A sect it's a group of people what they share an ideology or a belief . The concept arose to name that community whose members had common affinities, which allowed them to differentiate themselves from other sets of individuals.
Over time, the idea of sect began to apply to minority group that is split from a larger one or that follows a different doctrine from that of most people. The notion also refers to certain behaviors, behaviors and attitudes that the leaders of these groups have and that result harmful for his followers or even for the society as a whole.
At present, those religious groups that represent a potential danger for the community . These are closed groups, which are usually installed in remote places and do not allow the rest of society to know their practices in detail.
It is important to know the existence of what has been called destructive sects. With this term, attempts have been made to refer to groups of people who belong to a movement, whether ideological or religious, that can cause serious consequences for its members. Specifically, because they are associated with elements such as violence, in all its extension. This means that they have, for example, marked suicidal or genocidal dyes.
Among the characteristics possessed by the mentioned destructive sects are the following:
-They do not have any kind of democracy at all, their organization has a marked pyramidal shape. So much so that there is a leader or several leaders who are the ones who make each and every decision.
-All the information that arrives to the group is reviewed and controlled in advance.
-It isolates its members completely from their families and their environment of friendships.
- It is frequent that "attacks" against physical integrity take place.
Sects can capture their adherents through different methods. Usually develop persuasion and convincing tasks about people who have different problems (family, economic, social, etc.), promising them a better life if they join the group. In many cases, this intention of adding people to the sect is due to a commercial reason, since the sect can be a big bussiness For your leader.
When from State It is intended to dismantle a sect (since it is considered as violent, harmful or illegal), the conflict usually freedom of worship with the state intention. The authorities must demonstrate that these people's practices really constitute a crime or are dangerous.
In recent years a great debate has arisen, for example, around Scientology, famous because it is followed and defended at all costs by Hollywood figures such as actors Tom Cruise or John Travolta. For some, its defenders, it is a new religion while for others, its detractors, it is a true sect. Those who criticize it highlight, among many other things, the fact that those who wish to be part of it must pay large sums of money to be able to access certain keys that will "give" them happiness.