Skip to comments.TIME...Your child's religion may be 'mental illness'
Posted on 03/30/2013 5:17:53 AM PDT by wesagain
According to an article published this week on Time magazines website, your childs 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. Shes such a good girl. Or maybe not. Your childs 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, thats 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.......
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
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.
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.
and 13 year old girls going online to find hookups is perfectly normal?
Does Time magazine believe young Islam children suffer from mental illness for their belief or does this mental illness apply only to Christians?
“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.
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...
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?
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.
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?
>>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.
>>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.
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.
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.
Praying three times per day facing Mecca has crossed the line!!!!!
Not praying three times per day.... but the need to face Mecca!!!!
[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]
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.
...another in a long line of jackass leftist women speaks...
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.
Depends on what it is that they are observing. Many “religious” practices have nothing to do with God, but are invented by man.
Liberals overzealous practice of their faith (lies) is a mental health issue.
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.
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.
Communists said the same thing.
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...
Actually you are correct, the Koran teaches that allah lives in hell, stoking the fires with infidel.
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.
To publish this kind of shameless bigotry shows how extremely left Slime has gone. How very communist of them.
Mental problems also come from the practice of muslims marrying relatives “to keep the tribe strong.” They inbreed sociopaths.
Where this line is crossed is a subject of much discussion. Some consider any religion to be nuts.
Just trying to discredit families and the religion that is taught at home.
Thank you for the correction.
Islam and Wicca seem to qualify.
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."
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.
I remember Time Magazine.
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 its own education and its 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