Where is the line between faith and delusion? The definition of exactly what is considered a mental illness is based on subjective criteria. Various Psychologists claim that religious behavior is a symptom of mental illness.
For instance, in 2006, biologist Richard Dawkins published his book The God Delusion, in which he characterizes belief in God as delusional. Dawkins cites the definition of a delusion as “a persistent false belief held in the face of strong contradictory evidence, especially as a symptom of a psychiatric disorder.”
Ms. Behar from “The View”, who has the mainstream platform to spread this lie far and wide, agrees.
The ladies of the talk show “The View” debated this week whether or not the Vice President has a mental illness after former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman opined on his Christian faith. Omarosa claimed that “Jesus tells Mr. Pence to say things.”
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus,” Ms. Behar, an agnostic, said during Tuesday’s show. “It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct. That’s hearing voices.”
The comedian shifted her position after co-host Meghan McCain said Jesus speaks to her “every morning.”
In defense, Mr. Pence stated, “It is just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
He also said that her dig at him showed just how “out of touch” she is with the rest of America and that her comments reflect the opinion of those in the deluded mainstream media.
As a Christian, hearing the voice of Jesus is a powerful testimony of the faith. John 10:27 says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
Reader, my question for you:
Was there ever a time where someone used the same psychological tactics that Ms. Behar used on Pence on you? If so, what was your response?
Nathaniel P. Morris . “How Do You Distinguish between Religious Fervor and Mental Illness?” Scientific American. . (2016): . . http://bit.ly/2CkolYB
Morgan Gstalter. “Pence accuses 'The View' of 'religious intolerance' after Behar compares his faith to mental illness.” The Hill. . (2018): . . http://bit.ly/2nXCt5J