You can’t make this stuff up

Just when you think you have heard it all. A man bent on promoting Christianity as the bane of existence cites this so-called brilliant observation by this ‘intellectual’ woman:Image result for mental illness

—An Oxford University researcher and author specializing in neuroscience Kathleen Taylor a science writer affiliated to the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics believes that one-day religious fundamentalism may be treated as a curable mental illness.—

To which another person replied:

It may be their first step to leaving the faith and an open door to their freedom.

Mental illness is a serious topic but let me translate: Believers are delusional and suffer miserably in their minds, and need treated; of course the cure is godlessness, alcoholism, drugs, unbelief, ANYTHING but Christianity. Uh huh, ohhkaay, sure. Let’s examine this a bit shall we and compare these neurotic notes.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Delusional.

In the beginning, the sun and moon appeared purely by accident and having no purpose. Good.

God made male and female. God made man and woman. Delusional.

Male and female, man and woman sprang from dew, poo, or glue. Good.

Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Daniel, Peter, James, John, Christ, Saul of Tarsus, Mary, Martha, Timothy, King Agrippa, Herod, Pontius Pilate, were historical characters provable by witnesses, genealogies, and fact. Delusional.

Abraham, Daniel, Christ, Saul, Pilate, Herod, Timothy, and Martha, never lived and were no more relevant than Marvel comics. Good.

Paul the apostle was called, set apart, and lived a life of unequalled dedication to the God of creation and redemption, which singular proof lies in the greatest piece of writing known to man: the book of Romans.  Delusional.

Paul was a liar and had brain damage, such as do all believers. Romans is no better than the Huffington Post. Good.

Chairs are proof of planning, design, and intellect. Delusional.

Chairs are no proof of planning, a Designer, and assemble themselves. Good.

God made animals to reproduce after their kind. A baby elephant sort of resembles its mother. Delusional.

The elephant before it was an elephant held a committee with other goo-wads, and decided it needed a vacation from thinking without a brain and packed its trunk which also did not exist, and made itself. Good.

Two rocks sitting side by side will exist as rocks. Delusional.

Two rocks had a conversation, one told a joke, they busted at the seams in laughter, and presto changeoh! out popped baby stones who complained of their red hair; or was it a baby seal, or was it a turkey?  Good.  Absurd? (Yeah that’s the point)

And believers have mental heath issues? ‘Freedom’ is ridding the mind of any trace of the Creator and Christianity which commands ‘love thy neighbor’ eh? Uh huh sure, and Drano is as tasty as fresh lemonade. Ten thousand comments, 40 million excuses later and back to the same old gripes. Without extending the Creator the courtesy of His very existence, a man may as well think that the darkness of night was made by two cavemen putting out their fire.

Oh wait. This is exactly how bizarre world views are without absolute truth. Stupid even. Mindless. ANY belief is good, as long as it leaves out God.  Ever heard of the father of lies…………………….?  Don’t fall for the lie that disallows men to recognize their origin, purpose, and destiny.

Without truth, lies prosper. Don’t be a liar. Christianity is a curable mental illness eh? How black a statement. How dark a mind must be to entertain this thought. How depraved and how callous, how devilish, despicable, and how utterly void of light must a heart be to suggest such a thing.

And what is purely ironic is the FACT that the very book which accurately describes what Christianity is and isn’t, also perfectly narrates the behaviour and words of they who despise what is good, pure, and true. What dope would find fault with righteousness?

Ah yes, the solid testimony of the living God as pointed out in scripture. Ageless. Timeless. And as a by-product, God offers an incomparable sound mind which is of great price. But mental illness? Ha. (with apologies to the truly mentally ill)

(These words are for the  believer to encourage and exhort, to not be surprised at what God has always known.)

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43 Responses to You can’t make this stuff up

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Well said, friend.

    This whole topic just fascinates me, and amuses me as well.

    The barrage is constant, isn’t it? We are either stupid, under educated, or mentally ill.

    Well, not to sound like some know it all, but I have the credentials to prove I am neither stupid, nor under educated. I just don’t have to toss them around to back up what I say on here; God takes care of His own credentials, thanks very much.

    Mentally ill? Ha..ok. It’s not me careening around the internet hurling cut and paste points, accusations, and gross insults and profanities in some homes of some really very nice people. That kind of behavior would either get you jailed or smacked where I come from, if a person did it in person. Some people likely have far more testosterone in their keyboards that I suspect they have in their actual bodies, if you follow me. It’s easy to be a big man behind a computer screen.

    Just sayin.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yep. For a person to accuse joe christian of being mentally unstable………well, there is really not much to say to such ‘an intellectually advanced mind……….’

      The gross insults, vulgarities, and just outright vile words coming from the lips of many, are plenty of proof that God’s word contains it all. Ugh, and a whole bunch of ouches.

      The ‘homes of some very nice people’ have been laced with mold and mildew, eh w.

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  2. archaeopteryx1 says:

    CS, you don’t even know enough to know you don’t know anything —

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  3. Citizen Tom says:

    Nothing new. The communists put dissenters in psych wards. Gives you a way to torture people who dare to have a different opinion and call it medicinal.

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  4. Well said, Colorstorm. It’s appalling, really. Insanitybytes, right? 🙂

    I recently watched the testimony of a Muslim man, however. Christ appeared to him in a dream and he had no idea what was happening, but he got a hold of a bible, read it, and suddenly understood a kind of love he had never known before and so he became a Christian. Naturally his family disowned him, there were death threats, and his mother had him committed to an asylum. He eventually escaped and came to America. He “lost his mind,” or so they say, but he called it “getting sane.”

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Some time ago mbytes I posted a phrase ‘integra mens augustissima possessio,’ you can almost interpret it as written: a sound mind is the most majestic possession, and your testimony there of that fella does speak to that value, but he would be labelled: one having a mental disorder.

      Yeah, like the love of God shown in the heart of a man is a threat. Truly insane as you say.

      But the true irony in the charges hurled against believers is the absolute poison that spews forth from the mouths of they who say christians have mental disorders.

      Distressing to the nines.

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      • It is distressing and yet we are in good company, Colorstorm. Christ himself was once thought to have had a demon and Paul is often accused of having temporal lobe problems. I imagine some of the prophets were thought to be a bit mad themselves. Job was not looking too good towards the end, either.

        I guess I’ve been accused of being insane so many times by people clearly insane themselves, that it’s lost it’s meaning. Just yesterday someone was telling me I needed to join the “reality based community” like he has and I come to find out the poor guy hasn’t been sober in 9 years.

        But you’re quite right, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 🙂

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        • ColorStorm says:

          This reminds me of something ms bytes.

          Paul’s mental health…….. Yeah, like he had brain damage. Strange then how as Saul of Tarsus, he was a fine man………fine when he stood idly by at the stoning of Stephen…….yep, a fine man.

          Fine…..when he received a commission to toss into prison others who ‘lost their minds………..’ yep, he was a fine man………

          UNTIL grace showed up unannounced at his doorstep. Then the beautiful grace of God turned him into a raging madman……..uh huh sure. 😉

          If being sold out for the truth of God is crazy, I want me some. What can the unbeliever truthfully chastise about the grace of God? Key word there: truthfully.

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  5. AAAAAGGGGGHHHH!
    That is me screaming over this created madness of the so called intelligentsia elitists that keep coming up with such stupid crap!!!!!

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  6. Clyde Herrin says:

    We shouldn’t be so quick to condemn the idea that religious fundamentalism is a curable illness. Muslim fundamentalists who are willing to kill themselves to destroy infidels are certainly mentally ill and we should hope that a cure can be found for them. Fortunately Christian fundamentalism can’t be cured. Once we are part of God’s family we can’t be removed from it.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      True clyde, yet the subject matter of the post is specific re. the ‘mental instability’ of Christianity.

      Love thy neighbor…………and blow thyself up and thy neighbor………. appear to be diametrically opposed.

      The trouble is the unbelieving mind makes no distinction.

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  7. Tricia says:

    Oh I so enjoyed this post ColorStorm and am sorry to be so late to the party. It’s frustrating to read statements like those from the esteemed Ms. Taylor equating Christian Fundamentalism to mental illness, but it is also very funny to me. The Bible as you say comes right out and tells us about people like this yet they are too caught up with themselves and their silly fixed narratives to see the truth.

    Sad for them but kind of entertaining for the rest of us. 🙂

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    • ColorStorm says:

      You are being entirely too generous trish with your word here ‘frustrating.’ I’m sure there are other words not suitable for print, so you dialed it back, but point made.

      Remember the kid on the corner with the neat hat: ‘Extra, extra, read all about it……..’ Yep, God’s word wrote all about it. After all, He owns all copyrights to the trees which makes the paper. 😉

      (PS- you have me in spamland, Commented on your Trump/Clinton etc) It was funny.

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  8. Arkenaten says:

    I read the Huff-post link you provided and did not see Christianity mentioned, CS, although she did mention Islam. Can you point out where she specified Christianity in the post?
    Thanks.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Excuse me? It is you, and the cadre of others who are rather proud of asserting that ALL religion is mental illness.

      ‘Stay away from children………..’
      ‘Retardation of the species……….’

      On and on and on.

      The comment thread of that post is proof enough also.

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      • Arkenaten says:

        Is it? I didn’t see her mention Christianity once.
        I was just asking in case I missed it, otherwise I’d likely be accused of not reading properly.

        Oh, and I dont believe it is a mental illness, although to reject science on the basis that the bible is inerrant is symptomatic of indoctrination.
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        • ColorStorm says:

          God’s word is hardly threatened by science. Perhaps science should pay attention to the fact that apes without clothes, aka nakedapes, cannot tie their shoes.
          In addition, maybe you should do a study on believers who have been, are, and will be scientists, giving due respect to the Creator of all life.

          And btw, your tap dance around Christianity as not being included in the ‘mental misfit’ category should be embarrassing to you. How many posts have you written extolling the so-called poison of biblical Christianity……….How many comments have you welcomed similar to neurotic notes that declared war on the mind of Saul of Tarsus, Paul the apostle, Abraham, Christ, and all believers everywhere……..

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Oh, I am not denying my views, CS, on what I believe about Christianity, I was merely drawing attention to the fact there was no mention of Christianity in the Huff piece that’s all.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Well then ark, maybe you should slap the hands of the commenters who did in fact make the connection, albeit a false one.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Okay:
          Naughty atheists for suggesting Christianity is a mental illness.
          Now, CS, you can also make a statement to explain that she did not mention Christians in the post.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Her own words: ‘religious fundamentalism’ is the umbrella covering all faiths, of which Christianity is included.

          Very clever by her to imply guilt by association. How many times have you said the word ‘fundies………..’ ‘fundamentalists,’ ‘fundamentalists,’ and implied Christianity implicitly?

          My take on her point of view, as well as the view of others, including yours, is spot on.

          Remember, her ‘field’ is the brain, science, and she is a so-called expert on brainwashing.

          However, her expertise ends at the notion ‘there is no God.’

          Talk about brainwashing! Ha. This kind of brain does in fact need washed with pure water.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Oh, are you a religious fundamentalist then , CS?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I have said on many occasions that according to the scriptures: ‘pure religion and undefiled before God is to visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction.’

          Sadly, I am not religious enough. It is the bastardized version of the opinions of others who have usurped a very good word to construct a false narrative of something that is very good.

          Who could possibly find fault with the soft heart of visiting the fatherless and the widows……….

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        • Arkenaten says:

          And which particular biblical narrative do you subscribe to , if I may ask?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          The only one that matters ark. The truth of the living God as revealed in the scriptures, which currently speaks to a rejected Head with a body on earth.

          It is not God’s fault people stumble, or do not want truth. He is, as I have said repeatedly, blameless.

          Christianity in its essence, is perfect. It would be a lie to say otherwise since God is perfect.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Why do you think there are so many interpretations of this text and how do we identify the original?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Many ‘interpretations’ are an effort to get it right. There are many shades of blue, all good. Different but good.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Which, in your opinion, is the one closest to getting it right?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          That would be for you to decide. Have a listen with that still small voice that whispers what is true.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Well, I still like the way the KJV is written so I generally stick with my old copy of this version.
          What does the small voice tell you as to which one is the best?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          In the English language, the 1611 is the monarch of books. There is no equal. It has no copyrights; that point alone making it heads and shoulders above others.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          I agree!
          So we have a joint favorite. Wow… who would have guessed.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I have also said Jim Morrison was owner to the purest of rock voices. Miracles never cease.

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