Would it be okay to write an essay regarding religious trauma? If so, would it be acceptable to include Bible verses?
I want to write an essay about the religious trauma I went through since I grew up in the church and how I escaped the internalized fear modern Christianity planted in me
Earn karma by helping others:
This would be okay, if it answers the prompt. Colleges would in fact find it interesting to read, and it could add a whole new aspect to the personality you portray in your applications. It's also fine to include some Bible verses.
I think it would be okay to write about that if it has affected you and who you are. I think that you could include Bible verses, but don't overdo it. I wouldn't use too many words on that because those words didn't come from you and don't show who you are as well as your own words.
I think this is a risky topic simply because you don't know who is reading your essay. I think you should still write it so long as you have specific anecdotes that show how this was a unique experience you had with the religion as it's possible if you write too generally someone could be offended by your essay. Although I think you can write the essay I wouldn't quote bible verses because based on the premise it doesn't seem like it would be constructive to do so.
To keep this community safe and supportive:
- Be kind and respectful!
- Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
- Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!