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  • Do Christians see it as the devil taking over your mind?
  • Mostly not since the middle ages.
    • DancesWithWolves
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    • dalcocono
      You're welcome. Are you trolling Christians, or don't you know we stopped seeing sickness as caused by demons hundreds of years ago?
  • Is liberalism included under mental illnesses? Sorry, couldn't resist.
    • DancesWithWolves
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    • 1465
      No - the question is asked from the Liberal point of view and directed against Conservatives - we're the ones with "mental issues" in the eyes of the Left. And since you're talking about Atheism being more consistent among Liberal groups, the association with the devil is commonly meant to categorize anyone who disagrees with their position.
  • Yes, the devil's work is to break you down. John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • SOME Christians - typically Christians of the PENTECOSTAL movement - credit all type of mental disease and...recurring deviant behavior (see: homosexuality, gambling addiction, etc.) as symptoms of demonic possession. The typical Christian does NOT view such things as "the work of the Devil". *** A wider array of Christians identify any sin as "the work of the Devil"...but what they mean is that someone was TEMPTED by the Devil to sin, and they typically do NOT include mental disease as "the work of the Devil".
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • No, that's the result of being fallen, in a fallen world. Anything that is distant from God, which we all are until we are unified with him, is subject to illness and decay. 3. Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned.” 4. Romans 8:22 “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” 19. Romans 8:23-26 “Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” 20. Philippians 3:21 “Who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.” The bible also states that how we speak to ourselves and others has an effect on our health, which if you've ever spoken to a self centred person, you feel it almost drains your energy. 12. Proverbs 12:18 “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.” The bible specifically identifies between illness and demon possession. However in the bible the adversary, is the tempter, and in Judaism they believe in the evil inclination called yeẓer ha-ra yeser means "to create," and the good inclination is the the yetzer ha tov, this is a hint back to genesis eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, or the tree of death, imagine the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other. The evil inclination is only worldly. https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/inclination-good-and-evil
    • DancesWithWolves
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    • Creamcrackered
      I hope you're ok DWW, it's getting cold over here now, what's the weather like with you?

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