Philadelphia Church of God's Ron Fraser has written an article on mental illness. Of course, as any COG leader is fit to do, he mocks and ridicules those that attempt to work with people.
So it was eventually, following a brief flirtation with “things,” that I settled for a career in what has since become known as the human resources field.
Entry into this field as a professional demanded at least some study in psychology. Little did I know what I was in for. But it did not take long to find out. The whole field of human behaviorists was infected by an anti-God, evolutionary rationale.
What about the anti-god abusive tripe that Gerald Flurry dumps on his members? What about the broken marriages and families? What about the deaths and suicides caused by Gerald's lies? What about the grandparents who ignore their children and grandchildren all because a lying pig told them to not talk to them?
Next he mocks the DSM that defines who mental illness is and its many symptoms. Because much of what it describes is a byproduct of Flurryism and Armstrongism, I can understand why Fraser is upset with it.
Ungodly and evolutionary to the core, the pseudo-science of psychology—following a century and more of foisting its trickery off on to a gullible public seeking basic answers to the most fundamental of human questions—stands largely revealed as a fraud. The latest evidence of this is the recent publicity given to the unreliability of the psychologist’s bible, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (dsm). As the Economist recently headlined, it “remains a flawed attempt to categorize mental illness” (May 18).
Fraser has to resort to negative reviews of the book to substantiate his article. He does not quote the positive reviews and ignores them completely.
The authors are 'chalatans':
Perhaps this would not be much of a problem if the book was placed in the category reserved for charlatan authors.
Then he dishes brain surgery:
But what faith can you place in this tome when the psychiatrist who led the team that produced its fifth edition, Allen Frances, declares in his own blog, “The publication of dsm-5 is a sad moment for psychiatry and a risky one for patients. My recommendation for clinicians is simple. Don’t use dsm-5—there is nothing official about it, nothing especially helpful in it .…”
This is the same individual who declared that “The human brain is the most impossibly complex thing in the universe. It does not yield its secrets easily.”
Nevertheless we continue to slice people’s craniums open to determine, for instance, how the operation of the left side of the brain varies from that of the right, and to experiment with brain surgery in hugely risky operations in which man was never designed to be engaged.
ADHD is a sign of poor parenting and not a chemical imbalance or other issues:
Of course adhd has been an identifiable childhood “illness” for decades. When I was a child, the school teacher quite correctly identified such behavior as resulting from poor parenting. Children who had been taught to sit down on command, sit still and listen to their parent at home, enacted the same habit at school. Ill-disciplined children remained ill-disciplined at home and school, with the result that they suffered from an entire lack of focus on the teacher. They thus failed to receive the knowledge he or she was imparting, yielding a poor degree of learning, which inevitably resulted in poor grades.Of course there is a secret plot behind all of this. Its those nasty Germans again! Apparently this is the first wave of the German invasion to take the Israelites captive.
Almost 40 years ago, when I began studying psychology as a student, I could not help but note that the main names attached to the establishment and growth of this field of study were Germanic.
Never fear though, the Bible is the only authoritative book that deals specifically with mental illness:
We have at our disposal the plain and simple truth about man, why man is, what his destiny is, and how to achieve success in life, contained in one book of about 1,400 pages, called the Word of God. In fact, it is our Maker’s textbook on human behavior. Yet our so-called “experts” on human behavior would rather rely on an admittedly false text, prescribing false “cures” (don’t read the drug companies’ disclaimers whatever you do, they will scare you out of your wits), which often just engender secondary illnesses, some of which can become life-threatening.
Don't you mind feel freer just reading this? Of course you must first become a legalistic law keeper worshipping at the feet of Herbert Armstrong's prayer rock in Edmond, OK.