When does a religion turn into a cult or a cult turns into a legitimate religion?

Update: Is kneeling before an ancient instrument of torture and consuming ritualistic symbols of blood and flesh, not cult like? Is preying to a deity 5 times a day while setting up barbaric laws to match your "Holy book," not cult like. The funny thing is that all three books, the Bible, Koran and Torra are all almost... show more Is kneeling before an ancient instrument of torture and consuming ritualistic symbols of blood and flesh, not cult like?

Is preying to a deity 5 times a day while setting up barbaric laws to match your "Holy book," not cult like.

The funny thing is that all three books, the Bible, Koran and Torra are all almost word for word the same up until Jesus Christ, in fact Jesus is the single most quoted man in the Koran. So why is there so much violence when they all worship the same God? Bosnia, Egypt, Israel/Palestine.

Would this world be better off with out religion?
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