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The question of  sects

According to religious specialists, there would be in Switzerland nearly 200 religious and philosophical communities with over 100 members, which represent a sectarian structure. They could be over 1000 small sects.

When talking about sects here, it refers to the behaviour of groups particularly their relationships with others: to feel like an elite, claim to power, peer pressure, loss of individual conscience, belief in the conspiracy, delusions of persecution, psychological terror against the renegades and critical people, these are the characteristics of sects. It is not the promise of salvation by itself that is the problem (it characterizes any belief), but its requirement for absolutism.
In Switzerland, there is a vast network of information and advice on sects.

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