the church, addiction, and rehab

"The Church and Rehab" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“The Church and Rehab” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

This is what I do: I help people recover from addiction to bad religion, unhealthy theology, and toxic church. I call it deconstruction.

I do this in four ways:

  1. I critique the bad things here on
  2. I moderate an online community of survivors called The Lasting Supper
  3. I write books, such as The Liberation of Sophia, that tells my story with art and words.
  4. I create art that visually articulates this profound journey.

Join me in rehab! You can be healthy and happy.

Peace on your path!



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4 Responses

  1. Sabio Lantz says:

    I think the word “God” or “Patriot” or many other abstractions also end up an addiction for people.

  2. Cecilia Davidson says:

    I think toxic theology requires a sort of methadone clinic

  3. Bill says:

    Bravo. Not sure where I belong on this spectrum. Detox, I think. We left the last few churches we belonged to, and haven’t been to worship since May.

  4. Yes, there are all kinds of addictions. I’m over it now, although I’m still interested in it. It’s been 4+ years since I belonged to any church. Thanks for sharing.