YouTube discussion and mind disorder
I am not proposing that theism is a mind disorder, but providing a few links for the sake of objectivity. I found a few quotes on university websites concerning grandiose delusional disorder.
Does the Bible not assert or imply that all Christians have a special relationship with God?
In grandiose delusions, a person believes that they are able to save the world, or that they have unlimited power or knowledge, or a special relationship with a god or a powerful famous person.
http://www.gpc.edu/~bbrown/abnormal/schizophrenia/spectrum2.htm (Georgia Perimeter College)
Of course, that requires definition of "delusion" too. Does this not precisely sound like the typical Christian on RRS Radio?
DELUSION -- false belief that persists despite the facts to the contrary.
http://online.sfsu.edu/~psych200/unit11/11gloss.htm (San Franscisco State University)
Another note associated with the term fits the observations present with fundamentalists.
subtypes based on predominant delusional theme:Erotomanic Type: another person (usually of high status/position) is in love with you
Grandiose Type: inflated sense of worth, status, power
Jealous Type: your sexual partner is unfaithful
Persecutory Type: they're out to get you
Somatic Type: you have a physical defect or medical problem
Mixed Type: more than one delusional concern without one predominant theme
http://www.psychology.ilstu.edu/aehouse/350Psychpathology/350%20PsychoticDisorder.html (Illinois State University)
I know the books don't say Christians are mentally ill, but can you honestly tell me many don't fit the popular descriptions?