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  •  Don't have a psych degree, (0+ / 0-)

    so think of it not as a diagnosis, but as an adjective.

    And social normativity is a different question from the question of ethics and consequences. Think of a Godwin if you want a great example of a situation in which society can and is collectively behaving in a way that must be stopped. Were they insane or weren't they? Does it matter?

    Call the (R) party and its members, then, non-clinical sociopathic, with these issues being serious enough to cause macrosocial dysfunction. It's so bad they can't function as society/would destroy society with their normative positions.

    And if psych is this socially constructionist, then it's hardly more than a way to legitimate domination—a conflict theory playground.

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    I am not a purity troll. I am a purity warrior.

    by nobody at all on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:42:28 PM PDT

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    •  well, you're wrong (0+ / 0-)

      Smearing people you disagree with by accusing them of having a medical condition is ableist, plain and simple.

      Besides, are you really ready to say that everyone other than atheists are mentally ill?

      •  I'd have to think about it for a while to be sure, (0+ / 0-)

        but yes, I'd be inclined at first glance to say that religious devotion and observation is a form of mental illness, though this thread isn't about religion so I don't quite know where you're coming from. The reference to Godwin, if that's what you're talking about, is meant to point you toward Godwin's Law. Google it.

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        I am not a purity troll. I am a purity warrior.

        by nobody at all on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 12:13:34 PM PDT

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