Could Religious belief be considered ...

Could Religious belief be considered to be a Mental Disorder?

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#21 May 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Oh and one more thing. I need to respect those who have earned it, age plays no role.
Being a blithering idiot who compares people not like him to serial killers is not a way to earn respect but rather laughter at being a jackass.
Oh and just so you know, most serial killers are believers, atheists make up a tiny fraction of all inmates.... That deserves respect :)
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This is annother one of those cases where an atheist shows their ignorance.

If atheists are only 13% of the world population, reason, and logic, tells me that most criminals would be religionists.
It is called statistics.
On the other had you think that it is a great marvel that 13% of the populaion is a minority in the prisons.
Somehow that speaks to the nobel nature of atheists.

Yes, logic like that is typical for your group.
I learned that is third grade.

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#22 May 14, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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He's more like 12
Ad hominem makes my top ten list of favorite fallacies of atheists.
I may start a thread about the other nine.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#23 May 14, 2013
Libertarian wrote:
Atheists do not believe if there is NO EVIDENCE, not just because they cant see it.
Wind - I cant see it but I know its there because of the evidence so I can predict what may happen - its not magic though, it called knowledge.
Gravity - cant see it, know it exists. Precise predictions about weight, lunar cycle, eclipses can be made based on this knowledge and learning. Again these predictions are not magic.
Its called science and its much better than magic because its real.
The wonders of nature beat the personality disorders of your chosen deity anytime.
+1 good post

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#24 May 14, 2013
Age or IQ?:))
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>He's more like 12

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#25 May 14, 2013
In the US and UK atheists tend to be better educated, higher IQ and have a very low incarceration rate. In the US atheists make up less than 1% of the prison population. I guess people of reason are less likely to end up there.

But you wouldn't be able to put that together would you half wit?
BeHereNow wrote:
<quoted text>This is annother one of those cases where an atheist shows their ignorance.

If atheists are only 13% of the world population, reason, and logic, tells me that most criminals would be religionists.
It is called statistics.
On the other had you think that it is a great marvel that 13% of the populaion is a minority in the prisons.
Somehow that speaks to the nobel nature of atheists.

Yes, logic like that is typical for your group.
I learned that is third grade.
yathen

Howell, MI

#26 May 14, 2013
i believe in God somewhat..

and I don't really believe in payer..

but i believe in karmas because i feel like i scientifically tested it..

so where is my mental disorder i'm a sceptical christian.. about my own religion..
yathen

Howell, MI

#27 May 14, 2013
I would get rid of the religion entirely if it weren't for the fact of the lazuss and rich man and physical proof of karma..

ok now if you can disprove me well enough at all I may abandon my religion compltely well not really completely..

i mean i tested the stuff and it continues to work... there some of it must be true maybe key parts are not but

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#28 May 14, 2013
yathen wrote:
I would get rid of the religion entirely if it weren't for the fact of the lazuss and rich man and physical proof of karma..
ok now if you can disprove me well enough at all I may abandon my religion compltely well not really completely..
i mean i tested the stuff and it continues to work... there some of it must be true maybe key parts are not but
You must find out for yourself by asking question deeper and deeper. Karma is not scientific in any way, its just an idea and not real. Think about it, more than half the world is starving - is that karma? that's evil if god is real. what is lazuss? probably some made up storyy..

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#29 May 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Age or IQ?:))
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Both ;)

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#30 May 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
In the US and UK atheists tend to be better educated, higher IQ and have a very low incarceration rate. In the US atheists make up less than 1% of the prison population. I guess people of reason are less likely to end up there.
But you wouldn't be able to put that together would you half wit?
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Well the rational answer is obvious.
Atheist are better educated, have a higher IQ.- you tell us without substantiation.

It seems obvious why they have a low incarceration rate.

They are successful criminals – do not get caught – do not get incarcerated.
This logic stuff seems so easy, and yet – those like you – seem to not be able to have a creative thought.
Or maybe you want to claim that even though they are smarter, better educated, have a higher IQ, they still get caught by the ‘general public’ police force, who are not as smart, not as educated.
Is that your position?
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And do I really have to mention to you that those who were confirmed atheists on the outside,'find god' once incarcerrated.
Jailhouse conversion are notorious - but you seem to be unaware of this.
And believe it or not, some of thsoe jailhouse conversion don't seem to hold up once released.
Right back to serial killing, child molesting, and those other pasttimes.
Not that the religionists do not participate in the same things.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#31 May 14, 2013
Lmfao you're silly! Next time think out your argument better so it has some cohesion okay?

Thanks for the laughs, idiot!
BeHereNow wrote:
<quoted text>Well the rational answer is obvious.
Atheist are better educated, have a higher IQ.- you tell us without substantiation.

It seems obvious why they have a low incarceration rate.

They are successful criminals – do not get caught – do not get incarcerated.
This logic stuff seems so easy, and yet – those like you – seem to not be able to have a creative thought.
Or maybe you want to claim that even though they are smarter, better educated, have a higher IQ, they still get caught by the ‘general public’ police force, who are not as smart, not as educated.
Is that your position?
~~

And do I really have to mention to you that those who were confirmed atheists on the outside,'find god' once incarcerrated.
Jailhouse conversion are notorious - but you seem to be unaware of this.
And believe it or not, some of thsoe jailhouse conversion don't seem to hold up once released.
Right back to serial killing, child molesting, and those other pasttimes.
Not that the religionists do not participate in the same things.

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#32 May 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Lmfao you're silly! Next time think out your argument better so it has some cohesion okay?
Thanks for the laughs, idiot!
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Yes, I have seen that type of rebuttal often from the atheists.

"I'm right, you're worong. discussion over."

That's almost as good as "My dictionary says you are wrong."

Critical thinking seems non-existant from you goobers.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#33 May 14, 2013
BeHereNow wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, serial killers are a small minority, get lots of attention.
And most were raised to be Genuine Christians™ too.

Or else converted in prison.

And your ugly cult accepts them as One Of the Saved™.

What an ugly religion you belong to...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#34 May 14, 2013
BeHereNow wrote:
<quoted text>GTell me tghe truth.
Are you one of thse insane atheists that think Science is capable of Proving ANYTHING?
Do I really have to teach how incorrect that is?
Science has long since proven Quantum Mechanics actually represents our Universe.

In fact, there is more evidence supporting QM than about any other science on the planet--especially recently.

One of the more interesting aspects, though?

Is that QM proves-- beyond a shadow of a doubt-- that an Omniscient being is impossible in our current Universe.

Because of the so-called observer effect: an Omniscient being would collapse the Universe, just by existing.

The Universe has NOT collapsed, therefore? There are NO OMNISCIENT BEINGS IN IT. Or "outside" of it too-- same effect applies.

So?

That proves beyond a shadow of a doubt-- your god cannot exist.

And therefore? Does not exist.

Bye. Don't let the screen door smack your sorry azz as you leave...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#35 May 14, 2013
BeHereNow wrote:
Reading for comprehesion has always been a weakness of atheists.
1) The word is spelled "comprehension".... your misuse of it is indicative of a poorly educated moron.

2) The majority of atheists in the US, are former Genuine Christians™, who became atheists as result of reading-- many, from reading the Genuine Bible™. Comprehension of what the Genuine Bible™ actually says, as opposed to the lie of what it allegedly says? Is how many folk BECOME atheists in the first place!

3) Clearly, you are as ignorant of your own Genuine Bible™ as you are of all of science.

Could it be because you cannot comprehend what you just read? Or is it because you simply have not read the WHOLE Genuine Bible™?

Hmmmm...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#36 May 14, 2013
BeHereNow wrote:
<quoted text>This is annother one of those cases where an atheist shows their ignorance.
If atheists are only 13% of the world population, reason, and logic, tells me that most criminals would be religionists.
It is called statistics.
On the other had you think that it is a great marvel that 13% of the populaion is a minority in the prisons.
Somehow that speaks to the nobel nature of atheists.
Yes, logic like that is typical for your group.
I learned that is third grade.
If you study the intake information of the various prisons around the US?

You will see that non-believers are seriously UNDER-represented inside.

Meaning that non-believers are LESS LIKELY to get incarcerated, than True Believers™ are.

This is hardly a surprise! Under the Genuine Christian™ system, for example, people are taught that there ARE NO CONSEQUENCES!

Seriously-- they are taught that there is NO PUNISHMENT for doing wrong, so long as you cast the Magic Spell: "Jesus! Forgive me!" and all is well. Supposedly.

So it is quite understandable that these poor misguided fools fall for that lie, and go out and do crime-- and are likely surprised that they get caught! The cast the SPELL: "Jesus! Forgive me!" but >>SECULAR<< law doesn't care about that....

... by deliberate intent: the US Constitution strictly forbids allowing religion to excuse bad behavior.

The net result? MORE TRUE BELIEVERS™ IN PRISON THAN WITHOUT.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37 May 14, 2013
BeHereNow wrote:
<quoted text>Ad hominem makes my top ten list of favorite fallacies of atheists.
I may start a thread about the other nine.
Oh, please do-- you, managing to manipulate a system you are clearly unfamiliar with, ought to be amusing to watch.

Your ignorance does show your ineptitude for normal, routine function after all.

Please-- go "start" a thread about "the other nine"....

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#38 May 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Age or IQ?:))
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Single-digit IQ, for sure.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#39 May 14, 2013
BeHereNow wrote:
<quoted text>Well the rational answer is obvious.
Atheist are better educated, have a higher IQ.- you tell us without substantiation.
It seems obvious why they have a low incarceration rate.
Because there is ONLY THEMSELVES to watch out for what they do and do not do.

As such, they tend to be more lawful, than you fools who have an Easy Out: "Jesus! Forgive me!"

This lets you sociopaths do whatever pleases you, and then cast that magical spell: "Jesus! Forgive me!" and you think you are just fine.

SECULAR law does not recognize your magic spells, however-- and so you people get caught by the bucket-load.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#40 May 14, 2013
I see you enjoying factually destroying him. He is not that far away from having to switch screen names :))
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Single-digit IQ, for sure.

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