Psychology Co-Ops ‘Science’ to Fight Biblical Morality
Secular psychology is not science. It uses the word ‘science’ to promote anti-Biblical morality.
Biological Psychiatry in Crisis
The word ‘crisis’ should not be used loosely, but secular journals have long considered the mental health ‘sciences’ of psychology and psychiatry as being in a state of crisis. Nature, for instance, last April 15 reviewed a book by Anne Harrington, Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness (2019). The book takes psychiatrists to task for its failings and blunders. Certain healthy researchers in 1973, for instance, tested the diagnostic ability of psychiatric hospitals by admitting themselves with fake symptoms of hearing things.
Each person was diagnosed with either schizophrenia or manic-depressive psychosis, and admitted; once inside, they stopped the performance. They were released after an average of 19 days with diagnoses of ‘schizophrenia in remission’ (D. L. Rosenhan Science 179, 250–258; 1973).
And that’s just for eye-opening starters. Harrington’s book continues showing the “shameless hubris” of psychiatrists pretending to be scientists.
Psychiatric hospitals, it seemed, could recognize neither healthy people nor those with mental illnesses. Rosenhan’s study exemplifies much of what went wrong in twentieth-century psychiatry, as biologists, psychoanalysts and sociologists struggled for supremacy. Science historian Anne Harrington takes us through the painful history of that struggle in the enthralling Mind Fixers, which focuses particularly on the United States.
Harrington wrote back to Nature on June 18 after the review appeared, saying that she didn’t mean to be pessimistic about psychiatry. “Psychiatry crisis is a chance to change tack,” she said. And yet she sees 2019 as an ‘inflection point’ that will require discarding the old “biological psychiatry” and taking stock of what to do next. “The ‘old’ biological psychiatry launched in the 1980s — the one under which so many of us have conducted our business for the past 40 years — is running into the sands,” she says. “The confusion and distrust it has engendered is entrenched in the public sphere.
Psychology Is Worse
Psychiatry is psychology with a white lab coat. Both are pseudo-sciences. Both pretend to use the scientific method and reach conclusions that are expected to be viewed as superior to ‘religious’ views concerning right and wrong ethics, or normal and abnormal behavior. Even biologists get suckered into “biological psychology,” figuring that humans are nothing more than evolved animals, and therefore whatever we see in the biological world must be considered normal. For instance, Science Daily says in a headline, “Scientists challenge notion of binary sexuality with naming of new plant species.” Are plants politically correct now? If a tomato exhibits gender fluidity in some way, then human traditional-values advocates must face the “science,” and (by implication) allow transgender women (biological males) to compete in women’s sports.
Even when observations discredit current PC views about sexuality, psychologists and their cohorts in the science news media never repent of promoting false views. For instance, a piece in Medical Xpress about “Study of sexual orientation and mental health in New Zealand LGBTQ adults” under a photo of two males holding hands under rainbow lights, admits that “Gay, lesbian and bisexual New Zealanders are on average more than twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts as heterosexuals, new research shows.” Could that be because those ‘orientations’ are unhealthy, producing conflicts between desires and biological realities? Perish the thought! No, it must be because those people face “stigma,” presumably from all those homophobes making them feel bad!
Dr. Spittlehouse says the findings reinforce concerns about stigma and stress experienced by sexual minority members and emphasize the need for mental health help and support for members of the rainbow community going into middle-age.
The ones who need counseling, by implication, are the normal people who believe in traditional values and biological sex roles. WND reports that “California wants to force pastors to adopt LGBT agenda.” Coercion is the hallmark of Leftism. One is not allowed to think differently. Secular psychology encourages such coercion by turning the word “normal” on its head, making traditional values abnormal, and perversion acceptable as a finding of ‘science.’ These psychologists provide aid and comfort to LGBT activists, who would call for the institutionalization of those who teach that God made humans male and female. The inmates would be running the asylum. Who is calling whom mentally ill?
The End Result: Romans 1
The LGBT movement ostensibly started as an attempt to end discrimination against the sexually confused. We are way beyond that in 2019. Now, LGBT advocates, with secular psychologists at the head of the parade, actively promote perversion and want to force everyone to embrace it as normal. If you don’t believe it, look at the headline of a piece on the quasi-science website The Conversation, complete with rainbow-colored female figure, “There are infinite ways to have sex & there’s nothing unnatural about any of them.” Two eggheads from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada fling open the Pandora’s Box of sex perversions with reckless abandon:
Humans have discovered an almost infinite amount of ways to have sex — and things to have sex with. The famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey said: “The only unnatural sex act is that which can’t be performed.”
From foot fetishes to the kinkiest outfit or habits, fetishes are an endless rainbow of preferences and practices.
Alfred Kinsey, as Dr Jerry Bergman has exposed in his book How Darwinism Corrodes Morality, was a scientific fraud. Here, these authors appeal to this known fraud to claim that no sex act is “unnatural.” Natural is a word fraught with ambiguity, but it’s clear what they are doing: they are fighting believers in traditional morality who distinguished between sexual activity condoned by the Creator of sex and those forbidden by God. If everything is not unnatural, then nothing is natural: fetishes, bondage, homosexuality – if it feels good, it’s natural. But is “nothing unnatural”? What about polygamy? What about bestiality? What about necrophilia? What about pedophilia? What about sex slavery, and sex trafficking? What about consensual sex acts that cause pain and permanent harm? They don’t mention those. Under “No definition of normal, they say,”
There is no exact definition of what constitutes normal or healthy. These definitions are highly dependent of the context (historical time and culture).
We get caught up with what appears to be more frequent, healthy, natural or normal: but what about what feels right?
Using “what feels right” as one’s measure of normality throws off all restraint. They even encourage perversion: “Perhaps you don’t have a fetish. But it’s never too late to try.” The silent majority may be relieved that ‘Pride Month’ is finally over, where businesses tried to outdo one another coddling the LGBT community, and leftist presidential candidates stepped on each other trying to appear more “diverse and inclusive” to the point of affirming abortion rights for transgender women who have no wombs! But that is mild compared to what these two libertines say:
As North Americans celebrate Pride this summer, we should take it as a reminder of our colourful sexual diversity —and also the infinite ways to have sex, with nothing unnatural about any of them.
We believe all people should be allowed to express their sexuality and embrace it without the weight of stereotypes or “normal” standards to live by. Life is too short to not make the best out of it, especially when it comes to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh.
Unquestionably, sex is pleasurable, and the sex drive is a vital part of our created nature, as is the hunger drive. Traditional-values proponents know and teach that. It’s a good thing that sex is pleasurable, too, or else the human race might have gone extinct. They believe, too, in freedom within limits; look how far one can drive by staying in the prescribed traffic lanes. Married couples are free to experiment with sex within the bonds of marriage, always seeking the good of the partner, without forgetting the main purpose of sex, which is procreation. Unmarried individuals can also appreciate their own body’s pleasurable sensations, with thanksgiving, in the same way they can enjoy food without becoming gluttons or drunkards. “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,” Paul said in I Timothy 4, “for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.” There is freedom in what God has not forbidden, lest anyone accuse godly people of prudery. But the Bible clearly forbids fornication, adultery, and homosexuality, and other sins of lust. Liberty is not libertinism. License is not licentiousness. Sensation is not sensuality.
The libertinism expressed by these two authors tosses out all restraint. It not only turns traditional values upside down, but then celebrates perversion and encourages it. The LGBT agenda has succeeded far beyond mere toleration. It now exalts itself as the “new normal,” and is making political enemies out of all who refuse to bow the knee to their totalitarian aspirations. All in the name of “science,” of course.
If these two libertines were to experience the extreme of their view, they would quickly call halt. They qualify their view with the mildest of constraints: “most researchers and clinical practitioners now only consider fetishes to be harmful if they cause distress, physical harm or transgress consent.” But then they talk about Pavlovian conditioning. So what if they submitted themselves to conditioning by a skilled hypnotist who could extract a confession of “consent” and then unleash the full passions of a rape gang on them? It is well known that skilled sex traffickers take months to build friendships with their juvenile victims, in order to soften them up for lifetime of prostitution they will face. Is that “not unnatural”?
Secular psychology is out of control. One might even say it is mentally ill. Secular psychologists, many of them basing their views on fraudulent Darwinian/Freudian doctrines, have become the vocal enemies of Biblical morality. But there’s one thing that Biblical morality has going for it scientifically. It made predictions, and those predictions have come true in our day.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. (Romans 1:18-32)
Perversion starts with denial of Creation. Darwin was the leader of those who “did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but became futile in their thinking” by concocting the “Stuff Happens Law” to explain life, the universe, and everything. Professing to be wise, they become fools, even though they “knew God” from evidence available to everyone. What is more mentally ill than to deny reality?
These days, it’s becoming dangerous to even quote the Bible on matters of sexual values. If CEH disappears from the internet, you will know that the PC bigoted totalitarian enforcers got us. If it ever comes to that, keep the faith no matter what (Ephesians 6:10-18).