Lasting effects has left a new comment on your post "How To Resign":
I'm pleased to have stumbled across your site, and have been reading it with great interest for the last couple of days.
had one (ex) CD parent and one parent who was not CD (and fairly
hostile to the ecclesia). My own exposure was Sunday School from 7-18
(no choice in the matter), and only in my later teens did I have to
discuss or read the bible with the ex-CD parent (who still believed).
This relatively low level of exposure has still been enough to cause
long-lasting (20+ years) depression, anxiety, and constant end-of-world
fears. When I stopped believing (and even while I believed it was true I
wanted no part of it, since I disagreed with God and thought he was
wrong--why I didn't think the CDs were wrong instead is a curious
question that only occurs to me now) I simply transferred my
end-of-world anxieties (which can be all-consuming during bad periods,
to the point of near-institutionalisation) to whatever world events
were/are current, such as climate change, financial collapse, swine flu
I just wanted to point out that even mild exposure can have
serious effects, so going to Sunday School may actuallly be very
harmful. I entirely agree with you regarding the cultural importance of
religious knowledge, but it's my C of E schooling (assemblies and hymns)
that provided me with most of that. CD education was far too
close-up--couldn't see the wood for the trees type of thing.