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  • Writer's pictureJoe Gilmore

Why Christianity is harmful to your mentality

Updated: Dec 23, 2021

Imagine walking into a kindergarten class and telling the kids they're all failures and worthless but if they work hard, they don't have to be. That is the doctrine of original sin. You're evil, broken, and have a sinful nature but if you accept my remedy, you'll be okay. You are forcing self-hate onto people. You are putting a self-depreciating voice in a mind that did not have one before. Psychologically speaking, that is not a healthy mindset. But you are voluntarily giving yourself that mindset and giving your children that mindset which many therapists spend hours and hours trying to work out of people.

Then we have this whole codependency issue. You can only make it through this life unscathed if you rely on somebody else. Instead of coming up with your own critically and rationally thought out solution to a problem, you always think it through the static eyes of a fictional character. "What would a guy do that was written about 2,000 years ago?" I wouldn't know what my own father would do in many situations. But one thing I can say, my dad taught me how to think for myself. This codependency makes you lesser of an individual. You will never be whole if you're always searching for something else.

So with just these two topics in mind, you're already presuming that you're inadequate and you can't help yourself get better. Basically, you're a piece of s***. Well that may not be how you see yourself, that's how your mind is working.

I've made many bad decisions in my life. Those bad decisions are decisions that I have to live with. I don't just chalk them up to some 2000 year old character. I own them, learn from them and use those memories to make a more rational decision moving forward.

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