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Posted by porceleindoll on July 13, 2005 at 23:06:22

In Reply to: Re: They are posted by Perry on July 13, 2005 at 14:50:15:

That's interesting cause I've been reading Holy Blood Holy Grail, and was thinking yesterday how many Christians would actually renounce their faith if faced with indisputable evidence that the whole religion was built on falsehoods, or that certain aspects of the religion were not true, and I came to that same conclusion, that probably in most cases, they would not give up the religion, but view such evidence as a test of their faith.

Once you choose to believe something, it's hard to renouce even in the face of truth. I think it may be one reason so many FGAs have stayed in the group, after giving up 30 or so years of their lives to this 'truth', how easy is it to admit that they were wrong, a whole lifetime of being wrong, a destruction of their family unit based on being wrong, destruction of their beliefs and lifestyles. It's a pretty wrenching thing to go through. It was hard for me, it took awhile to recover from admitting that I had been wrong in my beliefs for so long, beliefs that dictated everything I was, did, thought, became.