Christians romanticize suffering which often results in mental illness which often makes people emotionally stunted. Of course Christianity is mostly engaged on the seat of the emotion. So these people are basically romanticizing something that kills faith indiscriminately.
The prosperity gospel is hard to swallow but this twitter feed makes it easier.
Christians are rightfully horrified of the fact that there are hardly any Downs people in Iceland because most of them get winnowed out via pre natal tests and aborted. However Iceland is more socialist than the U.S. with cradle to the grave social services. People with disabilities exact a great drain on society. The Christian […]
If there isn’t a trail of crumbs I can surmise there is no bread. Been looking for a job since September with nothing positive since October. I’m supposed to believe that if I keep at it something good will happen but I don’t believe it. Not because my mind is in a “unhealthy” depressive state […]
From: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you”. Women were told that they didn’t need men, and vice versa. […]
Great NYTimes article, applies to a lot of facets of the lower class: There is also the reality that in our culture of increasing isolation, in which so many of the traditional gathering places and social structures have disappeared, screens are filling a crucial void. Many enrolled in the avatar program at Element Care were […]
Climate change is not only destroying the planet, but our psyches as well.
Great article on capitalism and mental health: The privatisation of stress is a perfect capture system, elegant in its brutal efficiency. Capital makes the worker ill, and then multinational pharmaceutical companies sell them drugs to make them better. The social and political causation of distress is neatly sidestepped at the same time as discontent is […]
Great article on depression and basic income: Why? If depression is primarily—as we have been led to believe by pharmaceutical company marketing campaigns—a problem with our brain chemistry, this makes no sense. The brains of the people of Dauphin did not suddenly evolve in those three years. But the World Health Organization, the leading medical […]
OK now the American Psychological Association has declared traditional masculinity toxic (and so my love affair with modern psychology continues). So you’are saying men have to show emotion. But emotion is like an oil well, something very hard to selectively control. Society wants men to show emotion but only when it comprises a feat of […]