Reasons Millennials and Zoomers are Leaving the Church

Hot on the heels of an article showing only 36% of millennials belong to a place of worship I give you some reasons I think the younger generation are leaving in droves: We don't "experience God"Let's face it, for the younger generation mental illness is rampant, some...

Religion and Mental Illness

Most of Christianity promises positive experiences of God for adherents and converts. The experience of mental illness is exactly the opposite of this. So if Christianity could cure or even do a serviceable job of treating mental illness we would expect the zoomers to...

Cut the Cocoon

One of the things God really hates is Twitter. He hates it because it's ugly and nasty. What do you expect the true voices of the marginalized to sound like, puppies and rainbows? The whole thrust of Judeo-Christian religion involved telling those on the bottom the...

No Goodness, No Hope

It seems that society has shifted where you used to have to give an answer for the hope that was in you (1 Peter 3:15) where now it's expected of you that you give an answer for the hope you don't have. For me there is a real good reason for this because I have a...

Is Man Basically Good?

I've gotten a lot of flack from liberals for not believing man is basically good. My experience has shown that a good portion of people are shitty when you need them most. Of course with all my pathologies I'm not one that generally attracts good people in the first...

The Opposite of a Christian

The opposite of a Christian is not an atheist, it is someone with mental illness. Christianity posits that you can trust your inner voice, mental illness demonstrates that you can't. People say "God" tells you things that are outside the scope of what you could come...

Imperative to Virtue and Hope

Religion has an imperative to virtue so when it tells you to hope it presupposes that there will be a supportive community rallying behind you. Modern psychology tells you not to lose hope but for different reasons. When there is no hope that means there needs to be...

Advice for Christians Evangelizing Millennials

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...

Tips for Improving Diversity

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...

Mental Illness and Christianity

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...

On Insecurity

People tend to gaslight you calling you "insecure" when society thinks you're a piece of shit and you internalize it. What they fail to realize is value merits a quantitative assessment, not a qualitative one. If you are of low value then yeah you are going to feel...

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Religion and Mental Illness

Most of Christianity promises positive experiences of God for adherents and converts. The experience of mental illness is exactly the opposite of this. So if Christianity could cure or even do a serviceable job of treating mental illness we would expect the zoomers to...

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Time to Confess my Psyns

I confess that I have psynned in thought, word, and deed. I confess that I have said and done things that modern psychology deems "unhealthy". I confess that I have not lived life as an atomized individual and have been less productive, less successful, and less whole...

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A Couple Things That Feed Depression in the Modern World

The fact that you have to perform security. Psychologists and people cutting you off will slap the "insecure" label on you. That's all well and good but what the insecure label really means is you aren't performing security. Let's face it, interactions in modern life...

On Insecurity

People tend to gaslight you calling you "insecure" when society thinks you're a piece of shit and you internalize it. What they fail to realize is value merits a quantitative assessment, not a qualitative one. If you are of low value then yeah you are going to feel...

Modern Psychology and Suicide

Modern psychology is framed as the last defense against a suicidal person's impulses but this is framing it too charitably. Modern psychology is all about the atomized individual. It is wrong to need people as it is wrong to have people to need you. This weakens...

Time to Confess my Psyns

I confess that I have psynned in thought, word, and deed. I confess that I have said and done things that modern psychology deems "unhealthy". I confess that I have not lived life as an atomized individual and have been less productive, less successful, and less whole...

Vulnerability

This should be required watching for any man tempted into the trap of vulnerability https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWr8bKgJ8IM

Ratchet

Things in modern life works like a ratchet. It only turns one way. I volunteer and get next to nothing for it, not a scrap of social capital to be accepted and included with people who could lift me from my sorry state. Then due to my disability I take from the...

Dismiss

One of the must gut-wrenching things modern psychology does is dismiss that which it pathologizes. For example, let's say you're lonely and you miss someone so bad it is occupying your mind too much. Modern psychology posits that you are failing to live up to their...

Modern Psychology’s Most Powerful Side

On balance for the average person modern psychology does more harm than good. This is because the facets of modern psychology that do harm are free and pervasive while the ones that help are expensive. This makes the poor disadvantaged in a way that not many people...

Peak Happiness

A lot of life is a trade off. A lot of it is a zero sum game between you and others' happiness. People would agree that ideally we'd want peak happiness. But in order to achieve that we would have to efficiently balance the trade off between what makes us happy verses...

No Goodness, No Hope

It seems that society has shifted where you used to have to give an answer for the hope that was in you (1 Peter 3:15) where now it's expected of you that you give an answer for the hope you don't have. For me there is a real good reason for this because I have a...
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