January 6th, 2013
10:58 AM ET

Food, self image and God

(CNN)–Mary DeTurris Poust, author and Catholic blogger, explains how faith helped her deal with self- image and eating issues.

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  1. D Sans

    The author controlled her eating issues by licking a homeless man's butthole.

    January 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
    • wow you have a real talent for humor

      or not

      January 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm |
  2. Milton


    January 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm |
  3. Origin of Life

    Hypothesis Traces First Protocells Back to Emergence of Cell Membrane Bioenergetics
    Dec. 20, 2012 — A coherent pathway – which starts from no more than rocks, water and carbon dioxide and leads to the emergence of the strange bio-energetic properties of living cells – has been traced for the first time in a major hypothesis paper in Cell this week.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:53 am |
  4. Banjo Ferret

    Eat, drink, and be merry, for on November 5th 2014 we die. Ferretianism is the one true religion. Repent!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:48 am |
    • Akira

      A new doomsday date! Yay!

      January 7, 2013 at 11:23 am |
    • sam

      Ferrets?? Hide all your keychains!

      January 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
    • christ_child1991

      Lovely another false prophet Matthew 24:36“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only." It may be this year it maybe next year but I am 99.9% sure it will not happen when you say it will

      January 8, 2013 at 10:51 am |
    • Banjo Ferret

      But alas, Ferretianism is the one true religion, so your scripture passage does not apply. We Ferretians know the doom date because Tim the Destroyer of Worlds appeared to us and mentioned it in passing. Repent!

      January 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
  5. William Demuth

    If there was truth in this, then why are the Fundie broads the fatests of ALL the cults?

    Southern Fundie's have more chins than a chinese phone book!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:28 am |
    • sam stone

      william: i agree....i turn on jimmy swaggart's show and all those heifers are going 250 lbs......"nobody wants to see me nekkid, but jeeebus loves me"

      January 7, 2013 at 9:42 am |
  6. We left the cave long ago

    No need for it (bible) anymore. Do we want to go back to this time ?
    One of the most difficult things to comprehend about this story is the degree to which slavery was an accepted part of American life. It was sanctioned in the Bible, certainly all over the place in the Old Testament, so slaveholders used that as justification.

    January 7, 2013 at 8:56 am |
  7. Sane Person

    God is going to help me with my cravings, or help me because I feel fat.

    Meanwhile, in Africa...

    January 7, 2013 at 7:00 am |
    • Fat American

      Yes, God will help those with too much food, but those who have no food at all, they're out of luck.

      Typical self-important americans, thinking god is going to help them because they can't put down the ****ing twinkie.

      January 7, 2013 at 7:28 am |
  8. Apple Bush

    I am a fat fuck.

    January 7, 2013 at 3:00 am |
    • Rod Digit

      Apple Bush
      Your name is a description of pinkish red pubes, love handles can come in handy.

      January 7, 2013 at 5:50 am |
  9. :-P

    Hacer.... Our romance language experts are stumped. Not a surprise...this group doesn't know much besides how to incite hate and misinformation.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:25 am |
  10. ThePkExperience

    Amazing what people will write to sell a book. Amazing that the publisher actually picked this one up. What is even more amazing is that during this morning's interview on the news, this woman could not keep a straight face when talking.



    January 6, 2013 at 10:33 pm |
  11. Carrie Porter

    Wonderful Blog!

    January 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm |
    • ThePkExperience

      I'm a protestant so im not sure my God will help me. ....

      January 6, 2013 at 10:40 pm |
  12. Sam Yaza

    soo,.. a skinny person with a negative self image of herself do to cultural norms thinks she has an answer for over eating and its God


    i have an answer for being fat get ff your ass,.. i have an answer for having a negative self image,... seek psychiatric help your strong enough to get through this just take the first step

    January 6, 2013 at 7:45 pm |
  13. Fact

    Atheists are super prideful and hace a false sense of self importance.

    January 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm |
    • Bork

      Speak for yourself, hacer-boy. Too funny.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm |
    • Akira

      What's a 'hace'? Is it contagious?

      January 6, 2013 at 9:02 pm |
    • sam stone

      As opposed to Christians, who feel that the creator of the universe wants nothing more than a personal relationship with them?

      January 7, 2013 at 4:31 am |
  14. SanveanShaze

    I just got paid $6784 working off my laptop this month. And if you think that's cool, my divorced friend has twin toddlers and made over $9k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less. This is what I do, Rich45.c-om

    January 6, 2013 at 6:16 pm |
  15. truth be told

    All so called atheists are at their core being liars. It is essential to be a liar in order to claim to be an atheist. The next virtue of an atheist is the desire to torture, kill and destroy. Given the opportunity an atheist quickly becomes a mass murderer.

    January 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm |
    • ???????

      How old is planet Earth ?

      January 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm |
    • Akira

      You haven't told the truth yet, tbt, making your handle, and you, a lying troll.
      Shove it, sparky.

      January 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm |
    • End Religion

      thx, TBT, for helping us create more atheists.

      January 6, 2013 at 6:12 pm |
    • tallulah13

      Obvious troll is obvious.

      January 7, 2013 at 12:11 am |
    • Seyedibar

      All human beings lie. Every day.

      January 7, 2013 at 12:16 am |
  16. GulpOff

    Silly woman.
    Silly CNN.

    January 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm |
  17. Answer

    Kind of pathetic that the religious tools need their delusional fairy tale to help themselves in these ways. Damn funny.

    January 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm |
  18. Correctlycenter

    Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and other wannabees in modern world history insisted on removing God also. My history book tells me it didn't work out too well for the millions of innocent people murdered by the God-haters, did it?

    January 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm |
    • Ken

      They were all dictators, like Hitler and Saddam, neither of which can be said to be a non-believer. Get your history straight next time.

      January 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm |
    • Akira

      Well, according to some, God was the biggest mass murderer of all time, so your point is...?

      January 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm |
    • End Religion

      Debunked and refuted about 10 times a day... we know you wanted to add Hitler, but it isn't just Hitler that makes you look silly. Hitler was a Christian who felt his actions honoured god.

      The actions of Mao and Stalin (who attended seminary) were totalitarian. They sought total authority, which means getting rid of religions which would compete with that authority. The pursuit of atheism was not the cause for the bloodshed; it was the pursuit of control over a people.


      Hitler was raised Catholic. In his book Mein Kampf and in public speeches he made statements affirming a belief in Christianity. He called the purge of Jews "positive Christianity." While there is debate over his actual private feelings about the faith, he was a publicly practicing Christian. There exists no known evidence that Hitler was an atheist or agnostic. Again: evidence he was Christian; no evidence he was otherwise.

      Hitler said: "Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord."

      January 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm |
    • Bork

      Great post, End Religion. Thanks for taking Correctlycenter to task for his falsehoods.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:51 pm |
    • Portland tony

      Re-read your history books please! These despots put to death and isolated their perceived political enemies, not because of their religious beliefs, but based on perceived fears that they would undermine their governments in one way or another.

      January 7, 2013 at 4:31 am |
  19. Space Horse, Course to Course

    I would recommend consulting a dietician or doctor, two professions which base their practices and beliefs upon the science of reality, as opposed to a make believe character.

    January 6, 2013 at 3:15 pm |
    • Cathy

      The atheist says it's their way or the highway. Glad you showed your close mindedness.

      January 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm |
    • LinCA


      You said, "The atheist says it's their way or the highway. Glad you showed your close mindedness."
      Reading for comprehension isn't your strong suit, is it?

      Space Horse, Course to Course said, "I would recommend [...]". It's entirely up to you what you do with that advice.

      January 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm |
    • Akira

      Cathy, if you broke your leg, would your first impulse be to ask God what to do and look in the Bible for splint advice, or would you go to a hospital?

      January 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm |
    • Seyedibar

      Cathy is a believer. All she has to do is fly to France, bathe in the spring at Lourdes, and she'll grow a new leg.

      January 7, 2013 at 12:14 am |
    • sam stone

      "The atheist says it's their way or the highway. Glad you showed your close mindedness."

      Point out once where an atheist has posted that. Just once. Can you do that?

      Cathy: Christians are on here every day saying how no one gets to heaven except through jesus. How is that open minded? Or, perhaps open-minded does not apply to Christians

      January 7, 2013 at 4:38 am |
    • christ_child1991

      @sam stone
      What Christians on here are saying is true John 14:6 "Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." you ask how is that open minded. well what about this this is islam, Quran (4:76) – "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…"Quran (8:12) – "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" how is that open minded Christianity is more open minded that that

      January 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm |
  20. Cathy

    He made us perfect, unique and loves us just the way we are. Why? For his pleasure.

    January 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm |
    • Ken

      So, we were bred to be God's lap dogs? And you're OK with that? Amazing!

      January 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm |
    • Santi Clause

      So, God loves Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Saddam Kim Jong Il just the they were?

      January 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm |
    • Akira

      "For his pleasure."
      We're toys? Nice.

      January 6, 2013 at 11:48 pm |
    • Seyedibar

      except for intact foreskin. I suppose god is still trying to make up for that mistake.

      January 7, 2013 at 12:11 am |
    • tallulah13

      Nice one, Seyedibar.

      January 7, 2013 at 12:14 am |
    • sam stone

      Yet this omniscient god, knowing who will or will not accept Jesus as their savior, allows those who will not do so be born anyway? Why? To torture them forever? Is that your vindictive pr1ck god's pleasure?

      January 7, 2013 at 4:40 am |
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