Lucy had to make a difficult decision some years ago, one that has haunted her with guilt. The truth is out now, and the healing can begin. Please read and share this so that people who are in similar situations will know they are not alone. Lucy is one the bravest and strongest people I know. Thank you for sharing your story, Lucy.
This blog will be a bit lengthy, so bear with me.. I have much to tell.
First off, I want all those not already familiar with various psychological harms religion can bring to understand the terms from a psychological standpoint.. Understand these are basic, as this is not my field of study.
- Authoritarianism: Authoritarian personality is a state of mind or attitude characterized by belief in absolute obedience or submission to one’s own authority, as well as the administration of that belief through the oppression of one’s subordinates. It usually applies to individuals who are known or viewed as having an authoritative, strict, or oppressive personality towards subordinates.
- Separatism: The advocacy of a state of cultural, ethnic, tribal, religious, racial, governmental or gender separation from the larger group.
- Fear: vital response to physical and emotional danger.
- Subjugation: to defeat and gain control of (someone…
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