People who were raised in ‘cults’ remember the trigger moments that made them want to flee


‘I was punished for being sexually assaulted’: People who were raised in ‘cults’ remember the trigger moments that made them realize something was wrong with their upbringing.

  • Reddit user u / Havok1717 started the conversation on the “ Ask Reddit ” forum last week, with stories ranging from disturbing to heartbreaking.
  • One person revealed that their mother told them that she would choose to spend her final moments with their cult leader instead of them.
  • Some respondents insisted that the religious sects they were born into were cults while recounting how they had reached their breaking points.
  • Former Jehovah’s Witness claims they quit religion because they were told they could no longer talk to their little sister

People who were brought up in extremely strict religious cults and sects opened up when they first realized that something was wrong with their education.

Reddit user u / Havok1717 started the thought-provoking conversation on the Ask Reddit forum last week, asking former cult members to remember when they started to question their beliefs.

The stories ranged from disturbing to heartbreaking, with one person detailing their mother’s intense dedication to their cult leader.

Retrospective: Reddit users who were raised in a cult revealed the moment they realized something was wrong with their upbringing (stock image)

Sharing: Reddit user u / Havok1717 started the conversation on the `` Ask Reddit '' forum last week, with stories ranging from disturbing to heartbreaking.

Sharing: Reddit user u / Havok1717 started the conversation on the “ Ask Reddit ” forum last week, with stories ranging from disturbing to heartbreaking.

“ After watching The Day After in the ’80s I asked my mom if we knew nukes were coming, who would rather spend her last moments with me or the cult leader, she chooses. the Reddit user wrote. “I made my own survival plan after that.

Another former cult member shared, “ When I was five years old and the leader, who claimed to receive messages directly from God, accused me of doing something I knew I hadn’t done. . ”

Someone else revealed his shock after being told that if [woman] was going to be raped, it was better for her to kill herself than to risk having her “blood line” tainted ”.

Meanwhile, one person revealed that she “ became the bad guy ” when she had to leave the cult for her “ own sanity. ”

“ Confiding in my college tutor, she was horrified to learn even a fraction of what I had grown up with, ” the Reddit user added. “She was the main encouragement I needed from gtfo when I made it.

Difficult to deal with: Some respondents insisted that the Christian religious sects they were born into were cults while recounting how they had reached their breaking points.

Difficult to manage: Some respondents insisted that the Christian religious sects they were born into were cults while recounting how they had reached their breaking points.

Some speakers, many of whom claimed to be former Jehovah’s Witnesses, insisted that the religious sects they were born into were cults while recounting how they had reached their breaking point.

“My first clue that something was wrong was the degree of control in our daily lives,” wrote a former Jehovah’s Witness. “No beards, no long hair for men, no tattoos or piercings, no shirts with ‘edgy’ artwork like band shirts or shirts with skulls, no entertainment that they don’t have. ‘don’t approve, etc.

The person explained that other members are “trained to report you to the elders” if you don’t follow church guidelines.

“ What really turned things around for me was their doctrine that all non-witnesses deserve to die in Armageddon by the hand of God, just to not be witnesses, ” the person added.

Another former Jehovah’s Witness claimed that the religious sect tried to turn them against their sister.

Wake-up call: Many people recalled being isolated from friends and family who were not part of the church they were in

Wake-up call: Many people recalled being isolated from friends and family who were not part of the church they were in

“The ‘elders’ told me that I couldn’t talk to my younger sister anymore because she was ‘in bad shape’ with the organization,” the person explained.

“It’s the only family I have left. They passed her off as this monster just because she wasn’t actively attending church. That’s when the glass broke for me.

The Redditor then shared an update saying they were still close to their sister and didn’t regret their decisions.

Someone else said that they began to doubt their religious beliefs after losing a friend in a tragic college accident.

“I was 12 years old and my classmate died in a car accident. We were as close friends as I was allowed to be with someone who was not part of the cult. I asked my mother if I would see my friend in heaven (after death) and she said no because her parents were not Jehovah’s Witnesses, ” the person recalls.

“ Yesterday and today I couldn’t believe that an innocent 12 year old girl wouldn’t have the chance to live forever because of her parents. It was certainly the biggest crack in my ideology which only grew as I entered my teenage years.

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