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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: 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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