There is no "one right way to God" as many of our religions have misguided us to believe. These beliefs were created to keep us under control through the ambiguity of fear. Whether this was done consciously or not is irrelevant, because it is simply a part of our collective evolution.
I discovered that the fear-based beliefs of my childhood religion were a greater abuse than any physical or sexual abuse I endured. Spiritual abuse affected me in a very deep an profound way that prevented me from finding true happiness.
Spiritual abuse is abuse of the human spirit. Is more than just physical or sexual assault, it is emotional and psychological as well.