Atheism may help some types of personality and destroy others

Discussion in 'Belief and Spirituality' started by Bulletcatcher, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Bulletcatcher

    Bulletcatcher New Member

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    Leaving religion might be good for extroverted persons. Extroversion often correpsondents to narcicism and religions that talk a lot about guild, modesty and things that are greater than you might not exactly be the narcicists cup of tea.

    But for emotionally vulnerable people (people that I guess simply have strong emotions) becoming atheists results in a decline in mental wellbeing:

    https://digest.bps.org.uk/2018/04/06/what-are-the-psychological-effects-of-losing-your-religion/
     
  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I don't know how to Grapple with so many assumptions at once. Maybe a little if you told us a little about your belief an experience we can start from there
     
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  3. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic)

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    I've seen studies about both positive and negative effects of religion. I'll give this a read.

    Narcissist personality disorder can manifest as the long-suffering austere silent manipulator just as well as the flashy one. Extraversion by itself is not an indicator of NPD.
     
  4. Arif Ghamiq

    Arif Ghamiq Active Member

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    Thank you ! This is an interesting study to and I'm gonna look deeper into it. Changing Faiths for me felt very exciting, renewing and liberating.

    @Cino I didn't kniw Narcissism was actually a disorder until you mentioned it
     
  5. KnowSelf

    KnowSelf Active Member

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    Bulletcatcher, you have asked many questions leaning to pro-Atheistic beliefs, but with no investment of your own. It is easy to site multiple sources of information, but it is much more meaningful to have an opinion in a forum such as this one.
    I encourage you to use fewer citations and more original thought in future posts. This is a good forum and I hope you will enjoy your time here.
     
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  6. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic)

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    So this article seems to be about Christian converts either de-converting or becoming atheist.

    Interesting! I knew a few converts back when I lived in SE Asia, several decades ago. Looking back, I can imagine they had to deal with more emotional complexity than I would have thought at the time.

    Anyway, fascinating read, thanks a lot!
     
  7. Mrs Malaprop

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    Bring emotionally vulnerable doesn't seem like a good reason to take on religious beliefs.
     

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