Belief in angry God associated with mental illness

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LupyLu wrote:
Garbage.
WOW, you're really good at conversation. ONE word answers is yet another sign of mental illness.
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LupyLu wrote:
Religion is poison, I agree with that. But it does not cause Mental Illness.
If I BELIEVED that mumbling some words over my pancakes in the morning would turn them into the body of Elvis, you'd no doubt say I was insane. Do the same thing over a cracker in church and you're just a Catholic. I consider anyone who believes in anything without supportive evidence to be mentally ill.

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I doubt very much that you are qualified to make such a diagnosis. Delusions of Grandeur are an actual symptom, maybe you should consult a professional. Just a suggestion.
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blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>WOW, you're really good at conversation. ONE word answers is yet another sign of mental illness.
Absolute garbage??
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LupyLu wrote:
I doubt very much that you are qualified to make such a diagnosis. Delusions of Grandeur are an actual symptom, maybe you should consult a professional. Just a suggestion.
I accept what the experts tell me, I do research on the subject, so that makes me qualified to make such a diagnosis. Maybe you're embarrassed because you believe in unproven things!!!

I have no delusions about my abilities as an artist. I realize where I am in the pecking order, and being in the upper tier is simply factual.
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Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>Absolute garbage??
TWO word conversation.....better!!!! Care to go for three?
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blacklagoon wrote:
A study shows belief in an angry God is associated with a variety of mental illnesses.
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Sorry to hear about your mental condition.

You really should seek some professional help very soon. Just a suggestion!!!!
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blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>I accept what the experts tell me,.......
Good. I'm glad to hear you're seeking the help of a good psychiatrist.
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Sorry to hear about your mental condition.
You really should seek some professional help very soon. Just a suggestion!!!!
Child!!
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Cisco Kid wrote:
<quoted text>Good. I'm glad to hear you're seeking the help of a good psychiatrist.
If you have nothing to add to the conversation, get back to your room, and don't expect any presents for your 12th birthday!!!!

PLEASE try and remember, this is a site were ADULTS participate. Now go and watch Pokemon!!!!
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blacklagoon wrote:
A study shows belief in an angry God is associated with a variety of mental illnesses.
These are the results found in the April 2010 edition of "Journal of Religion and Health." The study conducted by Marymont Manhatten College professor Nava Silter, used data from a 2010 Baylor religious survey of U.S. adults to examine the link between beliefs and anxiety disorder, like social dysfunction, paranoia, obsession and compulsion. The finding support the evolutionary trait for that part of the brain that detects threats, and creates the kinds of social dysfunction's found in the study.
More evidence that "religion poisons everything."
an angry God is still a God. now you are proving that there is really a God. thanks for being a believer. btw, anger is normal behavior, there is nothing mental illness about it.

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blacklagoon wrote:
A study shows belief in an angry God is associated with a variety of mental illnesses.
These are the results found in the April 2010 edition of "Journal of Religion and Health." The study conducted by Marymont Manhatten College professor Nava Silter, used data from a 2010 Baylor religious survey of U.S. adults to examine the link between beliefs and anxiety disorder, like social dysfunction, paranoia, obsession and compulsion. The finding support the evolutionary trait for that part of the brain that detects threats, and creates the kinds of social dysfunction's found in the study.
More evidence that "religion poisons everything."
Who did this study, some person that believes in an angry god?

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I doubt very much that you are qualified to make such a diagnosis. Delusions of Grandeur are an actual symptom, maybe you should consult a professional. Just a suggestion.
I second that!

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Apr 22, 2013
 
blacklagoon wrote:
Sorry, thats what the experts found, I think I'll go with their findings. And nice to see you agree that if a God exists, he/she/it/ is an Angry God.
You may want to work on reading comprehension. What the researchers found was association, not causality. Compared to believers in a benevolent God, believers in an angry God are more likely to suffer from anxiety, paranoia, compulsion and/or obsession. When compared to the rates of these problems in the population as a whole, believers in Angry God beat the averages in all four, creating a "positive association", believers in Benevolent God fall short of average, creating a "negative association". This does not prove that belief in Angry God CAUSES the psychological problems His followers suffer from, just that He gets more than his fair share of those believers in God that have them.
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andet1987 wrote:
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an angry God is still a God. now you are proving that there is really a God. thanks for being a believer. btw, anger is normal behavior, there is nothing mental illness about it.
You don't comprehend what you read, do you!!!! Anger is an dysfunctional trait, and is far from normal.

Here, let me spoon feed it to you, as this is the only way a childlike mentality can understand. The report does NOT prove there is a God, only that people who BELIEVE in an angry God rate mentally ill.

Hey, numbnuts, find any more miraculous dry spots on the ground? ha ha ha haBWAAAAA. When will you people ever grow the f--k up!!!!
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Who did this study, some person that believes in an angry god?
I have a great idea......READ THE VERY FIRST POST, there in lies the answer to your dysfunctional question!!!
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Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>You may want to work on reading comprehension. What the researchers found was association, not causality. Compared to believers in a benevolent God, believers in an angry God are more likely to suffer from anxiety, paranoia, compulsion and/or obsession. When compared to the rates of these problems in the population as a whole, believers in Angry God beat the averages in all four, creating a "positive association", believers in Benevolent God fall short of average, creating a "negative association". This does not prove that belief in Angry God CAUSES the psychological problems His followers suffer from, just that He gets more than his fair share of those believers in God that have them.
There is a part of the human brain that detects threats and responds in a variety of ways, most of them abnormal. When one considers that these threats are from a non-exitent source then the mental dysfunction becomes even more pronounced.

Even those who believe in a benevolent God suffer from a serious mental illness, delusional disorder, the inability to distinguish between what is real and what is only imagined. Either way, religious beliefs are dysfunctional.
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blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>TWO word conversation.....better!!!! Care to go for three?
Absolute garbage, el nutto????
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Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>Absolute garbage, el nutto????
Thanks for the drive,by now...piss off!!!

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Chaumette wrote:
Who did this study, some person that believes in an angry god?
They actually surveyed more than 1000 people for this study and what they found were rates of anxiety, paranoia, compulsion and/or obsession higher among believers in an "angry God", than among believers in a "benevolent God". When compared to the base line for these problems in the general population; believers in an "angry God" are more likely to suffer from one or more than the rest of us, believers in a "benevolent God", less. It's association, not causality and it makes no attempt to explain why the association exists. The study basically tells us that an "angry god" gets more than his fair share when divvying up the crazies. It certainly doesn't tell us that it's the "angry God's" fault that His cup runneth over with the disturbed, it's more like His bad luck that He's the one they flock to.

You don't have to be mentally unhinged to believe in an "angry God" and the vast majority who do, aren't. But if you do believe in one, the odds that you aren't mentally unhinged are significantly less likely in your favor than if you didn't.

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