High Demand Religions

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about this post that I came across on Mastodon.

People who belong to a 'high-demand' religion perceive themselves as righteous, i.e. being the only ones "doing it right." They walk around with a heightened sense of superiority, which is toxic and harmful to their families and others around them.

I can totally see the author’s perspective in that I can imagine this as a potential outcome of following the guidelines of Orthodox Christianity. On the other hand, it doesn’t ring true for any of the Orthodox Christians that I know. The Orthodox Christians I know are some of the most humble people I have met. Humility, it seems to me, flows naturally from regular confession and repentance.

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