Please check out the following Kickstarter project which was posted on Facebook by the Be Secular page admins.
Have you been disowned by family members because of your sexual orientation? Interracial relationship? Religious conversion? Or other reasons? If so, you are not alone.
Grieving for the Living: Effects of Disownment in Adulthood is a work in progress by authors Bridget R. Gaudette and Emma S. Phillips. Our stories, along with approximately 20 others will be recounted in the book. We’ve approached disownment from several angles including religious conversion, gender identity, interracial partnerships and sexual orientation just to name a few.
In addition, to demonstrate the need for such a book, we are conducting a large scale survey meant to assess the impact disownment has on mood and mental health. We will be assisted by individuals that have PhD’s in psychology and social work along with medical doctors and counselors.
yolo? extended downtown families are fun.. if you veer from the synthetic drug users...
find a new scene? tattoos are fun too.
to this day.. religion does heckuvah damage to common sense on social/world scale.. now w. internet the cat's outta the bag tho imho; er' the truth i mean. (or free from the supernatural.. sticious etc..
Absolutely! I went through it, took about 2 or 3 years to iron out the problems with the immediate family, there was so much fear involved. I did end up having to disown a bunch of people because they were just ugly and spiteful and life is too damn short. They tried 'repeatedly' to get my child taken from me and when that didn't work, they tried to poison her mind against me via their kids, what's worse is they're a bunch of drunks and reformed drug addicts and they're the very ones that turned on me after I had been there for some of them time and again, they literally set out to destroy my life, simply because I don't believe in their fairy tale! What amazed me is the very ones that turned on me for the most part were related, only one or two of my so-called friends turned and well one of those is a Holiness Pentecostal nutjob who thinks she's a prophetess... whew religious zealotry, gotta love it! Needless to say, I used to be a very 'family' oriented person with regard to my 'relations' however now I find it hard to even show up for funerals or wakes... I just don't want anything to do with them anymore.
I've come to the opinion that perhaps we should outright ridicule religion, why we afford respect and lend credence to a mental illness determined to destroy our way of life and leave it's hateful impression on everything it touches is beyond my understanding... I don't do so for the sake of my skin and political correctness, but honestly, we would laugh a grown-up out of the room for praying to the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus, what the hell is the difference between those myths and the god myths?