Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church | Megan Phelps-Roper | Oxford Union

I feel i can also say that i feel like i never felt true empathy, until after leaving the brethren

Cult need to demonize ex members . They need to see us as being the worst of the worst. Its very common tactic. As they don’t want us to have any influence on the cult member that remain

Its an interesting video about how “love can overcome” isn’t it

I love this ladies view . I feel i agree with the way she now looks at faith beliefs. There’s still certain good things that can be gleaned. Its like sorting the wheat from the chaff?

It takes all kind of people to help create change. There’s no ratio for one or the other. Sometime change comes from a ground swell. Its all important. We shouldn’t discount the power of reaching even just the one person. You never know who that person may become

I agree

Bit by bit , the process of moderation can begin to happen. That’s like the trajectory

Yes well its even happen with Brethren too right ?

About ExEB

I'm a agnostic/atheist . Interested in learning more about science. I also am an "ex-member" of a group most publicly known within modern times, as the Exclusive Brethren. Whom are an off-shoot of the original Plymouth Brethren group. I'd say it likely my personality could possibly be described as quirky.You know ,as in being , unconventional , unorthodox , unusual, off-centre, strange, bizarre, weird, peculiar, odd, freakish, outlandish, offbeat, out of the ordinary, bohemian, alternative, zany I'm sure iv'e been classed as "crazy" . Many times But then, being born into a group like the exclusive brethren. Doesn't lend itself ? to tend to produce things considered as being "very normal" .Does it I escaped the Exclusive Brethren cult as a 15 year old teenager. Even since that time iv'e been trying to adjust to living life outside the cult. With much of my life being lived within the genre of "wild colonial boy" style. In the general sense of a church-rebel picking and choosing from role models who appeared within-life along the way. But as the exclusive brethren cult had traditionally maintained a general church-rule , of need to shun and totally excommunicate any ex member of their group.Treating such people as if they were dead. Thus this situation developed more to do with my need of following traditionally enforced church-rule , as apposed to it being so much about "life-choices". Certain emotional experiences, and parts of life in general, have led to me adopting a sense of low self esteem. Which is a situation i still deal with from time to time. Through my ongoing interest in science. I find i am able to gather more information to help me better understand my situation. Much about life for me, has often seemed like a massive puzzle.With many missing pieces.
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