I’ve been putting in long hours at work lately, so I’m not really up to writing a good post tonight.
Instead, I’m sharing this article.
I wish to add only that much of it rings true with my experience, in particular the last couple of sections (about Christianity causing special damage to women and why the harm from Christianity goes unnoticed) and this paragraph:
Rejecting a religious model of reality that has been passed on through generations is a major cognitive and emotional disruption. For many reclaimers, it is like a death or divorce. Their ‘relationship’ with God was a central assumption of their lives, and giving it up feels like an enormous loss to be grieved. It can be like losing a lover, a parent, or best friend.