Re: Ch. 9 - CHILDHOOD, ABUSE AND THE ESCAPE FROM RELIGION
I am not up to this part yet, but I think child abuse can be satisfactorily applied without any semantic dilutions...like when children are delivered up to predatory priests in the Catholic Church...other than that...being brought up in a system of guilty conscience can effect how a child lives his/her childhood. Being homosexual in a strict religious family can be something that eventually may lead to suicide (I speak from a personal experience here) because the religion (and the parents) just will not have it!! This can be seen as an abuse, unless one is willing to look away that is.
Now whether or not this results in the total ruin of an individual is not the point, just that it can cause undue stress and instill feelings of despair, worthlessness and fear in the individual for not obeying god or the parents without question. Of course there are intelligent people that escape this abusive
indoctrination. Thank god!
Mr. P's place. I warned you!!!
Mr. P's Bookshelf.
I'm not saying it's usual for people to do those things but I(with the permission of God) have raised a dog from the dead and healed many people from all sorts of ailments. - Asana
The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.
The pain in hell has two sides. The kind you can touch with your hand; the kind you can feel in your heart...Scorsese's "Mean Streets"
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