Wow… you have some really… uhmmm… informed(?) opinions for a writer.
I am a Christian and attend an Independent Fundamental Baptistchurch; it doesn’t get much more conservative than that. I’ve never been exposed to Satanic Cult rituals, nor has anyone within my church accused me of being demon possessed.
I was terribly abused as a young child by my biological father. If that weren’t enough I was molested 3 different times, and then raped by yet another offender. To deal with that my mind isolated itself and produced other “personalities.” I have been living with Dissociative Identity Disorder since I was 16 years old. At least that’s how old I was when I realized that there was something different about me.
The way I found out I even had a situation was when I visited a counselor to discuss depression. After hearing my husband and I describe various instances of differing personalities surfacing the counselor stated that I had mild Dissociative Disorder. I didn’t know the full name, and I never saw that counselor again. I have never seen a counselor for the situation, so it’s not induced by a psychiatrist or hypnotherapy.
I have adapted to life. Recently, through research, have I realized that the steps my husband and I have taken were the appropriate ones to dealing with our situation. Since we began “treating” it one other alter has surfaced. With each alter that I learn to accept and understand, becoming co-conscious with it, I regain lost memories from my life.
I just thought that since your website is about “Fighting Ignorance” it would be unfair to allow your article to remain unchallenged. As for your statement:
That is a misconception. The goal is shared existance. In order to achieve that we must share thoughts. For me that means that a memory is typically like remembering a dream that someone has told me. As my alters come closer and closer together in understanding those memories become clearer.
So no… I’ve not be brainwashed by my church, nor have I been brainwashed by a therapist. I simply have lived it, and self treated it.