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Belief in God is a clinic
#21
RE: Belief in God is a clinic
(March 22, 2019 at 1:49 am)ignoramus Wrote: sure? define clinic?

disease
dementia
schizoid
read American psychiatrists
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#22
RE: Belief in God is a clinic
(March 21, 2019 at 7:06 pm)Catharsis Wrote:
(March 21, 2019 at 6:59 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: A communicable disease clinic...

Some call that mocking.

At some atheist forum it's not considered trolling.

That's because people over there have zero respect. Hehe

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 Respect needs to be  earned. It may not be demanded, at least not from me. I do in fact respect most of the atheist members here, albeit , some more than others..

With one or two exceptions, I have not been able to respect the believers who have found their way to this atheist forum. As a group, you have shown  yourselves to be either incapable of or impervious to reasoned argument and facts.  You are clearly anti science and anti intellectual.

I do not disrespect you because you are stupid; I do not believe that to be true.  I disrespect you because you are wilfully ignorant. That is an egregious  offence to me because it can be fixed by the application of learning. 

Absent is any real desire to actually learn about topics you try to argue.,such as evolution and DNA--this is doubly galling when one realises that atheists here often have a greater knowledge of scripture than  many of the dogmatic believers.

Respect will be forthcoming when you have earned it.  Dodgy
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#23
RE: Belief in God is a clinic
(March 26, 2019 at 7:56 pm)fredd bear Wrote:
(March 21, 2019 at 7:06 pm)Catharsis Wrote: Some call that mocking.

At some atheist forum it's not considered trolling.

That's because people over there have zero respect. Hehe

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((9))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

 Respect needs to be  earned. It may not be demanded, at least not from me. I do in fact respect most of the atheist members here, albeit , some more than others..

With one or two exceptions, I have not been able to respect the believers who have found their way to this atheist forum. As a group, you have shown  yourselves to be either incapable of or impervious to reasoned argument and facts.  You are clearly anti science and anti intellectual.

I do not disrespect you because you are stupid; I do not believe that to be true.  I disrespect you because you are wilfully ignorant. That is an egregious  offence to me because it can be fixed by the application of learning. 

Absent is any real desire to actually learn about topics you try to argue.,such as evolution and DNA--this is doubly galling when one realises that atheists here often have a greater knowledge of scripture than  many of the dogmatic believers.

Respect will be forthcoming when you have earned it.  Dodgy

You know what, forget about that cookie. Hehe
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#24
RE: Belief in God is a clinic
If you're asking if believing in God is a clinically diagnosable delusion, then no, typical religious beliefs do not meet the clinical threshold for diagnosis. Diagnosing a mental disorder revolves around the effect it has on one's ability to live their day-to-day life, and most theists are quite functional in that regard.
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
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#25
RE: Belief in God is a clinic
Only because the delusion is shared, expected.  If your community believed that eating the flesh of human beings granted you power, it wouldn't be disordered to think so.  

Conveniently enough........



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#26
RE: Belief in God is a clinic
To be fair it's probably down to what degree of belief they hold. If throwing stones at peoples heads on Gods say so seems acceptable to them, then I would question their sanity.
The common garden variety of believer (I can't think of why food is here, so God) are harmless enough and will go through life happy in their bubble, but of course with similar usage of mental health services as non believers.
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#27
RE: Belief in God is a clinic
It isn't, at least not with respect to diagnosis as a disorder.  Being super religious in a religious community won't qualify someone.  As MA pointed out, typical beliefs...whatever those beliefs happen to be, evade the categorization.  It takes atypical beliefs to get a person into the running.  Doesn't matter much if the typical and atypical beliefs are equally loony or if they produce nearly identical consequences.

The atypicality of the one set is what causes difficulty in their lives, particularly with respect to interaction and relationships with the typical set. That a person isn't disordered doesn't mean that they aren't balls to the wall crazy, it just means that they're balls to the wall crazy in the usual way, lol. In an important sense, being disordered can be contextualized as the effect of external societal pressure and expectation.



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#28
RE: Belief in God is a clinic
What is disordered anyway? Who is that 100% ordered person we should all be living up to?
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#29
RE: Belief in God is a clinic
Any significant pattern of behavior or thought that persistently impacts your life in a negative way, for whatever reason.  

Paraphrasing, but not by much.

We all express the characteristic traits of disorders to one degree or another, it's not necessarily their presence but how they effect our lives. There's no calculation of ordered or percentages of order.



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#30
RE: Belief in God is a clinic
(March 27, 2019 at 10:21 am)Gae Bolga Wrote: Any significant pattern of behavior or thought that persistently impacts your life in a negative way, for whatever reason.  

Paraphrasing, but not by much.

That's everyone then, pretty much.
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