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Are there people out there who believe religion is linked to mental illnesses?
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So, tell me are the people out there who believe that religion is link to mental illnesses? Pretty much believing in a deity is a sign that you have a mental illness. Do some people believe that to be true? What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with them? What are your views on this?


Before people misunderstand me I just wanted to add that, I do NOT believe that a person who believes in a god and practices religion has a mental illness. I was just wondering/curious if there are people in the world believe that if a person believes in a god automatically has a mental illness.
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I think you've made a thread similar if not the same to this before...I think
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Potentsaliva wrote:

I think you've made a thread similar if not the same to this before...I think


I probably did but I can't remember.
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Of course there are. There are people that believe that vaccines can give you a GENETIC disease and people that believe the earth is still flat. People will believe some of the craziest things before challenging their own beliefs.
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I'm sure that there are some people that do.
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Religion is a useful tool to guide the sheep. The sheep that cant form their own sense of right. Also, one of my favorite quotes by Lovecraft...

"If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences."

I am derailing though. Is religion a sign of metal illness? I don't think so. Religion is a crutch for people who don't understand something or are scared of something.

Christians are scared of death. Hense heaven and hell.
What is lightning formed from? Zeus of course!
Why does the sun and moon set? Hati and Sköll of course!
Why do people die? *every generic god made us this way.
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I would believe that religious people in general aren't as smart as atheists. But I would not be so disrespectful as to say they have mental illnesses, regardless of how much I despise religion.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

So, tell me are the people out there who believe that religion is link to mental illnesses? Pretty much believing in a deity is a sign that you have a mental illness. Do some people believe that to be true? What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with them? What are your views on this?




I know a few, just as annoying as the fundamentalists imo. Western society should be build on the principles of the enlightenment; intelligent discussion and debate of such things. Sadly, in a world full of partisanship and conflict it seems we have more shouting and less debate which seems quite backwards.

Personally, I'm a Deist, but I have friends and family who are Christians and Atheists. I'm also open to hearing out someone's religious viewpoint and their attempts to try to convince me as long as they are polite about it. Everyone is going to discover/find their own religious beliefs (or lack thereof) and that's ok, it's only natural.
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Many environmental factors can be correlated to the prevalence of mental illness. As far as I'm aware, religion causing an increased risk of developing a mental illness is not substantiated--alone anyhow.




deli8079 wrote:

Of course there are. There are people that believe that vaccines can give you a GENETIC disease and people that believe the earth is still flat. People will believe some of the craziest things before challenging their own beliefs.


Like my parents.
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Today I have seen people be happy that their government is removing their primary source of ethical restriction, claiming a news site using a generic graphic is meant to be taken as photo evidence and that stone ocean is the best part of Jojo's.

So yeah, I can believe just about any level of stupidity is real at this point.

Don't even get me started on motherfucking truecels.
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isnt that statement a little exaggerated? would that mean 84% of earths population has a mental illness? I dont think so.
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No but I remember hearing of a study saying something about religion acting as a buffer for depression. The highest rates of depression were found in those who were in poor health and lacked religious beliefs or something like that.
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deli8079 wrote:

Of course there are. There are people that believe that vaccines can give you a GENETIC disease and people that believe the earth is still flat. People will believe some of the craziest things before challenging their own beliefs.


Who really believes that the world is flat? I see trolls trolling suckers with it all of the time and these actually mentally ill people that believe in it but I have yet to meet in real life or online someone that actually believes in it.

Heck I've even trolled people with it because they were dumb enough to believe I was serious.

Vaccines you have to balance risk vs reward because they do contain neurotoxins: http://www.naturalhealth365.com/toxic_aluminum.html/ . Some even have a form of concentrated mercury in them. The only vaccines I get are for SERIOUS diseases not the yearly flu nonsense.
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deli8079 wrote:

Of course there are. There are people that believe that vaccines can give you a GENETIC disease and people that believe the earth is still flat. People will believe some of the craziest things before challenging their own beliefs.


Who really believes that the world is flat? I see trolls trolling suckers with it all of the time and these actually mentally ill people that believe in it but I have yet to meet in real life or online someone that actually believes in it.

Heck I've even trolled people with it because they were dumb enough to believe I was serious.

Vaccines you have to balance risk vs reward because they do contain neurotoxins: http://www.naturalhealth365.com/toxic_aluminum.html/ . Some even have a form of concentrated mercury in them. The only vaccines I get are for SERIOUS diseases not the yearly flu nonsense.


Incorrect.

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/toxic-myths-about-vaccines/
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Dark_Alma wrote:

Religion is a useful tool to guide the sheep. The sheep that cant form their own sense of right. Also, one of my favorite quotes by Lovecraft...

"If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences."

I am derailing though. Is religion a sign of metal illness? I don't think so. Religion is a crutch for people who don't understand something or are scared of something.

Christians are scared of death. Hense heaven and hell.
What is lightning formed from? Zeus of course!
Why does the sun and moon set? Hati and Sköll of course!
Why do people die? *every generic god made us this way.


Hey with the nordic religions the gods walked among them and even banged their women/men. They were men among men who possessed powers beyond belief and traveled between different worlds using magic. They were also mortal but their life spans lasted for generations upon generations of common men and could recover from wounds that would kill a mortal man.
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