Jesus is your friend and your advocate.
He cares for your freedom and well-being.
„Come to me ! Whoever carries a heavy burden … I will give you peace and help you!“ (Mt 11:28)
„mercifulness, fairness, honesty“ are the features of character which Jesus loves most. (Mt 23:23)
Churches and religious communities regard it as their task „to inform about Jesus“.
But is it really the “ freedom“ of Christ they speak about?
Prefer to check yourself!
Religious systems reward submission to their ideological norms with money, influence and job security. Often they are mere clubs with the function to supply emotions. Such clubs train their members to react with antipathy on the attempt to examine what is questionable or destructive. Due to this emotional dependance it often seems to be impossible to advise members of clearly recognizable dangers because of partial information or abuse of power. They will react either with indifference or with indignation on reports of even severe damage. The demand of the apostle Paul that believers are members of one body and should protect each other from damage (1Cor 12) remains parts of the theology of course – in form of dishonest propaganda.
There must be an open and honest culture of information in Christian faith communities in order to avert such grievances. Unfortunately it is not a matter of course. The state could easily demand a clearing up concerning destructive side-effects by a law. But fact is: until today it grants faith communities the privilege of coercion to hurt and to intimidate people „at their own discretion“ by their theology. Many people ignore and excuse this.
Here you will find here enlightening information useful for self-protection which you possibly will never get at in your „faith environment“.