Anorexia Nervosa And Anti-Christian Intolerance And Bigotry In The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™ What's The Connection?
Rev. Lorenzen writes -
Aversion addiction is when we are compulsive in our repulsion or rejection of things. May says “We often call these repulsions by other names: phobias, prejudices, bigotries, resistances, or allergies.” He describes aversion addiction as a mirror image of addictions that most of us are familiar with:
“Instead of tolerance, where we can’t get enough of a thing, we experience intolerance, where no matter how little of a thing we have it is still too much.”
This concept certainly applies quite well to the reactionary anti-Christian, and indeed more broadly anti-religious, "bad attitude" that many Unitarian Universalists engage in. I have only half-jokingly said that the "Theophobic" fundamentalist atheist Unitarian Universalists I have had the misfortune to encounter are amongst the most "God-fearing" people I know, and have remarked that these Theophobic UUs are positively allergic to not only Christianity but any "God Talk" whatsoever. As Rev. Lorenzen puts it -
There are plenty of people in our congregations who, no matter how little Jesus is mentioned, the word God is used or the Bible referenced, it is too much. There seems to be little or no understanding that all Christianity is not biblical fundamentalism and there are ways to freely follow Jesus down a largely non-dogmatic road and see what his spiritual teachings say about how we should live. There is no good news at all here, no grace, only bad news.
More later. . .