Oppressive Religious Upbringings

May 24, 2024

The Shadows of Oppressive Religious Upbringings
by Phillip Orr

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Many thanks to blogger Phillip Orr for these important insights.


“Unhealthy religion occurs where a sect or denomination holds tight control over the emotional freedom of its adherents, insisting on a prescribed lifestyle, tied to unquestionable theological ‘certainties’. Unhealthy faith communities can be found in ‘new churches’ where excessive power is often exercised by an unchallenged leadership as well as featuring in exclusive and traditional denominations.”

Terri Daniel

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