All these religious threads have got me thinking.
Has being involved with a cult in your child hood impacted on your views of religion and those that are religious?
I was bought up in a cult as a child, I left mostly in my early twenties. I refused to have anything to do with them in my late twenties. I now refuse to allow my children to go anywhere near the "group". This will also be included in the new court orders.
I have read the religious threads that are going on at the moment and reading them I actually felt rather yuck (can't think of a better word). While I find the discussion very interesting, it bought memories of my child hood and questioning my parents. My parents were never able to answer my questions in a way that I felt content with or that explained what I wanted to know.
I now identify most with agnostic I guess. Although lately I have become very interested in Buddhism. I am sure once my parents find this out they will be devastated. I have listened to them go on many times about "while there is life, there is hope" and other such phrases. I find these insulting and condescending and it ****s me to be honest.
Anyway just a thought.
If anyone else has had experiences with a cult how do you now view the cult and religion itself?