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Do you think religion can become an addiction?

  1. arksys profile image90
    arksysposted 6 years ago

    Do you think religion can become an addiction?

    where people get lost within themselves and don't care about worldly affairs any longer... do you think these kind of people need an intervention to bring them back to reality?
    I think they do...

  2. DonDWest profile image61
    DonDWestposted 6 years ago

    Look what we're doing in the Middle East all because some people believe in silly Israel and the rapture. Not only do we need to bring these people back to reality, but they should be locked up in a cell as they're a danger to society and the very sanity of this planet.

  3. rwelton profile image71
    rweltonposted 6 years ago

    Intervention might be a bit strong of an objective...anything can become addictive and hamper a "normal" life.  Drugs, alcohol, all-night gamers, gambling, sex, satisfy something in the individual that seemingly cannot be garnered any other way.  I don't know if religion fits into that, but the satisfying results of a religious experience could become addictive.  Perhaps your reality is just different and not one they want to "come back to".  Be careful with that one.

  4. Erin Boggs1 profile image77
    Erin Boggs1posted 6 years ago

    I think that it becomes an addiction for some. And it usually by those people who have sinned the most or have more to hide. I don't think an intervention would help them. I just let people go on with their lives and limit my interaction with them, just so I don't become annoyed. I believe in God but thumping it in peoples faces just irritates them and then they become angry with God for creating such annoying people.

  5. OutsideTheLines profile image61
    OutsideTheLinesposted 6 years ago

    I would agree to an extent. I've met people who became so focused on the afterlife that they completely lost sight of things on earth and couldn't even have a normal conversation with a normal person about a normal topic. I think there's a definite happy medium.

  6. NorthEast Timber profile image61
    NorthEast Timberposted 6 years ago

    Of course how do you think cults survive?  Intervention only if it's a danger to others or children.  Otherwise adults have the right to fall for what ever they want.  I seen more people act stupid in love over another person than I have over religion. 

    Look at all the murders and abuse that happens when someone is addicted to a partner. 

    Interventions can be a slippery slope to intervening for everything.  If you intervene because of religion why shouldn't you intervene for love choices, food, college classes, sexual orientation, clothing choices.  I think people are addicted to being involved in other peoples choices.

  7. anupma profile image80
    anupmaposted 6 years ago

    Yes, sometimes it can become addiction. When one leaves his duty towards society, family and himself as well. And think that living like this is what religion suggest. In my opinion it is completely wrong. As God gives us life to live and experience.

  8. plinka profile image54
    plinkaposted 6 years ago

    Yes, it can become an addiction, but I don't think that it is the worst one. Fanaticism, however, is problematic. You can do "anything" until you hurt someone.

  9. onegoodwoman profile image77
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    I think that you have a gross misunderstanding!

    Those " religious" people ARE attempting to remove themselves from " wordly" affairs........why can't you let them do so?

    Your question, as it reads, also tends to imply, that you can not seperate the " faithful", the " believers" the " tranquil" from the "obessed" and "misguided".

    Why can't you let them be concerned with goodness, fairness, and self control?   Why can't YOU leave them be?   What makes you think that they need YOUR intervention?

  10. SheliaKay profile image58
    SheliaKayposted 6 years ago

    Oh most defiantly I believe religion can be an addiction just like drugs, sex, alcohol, shopping, etc. Anything that helps you escape from your "true" emotion. I've noticed some people turn to religion when life gets tough, just like some may use alcohol. They put the church over family, work and just about everybody and everything outside the church,  and all they can talk about is bible scripture. I know several people who could use an intervention. Good question.

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    Rosemary Banksposted 6 years ago

    Yes, some people are obsessed with religion trying to impose their beliefs on others.

  12. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 6 years ago

    I am thinking obsession, not really an addiction. however,as long as they aren't crazy, you probably can't force an intervention.

  13. Hezmyjoy profile image61
    Hezmyjoyposted 6 years ago

    Yeah as long as you see it as religion rather then a life style. There are some things people will do in the name of religion on one particular day and the rest of the days of the week, they act like everyone else. If the "faith" is taken seriously, it is not an addiction it is a commitment like one would have in a relationship.