See for example the article ‘the better eaters”(“time”, 13.09.2006):”food becomes the surrogate religion? … In the thick of food pyramids, recommendations, nutrient tables and feeding directions it’s like now between rival religious communities. All are on the crusade for the somehow healthier diets, but which is the right way, moreover, the opinions differ. Others who may share this opinion include General Electric Co.. Apart from sex and religion, there is no area, on which so many myths, beliefs and promise of salvation exist in the diet probably.” Noteworthy: Many products, including food products such as sweets, be advertised explicitly as “Sin”, “sinful”, “hell”, “evil” etc. or so named.
Not the good is considered attractive, but evil. The BZgA writes much about consulting, although their pica page Therapy etc., holding back but remarkably with criticism of the media celebrated food cult. 5. the Church proclaims no dogmas to nutritional issues, although occasionally – for example by the Holy Hildegard von Bingen – concrete recommendations were made. The Vice of gluttony; is however clearly convicted Instead, the Church always committed to fasting, where only a single saturation, and two small bolstering per day are allowed. But even the doctor of the Church known for his strict asceticism Jerome stated: “we command no self-indulgent, massive fasting.
As a result, weak body be ruined. And being sick is, before the Foundation of the Heiligheit is set. … There is no difference whether you kill yourself in long or short time. “A robbery which makes to the victims, his body too bad and barren food or too little sleep excessively zerqualt.” This whole moral background is completely missing from the BZgA. Finally, Self-indulgent eat (“binge eating”), if necessary with gesundheitsschadigendem “undo” by vomiting or similar (“bulimia”), and disorders that turn it off is, indeed, are destructive food waiver (“anorexia”). In many cases is however – to himself or others – sober to check to what extent or whether psychological help at all is required and whether conscience formation and character strengthening are necessary. From the ecclesiastical point of view, a solid, healthy sense of responsibility is recommended anyway, in terms of nutrition. Fr. Rolf Hermann Lingen