posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 11:07 PM
I firmly believe that everyone on ATS has the right to voice their individual opinions, but this thread is just ridiculous. I believe in many oddities
that seem to exist in the world yet the ideas that have proposed here are utterly unfathomable. At the very least please stop posting pixelated
pictures that show absolutely nothing to the rest of us. As was suggested you may have a different perception of reality OP, but considering most of
us have what would be considered a normal perception of reality, you may need to momentarily conform in order to get your point across.
The pictures of geologic formations are just that, and to suggest otherwise undermines the intelligence of everyone who decided to sift through
this thread. Admittedly the prospect of flying a mountain is quite intriguing..... but it ain't gonna happen. If you said Cheyenne mountain could
fly, I'd almost believe it.....
Anyhow, unfortunately I don't have access to my copy of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders at this moment, so a brief synopsis
of the Diagnostic criteria posted on Wikipedia will have to suffice.... so with any further delay here is all I truly have left to mention to the
readers of this thread, and most importantly the OP.
"DSM IV-TR Criteria
To be diagnosed with schizophrenia, a person must display:
* Characteristic symptoms: Two or more of the following, each present for a significant portion of time during a one-month period (or less, if
o disorganized speech (e.g., frequent derailment or incoherence; speaking in abstracts). See thought disorder.
o grossly disorganized behavior (e.g. dressing inappropriately, crying frequently) or catatonic behavior
o negative symptoms, i.e., affective flattening (lack or decline in emotional response), alogia (lack or decline in speech), or avolition
(lack or decline in motivation)."
Though the last two symptoms cannot be confirmed or denied in this case since none of us know the OP personally, I think many of us can agree that the
first three can be quite applicable in this scenario. Though the delusions that have been apparent in the course of this thread aren't necessarily
considered bizarre by psychiatric standards.... at the very least much could be precursers to a serious mental disorder(s). This is not meant to be
insulting, but given the circumstances this should be a real concern of not only the OP, but of his family. Best of luck, if the OP is currently
prescribed any psychiatric medicines I urge him to stay on them. All to often, especially with patients that have disorders relating to schizophrenia
they begin to believe that since they drugs alleviate much of their symptoms that they do not need to be medicated anymore and quite using.... and
less severe symptoms like shown in this thread begin to become apparent. The problem is they generally spiral out of control after that. Including
delusions that someone has removed vital organs from his/her body without their knowledge and they somehow live on magically.
Though I wasn't able to afford to finish my schooling I at least have an AA in both psychology and sociology. I may not be 100% knowledgeable
in all things relating to psychological disorders, and I urge the OP to see someone immediately. Again this isn't meant as in insult, this should be
a very real concern.