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Debate Score:17
Arguments:15
Total Votes:22
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Are Christians Mentally Ill?

Yes

Side Score: 7
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No

Side Score: 10
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I believe they fit the criteria for being diagnosed as mentally ill. Most notably, Sigmund Freud himself stated that belief in a God is delusional, and delusion is a fundamental component of mental illness.

Side: Yes
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Religion is socially acceptable schizophrenia, that is why I am triggered (and rightfully so) by you calling science a religion.

Side: Yes
JamesDD(267) Disputed
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that is why I am triggered (and rightfully so) by you calling science a religion.

That's not accurate. I called science an ideology, and you dug up a previous statement I had made comparing ideology and religion to try to trip me up. I stand by what I wrote, because technically science is a form of religion, but you forced me to defend that statement rather than the more reasonable, "science is a form of ideology".

Side: No
banthisaccou(82) Disputed Banned
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technically science is a form of religion

That's just so fucking dumb though even if you consider it more of an ideology and only religious by extension. It is literally the opposite of religion in so many ways, much more than it is similar to it and you know this but you're a gay butt plug who will resort to bending language to avoid admitting something you said was dumb.

Side: Yes
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At least not ALL of them. Many have strange thoughts FromWithin, but that doesn't make them mentally ill, unless..... is delusion a mental illness?? I guess it must be. Robert Persig said: "When one person suffers from delusion it's called "insanity". When MANY people suffer from delusion it's called a religion." So, if we accept that, there are several million suffering delusion FromWithin. We can't call it insanity because it's a religion. I guess it's all in how we look at it …. FromWithin. ;-)

It follows that if we just consider FromWithin …. it's insanity. ;-)

Side: No
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"When one person suffers from delusion it's called "insanity". When MANY people suffer from delusion it's called a religion."

I like that. It's a nice quip.

Side: No
JamesDD(267) Clarified
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Many have strange thoughts FromWithin, but that doesn't make them mentally ill, unless..... is delusion a mental illness??

Delusion is usually a symptom of mental illness.

The way I see it, in order to be a Christian (or a Muslim, Jew etc...), you have to be prepared to switch off the part of your brain responsible for reason, as part of a trade you make with the emotional part of your brain for comfort. It's an incredibly selfish decision. Not only that, but it makes you impossible to reason with, since you have turned off that part of your brain already in order to get that feeling of comfort in your life. As far as I am aware, there is no way to isolate religion from everything else. Once you have turned that switch, the effects will leak into every area of your life.

Side: Yes
Chinaman(706) Clarified
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Would the Democrat ever speak ill of the Muslims it is told to support by the media it ingests.

Side: Yes
1 point

No. They simply believe in something that someone else doesn't. The range of that belief can differ from person to person, one can believe in science and be religious, and another can only believe in Religion.

Side: No
JamesDD(267) Disputed
1 point

one can believe in science and be religious

No they can't. Science has disproved the accuracy of every major world religion. You could believe in God and be a scientist, but as far as actual religions go you'd have to be willing to turn a blind eye to the discoveries of your own field of study.

Side: Yes
banthisaccou(82) Disputed Banned
1 point

one can believe in science and be religious

No they can't.

lol.

Side: No
Chinaman(706) Clarified
1 point

The 1st Amendment seems to rub you Democrats the wrong way. We really need to do away with the Bill of Rights.

Side: Yes