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'I have religious PTSD': Women tell stories of fleeing organized religion after abuse

New Jersey Herald
 2021-09-21

Cover picture for the articlePatty Bear began plotting her escape in high school. Raised in a strict Reformed Mennonite community in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Bear was trained to become a wife, mother — and little else. "My mother wore long dark dresses and a white bonnet," the 57-year-old recalls. "And I was expected to grow up...

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Kathy Ellerbe
09-21

The only way to eternal life and peace is the belief in Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus is not a religion. He is love!

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Irish!
09-21

John 3:16-17......For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.😊❤

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firm tongue
09-21

Religious control is well demonstrated by WEPP-White Evangelical political party. They include Catholicism and fanatical protestant laws. True religion never condemn and force - but such presents truth and lies to you, with all the consequences attending to each. And you chose between "LIFE and DEATH." Choice is freedom. YOU CANNOT LEGISLATE RELIGION SUCCESSFULLY. Blessed is the one , with a humble heart that allows the truth of GOD to persuade, not coerce them, to embracing that truth. And patiently, without condemnation, persevere through love, to guide others onto the real TRUTH.

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