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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-05-07 09:09 AM
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15. There is no way around the fact...
...that religion is irrational. That doesn't automatically make it a mental illness. I think that any religion that ignores or contradicts known and observed phenomena can be correctly construed as a mental illness. Some are obviously serious, some no more a mental illness than hanging a horseshoe on a garage or barn, open side up, for good luck.

But even in the case of severe religious contradictions of reality, I doubt that it's helpful or persuasive to call religion a mental illness.
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