You know, I was cleaning up the kitchen
and musing on the thread I started on the
psychological/spiritual in the Apologetics
forum. I’ve been trying to put my finger on
what it is that bothers me
about the attitudes on faith/psychology that
I occassionaly run across.
Then…bingo!..it came to me out of the blue.
Prescinding from neurobiological/brain structure
etiolgies of MI, and considering those MI that
are caused by early psychological injury to
the child, who has no mature defenses or critical skills,
some people seem to have it entirely backwards.
These suffering people have been sinned against,
and are reeling from injury, yet they are abjured
to “confess their sins”, “get right with God”,
when it is God who weeps *for *them.
To me, it’s a form of re-victimization, whether
it is intended or no.
Now, I don’t *care *who understands what I’m saying.
I understand it, and refuse to allow myself to be
re-victimized. To allow *anyone *to define my
experience of mental illness, in terms of religious
practice or in any other way.
Thanks to all who have responded to my 250+
posts. You’ve helped me to recognize what
has bothered me for years and to articulate
To those who have been abused physically or
emotionally, to those who were literally
abandoned, or abandoned psychologically
as children, to those who had adults around
them conveying the faith but who failed to see the
dazed expression on those being tutored -children
who were trying to “find a place” in a world that had
no place for them…pray with me, will you?
"Father, forgive them, for they knew not what
they were doing or failed to do."
Thanks again to all who helped me on this