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  1. By itself, it is not.

    Faith in God is more of a cognitive pattern, a pattern of thinking, and I don't mean anything bad by the word pattern here. Faith in God can manifest itself to different degrees and affect a person's life in different ways.

    Such a pattern can be both useful and harmful, depending on the situation in which the person is located and to which it is applied.

  2. Only if in terms of human dependence, unwillingness to be responsible for their actions, the need for constant control and self-praise at the expense of others. If a person is sufficiently self-sufficient))))) he doesn't need fictional creatures even as friends, let alone as warders

  3. I came across something here:�

    Iceland has declared that all religions are a means of mass destruction. Reykjavik authorities support the idea that any religion is a mental disorder that has devastating consequences on a national and global scale. The Parliament also says that people who are addicted to religion will be able to receive treatment and therapy on a par with drug addicts and alcoholics.

    Iceland is a predominantly atheist country, which ranks first in various world rankings of the quality of life, health and life expectancy of the population, environmental indicators and financial prosperity of citizens.

  4. Interestingly, the Bible also contains God's opinion about those who DO NOT BELIEVE in him:

    < < (Rm1: 19-22)”For what can be known about God is manifest to them, because God has revealed it to them.
    �For His invisible things, His eternal power and Divinity, have been visible from the foundation of the world through the contemplation of creatures, so that they are unrequited. But how, when they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, and did not give thanks, but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened;
    calling themselves wise, THEY BECAME MAD”>>>

    With the words of the Bible about non-believers in God, you can agree or disagree, but you will agree, but isn't the world already completely MAD? Check out political news and news about an impending ENVIRONMENTAL disaster and nuclear war?

  5. The question itself is the result of an undertranslation. For some reason, “religion” is equated with “faith in God.” Let's see what happens if the question is translated into Russian: “Is the restoration of communication a mental disorder?”

    Both yes and no. Ram Tzu wrote the subtitle to his book: “Dedicated to all the fucking creatures of this world who are searching for something they've never lost!” With this subtitle, he clearly hints that the soul cannot lose its connection with the Source. And in this sense, the desire to restore the connection is absurd.�

    How does it arise? Due to the loss of the ego connectionwith your soul. And we can't completely lose touch with the soul, because that's what death is. But we can stop seeing our soul as a source of information, knowledge, and so on. Shift the reference from inside to outside. Such a disorder can hardly be considered a mental disorder. Rather, this phenomenon can be called a mental disorder, when the disguise begins to prevail over the essence.

    In this case, the desire to reconnect, the desire for a religious experience, is the desire for healing.

    Does faith help with this? Living faith helps. The blind side hinders. Imagine that you lost your watch at home. At the same time, everyone says that you never had a watch, that this is nonsense, that the watch is generally an invention, that everyone uses smartphones to determine the time.�

    But you will remember that there was a clock. Your faith helps you find them.

    Another thing is when you believe that there was a watch, because the neighbor has a watch, but you do not look for it in any way, but read books about finding the watch that the neighbor gave you. Until you get up and start looking for them, only a miracle can help you.�

    I understand that the example is grotesque, but so is much of what people do.


  6. Of course not. I do not know who can diagnose this. Religion is a very complex phenomenon and it is not surprising that for many it is not clear and accessible. In some ways, receiving a revelation can have similar symptoms to a mental disorder, since this process is rather irrational, purely creative. You become a channel for some kind of energy and sometimes you even need to remove the interfering individual qualities so that they do not interfere with this energy to flow through you. From the outside, the process can look weird, like some Zen wisdom where teachers suddenly hit students with a staff and it seems that there is no reason for this. Or as an extreme self-teaching of the holy fools, a certain language understandable only to them. Or as a very strange external behavior of all sorts of shamans, under the arrival of substances. But all this makes sense if the person who performs the ritual is not a layman and the observer has managed to correctly tune in to what is happening.

  7. W. Frankl (Austrian psychiatrist, psychologist and neurologist) on the benefits of religion.

    In this regard, it is appropriate to define the relationship of psychotherapy with religion and philosophy.
    Religion is closely connected with our society, with all its institutions and the personality of each person. The great psychotherapeutic role of religion was pointed out by V. Frankl, who noted that neuroses are less common among believers. Indeed, almost all religious teachings contain psychotherapeutic ideas. I would even say that one of the main tasks of faith is to relieve the tension and anxiety that arise in a person as he penetrates the secrets of the world and himself. Excerpt from the book by M. Litvak (psychologist, psychotherapist, Candidate of Medical Sciences, author of 30 books on practical and popular psychology)

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