Having Faith in God is Not a Mental Illness

Posted by Edward Ernest | Feb 14, 2018 | News, Real News | 0 |

It’s unfortunate that we live in a world where your faith or belief system can be attacked as a mental illness. And the women of ABC News’ “The View” were the ones doing the other day as they took some shots at Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith. Everyone in this world has the right to believe what they want to believe. This issue had nothing to do with mental illness and in our opinion all “The View” panelists should be ashamed of themselves.

It all started when they played a clip from “Celebrity Big Brother,” in which former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman discussed the vice president.

“As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence… everyone that is wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life,” she said in the clip. “I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”

The talk-show panelists discussed this last point as if it were a 100% concrete. There was no context to anything Omarosa had said and based on what we know of Omarosa; she’ll say anything for a better rating or paycheck.

Joy Behar then said: “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you and hearing voices is a “mental illness.”

We don’t disagree with Joy Behar on this point. However, it’s the context that I believe is wrong.

How many times have you sat next to your bed at night and whispered the words ‘Dear God’ and then hoped for any sign? And sometimes an answer comes to you. It’s a conversation with God, even though God is not directly speaking with you, but it’s still a conversation.

So to jump out at the Vice President or others who have a deep relationship with God, and saying they have a mental illness? Well, I believe that’s wrong.

These days it seems anyone will do anything for ratings, but that’s what society has come down to these days.


If you or a loved one you know battles with any Mental Health Issues, please do get the help you need. If you need to talk to someone now, you can talk to one of the many fantastic therapists at Better Help by CLICKING HERE.


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