I Was In a Cult For a Long Time

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 20 People

    Messing With My Mind

    The religion I entered when I was 16 was suppose to "free" me of all of my issues, not create more. But as I became more involved, BIALED on my family and friends and completely disconnected from most of my family, I started to realize how afraid I was, rather...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jan 29, 2009

    Half Of My Life Gone To Waste

    Since my parents were already a member of this cult, I was automatically labeled as a member when I was born. The children are taught by the age of 3 to gain a testimony of the church as a requirement to pass. They were also taught at a very early age that men who went on a...
    Joe808 Joe808
    22-25, M
    Apr 30, 2011

    Jumping Out Of One Cult Into Another

    Just when I thought I was breaking loose from the conformist cult life I somehow found myself into another. How could I have been so stupid to not see the signs soon enough? It is all the same but I guess you do not really learn a lesson until you do it twice with results. It is...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 24, 2013

    Breaking Free And The Realization

    "As if that blind rage has washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, I that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.” — Albert Camus L’Étranger
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 24, 2013

    8 Years Of ... Grouplife

    I was in the Kerista Commune for eight years, in the Haight-Ashbury of San Francisco. We were an urban-hippie-sex-cult: into gestalt, computers, social contracts, fidelity within a group. There are so many stories from the Commune. So much love, so much sex, so much bullshit, so...
    twinkle7 twinkle7
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 15, 2010

    One Of The Worst Parts Of My Life Was The Time I Spent In A Cult. (Pentecostal Mega Church)

    Well here goes. I will try to be as brief as possible. When I was in junior high and high school, I joined what I thought was a church. It was very friendly had a big youth group and I made lots of friend. I brought my mom and sisters into it also. My mom felt the need of...
    Jaredboy Jaredboy
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2013

    We Are The Chosen.

    The condemning lecture on obedience wore on, our Elder specifying each and every human right under heaven that we must submit in order to avert eternal misery. I sat alert and penitent in a plush living room chair of one follower’s upscale suburban home, as my hands ached with...
    Cherylfox Cherylfox
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 24, 2013

    You Need To Get Tempted By Darkness

    I realized today I had to get tempted by darkness to know what I really want and need in life... I had to surrender to it to understand what is really important in life. I needed to make a fool out of myself to understand what it means to be a fool. I had to know the darkness to...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    May 24, 2013
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