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Do the mentally ill go to hell?

Started this discussion. Last reply by archaeopteryx Mar 19, 2012. 38 Replies

I had a christian tell me last week that according to christian belief, those afflicted with mental illness go to hell. I felt this was seriously out of line and informed the christian of a mental…Continue

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Ward Cressin replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"Yes. That was why the word 'correct' was in quotes since neither would actually be correct - just accurate according to the local lore."
Mar 19, 2012
Ward Cressin replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"I had heard that the myth was your soul could be dislodged and come flying out during a sneeze - thus the "Bless you". Or are both myths "correct" with the people/culture/locale determining which one was believed?"
Mar 17, 2012
Ward Cressin replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"That is why I rent my demons.     :)"
Mar 17, 2012
Cristynfaye replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"It's Cristyn, and the stigma exists both in and out of the church.  I've been on both sides, I've seen it on both sides.  I'm also quite involved in the behavioral sciences, as there is mental illness in my family, and…"
Mar 15, 2012
Rob Klaers replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"That was my point, that we as individuals have judged what is right for us.. Now, as for homosexuality, not my thing, but I don't see it as my place to condemn someone for that. "
Mar 15, 2012
Stephen Walski replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"Im still trying to figure out how you distinguish the diagnosed mentally ill from the rest of the fruitcakes in the church."
Mar 15, 2012
Shabaka Tecumseh replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"Crist, "stigma?"  The church is the asylum. The "stigma" comes in when you are an atheist."
Mar 15, 2012
Cristynfaye replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"I think there is still sort of a stigma about being mentally ill in the church.  Because when you become a Christian, the Holy Spirit is supposed to free you from all the bonds of whatever is keeping you from a fulfilled life.  So when…"
Mar 15, 2012
Bobevt replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"I'm mentally ill and I don't being put in the same sentence with these guys. mentally ill, serial killer, Hitler or (add  horrible person here) can NOT go anywhere after death.. I'm not Mad, upset if you want check out my…"
Mar 15, 2012
Kelin420 replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"There is NO such a place- so nobody can go there- unless you mean Hell, Grand Cayman, or maybe Hell, Norway. No such a thing or place- so NO they and no-one else can go there... mentally ill, serial killer, Hitler or (add  horrible person…"
Mar 15, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"These days they would definitely be locked away in a mental asylum? They might run for public office...and be elected! "
Mar 14, 2012
Shay Dawkins replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"Well, what is "right" for you may be "wrong" for someone else and vice-versa. For example, homosexuality would be "wrong" or "sinful" for me because I'm naturally heterosexual.  On the contrary,…"
Mar 14, 2012
Shabaka Tecumseh replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"Yes in straight jackets."
Mar 14, 2012
Rob Klaers replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"@Shay.. What I think is interesting is that all of us here on TA have done exactly what Luke 12:57 has suggested.. So in becoming Atheists we have judged what was right.. "
Mar 14, 2012
Kairan Nierde replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"Good point.  I think I read once that shamans have schizophrenic tendencies...it's been studied.  Usually a tribe welcomes this person's contributions to the tribes spirituality but only up to a point--there can only be so many…"
Mar 14, 2012
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Jeff Lund's discussion 'Do the mentally ill go to hell?'
"Can those who suffer from grand delusions be considered to suffer a form of mental illness? I have met many seriously deluded people who claim to be able to hear god talking to them and that he watches them all the time (paranoia) and can even read…"
Mar 14, 2012

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About Me:
I am the father of two and married to a Catholic. I work in a rationale world of science helping people overcome irrational beliefs. I believe belief in any god is irrational and unhealthy to becoming an authentic person.
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36-40
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I'm looking for support and to support others that feel the pressures of religion on them daily. Oppression occurs at all levels in life and I want to see that religious people stop oppressing others with their beliefs, including me.
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Catholic
Why you left your religion.
It clearly wasn't true. I joined when I married at 27. I left at 29. There was no proof aside from a book that is several thousand years old. God never spoke to me, no signs, nothing. Of course no one could answer the most basic questions, and they still can't. We all know what they are.
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At 9:58am on March 14, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Jeff! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! Welcome again and make yourself at home!

 
 
 

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