"Glen - you have a point there - because I didn't have much hope of becoming a scientist - due to circumstances of birth.... although I do believe that I have the intellectual capacity - just not the social and…"
"Alice-I am not surprised you rejected your cult, you are wildly curious. I dont think it is a question of being attracted to it as much as being brainwashed into it. And for adults who turn to cults I have read that they tend to be emotionally…"
"Glen - I too grew up in a cult: http://www.bkwsu.org/
But I had a thirst that caused me to feel stifled and unsatisfied in that environment - I still can't understand why adults are attracted to it and stick with it!…"
"Alice, my main point is that religion curtails cognitive development. The extent to which it operates in this manner is a function of the power of the religious cult. And women in particular are victimized. In less restrictive religious…"
"I wanted to believe what they told me - but something deep down - since I was about 7 years old, it didn't stack up to reality as I saw it. Things like when they say that God told them something etc...."
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If freethinkers could only reason with the religious, there would be no…"