When God Becomes a Drug: Understanding Religious Addiction and Religious Abuse

When God Becomes a Drug: Understanding Religious Addiction and Religious Abuse

by Leo Booth
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ISBN-13: 9780962328299
Publisher: SCP, Limited
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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I began to read Father Booth's first book 'Breaking the Chains.' This book is not only an addition to his first book, but a clarification. His message is universally needed and certainly timely. I was once addicted to religion. At seventeen I was vulnerable and violatile. The Way International brainwashed me and captured not only my mind, but emotions as well. I quit college in 1975 to follow The Way. In December 2002, twenty-seven years later, I finally graduated with a B.A. in English, Cum Laude from a private university in Columbus, Ohio. Better late then never. In Father Booth's book, he explains what happened to me. I can't thank Father Booth enough for wiping away the shame I have been carrying with me all these years. This book needs to come back into print, as I believe terrorists would find this book helpful. The children of the terrorists are human too;these children deserve happiness regardless of what their parents have done. Similar to breaking the chain of a dysfunctional family due to drug addiction, breaking addiction to religion, i.e., fanactism, is possible too. Most great movements are done on the grassroots level. This book should be dropped over Iraq, instead of pamphlets. I hope someone hears this message. Father Leo Booth is on to something. My time with the Way was from 1973-1985; twelve long years. After my addiction to religion, I found temporary relief in alcohol and drugs. I used for a total of seven years. Because of a lot of hard work I am clean for four years and four months. In addition though, I see a doctor for the depression. I am happy today, and Father Booth's book has only added to my happiness. Thank you again, Father Booth. Please, please bring this book back in print. I am serious about bringing this book into Iraq, Iran, and Isreal and Palestine. Take care.