I don't think you're understanding what I mean by complete. A complete being has no lack, and thus no basis for desire. A complete being has no wants.
In that case, it isn't sin that causes depression but instead believing you are doing something wrong that causes depression. I feel sorry for people who believe that masturbation is wrong. It amounts to self-imposed guilt.
I think it's wonderful that you found a way to move past your pain through the power of the Holy Spirit but we both know that not all depressed patients will be cured by praying.
OraProNobis wrote:I don't think God can be considered a complete being
Incorrect . There are souls who feel no remorse at all for killing others , in fact they may even derive some twisted pleasure from it. They are not depressed, yet clearly they are in sin. Their consciousness of God , and what is good and right has been seared , by their own doing.
I feel sorry for people who don't believe masturbation is wrong. It can be a pit of self gratification that many turn to , so they do not have to deal with the reality of other situations. It is the "great escape" for the soul who does not want to deal with real issues in their lives. The feel good "in the moment" release, that never leads to true inner happiness, or working on what is truly important. Much like the person who overeats because it tastes good, for the instant gratification .
Often both of these sins , are the result of trying to deal with other pain in the soul, by trying to do something that makes someone feel better even if it be for a few short minutes. Both leave the soul feeling empty , and unsatisfied , and still yearning for healing , and divine love.
Certainly . But I still think if humanity as a whole really and truly practiced the commandments God gave to us, especially the first two, we would have very little depression on this earth.
Also, you have to admit, that not all depressed patients will be cured by medication , and they can indeed cause some serious side effects. Especially with young people . They have been known to snap (they can cause serious irratibility) , and end up taking their own life, or the lives of those around them.
How do you explain that not all humans who ever lived are/were depressed yet depression is caused by sin?
at1with0 wrote:Sin can't cause depression because if it did every human would be depressed.
If Y only happens sometimes after X, then X is not the cause of Y.
It's pretty simple, really.
It's silly to think God is gonna cry Himself to sleep at night because of something He predicted perfectly when he created Adam and Eve. God knew Adam and Eve would screw up. God knew 6000 years ago what state humanity would be in as a result of sin. Do you think it rains because God is sad and that the volcano erupts when he's angry? It wouldn't surprise me if you did, given that you think God has human emotions.
humphreys wrote:Contrary to popular belief, as well as not causing depression, masturbation does not cause blindness, either.
Now, where did I leave my glasses?
Oh, what's the point...
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