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Am i under a demonic attack /intense mental crisis mmcconathy

Posted by SLS on February 27, 2005, at 9:44:22

In reply to Re: darn! buckeye fan got blocked!, posted by mmcconathy on February 27, 2005, at 0:42:13

> pray i will die

I certainly will not.

I don't think it is time for you to give up just yet. I doubt anyone else is willing to give up on you.

I might not be a good person for you to converse with regarding demonic possession. I don't believe in it.

I do, however, know something about mental illness first hand. I have bipolar disorder. I have suffered a few psychotic manic states. For each of these episodes, God, Jesus, and the Devil became the objects of my intense focus. This is not an unusual phenomenon. It is called "religiosity" and is a symptom of the illness. When my manic episode resolved and my judgment returned, these religious issues receded.

Which idea do you prefer?

1. I am possessed by a demon sent by Satan for which an exorcism is the only remedy.

2. I am suffering from a temporary episode of a mental illness that is beyond my control and the result of an abnormal shift in my brain chemistry and for which there are many treatments.

I bet you chose #1.

I believe you are #2.

When I was manic, I would have chosen #1.


What do we do now?

PLEASE post what you think the next step should be.

I haven't given up on you.


- Scott


 

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