Post with 80 notes
I find it somewhat funny how many angry comments are getting added on to a recent picture post from the other day yet I have only had one message regarding it. No one else seems to want to ask about it but since there is so much uproar let me throw out my 2 cent anyways. People are mad that it seems to be trivializing domestic abuse, that is not the intent of course, I would think instead people would perhaps see the startling similarities between the two. I am not ignorant to the fact that the comparison could be easily drawn but in attempting to invalidate religious abuse as a real issue people are attempting to undermine religious abuse as invalid and cast it away with one swoop. All of the statements are completely apt to religious indoctrination, all of the statements are the type of things told to people about god and why they should believe in god. These statements are not exclusive to domestic abuse, they are not exclusive to religious abuse, they are both forms of horrible abuse and it should be no surprise to see some similarities between the two.
I know domestic abuse is a very serious issue and I would never attempt to say that it is not. I also think that religious abuse is a huge issue and that should not be undermined. Everyone that attempts to cast off the picture as being a worthless attempt to co-opt awareness away from another worthwhile cause completely misses the point. Religious abuse isn’t often considered abuse, people don’t jump to it as being obvious. That picture is attempting to raise that awareness and anyone who attempts to demonize it essentially saying that religious abuse is not as important as other abuses and should not be talked about. I do apologize to anyone that felt offended by it, that they feel offended by it, not that I posted the picture. Please don’t think I’m attempting to draw away attention from a real problem, but don’t be so foolish to cast away religious abuse as if it was never a problem at all.