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Re: Correction

Posted by mi nación malvada on October 12, 2004, at 0:13:37

In reply to That's bullshit, posted by mi nación malvada on October 11, 2004, at 22:58:56

I wrote: Some beliefs hold no requirement of either service or faith.

I intended to write: Some beliefs hold no requirement of either service or "worship". I am neither atheist nor agnostic, at least not all of the time. Sometimes I believe in the supernatural. Sometimes I don't. Sometimes I do and don't believe at the same time. Whose god am I supposed to serve and worship to be legitimately faithful by the standards of a Baptist practitioner of Western Psychiatry?

Maybe this board should be renamed "socially accepted sytems faith" and if somebody's faith doesn't fit the DSM requirements that separate "magical thinking" from collective magical thinking, then they can be harangued as non-civil. That DSM definition excuses majical thinking when it is consistent with an organized system, but labels it pathological when it is idiosyncratic.

But this is not about the way the board should be run, it is about my pain when people trying to impose their egocentric world view on me by manipulating language regarding faith. Attempts to legitimize or debunk my faith offends my FAITH that there is no being consistent with any of the widely accepted definitions of a deity and my FAITH that there is something we don't understand in nature that people like to call supernatural and that often relates to us in a very personal way.

But maybe we're not supposed to discuss this kind of faith here on this faith board, probably because this kind of faith, if shared, would quickly dismantle the house of cards some self-serving physician has constructed around his personal definition of faith in the context of his system of religion.




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