"Bowing before the porcelain god" is also mentioned in the book "Wasted" by Marya Hornbeck in reference to bulimia. This doesn't seem to far off when you consider the time and worship put into cultivating an eating disorder. When food becomes sin, and sin must be washed away, what better god than the toilet you expel into. This idea behind the connection of God and food in eating disorders is also explored in the book "Holy Hunger" by Margaret Bullitt-Jonas.