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Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Bible revelation


I've been pondering whether people with anti-social personality disorder can go to heaven. And I've been thinking that they probably can't. Which makes me sad because someone I love has it. But then I had a revelation that, it seems to me, that Samson had anti-social personality disorder. And he is esteemed in Christianity, as one of our heroes. He is, surely, going to heaven. So that gives me a lot more peace and hope that no mental illness is so bad that it can separate us from God.

For the curious: my argument:
From the mayo clinic web site:
A person with antisocial personality disorder:
  • Breaks the law repeatedly
  • Lies, steals, and fights often
  • Disregards the safety of self and others
  • Does not show any guilt

Far more men than women are affected. The condition is common in prison populations.Fire-setting and cruelty to animals during childhood are linked to the development of antisocial personality.

People with antisocial personality disorder may have the following signs:
  • Anger and arrogance
  • Capable of acting witty and charming
  • Good at flattery and manipulating other people's emotions
  • Substance abuse and legal problems
What I see in Samson: He was a Nazirite, whose life was supposed to be completely dedicated to the Lord, yet he seemed not to care about obeying the Jewish law, demonstrated by his choice in women (Philistines and prostitutes) and his lack of concern about touching the body of the dead lion.

He also seems to lie quite easily, even to those he loves- his parent about the origin of the honey. His lover about the origin of his strength.

He kills without a second thought. First, thirty men at his wedding. Then, later, a thousand men.

He demonstrates cruelty to animals and pyromania when he started a fire by tying 300 foxes together in pairs and to lit torches.

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  • At 1:54 PM, Blogger phantom-thoughts said…

    So in your opinion.. are you saying you think someone with aspd will go to heaven or not?

  • At 12:16 PM, Blogger Deena said…

    I do think someone with anti-social personality disorder can go to heaven.

  • At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Peacock said…

    Lets get straight to the point here Deena, TIMMY will go to heaven. Just know one thing though...even heaven, as bright and beautiful as most thinks, has a dark place hidden somewhere and that place is reserved for the one and only, Timmy. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

  • At 9:04 AM, Blogger Deena said…

    lol. Saroem


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