belong to a cult.

Please read on the Origin of Cultism in Nigeria here.


Below are some of the reasons why people join Cults:

  1. Search for protection through cultism.
    Please read on Values in Civic Education here.


  2. Search for wealth through cultism.
    Please read on the Attributes and Benefits of Honesty here.


  3. Peer pressure and influence from friends.
    Please read on Pressure Group here.


  4. Some join because they want to be feared by their peers.
    You can read on the Early Years of Jesus here.


  5. Some join to exert revenge on their enemies.
    Please read on the Merciful Father and Prodigal Son here.


  6. Some may say yes to cultism under the influence of drugs.
    Please read on the causes of Drug Abuse in Adolescents here.


  7. Some may be promised political positions and offices when they join.
    Please read on the Characteristics of Cultism here.


  8. Some become a member of cult group because they are lonely.
    Please read on Motivational Quotes for Students here.


  9. Some join to overcome their low self esteem.
    Please read on Self Esteem here.


  10. Some victims of rape, intimidation, child abuse or even bullying may choose cultism as solace.
    You can read on the Harmful Traditional Practices in Nigeria here.


  11. Some are cult members due to lack of proper home trainings or upbringing.
    Please read on the Consequences and Solutions of Cultism here.


  12. Some persons may want to validate their status by joining a cult.
    Please read more on Reputation here.


  13. Lack of self discipline on the part of some people.
    Please read on the Leadership Qualities of Joseph that has transformed Lives here.


  14. As a means to come out of depression.
    Please read on Drugs, Types of Drug and Side Effects of Drugs here.

Please stay away from cultism because nothing good comes out from it.

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Alfred Ajibola is a Medical Biochemist, a passionate Academician with over 7 years of experience, a Versatile Writer, a Web Developer, a Cisco Certified Network Associate and a Cisco CyberOps Associate.


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Amazing facts in Civic Education


NOTABLE POINTS IN Civic Education

Cooperation can be defined as the process of coming together, working together and helping one another to achieve a common goal

According to A.W Green 

Cooperation is the continuous and com­mon endeavor of two or more persons to perform a task or to reach a goal that is commonly cherished

According to F.E Merrill

Cooperation is a form of social interaction wherein two or more persons work together to gain a common end.

There is this saying from the chairman of Microsoft and it goes thus:

Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning - Bill Gates

Read more on cooperation here

TYPES OF COOPERATION:

1. Direct Cooperation

2. indirect Cooperation

3. Social Cooperation

4. Religious Cooperation

5. Financial Cooperation

6. Community Cooperation

7. Occupational Cooperation

Please read on the details of the types of cooperation here

All human beings are entitled to their rights (Human Rights); but the truth is, we still have got some limitations to some of these Human Rights. Below are 4 limitations:

  1. Soldiers have the right to life but when duty calls, they must be willing to die for their nation if need be.
  2. Although human beings have the right to movement, an insane person may be deprived of this right.
  3. Right to owning a property can be taken away; for instance, if a person is convicted of owning a property through corruption, stealing or another illegal means, such person will be punished in accordance with the law. Their right to those properties will be taken away.
  4. One who uses the right to freedom of speech in bringing about chaos in a democratized society will be penalized by the court of law.

Please on the fundamental human rights here

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