PCP and dieting

Padraig O'Morain (pomorain@iol.ie)
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 12:28:59 +0000

On the radio this morning I heard people being interviewed who lost
weight successfully through a programme which teaches them that
eating lots of food is incompatible with their respect for God
because it leaves them with less time to spend praying or otherwise
thinking about God.
This struck me as an intriguing example of people shifting their
constructs about food/dieting so that they are subordinate to their
constructs about God, with the result that their attitude to food and
dieting changed.
I noticed there was a missionary zeal about how they talked as if
they were channelling their thinking very rigidly and very carefully
so as to keep their thoughts under that particular umbrella.
Unfortunately, it wouldn't work for me - my image of God is of a
very cross, fat man with a white beard.

Padraig O'Morain
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