I was deeply disturbed at age 9 when I saw in the MBofBS (My Book of Bull Sh!t) the picture of the mom holding her little baby while sitting on a rock while flood waters swirled around them.
I didn't see how a loving god would kill a little baby.
I also didn't see how state sanctioned executions at birthday parties made all birthday parties bad. I wondered if they figured out that the baker tried to poison the king.
I also worried about persecution: my skin being pulled off with pincers and being burned alive at the stake.
I was very little when I first had to contemplate that and kept on trying to prepare myself for it.
Isn't that emotional abuse of a child? Stay loyal to JH or you will be burned alive at the stake.