3/31/2005 | Share this article: View CommentsHello Ex-Christians
I thought this research would be useful especially when dealing with fundies--those who go from drugs to Jesus really go from drugs to another drug---God.
When God Becomes A Drug
By Leo Booth
SYMPTOMS OF RELIGIOUS ADDICTION
Inability to think, doubt, or question information or authority
Black-and-white, simplistic thinking
Shame-based belief that you aren't good enough, or you aren't "doing it right"
Magical thinking that God will fix you
Scrupulosity; rigid, obsessive adherence to rules, codes of ethics, or guidelines
Uncompromising, judgmental attitudes
Compulsive praying, going to church or crusades, quoting scripture
Unrealistic financial contributions
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