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Question by Twist Of Fate: What’s so great about religion?
What’s not so great about religion?

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Answer by Bridget
Religion makes you believe there is something there when you die.

Religion can make your friends your enemies.

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What's the difference between normal teenage behaviour and a mental health concern?

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Question by Ami: What’s the difference between religion and spirituality?
I should state that I know what religion is, but I do not get how spirituality does not go hand in hand with religion. The two seem like compliments.

Please explain in detail.

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Answer by Cyrberus
One can have a spiritual view of things without belonging or acknowledging any religion

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Question by John S.: What’s the crime when a parent falsely commits a child to a mental health facility for ulterior motives?
Mental Health Centers will often accept minors if their custodial parent commits them and has health insurance to pay for their institutionalization. But when the parent is not qualified to make such determination as to the true mental health of the child, what crime has the parent commit for orchestrating a false institutionalization?

Can the mental health facility be held liable for accepting a healthy minor and forcing them into treatment and medication when the minor has no mental illness or psychosis and does not need treatment or medication?

What is the body of law that governs patient rights of minors in this situation?
The parent won’t specify what they believe is wrong outside of claiming the child is having anxiety attacks, yet there is nothing in the child’s behavior or words that would indicate an anxiety attack. The mother talks over and ignores the child, and when the child gets upset for being treated this way, the mother says it is the child’s fault and they are having an anxiety attack. The child now feels as though they cannot express any emotion whatsoever for fear the mother will label it disfunctional or suspect, and the mother doesn’t even have a college degree and no training in mental health diagnosis or therapy. At worst, the child may need to learn to be more patient and not jump to conclusions, but after years of being trampled over and ignored, one can understand their trained frustration.

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Answer by Leezer
Interesting question. It really depends on the motivations of the parents. Can you clarify?

If it’s for attention, the parents have Munchausen by Proxy.
If they’re trying get rid of the kid for a while, it’s neglect or emotional abuse.

If the mental health facility knows that the child is not sick and still institutionalizes him/her, then it’s probably something like a civil rights violation.

Either way, the Family Courts/Department of Child and Family Services in your area would be the place to start. But can you clarify more?

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Question by carly: What’s the relationship with religion and politics in the 30 Yrs war?
“Discuss the relationship between politics and religion by examining wars of religion of the Dutch Revolt and the French Wars of Religion.”

I have to write a two page essay on this. I already have things, but I’m running out of things to say.

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Answer by s_lopez
I found your question very interesting. I did some research and hope it helps.

“THIS crucifies me,” protested Pope Clement VIII, in 1598, upon hearing of the signing of the Edict of Nantes by Henry IV, king of France. Four hundred years later, instead of arousing resentment and opposition, the edict is celebrated as an act of tolerance and one of the important steps toward guaranteeing religious rights for all. What was the Edict of Nantes? Was it really a charter for tolerance? And what can we learn from it today?

War-Torn Europe
Sixteenth-century Europe was characterized by intolerance and bloody religious wars. “Never before the 16th century had the teaching of Christ, ‘Have love among yourselves,’ been so ridiculed by his followers,” observes one historian. Some countries, such as Spain and England, ruthlessly hounded religious minorities. Others, like Germany, adopted the principle of “Cuius regio, eius religio,” meaning that the one governing a territory decided its religion. Any who disagreed with the ruler’s religious choice were forced to leave the area. War was avoided by keeping religions apart, with little or no attempt at religious coexistence.

France chose a different path. Geographically, it lay between northern Europe, which was predominantly Protestant, and southern Europe, which was Catholic. By the mid-1500’s, Protestants had become a significant minority in this Catholic country. A series of religious wars accentuated this division.* Numerous peace treaties, or ‘Edicts to Pacify the Troubles,’ as they were called, failed to bring about peaceful religious coexistence. Why did France choose a path of tolerance rather than imitate its European neighbors?

Politics of Peace
The idea that peace and religious disunity were not necessarily incompatible developed despite widespread intolerance. Generally speaking, at that time the question of religious faith was inseparable from civil allegiance. Was it possible to be French and not belong to the Catholic Church? Evidently, some thought it was. In 1562, Michel de l’Hospital, a French statesman, wrote: “Even he who is excommunicated does not cease from being a citizen.” A Catholic group known as Les Politiques (The Politicals) argued along similar lines.

The unsuccessful peace treaties that were signed in France enshrined some of these new ideas. They also promoted the notion that forgetting the past was a way of building the future. For instance, the Edict of Boulogne, of 1573, said: “Let all the things that took place . . . rest dead and dulled as though they did not happen.”

France had a lot to forget. Before Henry IV became king in 1589, the most durable peace treaty had lasted only eight years. France was suffering economically and socially. Internal stability was vitally needed. Henry IV was no stranger to either religion or politics. He had switched between Protestantism and Catholicism on a number of occasions. After securing peace with the Spanish in 1597 and finally quelling internal dissent in 1598, he was in a position to impose a peace settlement on both the Protestants and the Catholics. In 1598, after France had suffered over 30 years of religious war, King Henry IV signed the Edict of Nantes.

“A Bill of Rights à la Française”
The Edict of Nantes that Henry signed was made up of four basic texts, including the principal text made up of 92 or 95 articles and the 56 secret, or “particular,” articles dealing with Protestant rights and obligations. Previous peace treaties formed the basic structure of the agreement, providing two thirds of the articles. Unlike previous treaties, however, this edict took a long time to prepare. Its exceptional length can be explained by the fact that it sorted out problems blow by blow, giving it the appearance of a do-it-yourself compromise. What were some of the rights it accorded?

The edict granted French Protestants total freedom of conscience. They were also given the status of a respected minority with rights and privileges. One of the secret articles even assured them of protection against the Inquisition when traveling abroad. In addition, Protestants were given the same civil status as Catholics and could hold State jobs. Was the edict, though, really a charter for tolerance?

How Tolerant an Edict?
Considering the way religious minorities were treated in other countries, the Edict of Nantes was “a document of rare political wisdom,” says historian Elisabeth Labrousse. Henry’s ultimate desire was to see Protestants return to the Catholic fold. In the meantime, religious coexistence was a compromise—the only way “all our subjects can pray and worship God,” Henry said.

In reality, the edict favored Catholicism, which was proclaimed the dominant religion and was to be restored throughout the kingdom. Protestants had to pay the Catholic tithe and respect Catholic holidays and restrictions regarding marriage. Protestant freedom of worship was limited to specified geog

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Question by Sridhar: What’s the difference between religion and superstition?
Religion too is a set of beliefs, right?
When does something begin to become a blind belief?

The atheist won’t have much to contribute here as they equate the two.
How do believers differentiate religion and superstition?

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Answer by Hedonism Bot
religion is the institualisation of superstition

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Question by Fasf F: What’s the best self improvement program?
I just want more in life than what I have now, I need self improvement, tell me what’s yours

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Answer by Leena Marie
Start loving your life. And if you have issues, (everyone does) work to fix them. Everything can use improvement. Make a better quality of life. This does not mean lose 10 pounds in a week. It means get healthy. Eat healthy. Exercise. Feel good in your own skin. Take care of your body and it will start reflecting into other areas of your life. Make your life what you want out of it and your outlook will really start to grow.

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Question by : Whats the difference between this board and the Mental Health Board?
I always thought the mental health board and the psychology board were very similar. What topics are discussed here that make it different from the mental health board?

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Answer by senlin
You get a broader range of questions on the Psychology board. For example, questions about operant and classical conditioning, experimental design, training in psychology, etc. I think on the mental health board you get more questions about specific mental health problems and difficulties and less on theory. And you get a lot of folks asking psychology homework questions here, lol.

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