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Some former members of religious cults cannot reconcile the issues created by the cult's version of "god", doctrine, and modern understanding of theology. After critically examining the personality traits of the cult's version of "god", they are aware that if this "god" were a "person", it would be someone they would strongly dislike or even abhor. Non-cult believers attempting to explain their understanding of God fall quickly short, simply due to the amount of effort required for former members to learn healthy versions of past destructive theology. Though some do take a critical approach, many former members in this category choose to take an agnostic or atheistic stance and reject God simply because of "god's" personality the cult created.

This creates a very difficult scenario. Because of the number of people affected by cultish or fundamentalist views, these former cult members quickly find themselves to be outcasts in the non-cult religious community as well as the cult community they left. For all intents and purposes, they should be considered as a potential convert, never having known the God presented by the non-cult religious community. But because they left a group claiming to believe the same God, and then rejected that "god", many cultish or fundamentalist people in the religious community see them as having rejected their pathway to salvation. Following their destructive beliefs out to the logical conclusion, these former members -- though having never known the God being presented -- are not worth the effort. Former members who experience this are further committed to their rejection of God, and with good reason.

Former members who have chosen an agnostic or atheistic position should realize that both personality disorders and cultish beliefs were not limited to the cult they escaped. Though there are many of the faith manipulated into cultish behavior, there are some healthy groups. They must identify the root cause of the problem.