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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 5 months ago

do atheists believe religion is mental illness?

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  • Jea
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
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    It isn't exactly sane to pretend reality is not real, and magic critters in the sky are.

    It is classified as RDD (religious delusional disorder), so it could certainly be called a 'mental problem'.

  • Jake
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Being religious certainly doesn't mean one is mentally ill. A person can battle false teachings and beliefs using the rosary and fasting.

  • 5 months ago

    It’s classified

  • Paul
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    So, 90% of the world's people are mentally ill? Being ignorant of what most people know is not usually regarded as mental superiority.

    • Sunnyside
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      The question is not about "what most people know"; the question is about what religious people believe.

      If there were valid, verifiable evidence to support a belief, then it would cease to be a belief and it would become knowledge.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    No - religions are more like attempts to codify dreams and the ineffable into a simple little story that children can understand.....and make them behave!

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Only the mentally ill atheists.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    If being delusional is considered a mental illness....

  • Megumi
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Believing strongly in gods that do not exist and hearing those imaginary gods talk to them is a variety of schizophrenia which is a mental illness.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Not at all....Atheists are arrogant if they think that.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    In some cases there is no doubt about it. For someone to claim, in the 21st century, that the earth is 6000 years old, is SERIOUS mental illness.

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