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Is atheism a mental illness?
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- Anonymous1 month ago
They are at odds with the truth - that no amount of time will unravel the mysteries of the cosmos, no amount of 'brain power' will unravel the mysteries of trying to 'find god'.
they are restless and disgruntled by the fact that there is a divine power outside the scope of their understanding, or rather 'acceptance' which is immeasurable and undefinable through science alone.
to understand a supreme divine creator is to have faith. if you do not have faith you are automatically barricading your thought process inside a very confined space.
which contradicts their own teachings about how to observe, understand and conclude.
just because there are mainstream religions does not automatically make the believers and followers of those religions intellectually inferior nor does it disadvantage them in any kind of way what so ever.
they do not believe in a soul because they call it 'man made rubbish', they reject the concept of a 'divine creator' or a super 'intellectual entity' that cannot be seen or measured.
An intelligent person who is an atheist would simply say they do not believe in a supreme creator or an intellectual force and instead simply state they believe in the big bang theory and leave it there.
Instead there are opportunists and disgruntled insecure and afraid individuals who find it worthwhile to attack and criticise those of who are spiritual and have faith.
we're all leaving the mortal realm in the same way, the answers will unravel before all once that time comes for atheists.
For those of us who have faith, we found God a long time ago - God couldn't be more apparent than in the beauty of all things majestic on earth and beyond.
God gave us brains to use and certainly as many claim, to explore and understand and evolve as a collective race. Thanks to that, we've understood a lot of things and have began to appreciate the majesty of it all.
But to use what he gave us to suggest hes not real is absurd and outright moronic.
God is real. More real than the beliefs of an atheist.
- Roberta BLv 61 month ago
No, since many atheists do finally wake up!
- 1 month ago
No. Every person is born an atheist. But if you ask me, religion is a societal illness.
- antoniusLv 71 month ago
What are you crying about? Atheists are not making claims, you believers are making the claims and yet not once have anyone or any group or sect of you ever provided any evidence to support your claims. All that's needed to knock the air out of your bible claims is merely to show that your NT is a totally invented fiction. It has been debunked many times, maybe there is mental illness within the believers' camps. Talk about mentally blind, if you can see other things and can't see that your bible and especially your NT are intended lies and totally fiction, then you believers are mentally blind.. However, since most of you never considered doing proper research into your religious belief, that might suggest that you are mentally ill.
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- Neptune2bsureLv 61 month ago
No but constantly speaking and wrongfully accusing them is a sign that you only want what you perceive to be true is the right truth. When there is no proof that it is. Did you ever hear the term, live and let live, yet you are so hell bent on proving them wrong that you forget that you are not to judge other people. that is not your job. you are failing as a Christian and need to reevaluate your belief that you are so perfect that everyone else's belief is wrong.
- sk8terboy1963Lv 41 month ago
No. That would be a reference to religion. Some people think that a belief in religion is somehow a mental illness. It is not, but it does tend to manifest as one. Believing in an invisible immortal magical anthropomorphic being that spoke everything into existence with an incantation spell is far from rational. People that believe this are usually the victim of indoctrination from a very young age. Religion is nothing more than an assumed conclusion based on suspect claims from dubious sources supported by logical fallacies nested within circular reasoning bringing you back to the assumed conclusion. It is dishonest to assert as fact that which is not evidently true. Yet that is what religion does. It tries very hard to assert as fact things that we already know are not true or even possible. Religion is always claiming to know things that nobody possibly could know. If religion were true, then you would never need to rely faith. Facts, proof and evidence will always win over absurd claims that have no support. If you can't show it, then you most certainly don't know it. Not one single person in human history has ever provided proof and evidence of a deity.....ANY deity. Fact. Reality is a ***** huh........
- PaulLv 71 month ago
Of course not. It is simply ignorance of a specific reality. Unfortunately, that reality is the most essential reality that exists for humans - the reality of God.
- Phil MLv 71 month ago
No, but believing in fairy tales is delusional.
- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
No, of course not. Also, think about what you're saying. If atheism were a mental illness, from a Christian perspective that would mean their beliefs were beyond their control and therefore they could not be considered sinful in that respect. This suggestion more or less denies that free will exists.
- Ernest SLv 71 month ago
No, rather it is a heart sickness.