When religion becomes pathology


Pathology is the scientific investigation of any deviation from a healthy or normal condition in the human body, mind and spirit. It is necessary to study abnormality in order to discover its source, its varieties, its stages, and its cure.

For the past several years I’ve been working with people in the area of religious pathology. I’m not saying that religion IS pathology but in many cases religious conditioning has led to abnormality deeply damaged their relationship with God, themselves, others, and life. Religious pathology causes abnormality in one’s body, mind, spirit, and can sabotage your life at every turn.

Here’s a sampling of the countless people who have contacted me to share their story.

A devoted an entire section to addressing religious pathology in: Notes from (Over) the Edge: Unmasking the Truth to End Your Suffering.

Latest Comments

  1. Susan P says:

    I can wholly relate to most of those in the sampling. It isn’t just that I’ve been spiritually abused, but it has translated to mental and physical disabilities.

  2. Brian says:

    agree, seen it as well as a former pastor and current counseling student. Obssessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is a good description of many fundamentalist Christians

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