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My Weekly Date with a Liberal - ‘Emotional Redistribution’(BEYOND AWESOME) | 28 July 2009 | Jon David

Posted on 07/28/2009 7:38:13 AM PDT by AreaMan

My Weekly Date with a Liberal - ‘Emotional Redistribution’ by Jon David

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Although facebook has been the gift that keeps on giving in terms of confirming whether or not a prospective date is or is not a liberal, for this installment I thought I’d put my instincts to the test by participating in the very underrated process of “stereotyping.”

I think, and rightfully so, that many Americans feel that Los Angeles is a place bankrupt of spirituality…not to mention just plain bankrupt. However, there is a spiritual movement among Angelinos that folks may not be aware of, largely because it is a faith so self indulgent it would be difficult for the average hard working American to fathom.  This movement is called “Spiritual Psychology.”

Let me just say this for fear of being labeled judgmental: I have nothing against spirituality or psychology; in fact, I actually saw a Medicine Man on an Indian reservation in the Jemez Valley to help me with a “problem” I’d prefer not to discuss here. It was an extremely spiritual, dare I say magical experience, after which my “problem” did not improve in the least.

In terms of psychology, I am a huge proponent, having spent countless hours and dollars on a therapist’s couch over the years. The results have been miraculous: I am aware of every problem I have ever had and the root cause behind each one of those problems, and yet somehow have not discovered the means to change a single pattern of behavior.

So what I’m saying is….I’m open.  So when a platonic girlfriend of mine mentioned she was attending a University for Spiritual Psychology, my interest was peaked. She was what I call...

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To: OneWingedShark
Psychology and psychiatry are examples of "hollow and deceptive philosophies of this world".

They attempt to tell you that the guilt you feel (for your sin) is not valid and should be rejected. This only compounds the problem and keeps you captive.

Thinking Like a Christian addresses this point.

21 posted on 07/28/2009 8:21:56 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: OneWingedShark
Indeed, but what are the purposes of psychology and psychiatry? It has been observed that w/o God, laborers work in vain; that when a man gets rid of his demon seven more can come in.... this is the human condition.

You are right that we need a Savior, and thank God that He gave us one in the person of Jesus.

I think that psychiatry and psychology are necessary and good tools when used properly, but like many things can be misused and go badly wrong in the hands of godless men.

22 posted on 07/28/2009 8:31:50 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: MrB

>Psychology and psychiatry are examples of “hollow and deceptive philosophies of this world”.

I do certainly believe that they have been overrun by these deceptive & destructive philosophies, like “women’s studies” in sociology. However I’m a bit weary of throwing a blanket statement like that up.

That “women’s studies” is a blatant platform for certain [destructive & incorrect] philosophies does NOT invalidate the philosophy [or perhaps better said as ‘rationale’] of sociology... and there IS a valid point in sociology for looking at the role of women in a society, which one could take to be the VERY basic [oversimplified] meaning of women’s studies.

Likewise psychology seems to be much more about the underlying ‘why’ in behavior w/o [much] regard to fixing it; especially when you move into studying the mechanics of the brain. Having said that, I don’t like psychology because it is a soft science with MUCH of its findings up for [very different] interpretation.

Psychiatry seems to me to REALLY be such a “hollow and deceptive philosophy of this world” because it seems to present a “fixing” which seems to too often include the embracing of irresponsibility. {”It’s mom’s/dad’s/society’s/environment’s fault!”} But let us distinguish this from counseling, which really does seem to strive to fix some broken things about people.

So having, hopefully, made my position clear, might I ask you to justify/explain the blanket-statement: Psychology and psychiatry are examples of “hollow and deceptive philosophies of this world”.

23 posted on 07/28/2009 8:36:41 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

I really don’t think I can expand much further on why I consider those areas of study to be hollow and deceptive philosophies of this world than you already have done in the paragraphs explaining your position.

David Noebel, however, in “Thinking Like a Christian”,
has a much more in depth analysis of this. I’d highly suggest reading that and “Understanding the Times”.

24 posted on 07/28/2009 8:52:44 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: OneWingedShark; MrB; TChris

What the girl needs is a personal revelation of Shocking Beauty, which is found only in One Person: Jesus, Who is called “Christ.”

Sadly, there are even many who are called “Christian” who have never received such a revelation. Consequently, much in the world that is categorized as “Christian” is dull, boring, flaccid, insipid, plain, dreary, and uninteresting, if not worse.

Peter Kreeft, in 2007, delivered an EXCELLENT talk with a Q&A session afterward that I think you’ll all enjoy; it will certainly drive you to some serious introspection about your own perception of Shocking Beauty.

25 posted on 07/28/2009 9:12:34 AM PDT by HKMk23 (In the end, life contains only one tragedy: not to have been a saint.)
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To: AreaMan


>> This didn’t have anything to do with politics.
>> It didn’t have anything to do with being a liberal
>> or a conservative. It had to do with being a human
>> being, and frankly, I felt badly for her and hoped
>> that whatever path she chose, she’d eventually
>> find her box in the sand.

Well said.

26 posted on 07/28/2009 9:18:37 AM PDT by ucantbserious
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