The goal of a successful therapy is liberation from a painful dependency -- not reconciliation, which is only a moralistic and not a physiological demand. The body does not consist solely of the heart, and our brain is not just some receptacle into which these absurdities and contradictions have been poured during religious instruction classes. It is an organism that retains the complete memory of everything that has happened to it. Anyone genuinely alive to this insight would say, "God cannot expect me to believe something that in my eyes is contradictory and does vital harm to me."
-- Alice Miller, The Body Never Lies, p. 131