Lasting memory of the latter period of time in the organisation:
I had a route call with the magazines whom I'd called on for a number of years. Eventually when I become a parent I became consumed with negativity, doubt (blood issue) & depression. I would call on this lovely older lady and kind of confided in her about being very low, depressed even. I had no one else to turn to.
I remember one day she said "Jambon, can I be honest with you for a minute? I read these magazines that you give me and I feel that it's your religion they may be depressing you. Your religion tends to focus on very negative, heavy issues. You're a young man. You have a lovely, healthy little family. You should be fillied with optimism and you should be enjoying the best days of your life. I think you need to give consideration to the possibly that your religion may be a big factor".
Of course, I was embarrassed and she was very kind and apologised for speaking out of turn.
That woman confirmed what I subconsciously knew already. The religion had dragged a bright, young, successful man in his mid twenties down to the gutter of low self esteem, negativity and depression.
I left the religion 6 months later.