Three years ago I involved myself in a certain group pertaining to a particular belief. An official within warmly welcomed me, and was like a brother. His wife was another story, but eventually she befriended me. Then this official betrayed my trust. I left that particular group after much unwanted drama.
Within the same belief system I proceed to an affiliated but different group. Figured this time around would be different. Well it turned out not so. Rampant hypocrisy, various nasty/ill-tempered attitudes, etc. An elderly official began making advances, watching and stalking me.
This was a belief somewhat similar to childhood; I'd not been involved with beliefs for nearly 2 decades since my teens. But I figured (wrongly) that because these folks are well educated with college degrees galore, they'd be more reasonable and rewarding to deal with.
Wow, did I ever underestimate the destructive power of educated fools.
I'm now OUT of all that permanently since a handful of months, and I'm glad. My sister has suggested she and new boyfriend involve themselves in a somewhat similar fashion. I certainly advised her not to. To each their own as beliefs go, but I can do just fine on my own -- thanks.