Yes, you said that Objectivism isn't a cult. You said a cult was determined by form rather than content, to which I say it's context rather than content. I say this because, I assume, your "form" implies the maliciously manipulative behaviors described by Ed and Luke, which I disagree with because it's like arguing from a conclusion (e.g. "to qualify as a cult, a number of other important features must be present (e.g. mysticism, heavy indoctrination, etc.)", why? You don't justify why this is part of a cult.). It's up there with all hackers are evil punk kids or Angelina Jolie, or all Objectivists are Randroids, etc. But, no one here is claiming to be a cultist so no one gives a damn so, be gone with this line of thought.
Regarding the behaviors, as I said, they aren't cult-like behavior, they're human behavior. Congratulations, you've confirmed that Objectivists are human.
(Edited by Sarah House
on 9/28, 6:10pm)