If you are trying to get people to be Christian the first thing I would say is do a gut check. How much are you willing to be inconvenienced in order to reach people? This is because none of the easy things people do to evangelize (like going on TV) work any more. You might […]
As an individual with a visible physical disability (some visual impairment) who has some autistic spectrum tendencies (though not diagnosed) I am an outcast most places I go. I am trying to improve myself to be less of one but here are some tips for groups that want to improve their diversity. Designate a point […]
Pastors have told me that mental illness is one of the worst things for the faith. I agree with them because that is largely how I lost mine. Engaging with the supernatural and psychosis are often indistinguishable from each other. You could argue that the supernatural mainly manifests itself on the seat of consciousness. But […]
Those in power like to psychologize situations to give those in powerless situations the illusion of agency. For example saying a person isn’t finding a job because they have a bad attitude. This is pinning something out of their control (finding a job) on them to make it seem like they have more control over […]
I cured depression! I am diligently working on my Nobel Prize acceptance speech. I actually have 3 cures: Shame it away. Shame is powerful and sets people straight. If you shame depression away it disappears. You are a terrible person for having depression, it’s your fault you don’t have the will power to get control […]
Empathy is on the decline. This may not be as bad as it sounds When we feel empathy, we typically give power to another person or institution. We identify with — and internalize — their point of view. In extreme cases, this can lead to the kind of loss of self we associate with Stockholm […]
In our hyper negative isolated existence it is difficult to step out of our current situation and see how, in some ways, things have really gotten a lot better. Abuse is a lot less hidden. Obviously all the sexual and other abuse reaching the news cycle makes the world seem like a worse place but […]
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 […]