Anthony Bourdain Offered a Refreshing Look at Religion and Faith – World Religion News

Anthony Bourdain was never known for subtlety. It was part of his charm. His unabashed opinions gave his fans a no-nonsense guide to travel and cuisine. But he never preached about religion. What made him impose a gag rule on himself?

Bourdain was raised non-religious. Although his mom was Jewish and his father was Catholic, religion was never forced upon him. He would casually mention on his television show that he did not believe in religion.

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Don’t Suffer in Silence

Starting my second semester, my boyfriend and I went to the cafeteria for breakfast.  I began to have what I call the first panic attack of my adult life.

This panic attack changed the course of my entire second semester.  After feeling dizzy, shaky, and like I had “nowhere to run,” I never went to the cafeteria again.

This was the worst mistake I could have made, but at the time I was terrified to tell anyone.

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