I don’t feel safe. Religionists I have known are anxious. All anxiety leads to hostility. To cause a physical feeling of unsafeness is abuse.

Physical harm, the one exception to ‘my thoughts cause my feelings’, is rampant among religionists, due to a lack of empathy. Often it is in the form of neglect. Routinely shunning any physical contact if I don’t measure up in some way that suits their purposes, often financial…