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  1. I'm 'reading' (audiobooking) my first book in what feels like forever. I heard about 'Unfollow' from an interview with its author Megan Phelps-Roper- yes, that Phelps-Roper- on TDPS podcast and I've never been sucked into a book so fascinating. It's a memoir in which she opens up about her life growing up in the Westboro Baptist Church, and how she subsequently left the church and by extension her family. I'm always interested in the stories of people who have escaped cults, and at first that's what I thought this was. But the more I learn about the family's origins and Megan's recollections of her childhood, I'm seeing a slightly different framing of it all (though I still find their messages highly revulsive.)
    If you're looking for a new book to pick up, I'm recommending this one! 

    1. Seshi

      Seshi

      There are some frightening stories out there about cults. I watched a documentary on netflix about the heinous Buddhafield Cult, “Holy Hell”. It was hard to believe people could stay in those situations... Controlling the mind is a powerful thing

    2. Wedgy

      Wedgy

      No kidding, I think what gets me the most about them is the practice of shunning. How could they shun their own family? That's almost always the defector's final hangup keeping them on the inside. They know if they leave they can never see their family and friends again, no matter how close they think they are. It's like an on/off switch. 

    3. Seshi

      Seshi

      Well that's pretty bad, but the sex crimes are what I feel are the worst

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