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To be sure, it's very hard to be an atheist, especially in the modern world, which may explain why so many atheists apparently have various forms of neuroses – the denial and constant need for suppression of reality simply runs too deep and eventually takes a toll, which logically leads to psychological problems. For example, in his seminal work, Tractatus Logico-Theologicus, the eminent scholar Dr. John Warwick Montgomery points out a truism: "Psychologists such as Paul Vitz (Faith of the Fatherless) have persuasively argued that God-denial is a psychological aberration, explicable by the unfortunate experiences of the atheists holding that viewpoint

John Weldon, John Ankerberd's show 79 Comments [10/18/2012 3:36:50 AM]
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Tony

no you probably are the one thats insane

10/15/2012 4:35:34 PM

safsadfsadf

ive seen his picture....i think he is the mental one http://harvesthousepublishers.com/authors/john-weldon/

10/15/2012 4:40:23 PM

poopy

like which athiests?

10/15/2012 4:48:32 PM

wigglytug

sorry but the most crazy ones i know are wingnut christians

10/15/2012 4:49:03 PM

deathwing

"constant need for suppression of reality "
talk about the pot calling the kettle black

10/15/2012 4:49:58 PM

petah

To be sure, it's very hard to be an atheist, especially in the modern world

no-its much harder being a fund nut chrisitan

10/15/2012 4:50:33 PM

lancer

i dont know many athiests who are- you probably are just bull shitting

10/15/2012 4:51:30 PM

mahdi

I think your denail of relaity has done a toll on your mind

10/15/2012 4:52:11 PM

wsree

is there a way i could contact him to get a peice of his mind

10/15/2012 4:53:58 PM

Leighton Buzzard

Nah. It's dead easy. Not had any unfortunate experiences, either, really. I'd say you were wrong.

10/18/2012 3:44:01 AM

Adey

And of course there is no way to respond to this pile of bovine excreta on the site.

Typical fundy cowardice.

10/18/2012 3:53:08 AM

Canadia

Perhaps persuasively argued if you are easily persuaded.

10/18/2012 3:58:04 AM

D Laurier

Actualy it is east to be an atheist.
The odern world is full of information that helps give every thinking person a better grasp of reality.
Most atheists have few, if any, neurosis.

10/18/2012 4:04:27 AM

Mike Litoris

No, I'm quite stable thank you.


10/18/2012 4:19:03 AM

fishtank

On the contrary, today it is really easy being an atheist.

10/18/2012 4:22:30 AM

Mr. Bigglesworth

Says he who, no doubt, talks to an invisible man.

10/18/2012 4:28:48 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

It's pretty easy to be an atheist. All you have to do is not believe in gods without sufficient evidence.

And that it IS easy to be an atheist is shown by the fact that there are more of them everyday!

10/18/2012 4:41:41 AM

Wehpudicabok

Here's one of those idiocies that you find all over religious debates. For every theist who says atheism is a mental disorder, there's an atheist who says theism is a mental disorder. I don't like to draw parallels between my side and these idiots, but I can't exactly claim the high ground when I've got Richard "Religion Equals Child Abuse" Dawkins on my side.

I'm a philosophy student. As a matter of fact I'm writing a paper right now, between posts on FSTDT, on several approaches to the ontological status of mathematical entities. Can you imagine how my professor would respond to something like "neo-platonists are mentally ill"? I'm thinking of a letter between E and G...

tl;dr: no belief represents a mental disorder and everyone needs to stop saying otherwise, or at least everyone without degrees in psychology.

That being said, props to "Mike" (heh) and his pic above me. Those "militant atheists" sure seem to have trouble being militant, what with the lack of violent aggression!

10/18/2012 4:42:11 AM

Doubting Thomas

So, what, since homosexuality is no longer considered a mental disorder, you're focusing on atheists?

You're the one who believes in talking snakes, people coming back from the dead, a magical all-powerful being hovering over us and controlling every single tiny event, reciting magic spells to this being, and living forever if you eat the flesh of someone who claimed to be a god. Now who is the crazy one here?

And lastly, how many atheists drowned their children because God told them to? How many atheists drank poisoned Kool Aid because Richard Dawkins told them to? How many atheists have flown aircraft full of people into buildings for the cause of atheism?

10/18/2012 4:53:54 AM

Rover

The theist's capacity for projection is as unlimited as their capacity for ignorance and stupidity.

10/18/2012 5:13:52 AM

Mister Spak

" it's very hard to be an atheist, especially in the modern world, which may explain why so many atheists apparently have various forms of neuroses – the denial and constant need for suppression of reality simply runs too deep and eventually takes a toll, which logically leads to psychological problems."



10/18/2012 5:25:59 AM

Dr.Shrinker

So, being gay is a "mental disorder." Being liberal is a "mental disorder." Now being an atheist is a "mental disorder." In short, your lot thinks that everything you do not like or disagree with is a mental disorder. The problem is that your assessment has nothing to do with objective reality. For an adult to be unable to differentiate subjective opinion from objective reality is a sign of narcissistic personality.

And unlike being gay, liberal or an atheist, narcissistic personality really is a mental disorder.

10/18/2012 5:32:35 AM

David B.

I never needed to supress reality. Indeed, ever since my toes stopped being a source of perpetual wonder, I have spent nearly all my life being curious about reality.

That's the problem, I'm curious about reality, so even when I went to some friends' church, joined in the activities, listened to the sermons, etc.; it didn't take. I couldn't be curious about reality there, because what was there wasn't reality.

People told me of the "Great and Powerful Godz", but when I looked behind the curtain, there was no-one there. The only thing I had to suppress was the urge to slap someone.

10/18/2012 6:05:50 AM

gravematter

When you say "the modern world", I think you mean mostly the USA and theocratic countries like Saudi Arabia. In those countries it's hard to be an atheist simply because you are discriminated against or even arrested. In pretty much all of Europe, for example, it's the easiest thing in the world to be an atheist. It's never affected me, as a Brit, in the slightest. Maybe you should figure out that the US is not the same as "the modern world".

10/18/2012 6:52:38 AM

Anon-e-moose

"the denial and constant need for suppression of reality"

'Denial'? This is the current location of you fundies:



'Reality'. And this coming from someone who - along with those who think like him - 'believe' in a nonexistent invisible sky fairy with not a single scrap of evidence to back up his 'believers' claims of his existence; you dare to accuse we Atheists of being deluded, psychologically? What particularly fabulous hue is the sky in your dimension, fundies? 'Reality'. You keep using that word, fundies. I do not think it means what you think it means.

'Psychologists such as Paul Vitz (Faith of the Fatherless) have persuasively argued that "God-denial is a psychological aberration, explicable by the unfortunate experiences of the atheists holding that viewpoint"'? Strange, how all eminent psychiatrists/psychologists are themselves - at best - Agnostic.

I don't see any psych. degrees after your name, boy.

10/18/2012 7:00:49 AM
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