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I think that people who hear God speak to them and believe prayers actually work are at least mildly mentally ill

If you met a 37 year old who truly believed in Zeus you would have them locked up for their own good

I think that even 'mild' theists are extremely deluded which is an unhealthy state of being

Comment 7 by KJinAsia :

Comment 3 by the prisoner :

             should theism be classifeied as mild mental illness..?then if you de-convert you can be said to be cured..?

No and no. Institutionalized, emotion driven thinking is the base case that objective reasoned thinking struggles to overcome. It isn't an illness, it's an impediment.

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:51:02 UTC | #930739