Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

Patrick H
Gormley


Depression, self-centredness and selfishness
 
Mental health professionals claim that depressed people are self-centred. But they deny this is the same as saying they are selfish.
 
The difference is that the depressed have feelings that continually or too frequently make them focus on themselves too much while the selfish person is not made to be selfish but makes himself or herself selfish. So the selfish person chooses to be selfish. The self-centred depressed person is just under so much pressure that they are self-absorbed because of it.
 
If it is true that we do not have free will, clearly then it is wrong and judgemental to suspect that anybody is selfish. Self-centred yes, selfish no.

 

If somebody suffers from depression it is important to simply listen and avoid giving advice. Just simply ask if they need anything from you. It is important to avoid judging for each sufferer judges herself or himself anyway and very harshly and more harshly than you ever will.