at1with0 wrote:My ultimate goal here is to figure out if belief in God is a delusion.
AGain it does not fit the criteria of our own link defining delusion. Your example of detonating the sun clearly is not a voice they all hear.
at1with0 wrote:I read the link; trust me, I am well aware of what is considered delusional.
Doesn't seem like it trying to compare detonating the sun and people hearing Love they neighbor. Which is rational?
at1with0 wrote:The question is: when do you know you've crossed the line into delusion regarding beliefs surrounding God, whether that delusion is psychiatric or not.
Depends on if the Phyciatrist is an Atheist or not.
at1with0 wrote:Thus gays feeling persecuted is NOT a paranoia-type delusion as you suggested it is.
I'm suggesting the feeling of persecution is faked and not a true feeling, they are all jumping on the bandwaggon, and do not really feel this way, playing the race card and pretending.
at1with0 wrote:As an aside, I'm guessing you're a straight white male without disabilities who would call himself a Christian. No wonder your attitude on discrimination is what it is. Have you ever been discriminated against in your life?
Guessing ? Hardly if you have seen the pictures of me, and John! EVeryone has experienced some sort of discrimination in life, but does that mean it was a violation of the Constitution? I have the right to own property, but have restrictions on my own land, is that Unconstitutional and discrimination too? I may not qualify to do the same thing the next door neighbor can do, is that Unconstitutional and discrimination? Feeling one way and it actually being that way, in terms of discrimination, are not always the same thing. Abuting properties can have different zoning, and each may not be able to do the same things.
My attitude about discrimination is we are a nation that recognizes real discrimination and real disability, and also a nation that fabricates a lot of it. My attitude, as you are so condesending about discribing, has 30 years of experience in a Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, where I could write a book, on the abuses of fabricated discrimination claims. The kinds of labor disputes, lawsuits, claims of racial discrimination, stress related medical leaves resulting, sexual harrassment claims, its just appauling. Those on the shop floors who know the players, work with them everyday, know the scams they are pulling, and all you can do is shake you head, grin and bare it. It makes you sick to see it, while everyday you do your job, watching some people get away with murder. They know how to play the game in these kinds of companies, and get away with it, because these companies pay them big settlements, otherwise they can loose major contracts.