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jbyrd's Avatar Jump to comment 86 by jbyrd

So we have regressed to the ol' Natural Disasters are a warning from god claim... And here I thought we had made some progress since the ancient greeks.

Comment 64 by Nordic11 :

@stevehill

You cannot actually be sane and truly believe in virgin birth, resurrection, Jesus's miracles (raising the dead, feeding the 5,000 etc), eternal life, hell and so on. And if you don't really believe in (all of) those things, you can't be a Christian.

I see. So the 2 billion Christians (and presumably the 3 billion others who adhere to other religions) on the planet are insane, but the few million nonbelievers are the only ones in control of their mental facilities (because they refuse to believe in anything outside of the material world). That’s quite a grand statement (and to be honest quite disappointing).

On a personal level, I don’t feel like an insane person. I have had two professions for more than two decades, am raising a family, enjoying a successful marriage, creating a reserve of financial resources for my family, enjoying excellent relationships with my neighbors and colleagues, have maintained close personal friendships for decades, and have successfully coped with the threat of a terminal disease for six years. Funny, I’m not thinking this is the profile of an insane person. Perhaps insanity needs to be redefined.

Insane might be too strong of a word, but I would definitely say they are mentally disturbed. The mental disturbance is very similar to an adult who was abused as a child.

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:16:58 UTC | #865944