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Unread 03-19-2017, 09:55 PM   #11
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Yes theological/spiritual/religious abuse is real. I won't go into personal experience of naming the "institutions" that it was done in the name of because that is a no no i guess. What i can say is there are those who because they have been injected by the Kool-aid of their families faith that they think everyone, no matter who or what they are, should be that too. No matter what you do they will keep picking away at you until either you snap and join them or snap and find a way away from them, hopefully without a criminal record. I'm not sure if my point has come across or not. What i'm trying to say is find a way to fight back without physically or criminally doing it. I don't know your situation and not everyone can do what i did and just walk away from the life i had built from scratch.
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I completely agree. It is a thing and a horrible one to be put through. I've always tried to understand their judgement and bias as fear or worry but then its things like "you wouldn't be so unhappy if you just believed" or "your mind isn't working correctly and Ill pray for you to realise the right path" that really test my tolerance.

What's helped me the most is doing my own research and finding my own definition for spirituality. Believing in something, whatever it may be, always grounds you...Just find your own! There is no right or wrong! <3
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Oh yeah. I am a victim of clergy abuse ,so yes, spiritual abuse is just awful.
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Hmmm...lots of bad things done in the name of spirituality/religion/faith. Too personal to get into. I still have issues with my own spirituality and belief and faith bc I always hear the abuser in my head. But I am a spiritual being but still hear I am eternally damned.
I have PTSD and dissociation due to church abuse which spanned from when I was born to when I was 16. It has changed my whole life, but I am in a treatment center now for it and working on fragmented parts twice a week for a year now. It's a really long process to get better, but it can definitely be done.
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I grew up in a region of America that was very religiously judgmental. Spent the first half of my life being judged for not being raised a believer. To them, I was a demon, immoral, and not even human. The things they said and did could fill a book.

To this day, I work to fix the damage done.
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I've been spiritually abused, along with other kinds of abuse. It's real. Another one of the things I'm in therapy for.
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Is abuse, well any kind but especially spirituality is used against you...is it abuse? I have alot of PTSD from it? Advice?
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