Escaping Toxic Religion: Finding Grace
When David began his career in pastoral Therapy, he expected many of his clients would be Christians wanting to be rid of the after-effects of trauma and abuse suffered prior to their conversion. However, what concerned him was finding that many Christians problems were being traced to teachings and experiences they had been subject to after conversion.
These beliefs he labelled ‘toxic’ in so far as once they are taken on board, their effect is to confuse, paralyse, render dogmatic, or superstitious.
This Seminar covers Legalism, Fatalism, Christian ‘quick fixes’, Veneration of leaders, Blueprint guidance, Behaviourism etc. and point to the need to think clearly and carefully about what might be the way out of such religious baggage, without jeopardising genuine faith.