Lourdes, Lifeboats, and Bounded Choice: Part IV (The Complicated Process of Exiting Totalist Groups)

Spiritual Sounding Board


Obstacles that Second Generation Adults like Lourdes Torres-Manteufel must overcome when exiting threatening, high demand situations and groups like Doug Phillips’ Vision Forum


Lourdes Pebbles

Part IV in a Series

Link to Part I

Link to Part II

Link to Part III

by Cindy Kunsman, UnderMuchGrace.com

“When we leave, we actually don’t have what we need to survive outside.”

~ Jill Mytton

I once heard a story from India about an elephant that spent its life tethered to a stake that was driven deeply into the ground. He spent his whole life living only within the radius allowed by the tether. One day, the tether breaks, but the elephant never ventures out beyond the circle, even though he is no longer physically restricted. He stays within the familiar and never ventures out beyond the well-worn path, the radius of that which the elephant has always known. It’s really quite a sad…

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About sheila0405

Moved out of theism into atheism on January 1, 2016.
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