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    Marks of a Cult:

    Authoritarian: There is almost always a central, charismatic, living human leader who commands total loyalty and allegiance.
    Oppositional: Their beliefs, practices and values are counter to those of the dominant culture.
    Exclusivistic: They are the only group that possesses the "truth."
    Legalistic: Rules and regulations abound governing spiritual matters and the details of everyday living.
    Subjective: They emphasize the experiential, the feelings and the emotions. This is usually accompanied by an anti- intellectualism.
    Persecution-conscious: The groups feel they are being singled out by mainstream Christians, the press, parents, and the government.
    Sanction-oriented: They require conformity in practice and belief, and exercise sanctions against the wayward.
    Esoteric: They promote a religion of secrecy and concealment. Truth is taught on two levels, inner truth and outer truth.
    Anti-sacerdotal: There are no paid clergy or professional religious functionaries.

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