I am a religious person, and I am neither intellectually misguided nor emotionally shallow. My ability to believe is not a compensation for anything. It is simply 'faith' and it enhances my life.
My mother, however, 'used' religion. She did not have a real belief. For years while I was young, she was the choir director and we were always in church every Sunday. For her, it was a show of respectability and perhaps she felt that it gave her a veneer of goodness. I'm not certain of her motivation. I do know that she behaved one way at church and a completely different way at home. At one point, she started an affair with a pastor, and when that eventually ended, she never went back to church, any church, again. She didn't miss it, as it hadn't been real to start with. So I suppose that she could be called a religious narcissist.. one who went through the motions of religion but who had no real belief.
I'll tell you this woman is the best of the best but still falls painfully short. She claims to know Naricissism but when there's an ultra serious question about Narcissism she runs...I wonder why? lol....She speaks well but has no answers, so I'm convinced that she wants supply as she presence herself like Marry F*ing Maq.
Anyways, my pops is a pastor...formerely an Orthodox priest.
Think about it...its a really good racket if you're a Narcissist and a priest. That jackass, whom I wish to dismember for eternity, told me that I was "set apart by God...that I was special"...Omininous words the F*er, fully realizing exactly how "special" I was....
to develop a f*ing Pd that made you relate to nonbody, made you hated, made it "your job" to relate to others'....
little wonder why I sincerely wish to destroy each last one ######6 one of you and me and start over.