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Why are the (pseudo) sciences of psychology and psychiatry so dangerous? They are dangerous because, unlike the other sciences, they are in direct competition with the Bible. By their very nature they are in competition. They are involved with the same area, the same questions, the same concerns as the Bible. Both they and the Bible are concerned with the questions of how one should live life; both offer guidance to man for dealing with the problems, frustrations, and stresses of life. And both claim to be authorities. Thus the situation is that one has two parallel and contending authorities on the same subject to choose from and one must decide which one he is going to choose. He has to decide which one he has faith in, which one he really believes in. In essence, Psychology and Psychiatry represent the voice of the world, the voice of ungodly man, and the Bible is the voice of God. And in general these two authorities are in deep conflict. Psychology says that sin liberates and the Bible says it enslaves; Psychology says sexual permissiveness is OK and the Bible says it is bad. Psychology has always been strongly atheistic and agnostic in its basic sympathies, inclinations and assumptions. And as a consequence it has always been deeply antagonistic toward the Bible, forever challenging the Bible in its most basic tenets, assumptions, conclusions and authority. Psychology asserts that there is no absolute moral law, that Right and Wrong are just ideas evolved by society; that moral law has no divine authority, that it was invented and created by man and can be changed by man as he sees fit, as situations change and his "knowledge" increases and evolves. To the psychologist the Bible is just literature. But the Bible claims for itself divine origin. Another reason Psychology and Psychiatry are so very dangerous is their false, deceitful, and dishonest claims about what they are and what they can do. They claim to be a Science and thus endeavor to benefit from the prestige and reputability achieved by the exact sciences (such as Chemistry and Physics). In fact they deal with a subject matter so totally different in its basic nature from that of the exact sciences that the tools and techniques of the exact sciences are inapplicable and don't work at all. The exact sciences deal with natural processes and phenomena that operate in exact, precise accordance with underlying exact natural laws; laws relating quantities that can be measured by instruments of one kind or another; laws which can be expressed with mathematical exactitude. In contrast Psychology and Psychiatry deal with the subject matter of emotions, feelings and attitudes; of human relationships, outlooks and values. Their "quantities" and "variables" are these kinds of things. In essence, they arrogantly purport to provide "scientific" answers to questions that wise men and thinkers have been pondering for ages. In actual fact it is all self-deception, delusion, sham, hoax and foolishness. In actual fact the answers they provide are far less trustworthy, far less reliable, than those given by the wise men and thinkers of past ages. In my opinion, Psychology and Psychiatry, like a false religion, with its system of false ideas, beliefs, assumptions and teachings, has been responsible for an untold amount of wrong, suffering and harm in this world. It has done enormous damage. The ideas and theories of Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis and moderm psychiatry, have exerted a profound influence on modern psychiatry and on modern thought. What do I think of the ideas and theories of Sigmund Freud? I am glad you asked. I am delighted to express my opinion. I think they are pure, unadulterated, outlandish rubbish! They are, one and all, simple nonsense. They are absurd, preposterous poppycock! I don't think there is an iota of truth in any one of his ideas or theories. I say that boldly. There is not a shadow of a doubt in my mind about it. What I find really amazing is that so much of humanity could be so short of sense as to believe such foolishness. Freud's ideas and theories remind me of an idea stated by Adolf Hitler in connection with telling lies. His idea was that a big lie is a lot more effective than a small one. He declared "that the very greatness of the lie is a factor in getting it believed. With the primitive simplicity of the masses a great lie is more effective than a small one, because they often lie in small matters, but would be too ashamed to tell a great big lie." Many religious people are going to psychologists and psychiatrists these days. That is very dangerous and foolish. Why are they doing it? They do it because they are confused, frustrated, and unhappy, and have, in despair, given up on Christianity as being able to solve their problems. What they have really done is given up on their conception of Christianity, their brand of Christianity, Christianity as they know it. And what they are really doing is turning from Christianity and going to the world, to the ungodly, to Satan himself, for the solutions to their problems. How foolish! Psychology and Psychiatry are indeed dangerous and perilous snares for the gullible. For those easily taken in. They are one of the most gross and clever deceptions yet of that subtle and articulate Liar, that Prince of this World, and many there be that are falling into his net. "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly ... but his delight is in the law of the Lord". Nov 1977 A later note. Modern drug companies have developed some amazing drugs that do help the mentally ill. I know these drugs do work as long as people stay on them. Psychiatrists are administering these drugs and, in doing so, are helping the mentally ill. I do give them credit for that. Except for that, I do feel about the same about the field of psychiatry as I always have. I wouldn't consider going to a psychiatrist for any kind of advice, counseling, or talk therapy. I would go to the Bible for my help. Modern psychiatry stands in deep conflict with the Bible. It stands as a competing authority with the Bible and cannot be trusted. Apr 2015 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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