Raised In A Christian Cult

If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic caused by drivers slowing down to get a glimpse of the accident scene, you know we humans are a nosy bunch.

So it’s no surprise that readers have devoured a steady stream of recent memoirs penned by people who grew up in abusive, controlling fundamentalist sects. We curiously peek into the barbed-wire edges of different faith traditions—Jewish,Mormon, and Christian—from the perspectives of their former members.

While the theology may differ, the plotlines in this popular genre vary little: the author’s childhood was a horror, leaving the group required great courage, and integrating into mainstream society afterwards remains a disorienting, difficult process. Popular blogger Elizabeth Esther’s Girl at the End of the World: My Escape From Fundamentalism in Search of a Faith with a Futureset to release next Tuesday, March 18, is a recent addition to the genre. [Read more]

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  • SoundOn

    I don’t know where you are from, but I live in America where Christianity is the predominant, mainstream religious ideology. So it would make some sense that leaving Christianity would be difficult, especially when you are leaving behind a part of the mainstream society that you also desire to fit in with. What doesn’t make sense to me is how a Christian childhood could possibly be a horror.