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The Sin of Sadness and Other Nonsense

I wrote this a few years ago while in a Christian based Grad program and wanted to share.   Here I am again, rattling cages and making people uncomfortable, but I honestly don't know what else to do. One of my classmates posted: "Based on my personal Christian worldview psychopathology depends solely on a person’s relationship with God. This relationship is totally supported by the gospel of God’s son Jesus Christ, who gave His life for the salvation of mankind (John 3: 16). This salvation restores fallen humanity to proper relationship with their creator. This salvation heals all sorts of sole (mental health) diseases from depression to anxiety and in fact makes every believer, a new creation ( 2 Corinthians 5:17 ). In my view, to be separate from God is to be lost without the Sheppard in a harsh and darkened world (see Psalms 23 ). People that are burdened down with a world of care are prone to falling into pathological behaviors such as lying, cheating, drug abuse, self-ha