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(Addicting Info)   Belief in an angry vengeful God is very detrimental to your mental health. Here comes the science, hallelujah   (addictinginfo.org) divider line 116
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2013-04-21 12:02:11 PM
what about seroquel
 
2013-04-21 12:16:58 PM
www.destructoid.com
 
2013-04-21 12:19:21 PM
I think it's more a chicken-and-egg thing.
 
2013-04-21 04:59:33 PM
Paranoia is a religious trait, isn't it.
 
2013-04-21 05:02:31 PM

offmymeds: [www.destructoid.com image 468x313]


Wrong! This picture needs to read "Where is your God Meow?"
 
2013-04-21 05:10:34 PM
Belief in an angry vengeful God is very detrimental to your mental health.

Fixed.
 
2013-04-21 05:13:15 PM
Indeed, those who believe in a loving God, says Stilton, actually have positive psychological effects.

Interesting.
 
2013-04-21 05:15:43 PM

GilRuiz1: Indeed, those who believe in a loving God, says Stilton, actually have positive psychological effects.

Interesting.


Except they still believe in fairy tails. but other than that they are peachy.
 
2013-04-21 05:17:21 PM

GilRuiz1: Indeed, those who believe in a loving God, says Stilton, actually have positive psychological effects.

Interesting.


And those who believe in a sexy God have frequent hard-ons
 
2013-04-21 05:17:42 PM
Holding irrational beliefs and the resulting cognitive dissonance it creates should be a concern of all theists.  The few intelligent apologists have to compartmentalize their religious beliefs from all other areas of their lives in order to keep the house of cards from tumbling down if the slightest dose of reason creeps in.
 
2013-04-21 05:19:00 PM
Also, belief in some concept of a "higher power" isn't a mental illness; but belief in a God which answers prayers and is interested in humanity is indeed a mental illness.

Discuss.
 
2013-04-21 05:21:00 PM

GilRuiz1: Indeed, those who believe in a loving God, says Stilton, actually have positive psychological effects.

Interesting.


The placebo effect is well documented. People find comfort in their delusions, and are often angry and violent when those delusions are challenged by reality.
 
2013-04-21 05:23:15 PM
Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it?
 
2013-04-21 05:23:42 PM

IntertubeUser: Also, belief in some concept of a "higher power" isn't a mental illness; but belief in a God which answers prayers and is interested in humanity is indeed a mental illness.

Discuss.


Well, I'd call it ignorance, foolishness, stupidity, but probably not mental illness.

Unless it resulted in praying for their child instead of taking her to the hospital when she was severely ill.

Then I'd call it mental illness.  And negligent homicide.  And life in prison.
 
2013-04-21 05:30:12 PM

Dr. Goldshnoz: GilRuiz1: Indeed, those who believe in a loving God, says Stilton, actually have positive psychological effects.

Interesting.

Except they still believe in fairy tails. but other than that they are peachy.


Not to mention that a lot of the people who claim that they believe in a loving god actually believe in a vengeful god who'll damn them if they say he's not loving. With very few exceptions, even the most paranoid fundamentalist will claim that God loves you despite his plan ro send you to hell.

/ dnrtfa
// there's probably more categorical detail in there
 
2013-04-21 05:35:49 PM
Yup, math checks out

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2013-04-21 05:38:48 PM
...Ah, I see they've met my ex-wife, then.
 
2013-04-21 05:44:44 PM

IntertubeUser: Also, belief in some concept of a "higher power" isn't a mental illness


Yes it is.
 
2013-04-21 05:49:04 PM
Also for the headline: Belief in an angry vengeful God is very detrimental to your mental the physical health of those who don't believe in the same god.  Because war.
 
2013-04-21 05:50:46 PM
This god thing lives in the imagination portion of the brain. Science has proven it.

/Millions of non-christians are dead over the centuries by various wars created by the Christians in their search for a sippy cup.

//Jesus was a Jew and it wasn't until one of his apostles created christianity that Jesus became a blond haired white christian.

///Oh so sorry mr bible thumper, I am not going to hell as it also does not exist.
 
2013-04-21 05:51:12 PM

Precision Boobery: Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it?


That's what it is to be a slave.
 
2013-04-21 05:55:07 PM
Belief in Bob is detrimental to your sobriety.
 
2013-04-21 05:59:37 PM

The Flexecutioner: Also for the headline: Belief in an angry vengeful God is very detrimental to your mental the physical health of those who don't believe in the same god.  Because war.


there's different Gods?
 
2013-04-21 06:01:39 PM
Of course, the author of the study makes very clear that the science actually says no such thing at the moment.

Too bad both the author of the article and subby don't understand the basics of certain sciences, such as correlation not equaling causation.

"We are not looking at casual findings here. We are looking at correlational findings. That means we're not saying belief caused psychiatric symptoms, but we see relationships between beliefs and these psychiatric symptoms."

Eventually science may find subby's statement exactly that to be true, but not today.  Personally, I would think that it is more likely that people who are paranoid, etc., are more likely to be drawn to the "angry vengeful God" scenario, rather than the belief causing it.

But I am certainly willing to be proved wrong if it is found that way.

/theist
//doesn't believe in hell
///or a creator for that matter
 
2013-04-21 06:02:39 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: The Flexecutioner: Also for the headline: Belief in an angry vengeful God is very detrimental to your mental the physical health of those who don't believe in the same god.  Because war.

there's different Gods?


It could be argued that there are as many Gods as there are believers....
 
2013-04-21 06:03:10 PM

Ed Grubermann: IntertubeUser: Also, belief in some concept of a "higher power" isn't a mental illness

Yes it is.


Then what do you say to the philosophical rationalists of the ages?  Socrates, Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant, etc?
 
2013-04-21 06:04:37 PM

roadmarks: Jon iz teh kewl: The Flexecutioner: Also for the headline: Belief in an angry vengeful God is very detrimental to your mental the physical health of those who don't believe in the same god.  Because war.

there's different Gods?

It could be argued that there are as many Gods as there are believers....


More, if at least one believer believes in more than one god.
 
2013-04-21 06:05:19 PM
IntertubeUser: Also, belief in some concept of a "higher power" isn't a mental illness

Ed Grubermann:Yes it is.

Ed, I can assume that you've never studied physics and seen the close relation it has to religion.

/not religious
 
2013-04-21 06:06:21 PM

Lionel Mandrake: roadmarks: Jon iz teh kewl: The Flexecutioner: Also for the headline: Belief in an angry vengeful God is very detrimental to your mental the physical health of those who don't believe in the same god.  Because war.

there's different Gods?

It could be argued that there are as many Gods as there are believers....

More, if at least one believer believes in more than one god.


Lol, too true.
And even funnier that you had to correct the polytheist.
 
2013-04-21 06:06:43 PM

Dr. Goldshnoz: Except they still believe in fairy tails. but other than that they are peachy.


Like the one where everything created itself? Yeah, that is pretty far fetched.
 
2013-04-21 06:09:48 PM

Ed Grubermann: IntertubeUser: Also, belief in some concept of a "higher power" isn't a mental illness

Yes it is.


You just failed Introduction to Psychology.

/published psych of religion researcher
 
2013-04-21 06:12:47 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-21 06:13:58 PM
sheep snorter
This god thing lives in the imagination portion of the brain. Science has proven it.

Citation needed, since D'Aquili and Newberg's SPECT studies showed religious belief to involve the Causal Operator, and they were quick to point out that a reductionist interpretation was unwarranted.
 
2013-04-21 06:15:59 PM
 
2013-04-21 06:18:31 PM

AdamK: http://i.imgur.com/TYpLJpOl.jpg

obligatory


What is the source of that imaginative parody?
 
2013-04-21 06:25:27 PM
What about a submissive God? One that fears his creation.
 
2013-04-21 06:27:19 PM

IntertubeUser: Ed Grubermann: IntertubeUser: Also, belief in some concept of a "higher power" isn't a mental illness

Yes it is.

Then what do you say to the philosophical rationalists of the ages?  Socrates, Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant, etc?


Being smart doesn't make you sane.
 
2013-04-21 06:29:21 PM

eauque: IntertubeUser: Also, belief in some concept of a "higher power" isn't a mental illness

Ed Grubermann:Yes it is.

Ed, I can assume that you've never studied physics and seen the close relation it has to religion.


No, I'm not a physicist. Nor does anything I've ever seen on the subject suggests there's a relation to religion. Other than wishful thinking and people having and complete lack of understanding regarding quantum mechanics.
 
2013-04-21 06:30:42 PM

Son of Thunder: Ed Grubermann: IntertubeUser: Also, belief in some concept of a "higher power" isn't a mental illness

Yes it is.

You just failed Introduction to Psychology.


Mass delusion is still a mental illness.
 
2013-04-21 06:42:03 PM
Ed Grubermann: Son of Thunder: Ed Grubermann: IntertubeUser: Also, belief in some concept of a "higher power" isn't a mental illness

Yes it is.

You just failed Introduction to Psychology.

Mass delusion is still a mental illness.

Looking at your profile, I'm inclined to agree with ya on most things...including the delusional practitioners of superstition (aka,religion).  But I can't quite write of rationalism, a priori, etc.
 
2013-04-21 06:46:38 PM

Ed Grubermann: Son of Thunder: Ed Grubermann: IntertubeUser: Also, belief in some concept of a "higher power" isn't a mental illness

Yes it is.

You just failed Introduction to Psychology.

Mass delusion is still a mental illness.


"Lots of people disagree with me" does not equal "mass delusion", no matter what the geniuses in fark politics threads have told you.
 
2013-04-21 06:46:39 PM

Ed Grubermann: Mass delusion is still a mental illness.


Is a conditioned response a mental illness, or the brain working as usual?
 
2013-04-21 06:54:47 PM
"Hey guys, we're on a slippery slope, so lets setup a system where everyone tells us their darkest secrets so we can always be a step ahead of the unruly peasants.  We shall call it...Confession!"
"BRILLIANT"

/population control
 
2013-04-21 06:58:04 PM

Kurmudgeon: Like the one where everything created itself? Yeah, that is pretty far fetched.


What created God, then?
 
2013-04-21 06:58:18 PM
Belief in any  angry vengeful God is very detrimental to your mental health.

FTFY
 
2013-04-21 07:01:14 PM
Is it just me, or is there a false dichotomy between "angry" and "loving" here?
 
2013-04-21 07:02:20 PM

whatshisname: Kurmudgeon: Like the one where everything created itself? Yeah, that is pretty far fetched.

What created God, then?


Does a being that exists outside of spacetime have a beginning?
 
2013-04-21 07:03:12 PM

Son of Thunder: whatshisname: Kurmudgeon: Like the one where everything created itself? Yeah, that is pretty far fetched.

What created God, then?

Does a being that exists outside of spacetime have a beginning?


Now you're just making assumptions.
 
2013-04-21 07:06:48 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Son of Thunder: whatshisname: Kurmudgeon: Like the one where everything created itself? Yeah, that is pretty far fetched.

What created God, then?

Does a being that exists outside of spacetime have a beginning?

Now you're just making assumptions.


Valid question, though.

My guess is the idea of something similar to "God" will never go away. It will evolve and change as our understanding of the universe does the same.

/cue Bevet's head exploding
//God evolving
 
2013-04-21 07:08:03 PM

Dr. Goldshnoz: Except they still believe in fairy tails. but other than that they are peachy.


So it's your belief that fairies do not, in fact, have tails?
 
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