Reviewing “I Fired God” When abuse and religious extremism intertwine.

More bad religion.

Why Hate When You Can Love

Recently I just finished “I Fired God: My Life Inside—and Escape from—the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult” by Jocelyn Zichterman. She discusses her childhood and most of her adult life that was spent in the Independent Fundamental Baptist Church, which Zichterman refers to as a cult. This is the same religious group the Duggars on TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting belong too. 

Her early childhood focuses on the indoctrination to the church that occurred in their church run school, weekly church readings and in her home coupled with a disturbing amount of physical discipline inflicted by her father. Jocelyn was one of five children, she had two sisters and two older brothers. Her father was a minister in the church and was raised in the IFB, her mother was raised Catholic but had to shun her family because they did not believe in IFB values and because they…

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