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Fear to Freedom: Stories of Triumph After Leaving a High Control Religion

Fear to Freedom: Stories of Triumph After Leaving a High Control Religion

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Religious Biographies

ISBN10: 0228825652
ISBN13: 9780228825654
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Published: Jul 19 2020
Pages: 318
Weight: 0.94
Height: 0.67 Width: 6.00 Depth: 9.00
Language: English

Where are we going to go? Is life actually better outside of this group we're in? If this isn't The Truth, then what is? Show me something better out there and I will switch, but you know there is nothing better.


Millions of people who are members of high control groups (i.e. Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Scientologists, etc.) contemplate these questions, fearing what will happen to them if they walk away from their faith. Just the thought of independently questioning their doctrines or the integrity of their leaders creates tremendous amounts of anxiety - with good reason, as the consequences of leaving are typically quite severe. The beliefs drilled into members is that the world is entirely unsafe, ruled by evil forces, and the only way true safety can be experienced is by staying within the confines of the group. Leaving that safety net puts their lives in direct peril, with the threat of an untimely death being the ultimate punishment. To make the consequences even more brutal, the act of questioning, failing to follow or ultimately leaving the group leads to being labeled as an enemy or an 'apostate'. All so-called 'apostates' end up being completely shunned or even threatened by their family and former friends who remain in the group.

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