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I Used to Belong to a Cult-like Church

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 66-70 3 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Genius

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

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    About two weeks ago I met this lovely girl who talked with me for hours. Whether we were in class, or home, until we were hanging out with one another, we were messaging each other...
    Devilscar Devilscar 22-25, M Mar 19

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    so everybody in the church started throwing the anointed stones to the ground, angrily. Each person was cursing at their personal enemies in rage. after that the pandemonium...
    shani9 shani9 22-25, F Mar 20

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    Or for short "TA". Was one of the first things I read in this catagory. And I was like "Why havent I read this befor?, I wish I had read it many years ago". Which I think was good...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I just feel I don't belong her. Everything and everyone is.. I can't explain. I just shouldn't be where i am. I don't deserve this.
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 16-17 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have mixed feelings about church. I admit, I don't really conform to organized religion. My experience with church is limited to a handful of trips to the 9th Street Baptist...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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    I forgot to mention ..while I was living in Brighton from (2000-2008) The Copts (Egyptians &sudanese)made rumours about me and they spread it all over Brighton ..that I was a bad...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I forgot to mention ..while I was living in Brighton from (2000-2008) The Copts (Egyptians &sudanese)made rumours about me and they spread it all over Brighton ..that I was a bad...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    'Garden of no Return' There was a time when sitting and whittling on a stick was just a way to pass time for small town America. For old Toby and me, we did just that, on a daily...
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 56-60, M 20 hrs ago

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    Every Sunday after church my family (me, Mum, Dad and my sister Hannah) used to go to my grandparents’ house for lunch. They had a seemingly endless garden where soft, velvety...
    LizzieLost LizzieLost 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    Do you know that feeling where you are surrounded by a sea of people around you and you still feel horribly terribly lonely ? I don’t know if everyone goes through this, I sure...
    piscespieces piscespieces 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    i have mostly been raised by my mother my whole life. my father left when i was three. ive struggled with it my entire life. i chose to stay with my dad after my stepfather...
    ashlenr98 ashlenr98 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm now in high school and am 14 years old. But I feel like I don't belong here- not in high school, not when I'm home, just not on this planet. I do make friends easily, but...
    Lizzylx Lizzylx 13-15 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Just because someone is open about something doesn't mean they are looking for attention. 'Attention seeking' is the word I hear a lot from this generation, it annoys me so much...
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    in this land there's many a cult might take in a naïve adult, or those somewhat flakey, who sometimes go snakey, and bad news is soon the result. (Mar.29, 2015)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Mar 21

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    Today I was sitting on my bed as usual and I heard the nut cracker's song and it hit me hard like what I'm a doing, is this all that life can give me, I am lost and don't belong I...
    annoyinglydark annoyinglydark 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Sometimes I get that feeling; just today when I was hanging with my friends I got this weird epiphany like feeling that I didn't belong anywhere in this world like a huge feeling...
    mmufaasa mmufaasa 16-17, M Apr 2

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    That's me in a nutshell. I 'm a very contrary and difficult person to get to know. I don't give myself easily and trust nobody. I don't even trust myself. I hate it. I'm 27 and...
    ninjast4r ninjast4r 22-25, M Apr 7

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    It is just that, I am like a ghost. Going about with no aims nor reason, I could not belong but with another 'ghost'. When I look at the gaggle of girls chattering about, I could...
    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I've never felt like I really fit in. I have no connection to anything in this world. I feel like I don't even belong in 'my'body, I don't recognise my appearance or my traits. I...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I understand spirits more than I understand humans. I often feel like I don't belong on earth and want to go back home to God to be with him and all the righteous spirits who are...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    If we are universal travelers ,I do believe this is the only earthly place they feel we can stay , My theory as crazy as is sounds. We come from a place with no emotions , bodies...
    angeleyes2820 angeleyes2820 36-40 Mar 22

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    I'm not saying I hate mine, but I just don't like how we called family. I don't like some traits of my members. My dad is like a pervert but not that worst kind of it. My mom does...
    lOvegOoOd lOvegOoOd 16-17, F Apr 10

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    I used to be a sweetheart I used to be kind, I used to be independent, I used to have my own mind. I used to like to smile, now all my smiles are fake I used to have great...
    criimson criimson 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Do you ever feel like breaking down? Do you ever feel out of place, Like somehow you just don't belong And no one understands you? Do you ever wanna run away? Do you lock yourself...
    YesIAmAsian YesIAmAsian 18-21 1 day ago

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    CLUBS it isn't that hard to refuse the club with the highest dues. the trouble, you see, with the ones that are free; they don't have any excuse. if you just want to belong, in...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Mar 18

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    MR. ALVERSON Mr. Alverson just seemed to slip away, in little pieces every day. it's hard to look upon, then one day he was gone. something was here still, but it wasn't Ray. Ray...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Mar 21

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    When I was a child, I was staying outside the house for alien beings to find me and take me home. When I was looking at deep space pics I experienced this sad emotional state, like...
    kenad kenad 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 21

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    ...in my own home. How unfortunate to pay all the bills, be the sole provider, work ALL day, and feel like you don't belong. Even with my daughter. 😓
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 25

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    And I'm far from it. I will tell you everything sincerely and straight up. But, here in Ecuador, I've realized that blood never really makes the family although it can be a huge...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I came out, I knew it wouldn't be an easy road. I feel so alone, I'm not but nothing and no one sounds appealing. I can't find comfort, I can't fill the void. I'm lost, totally...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 1 Response Mar 27

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