posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 09:24 AM
reply to post by jiggerj
Actually, IMO, she was more of a victim here than most, and had a much harder road out of the whole thing. She was born into it. Thus for the entirety
of her life, she never knew anything else. She was indoctrinated into it from the cradle... raised to believe that all which disagrees with her
families view is evil and of the Devil.
That is quite a difficult thing to get past. Even though I'm my own person and decided at a rather young age to make up my own mind about things, the
demons, for lack of a better phrase, that my parents instilled me with are still fairly daunting at times. And my parents weren't zealots about
anything. I can only imagine what it must be like to be raised in a cult.
IMO the fact that she rose to leadership suggests nothing other than that she is a naturally strong person. The easy allegory is that life gave her
lemons and she made lemonade. She was raised in a world where she was told, from birth, that only lemons were good - and everything else was bad. At
some point she made a conscious decision to defeat that programming and to ask others if they preferred other things to lemons. In the end she was
brave enough to announce that she didn't like lemons at all - and left.
Again, good for her.