|When Religion Is an Addiction
eye-opening investigation and pull-no-punches exposé
"The high of righteousness is the same as the
high of cocaine," says popular psychological speaker
Dr. John Bradshaw. Dr. Minor examines how a large portion
of the right-wing uses religion the way an addict uses
their addiction, including its obsession with politics
today as its new high. "Election nights of the religious
right-wing have become like New Years Eve for the alcoholic."
He examines the often-found relationship between sexual
and religious addiction, shows how liberals have been
enablers, and recommends new strategies to respond
to religious addicts. The religious right-wing in the
US is on a bender and its latest fix is politics.
Therapist, author, and addiction specialist Fred
Schloemer, Ed.D, LCSW, writes: "This
is strong and alarming stuff indeed, but Minor makes
his case so cogently that it is hard to argue otherwise.
Fortunately, he leaves us with some hope.... His thinking
is brilliant, and his clear, fluid prose a pleasure
Robert N. Minor, Ph.D. is Professor of Religious Studies
at the University of Kansas and a popular speaker and
workshop leader. This is his eighth book.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Religion Never Does Anything .... 11
Chapter Two: Will We Call It Addiction? .... 25
Chapter Three: The “High” of Righteousness
Chapter Four: It’s All God’s Fault ...
Chapter Five: Not So Strange Bedfellows — Sexual
and Religious Addiction ... 77
Chapter Six: Finding a Stronger Fix ... 93
Chapter Seven: When Liberals Are Enablers ... 111
Chapter Eight: Toward an Intervention ... 129
Further Reading ... 155
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