Religion Escape Factors
Most of their [people who escaped religion] stories reflect the following four themes:
~ Darrel Ray in The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture.
- Events that opened their eyes to religious manipulation in their life or family.
- Long hidden or suppressed doubts about the teachings.
- Their ultimate act or declaration of liberation from organized religion.
- The double-edged sword of living without the crutch of a supernatural friend and learning to accept full responsibility for life.