The belief that some cosmic Jewish zombie can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him that you accept him as your master so he can remove an evil force from your ‘soul’ that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to:
Tell the difference between what is real and not real
Have normal emotional responses
Act normally in social situations
Schizophrenia symptoms usually develop slowly over months or years. Sometimes you may have many symptoms, and at other times you may only have a few symptoms.
People with any type of schizophrenia may have trouble keeping friends and working. They may also have problems with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
At first, you may have the following symptoms:
Irritable or tense feeling
As the illness continues, you may have problems with thinking, emotions, and behavior, including:
Bizarre behaviors[Like praying to an invisible being repeatedly when nothing results from praying.]
Hearing or seeing things that are not there (hallucinations)
Lack of emotion (flat affect)
Problems paying attention [to what logic and reason is telling them]
Strongly held beliefs that are not real (delusions)
Thoughts that “jump” between different topics (“loose associations”)
Symptoms depend on the type of schizophrenia you have.
Paranoid schizophrenia symptoms may include:
Anger or arguing[Theists insist on confronting atheists. Now I know why.]
False beliefs that others are trying to harm you or your loved ones [Theists think atheists are the spawn of the devil.]
Disorganized schizophrenia symptoms may include:
Childlike behavior [Theists respond with personal attacks when asked to prove their assertions on the existence of their god.]
Problems thinking and explaining your ideas clearly [Theists constantly tell atheists to prove that god doesn’t exist. Sigh.]
Showing little emotion
Call your health care provider if:
Voices are telling you to hurt yourself or others.[Or you just follow the teachings of the bible.]
You feel the urge to hurt yourself or others.[We know the bible says it’s OK to rape, murder, and enslave. Please don’t.]
You are feeling hopeless or overwhelmed.[And who wouldn’t if all you have to believe in is an invisible man who always ignored your prayers?]
You are seeing things that aren’t really there.[Read this word for word. It’s important.]
You feel you cannot leave the house.[Or your religion?]
So it appears that believing in god is more likely just schizophrenia. At least that’s treatable and this type of schizophrenia is curable as there are millions of atheists who were raised in a religious environment.
Great article I found on the web, author unknown. The second last paragraph is relevant to this blog, but you have to read the whole article to understand why. Enjoy!
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