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Religion is interwoven with the social, economic, and political life of the people. Religion is constantly changing. There are many reasons as to why religion changes. Sometimes followers of one religion move into another culture, and their religion mixes with a close by established religion, therefore creating a mixture of a new faith. Every so often, individuals of every kind have insights into their life and they start to draw followers with them, leading to a new religion of their own. For some individuals they just begin a new religion as the result of a revelation. Then there are movements that begin with one religion and take a liberated practice that they eventually establish a new one. For example, in the 19 th century Baha’i grew out of shite Islam. Then there are the sects and the cults which are words that describe the new religious movements. Many religions started as sects. A sect is a small religious group that is the result of an outgrowth of an established religion. Most sects die out quickly while others remain. Still others grow and evolve in to a
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