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reply to post by Treespeaker
You say baby with the bath water, huh? Coincidentally, I was born baptised, and I spent the next 18 years being atheist. I'm still 18 and now I feel like I'm one with a higher being as I type this. I don't understand, but I guess that comes with experiences of feeling the unknown until you get used to it and it becomes known.
reply to post by 35Foxtrot
If you're referring to my errors, I'm on my phone. If you're finding holes, I can fill you in on what you're missing. Also, yes, baptised within a week of my birth. It would be absurd to assume my mother gave birth to me sitting in a church's hot tub.
The ICD definition is:
A disorder characterized by eccentric behavior and anomalies of thinking and affect which resemble those seen in schizophrenia, though no definite and characteristic schizophrenic anomalies have occurred at any stage. There is no dominant or typical disturbance, but any of the following may be present:
Inappropriate or constricted affect (the individual appears cold and aloof);
Behavior or appearance that is odd, eccentric or peculiar;
Poor rapport with others and a tendency to withdraw socially;
Odd beliefs or magical thinking, influencing behavior and inconsistent with subcultural norms;
Suspiciousness or paranoid ideas;
Obsessive ruminations without inner resistance, often with dysmorphophobic, sexual or aggressive contents;
Unusual perceptual experiences including somatosensory (bodily) or other illusions, depersonalization or derealization;
Vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, over-elaborate or stereotyped thinking, manifested by odd speech or in other ways, without gross incoherence;
Occasional transient quasi-psychotic episodes with intense illusions, auditory or other hallucinations and delusion-like ideas, usually occurring without external provocation.
The disorder runs a chronic course with fluctuations of intensity. Occasionally it evolves into overt schizophrenia. There is no definite onset and its evolution and course are usually those of a personality disorder. It is more common in individuals related to people with schizophrenia and is believed to be part of the genetic "spectrum" of schizophrenia.
Funny how science can back something up, yet people can still claim you're crazy and abnormal. I guess unless I fit the status quo, I'm not human.
People: 1) My stepdad: plays the angel until he knows he can regain authority, and immediately shifts back to the devilish side. I noticed recently, maybe two days ago, when I got into an argument with him, his face seemed to change. It morphed into a clown face, but without the make-up. It was creepier than IT.