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TIME...Your child's religion may be 'mental illness'
WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 30, 2013 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 03/30/2013 5:17:53 AM PDT by wesagain

According to an article published this week on Time magazine’s website, your child’s “fastidiousness to religious practices” may be a sign of mental illness.

“Religion can be a source of comfort that improves well-being,” begins the article by author Francine Russo. “But some kinds of religiosity could be a sign of deeper mental health issues.”

In the article titled “Can Your Child Be Too Religious?” Russo continues, “If your child is immersed in scripture after school and prays regularly throughout the day, you may breathe a sigh of relief. She’s such a good girl. … Or maybe not. Your child’s devotion may be a great thing, but there are some kids whose religious observances require a deeper look. For these children, an overzealous practice of their family faith – or even another faith – may be a sign of an underlying mental health issue.”

The article explains therapists report seeing children and teens who dive into excessive religiosity as an unhealthy coping mechanism, a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, that’s “no more spiritual than fanatical hand washing.”

The article describes a type of OCD called scrupulosity, where children “obsessively worry that they have committed blasphemy, been impure or otherwise sinned” and warns against religious delusions or hallucinations that parents may be less attuned to “when it occurs under the guise of faith.”

Russo suggests parents evaluate.......

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1 posted on 03/30/2013 5:17:53 AM PDT by wesagain
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To: wesagain

Well, it’s reasonably obvious that some extreme forms of religiosity are mental illness.

Where this line is crossed is a subject of much discussion. Some consider any religion to be nuts.


2 posted on 03/30/2013 5:22:49 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: wesagain

Yes, of course, Faith in God is mental illness, but preening homosexuals having anal sex in the open in “Pride” parades is perfectly normal. Butchering babies in the womb, as they emerge from the womb, and even after they are born, is perfectly normal.


3 posted on 03/30/2013 5:24:08 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: wesagain

and 13 year old girls going online to find hookups is perfectly normal?


4 posted on 03/30/2013 5:31:08 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: wesagain

Does Time magazine believe young Islam children suffer from mental illness for their belief or does this mental illness apply only to Christians?


5 posted on 03/30/2013 5:31:36 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Sherman Logan
Well, it’s reasonably obvious that some extreme forms of religiosity are mental illness. Where this line is crossed is a subject of much discussion. Some consider any religion to be nuts.

Completely correct yet, leave it to progsheet Time to draw such a fine distinction that the line is crossed whenever you profess those beliefs. I've never encountered a child that crossed that line.

It's sit down and be quiet. We will tell you when you go too far. Stay in your corner and out of sight.
6 posted on 03/30/2013 5:35:53 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Le Chien Rouge

“Does Time magazine believe young Islam children suffer from mental illness for their belief or does this mental illness apply only to Christians?”

Ding ding sing, we have a winner.


7 posted on 03/30/2013 5:37:49 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: MarineMom613

flr


8 posted on 03/30/2013 5:38:47 AM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: wesagain

Does anyone even read TIME anymore?

I do not even see it in the doctor’s office waiting room anymore.

And they get TIME for free...


9 posted on 03/30/2013 5:38:50 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: wesagain
If your child is immersed in scripture after school and prays regularly throughout the day,

So by time's definition... muslims, who learn to recite the koran by heart and pray 5 times a day are mentally ill... Who knew? I wonder if they've ordered their armed security?

Mark

10 posted on 03/30/2013 5:39:10 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: wesagain

TIME editors trying to convince stupid readers to abandon their faith and return their children to the sick culture that is designed to destroy them.


11 posted on 03/30/2013 5:41:29 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Very good question! Children learning how to hate Christians and Jews, how to cut throats, how to behead, how to beat women, and how to lie to non-muslims...do they have a mental illness?


12 posted on 03/30/2013 5:42:07 AM PDT by abclily
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To: montag813

>>TIME editors trying to convince stupid readers to abandon their faith and return their children to the sick culture that is designed to destroy them.

People of faith don’t read Time. What they are trying to do is create a movement to label Christianity a danger to children’s mental health so they can get overzealous school counselors and government bureaucrats to decide that “forcing a child into religion” is child abuse.

But, as someone else already pointed out, this will not apply to muslim parents or children.


13 posted on 03/30/2013 5:49:03 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: abclily

>>Very good question! Children learning how to hate Christians and Jews, how to cut throats, how to behead, how to beat women, and how to lie to non-muslims...do they have a mental illness?

Comrade Obama and the Holder Dept of Just Us has already ruled on that. It is just a simple case of workplace violence, probably caused by the severe oppression felt by muslims in America after the World Trade Center collapsed all by itself.


14 posted on 03/30/2013 5:51:14 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: wesagain

What a fascinating article!! Of course, scrupulosity has never been recognized by the Church as a character flaw, so I am sure this article was an eye-opener at the Vatican. I hope all the parents reading TIME will keep their children as far away from the corrupting influence of that Jesus fellow as possible.
On the other hand, many objective observers are concerned that children who are taught liberalism are the victims of a mass psychosis, although I don’t expect to see that issue addressed in TIME.


15 posted on 03/30/2013 5:56:58 AM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

I wouldn’t worry too much about what Time thinks.

Picked up one in the checkout line the other day for probably the first time in 5 years. Just about dropped it, I was so shocked. It’s about 1/4 the number of pages as the previous time I picked one up, and the paper is cheap quality and there are almost no ads.

I wouldn’t expect it to be around much longer.


16 posted on 03/30/2013 5:59:03 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Praying three times per day facing Mecca has crossed the line!!!!!


17 posted on 03/30/2013 6:02:44 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Not praying three times per day.... but the need to face Mecca!!!!


18 posted on 03/30/2013 6:03:40 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Five times.


19 posted on 03/30/2013 6:06:34 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: wesagain
I can see it now...

[M Kehoe goes to gun show under the proposed new federal background check]

M Kehoe: I'd like that Mossberg 500 tactical please.
Seller: Sure, nice weapon. Please fill out the new form 4473.
M Kehoe: Sure...what is this new line here [pointing to form]?
Seller: Oh, it's the new question about religion. Just say "no" in that block.
M Kehoe: What a minute, I do practice my faith. I can't lie on this form.
Seller: I'm sorry mister Kehoe, but if you answer "yes," I will have to deny the purchase.

[M Kehoe decides now is the time to go lone wolf]

5.56mm

20 posted on 03/30/2013 6:10:46 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: tired&retired

Facing Mecca, with their butts pointed at Heaven and their faces pointed at the fires of Hell. Hell being the realm of their leader. Sounds like a mental illness to me.


21 posted on 03/30/2013 6:11:25 AM PDT by abclily
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To: wesagain

...another in a long line of jackass leftist women speaks...


22 posted on 03/30/2013 6:13:52 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: wesagain

Practicing and propagandizing liberalism is a form of mental illness, therefore I have zero interest in hearing the inmates of the media asylum tell me what mental illness may be associated with.


23 posted on 03/30/2013 6:16:31 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: wesagain

Depends on what it is that they are observing. Many “religious” practices have nothing to do with God, but are invented by man.


24 posted on 03/30/2013 6:34:41 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: wesagain
It's amazing how the left's view of the Lord varies...


25 posted on 03/30/2013 6:39:57 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: wesagain
And again I ask the same question I ask myself daily: Exactly how much longer are normal, hard-working, religious people going to continue to allow these vile, perverted, and ignorantly dangerous liberal scum continue to denigrate them without repercussions?
26 posted on 03/30/2013 6:42:50 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: wesagain

Liberals overzealous practice of their faith (lies) is a mental health issue.


27 posted on 03/30/2013 6:45:05 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: abclily
The fact that small children are required to wake up pre dawn for prayer has been making the whole lot of them crazy for centuries.
Even the smallest children do not get more than 8 hours of un interrupted sleep. Sure fire way to create mental problems.
28 posted on 03/30/2013 7:26:02 AM PDT by phs3 (FUBO)
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To: wesagain

I can see three, semi-legitimate arguments to this.

1) The child has adopted religion not out of faith, but out of what might be called “stimulus-response superstition”. Somewhat hard to describe, other than the child associating religion with sorcery or black magic. “If I pray to God, then he will kill that boy I hate or give me a million dollars.” Any legitimately religious adult would be pretty horrified with this line of thinking.

2) The child’s (probably single) parent is mentally ill, with religion as a template, and are trying to raise their child to be a hyper-religious sociopath. While such parents are thankfully pretty rare, Hollywood loves to pretend they are mainstream religious people.

3) The child themselves has an underlying medical condition that makes them mentally imbalanced, which can manifest itself in several ways, to include the child thinking they can heal themselves through intense prayer or even fanaticism. In older teens, along with several other symptoms, this can be diagnostic for schizophrenia.


29 posted on 03/30/2013 7:26:13 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

It’s like this——if your child is a devout Christian or Jew, he’s a fanatic with a mental problem.

If, however, he is a Muslim learning about the joys of jihad, beheading, and honor killing, that’s evidence of tolerance and diversity in our society.


30 posted on 03/30/2013 7:28:53 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: wesagain

Communists said the same thing.


31 posted on 03/30/2013 7:36:11 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: wesagain

So much better to have a child that is homosexual and will die by the age of 50 from STD’s. That is mental health to these giants of intellect.

Thanks, I am happy with my praying kids...


32 posted on 03/30/2013 7:50:54 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: abclily
Hell being the realm of their leader.

Actually you are correct, the Koran teaches that allah lives in hell, stoking the fires with infidel.

33 posted on 03/30/2013 7:54:30 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

This article is particularly relevant because states across the country are passing laws requiring mental health assessments for teenagers. These will eventually be used to single out Christian kids.


34 posted on 03/30/2013 8:46:25 AM PDT by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: American in Israel; aimhigh

To publish this kind of shameless bigotry shows how extremely left Slime has gone. How very communist of them.


35 posted on 03/30/2013 9:11:28 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: phs3

Mental problems also come from the practice of muslims marrying relatives “to keep the tribe strong.” They inbreed sociopaths.


36 posted on 03/30/2013 9:16:00 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Sherman Logan

Where this line is crossed is a subject of much discussion. Some consider any religion to be nuts.


The Liberals, aka, Progressives, aka Marxists know exactly where the line is crossed. Persecute those who are weak and can not defend themselves and only go after white Christians.


37 posted on 03/30/2013 9:20:01 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: wesagain

Just trying to discredit families and the religion that is taught at home.


38 posted on 03/30/2013 9:20:57 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Sherman Logan

Thank you for the correction.


39 posted on 03/30/2013 10:47:35 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: wesagain
“But some kinds of religiosity could be a sign of deeper mental health issues.”

Islam and Wicca seem to qualify.

40 posted on 03/30/2013 10:48:55 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: wesagain
And if your child reads Time religiously, then you've really got problems.

The article is the sort of thing that used to get published under a title like "IS YOUR CHILD IN A CULT?" except nowadays Time can probably assume most of its remaining readers have no religion and think of all faiths as "cults."

41 posted on 03/30/2013 11:14:23 AM PDT by x (“Well, hey, these things just snap right off ...")
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To: wesagain

Interesting. Obama hates real Americans, the ones who cling to God and to guns. Obama wants to grab our guns based on excuses such as mental illness. Now the media is claiming that actually believing in God to the point where that affects your life is mental illness. Our Dear Leader must love having the most compliant media since the Germany media followed Goebbels’ orders 70 years ago.


42 posted on 03/30/2013 11:49:59 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: wesagain

I remember Time Magazine.


43 posted on 03/30/2013 3:29:08 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: wesagain
Here are some quotes that show the seeds of this kind of crap....

Peter Hoaglund - Nebraska Senator and Humanist member of the Nebraska Board of Education said this in 1983 … Fundamentalists have no right to indoctrinate their children in their beliefs. We are preparing their children for the year 2000 and life in a global one-world society and those children will not fit in!

John Dunphy in The Humanist 1983 said “The battle for man-kinds future must be won in the classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith that will replace Christianity”

A Chronological History of the New World Order includes this quote by a co-signer, C.F. Potter, in 1930: Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American public school is a school of humanism. What can the theistic Sunday schools, meeting for an hour once a week, teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?

Dr. W. Pierce of Harvard University said in 1973…”Every 5 year old student is mentally ill, because he comes to school with allegiance toward elected officials, founding fathers, institutions, government, patriotism, nationalism and sovereignty - all of these prove the child is sick because the well individual is one who has rejected all of these things and is what I call a true international child of the future”.

Paul Brandivein in The Social Sciences - a school text book said “Any child who believes in God is mentally ill”.

Adolph Hitler said….”Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state. The state will take youth and give to youth it’s own education and it’s own upbringing. Your child belongs to us already….what are you?”

“We should be able to fail any student no matter what their grade records indicate if the professor discovers that the student believes in creation or God….. Furthermore the school should have the right to retract grades and even degrees given if the student later becomes a creationist.” …... Kendrick Foster an Iowa professor in the fall 1983 Skeptical Inquirer Magazine

44 posted on 03/30/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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