Well, the students at Connecticut College have returned to their scientific roots and and have announced the following statements:
"Rats find Oreos as addictive as cocaine"
"Rats formed an equally strong association between the pleasurable effects of eating Oreos and a specific environment as they did between cocaine or morphine and a specific environment. [The Researchers] also found that eating cookies activated more neurons in the brain’s ‘pleasure center’ than exposure to drugs of abuse."
“Our research supports the theory that high-fat/ high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do,” Schroeder said. “It may explain why some people can’t resist these foods despite the fact that they know they are bad for them.”
Wow - I guess I need to join another twelve step program :) Hi, my name is Richard, and I have gone thirteen days since my last package of the double stuff…..
I wonder what these same student scientists would find if they studied the learning skills of the average church attender? Would they discover that we are sedentary in our spiritual ways? Or, would they discover that we consume way too much spiritual fat and sugar in our consumption? hmmmmmmmmmmmm
At COTHA we have a core value of "violating the status quo." This means that we as a community are striving to be the kind of group that surprise others with our actions. Wanna see this in action? Show up for the next Spaghetti Dinner, or look at all the people that are serving breakfast on Sunday Mornings, or just walk the halls during COTHA U and see all the people that are committed to the idea that we can be light in our Oreo driven consumer-conscience church/spiritual world.
One more thing - I LOVE Oreos and my FAITH and if they are addictive then I guess I'm going to start a new twelve step program…. See you Saturday evening or Sunday 8:00 or 10:30am in the Big Room and we can all confess our addiction together :)