I have spoken with many Atheists who explain to me reasons behind their decision to become an Atheists and they are very similar to the experiences I had growing up in my IFB church.
The analogy that works better here is the baker who mixed a teaspoon of dog poop in his brownie mix.
I will let you, the reader, determine which applies to you and your unique situation.
I’ve been accused of making the fallacy of hasty generalizations or that I’m simply over generalizing based on just my experience.
So for example a child who was abused by his father who used a belt to beat him, will forever equate his father and that belt with abuse. When a particular church or organization abuse a person and they use the Bible to perform the abuse, you can deduce what will happen.
The one thing that a person needs to heal from an abusive situation, the Bible, is the very thing that person can’t turn to because it was the object of the abuse.
It is the sole intention of this site to bring into the light the hurtful and dangerous practices of the IFB.
Keep in mind that even though people may make known the good things that are being done in their church or religious group does mean that there aren’t abusive things happening and does not give them the right to dismiss or excuse that abuse.
It is wrong and dangerous to ignore/dismiss abuse on the grounds that good is also happening.
Once the brownies were mixed, baked and completed, it became impossible to know where the brownies ended and the dog poop began.
Even with such a tiny amount of dog poop the brownies were uneatable. When a person experiences spiritual abuse from those who are supposed to imitate Christ, it becomes impossible to separate the abuse from the healthy components of the church.