A little more from Eboni4leigh
Unfortunately, as a young person, i.e. a child and adolescent, I was gullible, I believed what people told me, especially adults, I was an emotional person and a romantic, not just in the relationship sense. I was never taught, or acquired critical thinking skills. I used to love everyone, and also wanted to be loved. I met my husband to be at age 17, married at 20, loved him intensely.
He was the wrong man for me. Life was bad. By the time I was seduced by the christian cult IFB, I was 37 with two children, and very vulnerable. I was looking for answers, love and community. The answers came in a package, biblical fundamentalism hard core, from genesis to revelation, i.e. from creation through to apocalypse and christ riding on a white horse from heaven to reign on earth.
Religious addiction. Yes, an addiction, no different to alcohol, drugs, and many other things, however, I say it is far more damaging. The more fundamental! the more damage it causes. It caused a lot of damage to myself and my children.
My deconversion was painful, however, the truth has set me free. I am totally liberated, my mind is free, I am free. My journey these past eleven years has been difficult but truly wonderful. Once I began to debunk and deprogramme myself, my self education became intense. It was as if I was not only starting a new life, but starting at the very beginning, totally free from all the shackles. I had indeed been in bondage since I was 17, a slave to my ex and a slave to the 'heavenly dictator'.
I have devoured knowledge and learning over these past 11 years, and continue to do so.
Just thought I'd touch on why and how I got involved in religion.