Orgy, excessive indulgence in a specified activity. (Google)
Craig is obviously fucked up.
Who could blame him though, with his abusive upbringing?
Craig’s brother, Phil, was locked in an “uninsulated, unlit, and uninhabited” room filled with “spiders and vermin” (pg. 16) by their abusive father because Craig “couldn’t sleep.” Both brothers were sexual abuse by their baby sitter (pg. 29-32)—or at least it was implied. Verbal abuse from school bullies since 3rd grade calling him diseased (20), retarded (21), poor (78), etc. all the way through High School.
After facing physical, verbal, and sexual abuse it is no surprise that he would seek some form of escape. First drawing became a means of escape, but then religion replaces it. Religion was attractive because he could cope with the suffering in this life by idealizing another in heaven. The shift was not easy. He burned all of his childhood drawings deeming them “—the most secular and selfish” worldly pursuits (58.), since it apparently prevented him from fully committing to his Bible studies (56-58).
Which is funny when you think about it. Since marking on paper (i.e. drawing) is exactly what writing is. When looked at from that perspective, the Bible is really just a sacred drawing.
The Bible is really just a sacred drawing.