I need help recovering from

Religion the way I learned it. I haven’t been to church in years and yet I’m still having thoughts and worries and ideas stemming from a very strict, fundamentalist church. I recognize it’s a problem, but I can’t seem to get it out of my head. It affects my life in a negative way. I really need to find out how to recover.

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Do your own research about your religion. You will probably find a lot of different views and interpretations that will challenge what you were taught to think.

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That’s a good idea @thomas

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And I think the fact that you want to challenge those beliefs is a very good thing. I am religious. I found my own religious community because of my own research. I think it’s very healthy once you know where you are supposed to be. Again (if that’s what you want to do.) Either way own research is good imo.

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My dissatisfaction with the fundamentalists led me to develop an interest in a different faith. I have no regrets about joining the Bahai’s.

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I’m sorry to hear that @ZmaGal and hope you do get to a good place of recovery.

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For some people spirituality, higher power beliefs and religion is an important factor into their recovery,

It’s perfectly normal :slightly_smiling_face:

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What’s not normal is how much women are subjugated to lives of submission and servitude, and how they have no rights. It’s how all these strict rules have to be followed no matter what. There’s a lot involved and it was basically brow beaten into my head.

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What do you think in your opinion these women need to feel more heard??

Many people and groups of people are marginalised in our societies. There’s no defending that and everyone deserves to live a good life without fear or poverty. Comments otherwise will see bans so please behave. There’s no cultural excuses for inhumanity.

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I think that research, reading books about different interpretations is sound advice. I myself don’t know what I am but I know I’m not fundamentalist and I’ve never been baptized.

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It we were allowed to discuss religion and even spirituality here, we probably would require less medication, hospital visits, and psychiatrists … but then again, we would be posting and reading here less as well.

Why do you think that? I’m curious

Human beings, when allowed to communicate, even if it is at a table, with some bread and wine, can dispel even the deepest of magic. If … we have ears to hear.

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This has strayed from recovery orientation.

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