Are Atheists mentally ill?

Aug 17, 2013 Full story: Free Republic 226

Thanks to a couple of surveys, it's being put about in certain circles that atheists have higher IQs than believers.

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LCNlin

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#42 Aug 28, 2013
Realsidn wrote:
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Since it's now been established that atheism is a form of mental illness, it's painfully obvious that your statements only apply to the atheist.
has problems defending his atheist religion?

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#43 Aug 29, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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has problems defending his atheist religion?
Atheism is not a religion.

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#44 Aug 29, 2013
Its been explained to you that calling atheism is "religion" is actually insulting to your cult - because you're admitting that being seen as "a religion" is a bad thing.

You shot yourself in the foot Lincoln, but you're to dumb to realise why.

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#45 Aug 29, 2013
religion is organised paedophilia, and terrorisom Religions are authoritarian hierarchies designed to dominate your free will. They’re power structures that aim to convince you to give away your power for the benefit of those who enjoy dominating people. When you subscribe to a religion, you enroll in a mindless minion training program. Religions don’t market themselves as such, but this is essentially how they operate.

Religions are very effective at turning human beings into sheep. They’re among the most powerful instruments of social conditioning. They operate by eroding your trust in your own intellect, gradually convincing you to put your trust into some external entity, such as a deity, prominent figure, or great book. Of course these instruments are usually controlled by those who administrate the minion training program, but they don’t have to be. Simply by convincing you to give your power away to something outside yourself, religion will condition you to be weaker, more docile, and easier to control. Religions actively promote this weakening process as if it were beneficial, commonly branding it with the word faith. What they’re actually promoting is submission.
Atheists are mentally ill wrote:
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Atheists are mentally ill.
All research and evidence leads to the conclusion of these facts:
+Atheists are deeply depressed.
+Atheists have the higher suicide rate out of any belief system.
+Atheists suffer from social anxiety and negative perception (confidence issues).
+Atheists have an irrational hatred and obsession with religion leading to more social problems.
+There are no mental health benefits of atheism. It is devoid of rational thinking and mental protection.
Sources in the video.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.... (The Association of Suicide Rates with Individual-Level Suicide Attitudes: A Cross-National Analysis)
https://iasp.info/pdf/papers/Bertolote.pdf (A global perspective in the epidemiology of suicide)
http://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/publication/20500... (Atheists, Agnostics, and Apostates)
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s109... #(Psychological Distress Among Religious Nonbelievers: A Systematic Review)

“Religion kills”

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#46 Aug 29, 2013
swerty wrote:
religion is organised paedophilia, and terrorisom Religions are authoritarian hierarchies designed to dominate your free will. They’re power structures that aim to convince you to give away your power for the benefit of those who enjoy dominating people. When you subscribe to a religion, you enroll in a mindless minion training program. Religions don’t market themselves as such, but this is essentially how they operate.
Religions are very effective at turning human beings into sheep. They’re among the most powerful instruments of social conditioning. They operate by eroding your trust in your own intellect, gradually convincing you to put your trust into some external entity, such as a deity, prominent figure, or great book. Of course these instruments are usually controlled by those who administrate the minion training program, but they don’t have to be. Simply by convincing you to give your power away to something outside yourself, religion will condition you to be weaker, more docile, and easier to control. Religions actively promote this weakening process as if it were beneficial, commonly branding it with the word faith. What they’re actually promoting is submission. <quoted text>
Yes, that's true. IMO the original was nothing but propaganda anyway.

In my state, the Mental Health Act makes it illegal to brand someone insane on the grounds of religious belief. Or the complete lack of any belief.

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#47 Aug 29, 2013
Ask people about God nowadays and they usually reply, "I'm not religious, but deep down, I'm a very spiritual person." What this phrase really means is: "I'm afraid of dying, but I can't be arsed going to church.
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
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Yes, that's true. IMO the original was nothing but propaganda anyway.
In my state, the Mental Health Act makes it illegal to brand someone insane on the grounds of religious belief. Or the complete lack of any belief.
Thinking

Bridgetown, Barbados

#48 Aug 29, 2013
It can also mean, "I want to believe in something, but islam, christianity and juadism are worthless shite."
swerty wrote:
Ask people about God nowadays and they usually reply, "I'm not religious, but deep down, I'm a very spiritual person." What this phrase really means is: "I'm afraid of dying, but I can't be arsed going to church.<quoted text>

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#49 Aug 29, 2013
true the arab inbred religions
Thinking wrote:
It can also mean, "I want to believe in something, but islam, christianity and juadism are worthless shite."
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“Religion kills”

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#50 Aug 29, 2013
swerty wrote:
Ask people about God nowadays and they usually reply, "I'm not religious, but deep down, I'm a very spiritual person." What this phrase really means is: "I'm afraid of dying, but I can't be arsed going to church.<quoted text>
And who could blame them?

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#51 Sep 1, 2013
Realsidn wrote:
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Since it's now been established that atheism is a form of mental illness, it's painfully obvious that your statements only apply to the atheist.
Its painfully obvious that you're an idiot, but its ok because your creationist troll post was ignored 1 page ago.

Try again and see if you can make your (non)point?

“And I won't watch this anymore”

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the alternate future

#52 Sep 5, 2013
Same old christian crap, huh? Not surprised, really.

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

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El Cerrito California

#53 Sep 7, 2013
one interesting way to describe religion is as an imaginary cage built out of fear, hate, and exclusion, and defended to the dying breath of the true believer!

“It's all about the struggle”

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#54 Sep 15, 2013
Realsidn wrote:
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Since it's now been established that atheism is a form of mental illness, it's painfully obvious that your statements only apply to the atheist.
All cults use brainwashing to convert new members...



...and that includes some atheist groups. This narrator is one of those "cleaners".

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#55 Sep 16, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>All cults use brainwashing to convert new members...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =d11tcjO--70XX
...and that includes some atheist groups. This narrator is one of those "cleaners".
creationist liars whose churches brainwash people through lgat.
LCNLin

United States

#56 Sep 16, 2013
Thinking wrote:
It can also mean, "I want to believe in something, but islam, christianity and juadism are worthless shite."
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Amusing, alas still your stated Opinion.
Science is silent on atheist philosophy

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#57 Sep 16, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Amusing, alas still your stated Opinion.
Science is silent on atheist philosophy
Creationism is silent on creationism - no proof whatsoever!!!

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#58 Sep 16, 2013
Science sh*ts on your cult's beliefs. Atheism is just the conclusion after your cult cr*p is exposed.

Try not lying and maybe science wont hurt you weak minded people as much.

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#59 Sep 19, 2013
Atheism is not a religion and atheists are not mentally ill.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#60 Sep 19, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
Atheism is not a religion and atheists are not mentally ill.
Agreed. We all agree religious behaviour is delsional and neurotic, and the cult members think they have special knowledge of what an invisible entity wants and can speak to him. The Christian cult is a mental disorder, plain and simple.
Amused

Lowell, MA

#61 Sep 19, 2013
Let's see if I have this right. The original poster thinks the people who don't believe in invisible men in the sky who know everything, cause everything and control everything are the ones who are crazy. Somehow that just doesn't sound right.

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