I recall a man who openly confessed to cheating on his wife in CHURCH before the
whole congregation. (Jehovah's Witnesses)
The poor wife was trapped
In that moment EVERYONE KNEW he cheated and the presiding minister remarked "your wife must forgive you as it's the Christian thing to do."
See what I mean by trapped.
Everyone was pretty much told
to be forgiving.
The minister himself said so.
The wife couldn't even vent her pain and anger and to make matters worse he named
the "other" woman.
She was the MINISTERS WIFE!
Oh, oh, bad boo-boo.
I do identify as a Christian.
I do NOT attend any church service or claim a denomination.
I was baptized in a Church of Christ. There are many "Church of Christ" churches all quite
different from one another.
Some won't allow musical instruments in the church building.
J.W.s don't either. At least not when I attended the Kingdom Hall.
Forcible attendance as a kid by my mother.
She beat me to death with "Jehovah" to the point I was scared to death of that "god".
I know better today.
Jehovah isn't really going to send birds from heaven to pick my eyes out for being
Just one of the many images of "god" presented by mother and her J.W. friends.
I've been hobby studying religion, mostly Christianity for over 50 years.
I remain confused as to which Christian religion is the "right" one.
Then there was my poor sister.
At age 12 she was well endowed on top. (o.k. big boobs)
Pretty girl also.
Momma sent her to a J.W. elder for "Bible study" by her self.
The elder's wife wasn't home.
The elder helped himself to by sisters breasts.
Molested her he did.
She told mom and momma slapped snot out of her for "allowing" herself to be
molested and warned her to NEVER tell anyone else.
My sis is now 68 years old and STILL an functional alcoholic.
I suspect it will kill her one day.
All from childhood trauma that was never dealt with or treated.