Saturday, April 4, 2020

Comments by aslanleon

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  • Because being ordained has nothing to do with having the knowledge of Christian doctrine, practice, and values necessary to be successful in counseling them. You don’t have to be an expert. You merely need a good general knowledge and toleration. It takes three years of graduate courses to get a respectable degree in theology, and unless you are going to become a religious professional, that is not necessary.

  • Considering how little the basic values of Christianity have changed in the last hundred years and how completely the values of atheistic psychiatrist have, one wonders what the real definition of delusion is. I have an MA in psychology with a lot of doctoral courses and was once a counselor in a maximum security prison. Now I am retired, but for forty years did a lot of psychological counseling, mostly for Christians but often not. One of the basic requirements being left out here is that if you cannot both respect and do your work within the values parameters of your patient, you have no business being that person’s therapist. If you begin with the idea that your patient’s values system is a delusion, especially if you believe that delusion is unhealthy, you should resign from that relationship immediately.