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 […]
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 you have power, you call upon “God’s leading” to do what you were going to do anyway, now with “divine blessing”. However if you have no power then whatever “God” is telling you is going to be attributed to insolence, laziness, or mental illness.
The deepest truths in life are lived, not Boolean affirmative or negative. People will go to extreme measures to keep these truths intact. This is why people (including Christians) largely control their beliefs by who they let into their lives. A truth as deep as whether or not God is involved in one’s life is […]
I have no hope because I know modern psychology can take one man and make him a trillion. I have no hope because modern psychology pathologizes not having hope calling it “depression” whose treatment often is only effective for three years. Hopelessness is stigmatized as being too negative or illogical when a lot of times […]
Hope is social. You can tell how much hope you have by which way the people are moving in relation to your life. If people are dropping out of your life you know that you are in a hopeless situation because people are instinctively averse to hopelessness and they signal this by the way they […]
Great article that is LGTQ+ specific but most applies generally; One of the worst habits of Christianity is its tendency to assume that it and it alone is capable of providing meaning into the lives of those to whom it preaches. We LGBTQ+ persons, in fact, have been finding and creating meaning in our lives […]
Christianity is like a health insurance risk pool. In a health insurance risk pool the healthy people have to join to balance out the sick people so the premiums don’t skyrocket. In Christianity the people on top (who have the least incentive to be virtuous) have to be as virtuous as the people on the […]