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The worst of this can be seen in the frightening websites that purport to be support groups for girls with anorexia and bulimia.

Such sites claim that these two disorders are a religion, not a disease, and pray to false gods named after them: Ana and Mia.

Courtney E. Martin, The Courier Mail 36 Comments [5/1/2007 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: 3
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niccomm

Oh please shut up and go away. Ana and Mia are just shorthand terms for anorexia and bulimia. They are not \"false gods\" and no one prays to them.

5/1/2007 7:46:38 PM

Goosey

Anorexia and Bulimia are neither claimed to be religions nor are they diseases.

They're nervous disorders.

There's a difference.

5/1/2007 8:36:01 PM

pauline

Oh, right, girls develop eating disorders because they don't believe in God. Which is why my eating disorder developed when I was a devout Christian.

5/1/2007 8:41:42 PM

Old Viking

Thanks for alerting us.

5/1/2007 8:47:48 PM

Sophie

Actually, there ARE websites that promote anorexia and bulimia. I don't think they treat it is as a religion or worship God's named 'Ana' and 'Mia'.

5/1/2007 8:53:05 PM

Matilde

Looney and lying for Jesus?

5/1/2007 8:55:35 PM

TB

Why do Xtians think other people worship gods?

WE DONT NEED FUCKING GODS

5/1/2007 9:17:09 PM

daizy

Actually I did read one site when I was writing a paper on eating disorders that wanted eating disorders protected under religious freedom...twisted original article, but there are some scary people out there encouraging girls to become anorexic or bulemic

5/1/2007 9:20:47 PM

Berny

True Christians don't believe in nervous disorders or psychological problems. It's all the work of Satan!

5/1/2007 9:34:47 PM

Safaraz

Actually I have read some pro-ana sites that claim to, at least disguise it, as a religion. One writer ever drew up their own ritual based along the lines of Ceremonial Magic. Oh and I agree, they are frightening, but probably not for the reasons that you think they are.

5/1/2007 10:11:16 PM

Osiris

WHAT THE FUCK!!!

5/1/2007 10:45:30 PM

Lunalelle

You fail at metaphors.

5/1/2007 10:54:26 PM

Zeniel

One god want you to starve the other wants you to throw up. Well at least there gods are straight to the point.

5/2/2007 12:09:42 AM

John

Troll, for sure.

5/2/2007 12:12:51 AM

√ėyvind

[Shakes head sadly at both fundie and what he learned about pro-anorexia in thread]

5/2/2007 12:54:13 AM

anti-nonsense

Why do fundies always insist that people they don't like are a religious cult?

5/2/2007 1:14:48 AM

Sandman

This quote needed more from the original site. As it is it's just weird and confusing. The rest of the article makes it truly fundie, though, proporting to blame atheism for eating disorders and claiming that God can cure Anorexia.

5/2/2007 1:26:32 AM

Amused

Are they the sisters of \"Atheos\"?

5/2/2007 5:31:11 AM

Prager

No! People with bulimia pray to the porcelain god. Maybe they have names for their toilets, but I doubt it.

5/2/2007 6:26:29 AM

ZugTheMegasaurus

Right. My arthritis meds didn't mess me up and make me stop wanting food; it was all because I was praying to Ana! Of course!

...jackass.

5/2/2007 7:10:48 AM

Redhunter

I'm Worshipping, I'm Worshipping!

5/2/2007 7:24:56 AM

CousinTed

Those sites are pretty fucked up, but not in the same way this loon is thinking.

5/2/2007 7:25:42 AM



Voted 5 for the lulz.

5/2/2007 10:13:01 PM

Tzelemel

Erm, did it ever occur to anyone that Mrs. Martin isn't being literal here?

5/5/2007 8:04:32 PM

Hollio

This person's making a joke, right? Pro-anorexia communities may be stupid and they may border on the cult-ish, but there are no deities.

5/7/2007 12:44:14 AM
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