Tag Archives: OCD

The reality gap revisited – banning ‘should’ and ‘ought’

I’m not generally in favour of banning anything. Nonetheless, in my view ‘should’ should be removed from the dictionary, and ‘ought’ ought to be banned. 😉 We’ve probably all heard countless well-meaning Christian talks telling us what we ‘should’ (or … Continue reading

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The way to freedom and why so few choose it

‘Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, then come, follow me’ We all want freedom, right? And freedom is precisely what Christianity offers. ‘It was for freedom that Christ has set us free’. Simple. So why … Continue reading

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Religion, addiction and obsessional neurosis

Sigmund Freud apparently described religion as a ‘universal obsessional neurosis’. As someone who’s struggled with both Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and religion all my life, I feel I’m in a good position to comment on that analysis. It’s one I both … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a fruit and nut case – Christianity and mental health

It was very encouraging and not a little surprising to hear ministers in Parliament recently talking openly about their own experience of mental health difficulties (15 June 2012). One spoke of his obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); another of his battle … Continue reading

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