Trauma in Religion
Abstract: This study aims to analyze the potential negative effects of introducing religious concepts, such as the Catholic understanding of God and Satan, to children before they reach an age of reason and consent. The research examines how this process may infringe on children's human rights, including self-determination and autonomy, and evaluates the long-term consequences of such indoctrination.
Introduction: The exposure of children to religious doctrines, particularly in the context of the Catholic Church, has been hypothesized to lead to coercive control, as defined by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR, Article 1). This coercive control may infringe upon children's human rights, including their right to self-determination and autonomy.
Methods: The study explores the potential consequences of religious indoctrination on children's mental health and well-being, as well as the impact on their relationship with their natural family and the religious community. The analysis draws on existing literature, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Results: Religious indoctrination has been found to potentially compromise children's human dignity, independence, and self-determination. Furthermore, it may create a divided loyalty between their natural family and the religious community, leading to an environment in which child abuse may be perpetuated and covered up. The study also highlights the potential role of dissociation in adult survivors of childhood religious abuse and the challenges faced in obtaining accurate diagnoses and support.
Discussion: This research suggests that religious indoctrination may contribute to various psychological disorders, including trauma, coercive control, bullying, and narcissism. These disorders may become increasingly prevalent as society moves away from traditional religious practices and beliefs.
Conclusion: A growing body of evidence suggests that religious indoctrination may have detrimental effects on children's autonomy, human rights, and psychological well-being. Greater understanding of these effects, along with appropriate regulation and intervention, is necessary to protect the rights and well-being of children in religious contexts. Further research is needed to explore the impact of religious indoctrination across different religions and cultural settings.
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