What is religious addiction?
I have been pre-occupied with this issue for the past few years, not because I am a highly religious person, but because I have seen a good friend of mine developing into a religious addict. Most people want to restrict the topic addiction to the normal cliques – alcohol, drugs etc. But this is not true, we have seen addictions ranging from computer, gambling, sex (?), the range is quite big.
I want to look at the definition of the word “addiction”. According to the dictionary Addiction is an uncontrollable compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of its negative consequences. A person who is addicted is sometimes called an addict.
Most addicts that have successfully received therapy say that they found themselves in a depression stage (their moods, low spirits) and sought a solution. Theyfound refuge in what turned out to be addiction be it drugs, alcohol, in this case religion.
I know that the topic religious addiction should be treated with great caution; particularly as most people consider that those who are extremely religious are humble in front of God, good to their mankind etc., however nobody considers the ill health in which some of these people are in.
I am currently reading some interesting websites where I actually found more information http://www.spiritualabuse.com/?page_id=46 and would like to share it with those who are interested in blogging with me on this topic.
I would like us to discuss more on this issue and I hope that I’m not the only one who have seen people getting religious addictions and we are not able to help as this is a totally unknown area for us.
Please feel free to comment and let me have your views.