SYMPTOMS OF RELIGIOUS ADDICTION

© Paschal Baute 1993

The ultimate temptation of the believer is to assume that his or her way to God is the best or only way for others. The particular Way to God becomes what is adored, not the ineffable and incomprehensible Mystery to which we give the name of God.

In essence we have become addicted to the certainty, sureness or sense of security that our faith provides. It is no longer a living by faith, with hope and growing in unconditional love.

adapted from When God Becomes a Drug, by Leo Booth



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