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Courtesy Luzer Twersky
Escaping Religion
September 18, 2016
First-person accounts of 6 people who grew up inside insular religious groups, who decided to leave. Despite their very different backgrounds, their stories have a lot in common: A conviction that they were keepers of secret knowledge. A set of rules that gave them structure, purpose and a clear moral compass. And a strong, often suffocating, bond with their family.
Part I
Escapes from an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn, a polygamous sect in Utah and a coven of radical feminist witches. Listen to their individual stories here.
Part II
Escapes from an apocalyptic 'cult,' a New Age doomsday sect, and the most hated church in America. Listen to their individual stories here.