Skip to comments.TIME...Your child's religion may be 'mental illness'
Posted on 03/30/2013 5:17:53 AM PDT by wesagain
According to an article published this week on Time magazines website, your childs fastidiousness to religious practices may be a sign of mental illness.
Religion can be a source of comfort that improves well-being, begins the article by author Francine Russo. But some kinds of religiosity could be a sign of deeper mental health issues.
In the article titled Can Your Child Be Too Religious? Russo continues, If your child is immersed in scripture after school and prays regularly throughout the day, you may breathe a sigh of relief. Shes such a good girl. Or maybe not. Your childs devotion may be a great thing, but there are some kids whose religious observances require a deeper look. For these children, an overzealous practice of their family faith or even another faith may be a sign of an underlying mental health issue.
The article explains therapists report seeing children and teens who dive into excessive religiosity as an unhealthy coping mechanism, a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, thats no more spiritual than fanatical hand washing.
The article describes a type of OCD called scrupulosity, where children obsessively worry that they have committed blasphemy, been impure or otherwise sinned and warns against religious delusions or hallucinations that parents may be less attuned to when it occurs under the guise of faith.
Russo suggests parents evaluate.......
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Well, it’s reasonably obvious that some extreme forms of religiosity are mental illness.
Where this line is crossed is a subject of much discussion. Some consider any religion to be nuts.
Yes, of course, Faith in God is mental illness, but preening homosexuals having anal sex in the open in “Pride” parades is perfectly normal. Butchering babies in the womb, as they emerge from the womb, and even after they are born, is perfectly normal.
and 13 year old girls going online to find hookups is perfectly normal?
Does Time magazine believe young Islam children suffer from mental illness for their belief or does this mental illness apply only to Christians?
“Does Time magazine believe young Islam children suffer from mental illness for their belief or does this mental illness apply only to Christians?”
Ding ding sing, we have a winner.
Does anyone even read TIME anymore?
I do not even see it in the doctor’s office waiting room anymore.
And they get TIME for free...
So by time's definition... muslims, who learn to recite the koran by heart and pray 5 times a day are mentally ill... Who knew? I wonder if they've ordered their armed security?
TIME editors trying to convince stupid readers to abandon their faith and return their children to the sick culture that is designed to destroy them.
Very good question! Children learning how to hate Christians and Jews, how to cut throats, how to behead, how to beat women, and how to lie to non-muslims...do they have a mental illness?
>>TIME editors trying to convince stupid readers to abandon their faith and return their children to the sick culture that is designed to destroy them.
People of faith don’t read Time. What they are trying to do is create a movement to label Christianity a danger to children’s mental health so they can get overzealous school counselors and government bureaucrats to decide that “forcing a child into religion” is child abuse.
But, as someone else already pointed out, this will not apply to muslim parents or children.
>>Very good question! Children learning how to hate Christians and Jews, how to cut throats, how to behead, how to beat women, and how to lie to non-muslims...do they have a mental illness?
Comrade Obama and the Holder Dept of Just Us has already ruled on that. It is just a simple case of workplace violence, probably caused by the severe oppression felt by muslims in America after the World Trade Center collapsed all by itself.
What a fascinating article!! Of course, scrupulosity has never been recognized by the Church as a character flaw, so I am sure this article was an eye-opener at the Vatican. I hope all the parents reading TIME will keep their children as far away from the corrupting influence of that Jesus fellow as possible.
On the other hand, many objective observers are concerned that children who are taught liberalism are the victims of a mass psychosis, although I don’t expect to see that issue addressed in TIME.
I wouldn’t worry too much about what Time thinks.
Picked up one in the checkout line the other day for probably the first time in 5 years. Just about dropped it, I was so shocked. It’s about 1/4 the number of pages as the previous time I picked one up, and the paper is cheap quality and there are almost no ads.
I wouldn’t expect it to be around much longer.
Praying three times per day facing Mecca has crossed the line!!!!!
Not praying three times per day.... but the need to face Mecca!!!!
[M Kehoe goes to gun show under the proposed new federal background check]
M Kehoe: I'd like that Mossberg 500 tactical please.
Seller: Sure, nice weapon. Please fill out the new form 4473.
M Kehoe: Sure...what is this new line here [pointing to form]?
Seller: Oh, it's the new question about religion. Just say "no" in that block.
M Kehoe: What a minute, I do practice my faith. I can't lie on this form.
Seller: I'm sorry mister Kehoe, but if you answer "yes," I will have to deny the purchase.
[M Kehoe decides now is the time to go lone wolf]