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Author Topic: An interesting article on Religious Trauma Syndrome  (Read 1648 times)
FeministRebel
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« on: March 26, 2013, 02:31:49 pm »

"Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems" --

http://www.alternet.org/belief/religious-trauma-syndrome-how-some-organized-religion-leads-mental-health-problems?akid=10240.92191.HREX79&rd=1&src=newsletter814863&t=3&paging=off
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 06:15:00 pm »

Aren’t these just people who would be depressed, anxious, or obsessive anyways?

Winell: Not at all. If my observation is correct, these are people who are intense and involved and caring. They hang on to the religion longer than those who simply “walk away” because they try to make it work even when they have doubts. Sometime this is out of fear, but often it is out of devotion. These are people for whom ethics, integrity and compassion matter a great deal. I find that when they get better and rebuild their lives, they are wonderfully creative and energetic about new things.


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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 07:10:52 pm »

Definitely... we often speak of spiritual abuse in this forum, and the many roads believers have had to take to find their own sanity again, and find healing after leaving GCx, and the article really reminded me of it. I know I tried to make GCx work for a long time... before I eventually just up and walked away.

One of the things that helped me realize I wasn't alone, or a failure in my walking away, was that people formed a center to help victims of spiritual abuse, and in need of deprogramming, BECAUSE of GCx. That was very validating -- as well as many others who have shared their personal experiences with me. Some who believe diametrically different things than I do, and I still consider them friends.

Great quote. Smiley 
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 11:59:39 pm »

This article is really very interesting and very informative. It portraits where we can be mislead and should be alert.
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