Religious sects which exist legally may be threatened by the encroachments of modern civilization. This is because, in very strict religious sects such as the Amish community in the USA, the way of life does not follow the pattern of national society. It may seem to be a very old-fashioned or simplistic way of life. The emphasis on segregated education or a different kind of education than that prescribed by the State may cause conflict, and the State may threaten the unity of the sect through the dissemination of contrary beliefs and compulsory education. Forced assimilation and intolerance also constitute a threat.