The belief in an invisible and unproven imaginary father IS a mental health problem.
They tell you to pray it away, which is complete bullshit. My mother is a solid Christian that prays all the time and her depression isn't gone..SURPRISE, its bullshit, like I said.
Christianity has no way to deal with mental health. Remember, Christians killed the Pagans/Druids for using natural herbs and plants to cure. They did the same to medicine women and burned them all at the stake. Native children were stolen and put into residential schools to force feed Christianity and not learn the healing medicines of plants and herbs. How many secrets have been killed off?
What I have never understood is that if God did indeed create everything why would he put plants on this earth that can heal people if we are not allowed to use them for medicine?
They used to cure with exorcism.. or just pray at people.
Funny how their cure's didn't work..
Matthew 17:15 - A kid becomes a lunatic because of demons.
I work in Mental Health and I believe a lot of people whom I work with are even more mentally ill because of their beliefs and their fear of God. I always say to myself when I work with some of our poor, vulnerable and ill people in our society I think why???, Maybe one day I'll find out, then again maybe not, Drew <br />
PS Was also told that because I was an empathic, patient and compassionate person that this was not enough to get me into heaven - felt a bit deflated after that conversation hahaha, and I thought I was doing good pmsl. Don't want to believe in a God whom does not see compassion, empathy as a positive, Drew
Who`s mental health. The Pope`s?
(Psalm 38:6) I am depressed; I am bowed down beyond measure; I go mourning all the day.<br />
The Bible tells of many men and women who experienced negative emotions. For example, Hannah felt “bitter of soul”—a phrase that has been rendered as “brokenhearted” and “deeply distressed.” (1 Samuel 1:10) On one occasion the prophet Elijah was so grief-stricken that he prayed for God to take his life!—1 Kings 19:4.<br />First-century Christians were instructed to “speak consolingly to the depressed souls.” (1 Thessalonians 5:14) According to one reference work, the term “depressed souls” can refer to those “who are temporarily overwhelmed by the stress of life.” Clearly, even faithful men and women of the Bible at times felt depressed. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102013369