Why is reading The Bible causing mental illness ?

Created by andet1987 on Jun 22, 2013

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it can cause gay hatred

it can cause a war

it can cause incest

it can cause a crime

it can make someone unreasonable

it can cause violence

it can cause scary predictions

it can cause guilt feelings

it can make someone so conceited

others adverse side effects

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#1 Jun 22, 2013
Too many reasons.
Having your morality and a sense of ethical right and wrong come from an external locus of control, such as parents (when we're children) and a God (when we're adults) means this sense has not been internalised properly (through empathy is by one means)
People become overly religious and revolve their entire life around the Bible making them too reliant on it. To be too reliant on any one thing is not mentally healthy to begin with; add to that all the abundant contradictions and lack of conclusive proof; is it any wonder.
From a personal perspective I've always been an atheist but I will relate to you something which happened to my late partner. He convinced himself in his Belief that he was going to Hell. Combined with other circumstances he wound up being sectioned under the mental health act. Lucky for him during his stay he had the fortune to find another faith, one he could live with. I think it no coincidence that he became saner when he switched from Christianity (to a form Buddhism as it happens)
A lot of people are happy to believe in something rather than nothing. I say fine, just don't be force-fed it, figure it out for yourself.

“ reality, what a concept”

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#2 Jun 22, 2013
The Bible doesn't cause mental illness, it's just fun for the already crazy to read. There's something in it to work with for any pre-existing psychological condition you might have. God must love the nuts, he blesses us and Himself with so many of them.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

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#4 Jun 22, 2013
_Oscar Wilde_ wrote:
But it does cause mental illness. Gays always need an excuse for their mental illness. Why not the Bible?
You know, gays were normal then they read Genesis 2:24-28, Leviticus 18:20, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:24-28, 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Corinthians 7:2.
Thank you for proving my point. It's not God's fault that you are like that dear, quit blaming him.
socci

Plattsburg, MO

#5 Jun 22, 2013

Another victim of the state^

The Bible is true world history.

Bible right again!
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

#6 Jun 22, 2013
Matt Road wrote:
Too many reasons.
Having your morality and a sense of ethical right and wrong come from an external locus of control, such as parents (when we're children) and a God (when we're adults) means this sense has not been internalised properly (through empathy is by one means)
People become overly religious and revolve their entire life around the Bible making them too reliant on it. To be too reliant on any one thing is not mentally healthy to begin with; add to that all the abundant contradictions and lack of conclusive proof; is it any wonder.

From a personal perspective I've always been an atheist but I will relate to you something which happened to my late partner.
He convinced himself in his Belief that he was going to Hell.


Combined with other circumstances he wound up being sectioned under the mental health act. Lucky for him during his stay he had the fortune to find another faith, one he could live with. I think it no coincidence that he became saner when he switched from Christianity (to a form Buddhism as it happens)
A lot of people are happy to believe in something rather than nothing. I say fine, just don't be force-fed it, figure it out for yourself.
First off, face the facts. You're not atheist, You're Gay.

You claim to be atheist in an effort to support your decision to be Gay.

Reading the Bible doesn't cause mental illness unless you're on the run and trying to hide your sins from God.

Heal yourself and reread the Bible, when you are in sin scripture will not reveal itself.
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

#7 Jun 22, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
The Bible doesn't cause mental illness, it's just fun for the already crazy to read. There's something in it to work with for any pre-existing psychological condition you might have. God must love the nuts, he blesses us and Himself with so many of them.
"Jesus heard this and said that;
“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”
Mark 2:17

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

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#8 Jun 22, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
First off, face the facts. You're not atheist, You're Gay.
I didn't know they were mutually exclusive states of being.
Cisco Kid wrote:
You claim to be atheist in an effort to support your decision to be Gay.
The only decision one has in that regard isn't whether or not you are gay, but whether you are going to live openly and honestly with what the good Lord gave you or are you going to try to fight against it all your life.
Cisco Kid wrote:
Reading the Bible doesn't cause mental illness unless you're on the run and trying to hide your sins from God.
So you are saying that some folk are driven mentally ill by reading the Bible? I know you look down from your high horse on those you say it does, but the idea that it would do that to ANYBODY ought to scare the heck out of you. Does it have any other toxic side effects that we need worry about. I can read the FDA warning label: CAUTION: Contents known to cause mental illness, consult with a psychiatrist before reading.
Cisco Kid wrote:
Heal yourself and reread the Bible, when you are in sin scripture will not reveal itself.
Been there, done that several times actually, haven't lost my mind yet.
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

#9 Jun 22, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't know they were mutually exclusive states of being.
I hope you are not so obtuse as to think all gays are atheist and all atheists are gay.
It just ain't that way.
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>The only decision one has in that regard isn't whether or not you are gay, but whether you are going to live openly and honestly with what the good Lord gave you or are you going to try to fight against it all your life.
Tough choice to come to grips with, huh?
Try hard to question yourself and realize you can control your destiny with some self-control.
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>So you are saying that some folk are driven mentally ill by reading the Bible?

I know you look down from your high horse on those you say it does, but the idea that it would do that to ANYBODY ought to scare the heck out of you.

Does it have any other toxic side effects that we need worry about. I can read the FDA warning label: CAUTION: Contents known to cause mental illness, consult with a psychiatrist before reading.
<quoted text>Been there, done that several times actually, haven't lost my mind yet.
No.

I have no horse.

Yes, there are some other side effects.
faith in God can detox folks like you and make you free..
IF you want.
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

#10 Jun 22, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<Been there, done that several times actually, haven't lost my mind yet.
Your opinion is subjective and open to interpretation.
You may not be aware of the true state of your mind's well being.

How can you lose what you have never possessed?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

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#11 Jun 23, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
I hope you are not so obtuse as to think all gays are atheist and all atheists are gay.
It just ain't that way.
No, I was just pointing out that they weren't mutually exclusive as your post seemed to say.
Cisco Kid wrote:
Tough choice to come to grips with, huh?
Try hard to question yourself and realize you can control your destiny with some self-control.
Wasn't a tough choice for me dumpling. The good Lord gave me this gift, I live with it openly, honestly and quite happily.
Cisco Kid wrote:
No.
I have no horse.
Yes, there are some other side effects.
faith in God can detox folks like you and make you free..
IF you want.
Sweetie, you yourself stated quite clearly that reading the Bible, under certain circumstances, can drive someone crazier than a barn rat and your entirely undeserved sense of moral self-superiority is the high horse you rode in on and continue to ride here. God determines who gets His Christianity right, not His Christians. I've read the book.
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

#12 Jun 23, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text><quoted text>Sweetie, you yourself stated quite clearly that reading the Bible, under certain circumstances, can drive someone crazier than a barn rat and your entirely undeserved sense of moral self-superiority is the high horse you rode in on and continue to ride here. God determines who gets His Christianity right, not His Christians.
I didn't say that, you're mistaken.
But then......you're mistaken about a lot of things.
Rick in Kansas wrote:
I've read the book.
ps: It's 'books', not 'book'.
The word bible literally means 'little library'.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

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#13 Jun 23, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
I didn't say that, you're mistaken.
But then......you're mistaken about a lot of things.
Pudding, that would work better if your posts disappeared after you write them. The exact quote is: "Reading the Bible doesn't cause mental illness unless you're on the run and trying to hide your sins from God". My version is perhaps a bit more colorful, but you did say that under certain circumstances the Bible causes mental illness.
Cisco Kid wrote:
ps: It's 'books', not 'book'.
The word bible literally means 'little library'.
Yes dear, it does, but referencing the Bible as a whole one calls it a book, referencing the individual parts, one refers to the books within the Bible. I've still read the book.
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

#14 Jun 23, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Pudding, that would work better if your posts disappeared after you write them. The exact quote is:
"Reading the Bible doesn't cause mental illness unless you're on the run and trying to hide your sins from God".

My version is perhaps a bit more colorful, but you did say that under certain circumstances the Bible causes mental illness.
<quoted text>Yes dear, it does, but referencing the Bible as a whole one calls it a book, referencing the individual parts, one refers to the books within the Bible.

I've still read the book.
That goes a long way toward explaining your mental condition, cupcake.

“Jesus=only way into Heaven”

Since: Nov 12

saved by grace through faith

#15 Jun 23, 2013
"Why is reading The Bible causing mental illness?"

It doesn't. But it does convict people of their sinful lifestyles, this is why so many refuse to read it and some even attempt to mock it.

Sadly, even some self professing "Christians" don't bother to read/study the scriptures. Every Christian ought to be reading through the ENTIRE Bible multiple times a year, and do so year after year until the day they die. A person can never read/study the Word of God too many times.

The Holy Bible truly is the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of the living God.

An excellent quote from D.L. Moody: "Sin will keep you from this Book or this Book will keep you from sin."

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Hebrews 4:12- For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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How To Be Saved According to the Word of God
http://www.soulwinning.info/tracts/how_to_be_...

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#16 Jun 23, 2013
A simple illustration of the gospel:
http://img.forministry.com/3/33/33C4F85F-9679...

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#17 Jun 23, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
First off, face the facts. You're not atheist, You're Gay.
You claim to be atheist in an effort to support your decision to be Gay.
Reading the Bible doesn't cause mental illness unless you're on the run and trying to hide your sins from God.
Heal yourself and reread the Bible, when you are in sin scripture will not reveal itself.
Excellent post!
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

#18 Jun 23, 2013
Romans Road wrote:
<quoted text>
Excellent post!
Thank you.
I thought it pretty much got to the crux of the biscuit.

My compliments to you on that quote from D.L. Moody:
"Sin will keep you from this Book or this Book will keep you from sin."

I've got a talk coming up and just might borrow that quote.

Thanks again.
Peace of Christ to you.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

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#19 Jun 24, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
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Unable to try and lie your way out of the reality that you did say that the Bible can cause mental illness, you go with pathetic insults. Sad really.

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#20 Jun 24, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
First off, face the facts. You're not atheist, You're Gay.
You claim to be atheist in an effort to support your decision to be Gay.
Reading the Bible doesn't cause mental illness unless you're on the run and trying to hide your sins from God.
Heal yourself and reread the Bible, when you are in sin scripture will not reveal itself.
The two aren't necessarily connected or exclusive. I was an atheist long before I knew I was Bi. Facts are this ~ there isn't any big reckoning where good people will be all alright in the end. The Bible is a fantasy concocted by those in Earthly power to impose some type of moral order on the populous.
You're half right about the reading of the Bible on the run. As I said in my previous post with the example from my own life ~ my late partner was driven into an anguish because he feared and convinced himself he was going to Hell (he was a gay prostitute). He felt the 'for Hell' argument slightly outweighed the peace/love/etc of the 'against Hell' argument. Trouble with all this is, it was (and still is for all those tormenting themselves) rubbish!
I'd conclude that perhaps in itself it doesn't cause mental illness but if you're a little unstable anyway then it COULD (and does) send people over the edge.

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