Skip to comments.Creation: antidote for depression
Posted on 03/06/2009 7:41:04 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
Creation: antidote for depression
by Tas Walker
Now I realize why Ive been depressed for so long, a man with dishevelled hair, baggy clothes and unkempt beard told me after a meeting one evening. He said he had always accepted evolution was a fact. That night he realized that this evolutionary belief was the reason for his dark despair and feeling of emptiness....
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Don’t worry. God’s in control. Be happy :o)
1. something that preoccupies a person to the exclusion of other things: his principal obsession was with trying to economize
2. Psychiatry a persistent idea or impulse, often associated with anxiety and mental illness
Psychiatry ‘Recurrent & persistent thoughts, impulses, or images (that are perceived) as intrusive and inappropriate and cause marked anxiety or distress’
1. Recurrent & persistent thoughts, impulses, or imagesTII, that are perceived as intrusive and inappropriate and cause marked anxiety or distress
2. Or that are not simply excessive reponses to genuine real-life problems
3. Active attempts are made to suppress or neutralize the TIIs by some thought or action
4. The person recognizes that the TIIs are products of his/her own mind
1. Repetitive behaviorseg handwashing, double-checking, mental actspraying, repeating words silently that a person feels compelled to perform in response to an obsession, or in accord with strictly applied rules
2. Behaviors or mental acts aimed at preventing or reducing distress or preventing some dreaded event or situation, which are not realistically connected with what they are intended to neutralize or prevent, or behaviors that are clearly excessive DSM-IV, 1994
Yes, GOD is in conrol.
[Happy, hairy, bow-legged familyop, knees half bent, scratches his right armpit with his right hand, then while hobbling toward the door, dangles his right arm over his head and scratches while hobbling,...]
Kinda has a nice ring to it. Thank you!
Good to hear from you again, Familyop. As you can see, I’m onto my next mission :o) All the best—GGG
Without a Creator, life is meaningless.
We are then no more than a chance of nothing, created by nothing, apparently created out of nothing and created for no purpose whatsoever and there is no reason for any morality at all. Our existence would be nothing more than chance. We’re born. we live. we die. and that is all.
How utterly hopeless.
I can’t believe that.
I’ve seen and know the Creator
Alfred E. 0bama
I have to remind myself who is in charge when I get all frantic about the demons running this country right now.
It’s good to see your work, too. :-)
You might know by now that I’m a strict monotheist but a strong believer (Gentile studying Judaism). The article that you posted is a good argument against Atheism, which leads to various kinds of New Age habits for most. I won’t personally argue with or otherwise be contrary with decided Atheists, but it’s healthier to avoid distancing oneself further from G-d, IMO.
You would not have found a more devout Christian than my grandmother. She also suffered from depression. For a great many people, It has nothing to do with their attitude or belief system. It’s a disorder of brain chemistry that’s treatable with medication.
I am a suicide survivor (as an evolutionist), who was dramatically affected for the better when I became a creationist. So I absolutely endorse the gist of this article. It’s hard to be depressed when you recognize the reality that there is a God and He cares about you.
You are right that some depression has a chemical/hormonal link. But not all. Obviously this article refers to the latter, not the former.
woollyone: “Without a Creator, life is meaningless.”
Agreed. Most people don’t give serious thought to it, but a life without God is ultimately meaningless. No matter what you do, it has no meaning outside of your own selfish existence. No matter how you strive, whatever you build or create, it all comes to nothing in the end. Even the human race, without God, is hopelessly doomed, a dead end. Whether you or anyone else lives or dies, it matters not.
Conservatives who don’t believe in God and don’t respect Christians should at least give some serious thought as to whether or not Christianity is, on the whole, a social good or a social bad. In my opinion, the answer is obvious.
If Christianity is a social good, then it at least deserves respect and support from non-believing conservatives. Most conservatives used to understand this. Unfortunately, many people, even FReepers, are now hostile to Christianity (to the detriment of society).
kms61: “Its a disorder of brain chemistry thats treatable with medication.”
I find it very interesting how Christ healed people. In some cases, the illness was attributed to demons. In other cases, no demons were involved—the problems were purely physical. Why? I believe that’s the difference you mention in your post. With some, it may be spiritual. With others, it may be physical.
In contrast, Christianity is 1) profoundly positive and conducive to joy, and 2) the only reliable basis for free economic and political systems.
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