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Loyalty needs Trauma: Loyalty and the Moral Defense, Part 3

I remember an elderly woman whose¬†mother grew up on a sheep farm in Texas, unpopular in those days, because sheep grazed the grass so short there was nothing left for the cattle. One of my her¬†favorite expressions was: “I could … Continue reading

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Just Like my Daddy: Loyalty and the Moral Defense–Part 2

Military recruiters and police academies all over the world know intuitively that the way to create loyalty is to traumatize the recruits. Humiliate them, spit on them, call them names, scream in their faces, scare them, traumatize them, and in … Continue reading

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Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother

The only specific way that Jesus told adult children to honor their parents was to support them in their old age. When you go down the list of what we are tempted to believe when we think of honoring our … Continue reading

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The Angry God

Churches with harsh discipline describe God as angry, unpredictable, vengeful and secretive, demanding loyalty. In other words: as a typical alcoholic godfather of a nasty organized mob family. Where does the hardline Churches of Christ get this picture of God? … Continue reading

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PTSD

Many people raised in hardline churches suffer from symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome: 1. nightmares about church or family members, 2. avoidance of church or religious or family activities, 3. over reacting to stressful situations that remind them of … Continue reading

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Does Raising Kids in the Church of Christ damage them?

I received a question: Does raising your children in the Churches of Christ damage the children? If so, how? It really depends on your viewpoint: If you like the doctrines and attitudes of the Churches of Christ, then you will … Continue reading

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