Extreme Religious Faith & Induced/Shared Delusional Disorder

Extreme Religious Faith & Induced/Shared Delusional Disorder “Induced/Shared Delusional Disorder is rarely seen (except for fanatical religious or political cults where it is extremely common) and these delusions are shared by two or more people with close emotional links. The delusions in the nondominant person(s) usually disappear when the people are separated. Whereas the delusions in the dominant, genuinely psychotic person persist (unless treated). Effective Therapies for Shared Delusional Disorder the delusional individuals must be separated. Usually the follower with “induced” delusions regains sanity once separated from the psychotic leader (e.g., cult leader or psychotic parent).” Ref Extreme faith has issues common with Induced Delusional Disorder or “faith brainwashed” thinking.  A true scientific thinker will be delighted at having found a new aspect of science, especially if it changes a scientific view, whereas a true religionist/fideist motivated by faith or Induced Delusional Disorder will deny it and try to explain it away. Why are religious delusions so prominent in patients with serious mental health diagnoses? Are there sociological or cultural-religious factors beyond the psychological explanations for the high prevalence of religious delusions? Likewise, to what extent are such delusional religionists/fideists expressing Induced delusional disorder. The term “induced delusional disorder” comes from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems diagnostic tool maintained by the World Health Organization. I will from now on use the term induced delusional disorder as I this it more clearly describes how I am using it. The Induced Delusional Disorder involves a disorder where non-psychotic person or group develops delusions “brainwashed” after interacting with one or more psychotic delusional people and by people or groups...

Scientific Thinking not Faith Thinking

Scientific Thinking not Faith Thinking   Science, unlike faith, uses more Critically Open-Minded Reasoning (open assessment and reflective correctability) the effort to overcome all of those issues common with Induced Delusional Disorder or “faith brainwashed” thinking. With science, unlike faith thinking, all facts are welcomed, even if they contradict a treasured theory or model, which must then be rejected immediately. A true scientist will be delighted at having found a new aspect of science, especially if it changes a scientific view, whereas a true religionist/fideist motivated by faith or Induced Delusional Disorder will deny it and try to explain it away. Admittedly science is not a single category, approach or thinking, however nobody who is reasonable and informed can or should reject or deny the truths it produces. Religion too is not a single category, approach or thinking, however nobody who is reasonable and informed can accept its deluded or reality devoid beliefs as any kind of truths. The scientific method assumes a priori of methodological naturalism about the nature of reality that is devoid of considering supernatural causes, it is not agnostic about this. The scientific method is using a form of philosophical rationalism to establish this view about the nature of reality along with the commonly held philosophy of empiricism, because looking for proof or truth devoid of considering supernatural causes by using a priori assumptions is employing rationalism. Rationalism By Luke Mastin at philosophybasics.com “Rationalism is a philosophical movement which gathered momentum during the Age of Reason of the 17th Century. It is usually associated with the introduction of mathematical methods into philosophy during this period by...