Recovering Fundamentalists Co-Founder Drew Stedman will appear on BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live on August 7, 2011 to discuss his personal experiences with exorcisms.
It began when I was a kid, the feeling of impending doom. Something terrible was going to happen at any moment. A nebulous yet all-consuming fear of the unknown gripped me—by day. By night, it was an all-consuming encounter with evil. A malevolent phantom became Legion and the lines blurred. I became it, them—pure evil. […]
Tough scenario. 61 years old, in year three of missionary work with my wife after giving up everything to come here, and I have finally decided to walk away from the supernatural after a life of belief in it. How do I tell my wife? How do I tell all those who trust me and […]
I am in my mid 30′s and a dad. I grew up in a very fundamentalist church, of which my dad is a minister. He was never as strict as some of the other preachers, so I thought I escaped relatively unscathed, but now I know I have a few scars. Now, instead of the […]
My name is Phil, and I’m recovering from Protestantism. My story started with the Seventh-Day Adventist cult. I was very young as a kid who learned about the seventh day (Saturday) still being holy, that the Pope was the anti-Christ, etc. I didn’t know if they were right or not, but they were very judgmental […]
Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a recovering fundamentalist. I was raised in an evangelical, fundamentalist household. I was sent to a private fundamentalist school from K-8 that was part of the racist British Israelism movement. My parents used to go to the church affiliated with that school, but stopped going there when the […]
It started, for me, as a little girl, walking up to the altar after an inspiring puppet-show about Jesus Christ and his love for little, sinning, me. I was four years old. No one pushed me out of my seat, or told me I had to accept Jesus “as my Savior”, but I knew that […]
My parents drank the koolaid of the “Charismatic” movement/”Moral Majority.” It got to a point where it was “we’re moving to Guyana, kids” bad. If Pat Robertson had been Jim Jones, we would be buried in a mass grave now. The parents I knew became babbling idiots who prayed for us rather than take us […]
Opening excerpt from my new book, GOD IN CHAINS: 1 So this is what it’s like to not know what you believe anymore. You have just awoken. You stare up from the bed at a ceiling that is no longer there. It has collapsed, too heavy to be held up any longer by the walls […]
Hi, I’m Matt and I’m a recovering evangelical. I was brought up in a loving, but very conservative evangelical home. Went to Uni and then got a job in a church. But after three years working for a church I slowly started to see a greater difference to what I believed and life. Now in […]
I attended an extremely hardcore, abusive, and fundamentalist Southern Baptist run private school from second grade through twelfth grade. I am now 25 and I’m three years into dealing with the residual issues. I have generalized anxiety disorder as a consequence of the trauma I experienced on a daily basis at that school.