Re: "Free to Leave"
Date: November 03, 2008 05:24AM
Hi I am new here, I just wanted to add something about being "free to leave", someone in my family is clergy, in a pretty much close-nit church. I really don't feel safe enough to say who or what church, I will just say it is a pentecostal/charismatic type church. BUT in my opinion even if you are "free to leave"physically in this type of church, You are NEVER really free to leave! You get harrassed by former members if you run into them, they try to pull you back into the "fold" they just want to pray for you in public or throw the bible in your face or flat out pretend they don't know you and the family says God is going to strike myself or my children down, and God does not hear my prayers, and garbage like that. (And this has not just happened to me, other people who left as well). So even though I have been out for a few years, I don't think I will ever be, or was ever "free to leave". I imagine pretty soon all of my relatives & any church friends left (which is not many) will stop seeing me/talking to me once they realize they can not pull me back in.