The open attacks by the Left on Christians are becoming more prevalent by Hollywood and Leftist Media. Famous people who openly declare their belief in one or more deities, God, Jesus, etc., and call themselves Christians are being attacked from the Left as being mentally ill.

Personally, I agree that superstitious beliefs are aberrant thinking. This doesn’t make such beliefs into a form of mental illness unless the person having them becomes obsessive to the point of closed-mindedness regarding any other views.

Most people who call themselves Christians don’t shove their dogma in other people’s faces. They just go quietly about their lives. It’s the ones who tell others that they’re damned and going to burn in agony forever in some horrible place if they don’t cave in and accept a fantasy as being reality, those are the sick ones.

Mankind has believed in a spirit world for far longer than we can even know, out of ignorance and fear. The human tendency is to fill in the gaps of our knowledge with belief. Our opinions are often based more on what we believe to be true than on what we know is true, and most of us are unable to separate direct knowledge from belief – which is why people are the most unreliable kind of witness in court trials.

People raised since childhood to believe in some religion are mentally off balance because of those false teachings, and some, such as Islamists, are in fact taught to be mentally ill as children by those who cram the violent hatreds of Islamic belief into their trusting and receptive minds.

There’s a difference in between being mentally off-center, which pretty much all of us are anyway, and being mentally ill, and that difference shows up in the way we express it. Attacking religions for being nothing but superstition, is fair game. Attacking people who’ve been victimized already as children for being taught their beliefs, is another.

This is the primary reason, I think, that the founders of this country made a big issue of ensuring freedom of religion. Some of them were atheists, but they were also realists. People tend to believe almost anything, it’s so much easier than actually taking the trouble to know, so when someone tells a story, and it’s a feel-good story or a hope-filling story, people, especially desperate people, are happy to believe it. It’s just how we are.

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