11.18.2008

time to revise the definition

"The traditional way delusion is defined under the diagnostic guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association [is] that if a belief is held by a person’s “culture or subculture,” it is not a delusion. The exception accounts for rituals of religious faith, for example."
—Seen in the New York Times a couple days before the story of the minister who told a parishoner to leave a rotting corpse on the toilet of her house until it was resurrected. Here is the link to the Times story.

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

That is an "American Standard"

C said...

Yeah, it accounts for some of you journalists with no standards at all, too.

Anonymous said...

How did you know iy was me?

Wolfen said...

You are supposed to post a link to the article...

DaDa said...

I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore, Toto.

Wolfen said...

Christmas has nothing whatsoever to do with religious faith. It has to do with planning and shopping and obsessive compulsive disorder.

"Row, row, row your boat, placidly over the liquid solution...Life is but a delusion"

cba said...

I should have announced this earlier, but...

My baby, Dakota Wolf Cub, turned 17 today.

Dakota made the observation that "by the time she was my age, Loretta Lynn had three or four kids."

C said...

I did wish her happy birthday on Facebook. Give her a hug for me.
And mazel tov, Mama!