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7. Religion is a mental illness.
Mon May 8, 2017, 12:43 PM
May 2017

It's like Depression, theres a sliding scale or spectrum of disability, you can suffer from small amounts of it or you can be completely batshit insane like these guys.

But wait, Nightwatcher, I'm religious are you saying I have a mental illness?

Yes, but fortunately it may be so slight that it does not hinder your daily functioning. To believe that an all knowing invisible man controls everything, a guy loaded a lot of animals into a boat he built when he was 600, some dude died and came back three days later..... is not rational. I'm glad that you can be religious and not have it affect your daily life, but when it goes to extremes like these nut jobs, everyone here will agree that they are fucking nuts, so where can you draw the line? If I told you I was convinced that Santa is real and I dressed up and went to weekly meetings where we sang songs to Santa and quoted his words for rationalization and justification for everything I did, you'd say I was nuts. It doesn't make it less nuts just because a shit ton of people believe it or have believed it for a long time.

Disagree if you want, or just hit the alert if you cannot properly debate the points I raise. If this gets deleted or locked it will only prove my point.

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