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Is religious shunning a form of mental and emotional abuse?


Some religions, under the guise of keeping the flock pure, shun members who leave the faith. Is this a form of psychological abuse that should it be permitted in society?

 

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    Barnsey 5 years ago

    Well said. In short they act like any other cult does yet its accepted or perhaps I should say conveniently overlooked by big brother.


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    Bradley1946 5 years ago

    If a person leaves certain religious movements, they are shunned. The members treat people who never belonged to the movement better than the one who leaves. That is CONTROL to me.


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    Ramsa1 5 years ago

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    Bradley1946 5 years ago

    No, the rules they make are violated, and when the "elders" decide the person is bad enough, they are thrown out and shunned - no relationship maintained with them, social outcasts, ridiculed, etc....

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    Barnsey 5 years ago

    Religious extremism is bad for everybody. I like what the previous president of Australia said but to lump athiests in marks you as an extremist. Atheists are the intelligent people in America. Faith is Wisdom, not intelligence.


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    ChapmanHester 5 years ago

    That's not what they do, in some religions they go as far as to completely disregard the person as existing, the family turns their back and the society. They are outcasts from everyone and their only option in some cases is to leave the community.

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    Bradley1946 5 years ago

    In the case of Jehovah's Witnesses (by the way, there is no Hebrew name of Jehovah, it is a bastardization of Yahweh when the Germans did their scholarship work (Jah instead of Yah, so the YHWH got to be known as Jehovah). Their families shun them.