posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 07:59 AM
Originally posted by prophecywatcher
reply to post by UmbraSumus
I personally don't believe in mental disorders. I believe in demon cohabitation. Mental disorders were made up by disbelievers who had to come up
with an answer.
Just because YOU believe in demon possession (or cohabitation) does not mean that it actually exists. I hope you can accept that is a staple of how
reality works. As to whether demonic possession does exist, I would have to be able to expand the definition of what a demon is to be able to
entertain such a notion, but I could never assert absolutely one way or the others, since I know better than to declare my own beliefs to be hard
As for making such a declaration to a person who is (very likely) beginning a battle with schizophrenia, you need to sit with this god of yours and
let it have a chance to tell you how amazingly irresponsible you're being with your assertions. If it does talk to you, then it should (if it is God
and not just some sort of delusion of your own) be very direct in its disappointment with what you've done here. This is extremely serious stuff
that the OP is dealing with, and feeding into a possible delusion can have catastrophic consequences.
Here is a link to a news account of a tragedy that occurred on January 19, 2009.
The woman who was murdered was a very dear friend of mine, and grew up across the courtyard from me. I knew her son well, as she and I stayed very
close for decades. We'd parted ways by the time he showed up back home with his illness, and after his friends had goofed on him when he was
beginning his descent, inventing a 9th dimensional portal for him to obsess over, since it was fun to watch him get all worked up over it. The news
account speaks for itself.
Ryan could've used some help based on compassion and on trying to teach him how to understand what was actually happening to him while he might still
have been capable of incorporating that help in some sub-conscious manner. By the time he came home, it was way too late for Rhonda to help bring him
out of that 9th dimension narrative. Now she's dead and he's in a prison psychiatry facility forever. He was such a good kid. He could've used
better friends when that disease began taking ahold of him.
Faith is great, but it's faith. It's personal and the narrative is not provable (hence the nature of faith as part of that narrative). Just be
responsible when suggesting literal possibilities to anyone who is struggling with a clearly stated mental disorder. You can't predict the ultimate
ramifications of the influence you might have.
[edit on 22-7-2010 by NorEaster]