What does deity stand for? It is any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force.
A personification of a force?
This sounds like a description of every abuser I have known. They play God in the life of their victims. No wonder it is so hard to break the cycle of abuse.
To the abused, they seem to have a supernatural quality. They have a way of knowing, their control insidious, their deception is from another world.
Why do I care?
The only way to unweave the patterns of abuse is to understand them. The disguises they wear. The manipulation they bring. We cannot fall prey to their habitual patterns. The undoing of these patterns is what sets us free.
I am a Christian. I believe in the eternal son of God. I do not, however, believe in much of the Christianese approach to healing for the brokenhearted. The clichés religious people throw around about forgiving and forgetting. Let’s not talk about such things. Keep that shit in the closet and on and on their rhetoric goes. Be a good Christian and keep your brokenness covered up.
The God I know speaks out loud and He encourages me too, also. The only deity I submit to is His authority. I like that. It has kept me free.