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Re: Lou's request-chahlkvknw

Posted by MrTook on May 26, 2010, at 11:22:21 [reposted on May 28, 2010, at 14:00:48 | original URL]

In reply to Lou's request-chahlkvknw MrTook, posted by Lou Pilder on May 23, 2010, at 21:52:13

> > I agree with you 100% that the medications should not be demonized. I was just trying to answer your question :) I get worried because people just haven't taken these medicines for all that long of a time.
> >
> > In the immortal words of Mr. Rumsfeld "there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know"
> >
> > In my estimation the risk to me is well worth the relief I have received from my SSRI.
>
> Mr.Took,
> You wrote,[...the medications should not be demonized...].
> I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean. If you could post answers to the following, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
> A. what is a demon?

I don't think that is particularly relevant as

> B. What does it mean to {demonize}?

what I was meaning was "to make to seem as if evil" "What is a demon?" is only relevant in the sense that it is the base of the word I chose.


> C. If there is a God in relation to what you are wanting to mean here, which God is the one that you are referring to?

I believe in God and am a practicing Roman Catholic, but again demonize was just a word choice with no spiritual implications. In this context I am equating evil with bad.


> D. If that God, if there is one in what you are referring to, does in fact have commandments to those that give service and worship to that God concerning the taking of mind-altering drugs, then could the worshipers of such God be obeying that God's commandments to them? If so, (redacted by respondent)

It is an interesting question. My own personal theology is that consumption of *ANY* substance could be disobeying God's commandment if the intent is to defile the temple of our bodies. Thus, drinking the "mind-altering" wine that has been transubstantiated at mass is a GOOD while drinking mind-altering wine in excess can be a BAD.

It will be VERY hard for you to convince me that AD's are in some way a fouling of our relationship with God. In my personal OCD/Anxiety battle taking AD's has helped me to become closer to God.

> E. other questions if the above are responded to.
> Lou


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