You know it’s coming. But when it hits you, when you finally are faced with it — it is still shocking!

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But an Oxford University researcher suggests that one day all those detrimental behaviors & beliefs may be treated as mental illness.Christianity continues to be marginalized. Christians and the Church are already considered by many to be: unsafe, ignorant, homophobic, racist, archaic,  anti-scientific and bigoted. We suppress women, brainwash children, discourage intellectual discourse, spew hate speech and destroy indigenous cultures with our missionaries.

 “One of the surprises may be to see people with certain beliefs as people who can be treated,”

What is your reaction to this? Are you shocked that there are people thinking like this in our world? How would you respond to someone who wanted to label your ‘faith’ as a mental illness? What would a world that considered ‘religious fundamentalist’ as mentally ill look like? I wonder how religious you could be without being mentally ill? What would be the distinction between those who would be considered mentally ill and those who wouldn’t be?

How should we respond to such thinking? What answers do we have that could serve as a deterrent to being ‘healed’ of our faith??

I have my thoughts. What are yours?

Read the HP article here.

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