My kids were talking about the phonebook thing the other night. Apparently, police can beat up a suspect under interrogation with a phone book without leaving any signs of abuse. Of course, it’s a movie myth.
But bible beating is not a movie myth. I talk with people every day who’ve been spiritually abused with the bible as the primary weapon of choice.
You can understand why they would never want to read the book again, at least for a long while. Even hearing verses that sound sweet to our ears and are like honey to our souls pierce their hearts like knives.
What’s particularly ugly and cruel about spiritual abuse is that it is harm covered in honey.
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