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Started by polM. Last reply by Quinn Tane Wilkins Oct 16, 2012.
Started by Mike Thomson. Last reply by Mike K. Jul 13, 2011.
Started by Tammie Webster. Last reply by Tammie Webster Nov 4, 2010.
Noted your comments about prayers in the work place and I find this one, both tricky & uncomfortable......having worked directly for the MOE...Monday morning staff meetings started with prayers/singing and ended with prayers....to challenge can be seen as non-Christian! The irony is that many non-believers just accept it and are actually the tolerant ones unlike their so called Christian work colleagues. Sean:)
Awesome post you linked to btw, I'm fascinated by the subject. I wrote a post a while back featuring some of VS Ramachandran's research into people with split brains; specifically how it is possible for one brain to both firmly believe in god and not at all, at the same time. It amuses me to no end to wonder how the religious rationalise that? Does only half of the guy go to heaven? Does he not go to heaven and the faithful half burns in hell?
Teh stupid. It burns.
It makes me uncomfortable just thinking about it!
I can't imagine that 'treating' patients suffering from any kind of dissociative disorder with impalpable, unprovable, imaginary anything would be very useful...
But then, I bet the 'they need prayer' goes along with a healthy dose of scientific, peer reviewed, medical treatment? Nobody ever has enough 'faith' to run a hospital purely on it.
Why do you think they don't find that strange?
Precisely, Shawn. I see that ALL the time. You can imagine how uncomfortable I am when other clinicians around me responsible for the therapeutic care of residents talk about people needing prayer for demonic influence with a straight face. Scary stuff.
I wrote a more detailed rant on my blog ages ago about mental illness and religion here.
Christian mental health... there's an oxymoron if I ever heard one!
"No sir, *those* voices in your head aren't really but that other one, Jesus, *that* one is real".
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