In case you find yourself caugt in the cult like organized church, there is help in these words of advice:
Is Christianity a Cult?
1) Probably, you would say that members of a cult have lost the ability to think for themselves. They abandon rational, critical thinking. (Most
normal people would not accept the idea of salvation in the tail of a comet.) Now, consider the claims of the bible- walking on water, parting of the
Red Sea, sticks to snakes, Jonah and the whale, Noah and the Ark, etc. Do people accept these things without question or critical thinking? They
most certainly do!
2) You would probably say that they do not have any thoughts that are different from their leadership. Now, do most Christians hold wildly different
viewpoints from their leaders? No.
3) You would also say that they do not question what their leaders say, and are willing to do ANYTHING they are told to do for salvation, including
the killing of others, or themselves. Most Christians would not question what their minister or priest told them, and they would do anything to
secure their salvation, if they were told to do it by their leaders.
4) You would say that they deeply and sincerely believe that they have found the truth, and that they are strongly defensive when they are confronted
on areas of their beliefs. This statement applies exactly to all Christians.
5) Also, you know that people who are in cults always deny that they are in a cult...
So, how does one recover from the Jesus Cult, or any other cult? How does a person heal the wounds of religious abuse? Hopefully, within a caring and
understanding new social setting. This can be a family, a support or therapy group, or an organized community such as a secular club or humanist
society. It should also be done with patience and the consideration that recovery will take time and effort. The following are some ideas for persons
who have walked away from religious abuse and who are on the road to reclaiming their lives.
* Work towards trusting yourself and relying on your own abilities.
* Put your experience down in writing. This will help you to evaluate, understand, and cope with your past involvement in the abusive group.
* Get in touch with other people who have gone through similar experiences, either one-on-one or in a support group.
* Find a hobby or pastime to reinforce a positive sense of accomplishment.
* When floating occurs, firmly remind yourself that the episode was triggered by some stimulus. Remember also that it will pass. Identify the
trigger, learn to make a new association, and repeat the new association until it overrides the old one. Talking it over with someone who understands
can really help, too.
* Handle decisions, tasks, and relearning of interpersonal skills one step at a time. Don't rush yourself, talk and think things over, and don't be
afraid if you make mistakes - we all do!
* Be more willing to help people as you go along. This builds up self-esteems and exercises your problem-solving skills.
* Take a breather from organized religion for about three to nine months, at least. Deal with your questions about religion, ethics, and philosophy in
an honest and challenging manner.
Remember, you are no longer a victim but a survivor!
Most of the world is discoving the deceptive methods of the organized church. There is a reason they could not say the word for their god, as it
would distroy the hole game.
Look up Jahve, the god of Jethro, the high Priest of Midian. Moses' father-in-law and the one that taught Moses about Jahve.
Telling folks the name of their god was Jahve would distroy their entire mystery and show them to be nothing more than a pagan cultist group. imho