Christianity and Mental Illness Revisited

As my powers of articulation wane I leave more thoughts about why those who are mentally ill often don't stick with the faith. Psychotic breaks often involve what the sufferer perceives to be direct revelation from God and/or experiences of demons/the devil. After...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cures for Depression

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...

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