A Shattered Mind and Why God Doesn’t Exist
Warning: The following post deals with child sex trafficking and mental illness.
https://therationalists.org/ has a really good article on child sex trafficking as well as Sargon of Akkad‘s video on the topic which is a great video on the topic.
I’ve always heard that “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” I suppose it is taken from
- 1 Corinthians 10:13: No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
This is patently false. I understand it to be a method of insulating one’s beliefs from what is actually happening. In a way, it is a form of doubling down on what people know shouldn’t be happening because of contradictory verses that state one will prosper or have less adversity because they are now following the “God of Abraham.”
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), originally called multiple personality disorder is a mental condition in which several personalities or identities reside in one’s psyche. Kim Noble is the one focused on in the video and the one I will focus on as this is the most extreme. Ria Pratt is one of Kim noble’s personalities. In the link, you will find disturbing artwork that features child abuse. It has been reported that Kim Noble had been abused between the ages of 1 and 3 by people familiar to her parents. The abuse was so extreme that it is very likely the reason she has DID. If you view the artwork you will notice that it says “kill us,” “kill me” or “help me.” This is an emotion I am well aware of. Before being diagnosed with OCD I was suffering I had prayed to God to end me or help me in some way and was very close to suicide. Fortunately for me, I was brought to a therapist who diagnosed me correctly and alleviated my symptoms. While one may argue, badly, that “God” helped me” via finding me a therapist, I’m not so sure that this is the case for Kim Noble. One must ask where was God for Kim Noble and all the children trafficked for the sexual gratification. Assuming an interventionist God, what can be purer than a child’s desire to have their pain subside. What deity would refuse that? Kim Noble has a shattered mind and God hasn’t put it back together.
On a similar vein, “The Fritzl Case,” is another example of God giving someone more then they can handle in the most gratuitous fashion. This idea that God intervenes to find your keys is an insult to those who suffer and, ironically, at the hands of believers.
More importantly what about the one’s we don’t know about.
Nothing fails like prayer and “God” does give people “more then they can handle.”
Links on OCD
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