April 27th, 2010

(no subject)

I saw my therapist yesterday and we spoke about the links between EDs and religion. I was basically saying that it surprised me, given my strong atheistic leanings, that my relationship with food was so 'religious'; basically it involves symbols/rituals/meanings/faith. I noted that I developed an eating disorder around the time I rejected the faith which I'd been brought up in, this may or may not be relevant... He also said that the majority of his clients have some kind of religious faith, this surprised me in some ways as I have a lot of eating disordered friends and pretty much all of them are atheists.

Anyway, the point of my post was really to find out how many of you (those diagnosed with an eating disorder) have a religious faith. So, are you religious? And if you are, which faith do you follow? If you're an atheist did you have ever have a religious faith? Any opinions?