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Deb-8-A-Bull
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11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.
RoderickSpode
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11/4/2016 4:34:37 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.
I'd love to participate, but I don't live in Australia.
PureX
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11/4/2016 5:35:47 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
Religion is just a set of principals and practices based on one's chosen ideological concept of "God". Whether religion is debilitating or not depends on the god-concept one chooses to adopt. Severe intellectual, emotional, and spiritual damage can occur when one adopts an anti-humanist concept of "god" and then tries to promote and express this toxic ideology through their religious practice, and through their actions in life.

However, at the same time, much intellectual, emotional, and spiritual good can come from adopting a pro-humanist concept of God and embodying that concept in the actions of their lives. Both good for them, and for others.

So it isn't engaging in religion, or even pursuing the ideals of one's "God" that does the damage. It's the adoption of anti-humanist god-ideals and then applying them to our lives and each other that does the damage.
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11/4/2016 5:55:04 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.

Do we have a week for people who can't type in complete sentences?
Willows
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11/5/2016 6:22:04 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.

You are too kind Deb, that's what I love about you.

That's a bit like having a firearms amnesty except this would be a religion amnesty where God-fearers can hand themselves in at their local police station and admit their life of stupidity.

If we go back in history and note what the religious did to the atheists, turning the tables we should give them back their own medicine and burn them or impale them all, no pussey-footing around.
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11/5/2016 6:28:51 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.

masonicslayer is in desperate need of this service.
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11/5/2016 7:06:07 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.

I'm Agnostic, but religion isn't a mental disorder, and I don't think you actually believe it is, seems like you're just trying to get a reaction out of them.
Meh!
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11/5/2016 10:24:41 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/5/2016 7:06:07 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.

I'm Agnostic, but religion isn't a mental disorder, and I don't think you actually believe it is, seems like you're just trying to get a reaction out of them.

It is a mental disorder, with the exception of those who have had religion instilled by force and kept in ignorance.

How could one possibly label the belief of something, omnipotent, invisible and owning all life, with no proof whatsoever as being anything other than insanity?

It is a mental disorder and is quite rightly called "delusion".
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11/5/2016 10:44:40 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/5/2016 10:24:41 AM, Willows wrote:
At 11/5/2016 7:06:07 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.

I'm Agnostic, but religion isn't a mental disorder, and I don't think you actually believe it is, seems like you're just trying to get a reaction out of them.

It is a mental disorder, with the exception of those who have had religion instilled by force and kept in ignorance.

How could one possibly label the belief of something, omnipotent, invisible and owning all life, with no proof whatsoever as being anything other than insanity?

It is a mental disorder and is quite rightly called "delusion".

So having an incorrect belief means it's a mental disorder?
Meh!
Willows
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11/5/2016 12:18:12 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/5/2016 10:44:40 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/5/2016 10:24:41 AM, Willows wrote:
At 11/5/2016 7:06:07 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.

I'm Agnostic, but religion isn't a mental disorder, and I don't think you actually believe it is, seems like you're just trying to get a reaction out of them.

It is a mental disorder, with the exception of those who have had religion instilled by force and kept in ignorance.

How could one possibly label the belief of something, omnipotent, invisible and owning all life, with no proof whatsoever as being anything other than insanity?

It is a mental disorder and is quite rightly called "delusion".

So having an incorrect belief means it's a mental disorder?

You are watering down the meaning in order to make my argument look absurd.
I clearly stated my justification.

Whether it be an invisible religious master or any other make-believe imaginary friend, holding such a fantasy is a delusion, i.e. a mental disorder.

The fact that so many people suffer from such a disorder (which permeates through everyday decision-making) does not mitigate the ridiculousness of the belief.
I think that belief in numbers (organized religion) tends to strengthen the resolve of those who are afflicted.
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11/5/2016 1:00:11 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/5/2016 12:18:12 PM, Willows wrote:
At 11/5/2016 10:44:40 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/5/2016 10:24:41 AM, Willows wrote:
At 11/5/2016 7:06:07 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.

I'm Agnostic, but religion isn't a mental disorder, and I don't think you actually believe it is, seems like you're just trying to get a reaction out of them.

It is a mental disorder, with the exception of those who have had religion instilled by force and kept in ignorance.

How could one possibly label the belief of something, omnipotent, invisible and owning all life, with no proof whatsoever as being anything other than insanity?

It is a mental disorder and is quite rightly called "delusion".

So having an incorrect belief means it's a mental disorder?

You are watering down the meaning in order to make my argument look absurd.
I clearly stated my justification.

Whether it be an invisible religious master or any other make-believe imaginary friend, holding such a fantasy is a delusion, i.e. a mental disorder.

The fact that so many people suffer from such a disorder (which permeates through everyday decision-making) does not mitigate the ridiculousness of the belief.
I think that belief in numbers (organized religion) tends to strengthen the resolve of those who are afflicted.

The DSM IV definition of a mental disorder states that:
" In DSM-IV, each of the mental disorders is conceptualized as a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present distress (e.g., a painful symptom) or disability (i.e., impairment in one or more important areas of functioning) or with a significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom. In addition, this syndrome or pattern must not be merely an expectable and culturally sanctioned response to a particular event, for example, the death of a loved one. Whatever it's original cause, it must currently be considered a manifestation of a behavioral, psychological, or biological dysfunction in the individual. Neither deviant behavior (e.g., political, religious, or sexual) nor conflicts that are primarily between the individual and society are mental disorders unless the deviance or conflict is a symptom of a dysfunction in the individual, as described above."

So, by this definition religion for the vast majority of its followers isn't even remotely close to being considered a mental disorder/illness.

If you're just disagreeing because you hate religion, and are basing these claims on feeling rather than actual data, then that should ring a bell.
Meh!
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11/5/2016 1:20:35 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/5/2016 1:00:11 PM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/5/2016 12:18:12 PM, Willows wrote:
At 11/5/2016 10:44:40 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/5/2016 10:24:41 AM, Willows wrote:
At 11/5/2016 7:06:07 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.

I'm Agnostic, but religion isn't a mental disorder, and I don't think you actually believe it is, seems like you're just trying to get a reaction out of them.

It is a mental disorder, with the exception of those who have had religion instilled by force and kept in ignorance.

How could one possibly label the belief of something, omnipotent, invisible and owning all life, with no proof whatsoever as being anything other than insanity?

It is a mental disorder and is quite rightly called "delusion".

So having an incorrect belief means it's a mental disorder?

You are watering down the meaning in order to make my argument look absurd.
I clearly stated my justification.

Whether it be an invisible religious master or any other make-believe imaginary friend, holding such a fantasy is a delusion, i.e. a mental disorder.

The fact that so many people suffer from such a disorder (which permeates through everyday decision-making) does not mitigate the ridiculousness of the belief.
I think that belief in numbers (organized religion) tends to strengthen the resolve of those who are afflicted.

The DSM IV definition of a mental disorder states that:
" In DSM-IV, each of the mental disorders is conceptualized as a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present distress (e.g., a painful symptom) or disability (i.e., impairment in one or more important areas of functioning) or with a significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom. In addition, this syndrome or pattern must not be merely an expectable and culturally sanctioned response to a particular event, for example, the death of a loved one. Whatever it's original cause, it must currently be considered a manifestation of a behavioral, psychological, or biological dysfunction in the individual. Neither deviant behavior (e.g., political, religious, or sexual) nor conflicts that are primarily between the individual and society are mental disorders unless the deviance or conflict is a symptom of a dysfunction in the individual, as described above."

So, by this definition religion for the vast majority of its followers isn't even remotely close to being considered a mental disorder/illness.

If you're just disagreeing because you hate religion, and are basing these claims on feeling rather than actual data, then that should ring a bell.

So what actual data do you have to qualify "vast majority of its followers"?
And given the widespread infiltration of religion wouldn't the remaining "minority" of followers amount to a worrying number having a mental disorder?
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11/6/2016 1:08:30 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/5/2016 1:20:35 PM, Willows wrote:
At 11/5/2016 1:00:11 PM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/5/2016 12:18:12 PM, Willows wrote:
At 11/5/2016 10:44:40 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/5/2016 10:24:41 AM, Willows wrote:
At 11/5/2016 7:06:07 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.

I'm Agnostic, but religion isn't a mental disorder, and I don't think you actually believe it is, seems like you're just trying to get a reaction out of them.

It is a mental disorder, with the exception of those who have had religion instilled by force and kept in ignorance.

How could one possibly label the belief of something, omnipotent, invisible and owning all life, with no proof whatsoever as being anything other than insanity?

It is a mental disorder and is quite rightly called "delusion".

So having an incorrect belief means it's a mental disorder?

You are watering down the meaning in order to make my argument look absurd.
I clearly stated my justification.

Whether it be an invisible religious master or any other make-believe imaginary friend, holding such a fantasy is a delusion, i.e. a mental disorder.

The fact that so many people suffer from such a disorder (which permeates through everyday decision-making) does not mitigate the ridiculousness of the belief.
I think that belief in numbers (organized religion) tends to strengthen the resolve of those who are afflicted.

The DSM IV definition of a mental disorder states that:
" In DSM-IV, each of the mental disorders is conceptualized as a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present distress (e.g., a painful symptom) or disability (i.e., impairment in one or more important areas of functioning) or with a significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom. In addition, this syndrome or pattern must not be merely an expectable and culturally sanctioned response to a particular event, for example, the death of a loved one. Whatever it's original cause, it must currently be considered a manifestation of a behavioral, psychological, or biological dysfunction in the individual. Neither deviant behavior (e.g., political, religious, or sexual) nor conflicts that are primarily between the individual and society are mental disorders unless the deviance or conflict is a symptom of a dysfunction in the individual, as described above."

So, by this definition religion for the vast majority of its followers isn't even remotely close to being considered a mental disorder/illness.

If you're just disagreeing because you hate religion, and are basing these claims on feeling rather than actual data, then that should ring a bell.

So what actual data do you have to qualify "vast majority of its followers"?

What data do you have to suggest otherwise? The null is that religion isn't a mental disorder.

And given the widespread infiltration of religion wouldn't the remaining "minority" of followers amount to a worrying number having a mental illnessm"

The "minority" refers to extremists, extremism could fit the definition, but that's really aside from the point. The point I'm trying to make here, is that on general, religious belief is a normal thing, and is not a disorder.

Side note: Ever seen religious homophobes call homosexuality a "mental disorder" and then thought "that's awful, how could they do that!". Well doesn't that also ring a bell :)
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11/6/2016 4:10:43 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/4/2016 2:51:42 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
The 1st Sunday in December .
December the 4th .
Marks the start of religious mental health week.
Religious Mental Health Week , is a week in wich , " we the public norm " .
aka concerned public.
Seek and offer help to those who have been and who's life is being infected by this " so called " sickness. We now know . Religion.

On this week.
We shall not look down nor criticize these so called inflicted folks.
For they lack the ability to apply everyday common sense to the most important parts and aspects of life.

If you know of someone that may be suffering or infected by religion. Please register , his or her name , into the religious affiliation records .
These people are then offered 100% free medical evaluations, along with free medications to assist and aid the inflicted back to normality and a so called normal state.

The public need also be reminded. If you know a religious person
( They are not to be trusted nor approached )
For we are unabled to know what they might tell their god to tell them next.

If we the public norm, work together we could rid this world of this so called virus ,. Religion.

Thus becoming a more meaningful and acceptable society.

Pop on down to your closest medical practice this 4th of December and receive a free evaluation assessment.

We would also like to remind all.

We are here to help . NOT to judge.
And more importantly, we are here to remind you.
( it's only common sense God doesn't exist. )

Mental health week is proudly brought to you by the good folks at .
Reality check . Com.au.
The here, and now.

I bet you won't keep this promise.
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11/6/2016 7:18:25 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 11/6/2016 1:08:30 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/5/2016 1:20:35 PM, Willows wrote:


The "minority" refers to extremists, extremism could fit the definition, but that's really aside from the point. The point I'm trying to make here, is that on general, religious belief is a normal thing, and is not a disorder.

Side note: Ever seen religious homophobes call homosexuality a "mental disorder" and then thought "that's awful, how could they do that!". Well doesn't that also ring a bell :)

I do get your point and although my arguments can be colorful I do not wish to be judged as extreme in my views so I retract my assertion.

Do you think though that there may be a "degree of mental abnormality" with most religious followers that would not be present within most non-followers?
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11/6/2016 8:43:38 AM
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At 11/6/2016 7:18:25 AM, Willows wrote:
At 11/6/2016 1:08:30 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 11/5/2016 1:20:35 PM, Willows wrote:


The "minority" refers to extremists, extremism could fit the definition, but that's really aside from the point. The point I'm trying to make here, is that on general, religious belief is a normal thing, and is not a disorder.

Side note: Ever seen religious homophobes call homosexuality a "mental disorder" and then thought "that's awful, how could they do that!". Well doesn't that also ring a bell :)

I do get your point and although my arguments can be colorful I do not wish to be judged as extreme in my views so I retract my assertion.

Do you think though that there may be a "degree of mental abnormality" with most religious followers that would not be present within most non-followers?

In the typical religious follower no. In extremists? Maybe, I haven't seen any actual information to suggest so though.
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11/6/2016 4:43:03 PM
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Declaring billions of people "delusional" based on the uninformed opinion of one's self would seem quite - well - delusional, to me. Only in this instance, the delusion is not of an "invisible friend", but of an unjustified and undoubtable presumption of self-righteousness. Which is significantly more dangerous.