Doctrines of the Church that lead to Bondage and Abuse
Religion's Cell by Cynthia McClaskey is a masterful exploration of the ways in which organized religion has, through the centuries, systematically denied woman her proper role in the church and the world. McClaskey moves forward with detailed and extensively referenced explanations of how man, in seeking to retain power and authority in both religion and the world, has relegated woman to a subservient position in both areas, in violation of God's intended plan.
McClaskey also covers in detail, the three biggest lies of the church system and the ways in which organized religion has used these lies, throughout the centuries, to systematically deny woman her proper role in the church and the world.
Note from website admin:
Initially, I started the blog on this website with excerpts of church history. However, as the stories of abuse started coming in, I felt it was necessary to also add to the blog stories from cult survivors telling of the abuse that they endured at the hands of "the church" and it's followers. The world needs to see what the "fruit" of religion really is. Truly, it is not what everyone assumes it to be.
Please note that the stories posted are the personal accounts of each person and reflect the views of the authors. These stories are the sole property of the authors and not of this blog or its owner(s). Because an experience is included here, it is not meant as an endorsement from me, nor is it necessarily indicative of my views. Many different experiences are shared on the blog to show the extent and aftermath of spiritual, emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well as un-biblical teachings. Due to the various stages of healing of those writing, it is important to realize that abusive comments can trigger these victims thus causing them even more emotional abuse. It can also lead to physical harm of the victim telling his/her story if they are not able to cope with the comments posted. Please be mindful of this as you leave your comments. Comments deemed abusive will be deleted for the sake of the victims telling their individual stories. Some may even mention sinful actions on their part or on the part of the perpetrators and this site certainly does not endorse or condone such. Contributors are simply encouraged to share what they have experienced in their former churches.