sent in by Sandy
So many Christians claim to love those around them, but cause so much trouble and heartache when they show that "love". And unfortunately my six year old child was hurt by this Christian "love". In December I realized what a sham Christianity is and left a home bible study group. People who I thought were friends, my kid even called them "grandma" and "grandpa", have helped to traumatize a small child.
I most unfortunately went with the "spare the rod a spoil the child" idea of parenting. I sadly gave in to the pressure. Well in July i realized that I was being abusive to my child, so I went to the Child Protective Services for help. I have been very lucking in that they have truly helped me and my child. Shortly after asking for help I sent my child to a relatives house, who kept in contact with the former bible study group.
At this point CPS had already closed the case against me. (after only two weeks). Suddenly I was not allowed to talk to my child on the phone and if I went to the town she was in they would not let me see her. So of course I had to call the police to get my kid back. And when she got home she had some things she had to talk to me about. These people had said that I was demon possessed, that I would abandon her, and that they would break into her window in the middle of the night and "rescue her". Two months later and she is still afraid to sleep in her own room. All this in the name of god.
Although, on the good side of things, I have been learning how to be a good parent and things have become peaceful in the home. I find it funny that Christians say you have to have god to know peace, but it was rejecting god that brought peace into my home.
How old were you when you became a Christian? 21
How old were you when you ceased being a Christian? 27
What churches or organizations or labels have applied to you? Christian
What labels, if any, would you apply to yourself now? FREE
Why did you become a Christian? desperation
Why did you de-convert? started to think