Are you mental?

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Atheists: Have you ever had a psychological condition?

I'm not Atheist
6
4%
Yes, I am on the autistic spectrum (Priority over the other yes option)
6
4%
Yes, I have suffered depression/anxiety, bipolar disorder (or related), and/or schizophrenia
49
35%
Yes, I have another condition outside the psychological "norm" (specify)
6
4%
No
74
52%
 
Total votes : 141

Re: Are you mental?

#101  Postby SpeedOfSound » Jan 06, 2017 10:02 pm

Maybe all of this humanness can be considered a curious side-effect.
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Re: Are you mental?

#102  Postby zoon » Jan 06, 2017 10:06 pm

VazScep wrote:Yes. I know what he meant.

I've misunderstood you, then, my apologies. I don't quite see why in that case you find "The Selfish Gene" especially bleak, I find the bleakest aspect of our existence to be the eventual heat death of the universe, which admittedly does make "immortal gene" a sugar-coated mistake.
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Re: Are you mental?

#103  Postby tuco » Jan 06, 2017 10:49 pm

Mr Dawkins is marketeer. Or at least he was for a period of time. He seems to me to be good person, either with excellent ability to predict outcomes or very poor one ;)
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Re: Are you mental?

#104  Postby tuco » Jan 06, 2017 11:01 pm

Animavore wrote:Would I even know myself if I were mental?


Depends on condition.

I have a friend diagnosed with paranoid-schizophrenia and he is well aware of it, except for times when its not under his control.

But if you think something like Alzheimer, I can comfort you that you will probably not be aware of it. It does not mean, however, that you will not suffer.
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Re: Are you mental?

#105  Postby Fallible » Jan 09, 2017 9:06 am

Unfortunately people with dementia are aware before they get to the point where that switches off. It causes deep depression, fear and anger as they realise something is very wrong.
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Re: Are you mental?

#106  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Jan 10, 2017 5:52 pm

I answered No, but I'm Atheist and almost certainly Aspergers. Never formally diagnosed.
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Re: Are you mental?

#107  Postby Hamster » Jan 27, 2017 5:19 am

Look, I don't know for sure but I'd back the suicide rate of atheists to be lower than that of the devout members of The Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ any day.
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