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I Used to Belong to a Cult-like Church

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    Christadelphians

    http://recoveringcultist.blogspot.com/ I was born into a Christadelphian family. They think the have the one 'truth' and are all so fake nice and all. Bastards consign those who leave them into a cult like recovery. They beat their own into submission with fear of death and...
    WhaleDreamer WhaleDreamer 31-35, M Dec 21, 2009

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    Horrified They Still Exist And Are Florishing!

    I don't know what happened this evening, but I was doing a search online and thought I'd type in the name of the "church" that virtually destroyed my life.  And there it was - City Church. Same location, same "message", nothing whatsoever had changed. In fact, they are...
    wordsforliving wordsforliving 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    Banging My Head On The Wall

    I am so stupid. I am in the middle of a conversation with one of the church members. They just said my reasons for leaving are "plane dumb". (Ok so that is a really funny statement in itself.) Why did I get myself into this conversation?! Ugh. Why am I putting myself through...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 15, 2010

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    Warped Christianity

    I was introduced to this church in 1990.  They called themselves "The One True Church."  It started from people that left the traditional churches of christ in 1979.  They were at first called the "Crossroads Movement" and then broke away from...
    Purehope Purehope 41-45, F 11 Responses Apr 6, 2007

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    Just Left Today

    I just left today. I told them how I feel and they told me I cannot see my friends and that they already told my friends that they cannot see me. Now I just have to keep myself from crawling back. I love my friends, but I also know that one day they'll figure out what is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    Stay Away

    As a young girl, I was brought up in the Full Gospel Interdenominational Church in Manchester, Ct. For the years that I attended that church we had a great pastor. Pastor Saunders was one of the most respected men in my life. For years, we did as we were told by the church. Never...
    gina1973 gina1973 70+ 3 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    It Really Happened to Me

      My true-life story about the cult. copyright@emmasharn   My mother knew that I was living with Steve. I couldn’t hide it from her; I didn’t have the energy to try. Besides, defying her gave me a smug, satisfied feeling. I stood facing her angry glare...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F 1 Response May 16, 2009

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    Just A Little Visit

    It had been 11 months since I had visited them. My husband, my children and I were on a walk after the hurricane and we were about to walk by their houses. We decided to visit. They seemed cheerful. Besides the people there, not much had changed. But I don't want to go back...
    Allergic Allergic 22-25, F 13 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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    International Church Of Christ

    14 years - I spent in this church. They control every aspect of your life: Who your friends are, who you date, marry, where you live, your time and your money. Thank God I am free from them (7 years!) Life is good now!
    aslsign aslsign 41-45 2 Responses Sep 5, 2011

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    Genius

     
    Allergic Allergic 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2011

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    Not The Same

    It has been 12 years since I left that troubling place. I have had problems making connections at church since. I miss many aspects of my experience there, but of course would never return. I just miss the feeling of family and belonging, the hugs, the laughter, the...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2012

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    I was a straight edger and in the Christian music scene. both were cult like
    LiberateTeExInferis LiberateTeExInferis 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    I felt it in me, the music, drumbeat was heartbeat, was action, pulse of image in strobe. In me, the music like memory, childhood, nostalgia for something I never knew alive...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 22 hrs ago

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    Innocent outlaws ride the nightmare like a dream, they mature at seventeen. The paradox of honor among thieves derives from their desire to remain true to an adolescent code...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 22 hrs ago

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    I used to not care about wearing makeup. I used to not care about how crappy I looked. I used to not care about what people thought of me. I used to not care about being single...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Dec 10

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    I wanted to become an outlaw shaman, a sort of priest of chaos, to formalize the mystique of the renegade into symbols and rituals I could use to control. The problem was that I...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There's a reason we feel so angry and lost, a reason our lives seem empty. We live in a time of confusion, assaulted by influences from every angle. We can't find anything to...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 23 hrs ago

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    I used to go to church when I was trying out Christianity. But when I was finding my own way to what I want to believe in I finally dropped the church. The church I went to was...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    It's crazy. I'm crazy. God, I don't even ******* know. I'm with this amazing guy. His feelings for me are impossible to question. He loves me. I know it. He let's me feel it...
    ohmyfvck ohmyfvck 18-21, F Dec 4

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    I mean they're cute and everything but I wouldn't date them... Like for instance, there's this white dude at school. I used to not like him like a year ago, but I've had four...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    How easy is it to leave a cult? For me personally, the answer is "not very." I pay close attention to the stories of those who have left a religious cult. I admit I am a little...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 8

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    THE SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL BIBLICAL TRUTHS There are seven foundational biblical truths that uphold and enhance our belief in the truth of God’s glorious Family Plan for the...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Nov 23

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    That Catholics should know. The R. Catholic church says that the Pope is the head of the Catholic Church. Ans: The Bible says the Lord Jesus Christ is the head of the church...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F Nov 25

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    I used to feel meaning from church. I spent many hours thinking of arguments and counter arguments for why God exists. I poured over the old logical arguments that proved he...
    jjeng1989 jjeng1989 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Do you ever feel like you don't belong here? In a place, in a situation, among people, indeed anywhere. Like, you should be living some other life? When I sit in my room at night...
    TheHeartOfALovingSoul TheHeartOfALovingSoul 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    I know I don't. I don't know what to do. I'm stuck on this earth. I just want it to go away. I've always been too different to have acceptance or love. Every single person has...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Nov 25

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    Since I was young I've always had the feeling that I wasn't from here. I used to ask my parents if I was really their daughter or if I had been adopted , because I never really...
    GalaxyMermaid GalaxyMermaid 13-15 1 Response Dec 8

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    This is my first shared experience so bear with me please. Lately, for no apparent reason, I have just been feeling like I don't belong anywhere. And I ask myself all the time why...
    broller broller 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    My friend dumped me so many times I feel like a used knickers recently it was for my boyfriends aunt no more after this
    mebar mebar 31-35 16 hrs ago

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    Sometimes you realize life is not what you thought. There's a moment on it when you have to let go people that dont meant to be on it, and you start thinking on what you lived, on...
    belleom belleom 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I used to be funny and carefree and happy just a few months ago but now I just lost all that's happened over the past few months. The people who made me feel where I belonged left...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Nov 22

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    It's sad to say that I don't feel like I belong anywhere. I don't know if I am feeling sorry for myself or if these emotions are warranted. I feel like my family would be much...
    BeautifulCha0s BeautifulCha0s 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I don't know where I fit in....I do not know where my place really is.I am lost, just wondering through life, searching for a place where maybe I may just belong, but never finding...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    You think because he doesn't love you that you are worthless. You think that because he doesn't want you anymore that he is right -- that his judgement and opinion of you are...
    TrebuchetFlagship TrebuchetFlagship 22-25, F Dec 11

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    Ok so latly i have been feeling off i dont know how to eplain it i just dont think right i feel like i move and act wired and i feel like no one else sees it i feel like im...
    ileon9 ileon9 13-15 6 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I made a mudpit in my greenhouse. Best thing I ever did! The greenhouse makes it more private, keeps the wind out and helps keep it warmer. I use it regularly, both clothed and not...
    johnnyb87 johnnyb87 56-60, M 10 hrs ago

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    When I used to visit London during the summer, I liked to roam around and visit different places and one was St Paul's.After going inside the cathedral, I would sit outside on the...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    most people call me the "anti love".... I understand them.... but.... I don't think they do to me.... I'm not really anti love.... I'm just some anti lust and infatuation.... there...
    HopeSeeker28 HopeSeeker28 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    I was in Tenerife again this year, as well as Rhodes in Greece wearing my Aussiebum 1 1/2" Loose 'Horizon' style most days. I love letting these droop at the front. In Rhodes...
    Benxyz Benxyz 61-65, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Surprised by the tornado. I thank Windyspirit for suggesting me the dress. The story is really simple. Megan is wearing a beautiful red floor length dress with puffed sleeves...
    wgsoup wgsoup 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I didn't used to be a lover of cooking but I enjoy it more and more as I become a huge fan of the Food Network and cooking channel!
    Cyndie67 Cyndie67 46-50, F 4 Responses <