Now their insane denial of the legitimacy of modern psychiatry leads to an insane woman butchering her family. It's appalling: the parents were scientologists who refused to give anti-psychotic drugs to their daughter, and the end result is that they and another daughter are slaughtered.Scientology is evil, says PZ. Evil, and coming to Grafton -- they've recently bought the former monastery overlooking the motorway currently occupied by Whitecliffe Art School. Keep an eye out for them.
This is where delusional, irrational, wishful thinking leads you — to a rejection of reality that has the potential to crash in on you in lethal ways.
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
Watch out, there are Scientologists about
Many mental conditions are the result of an organic condition, being the result, for example, of a "chemical imbalance" in the brain that can often be dealt with relatively painlessly with modern psychiatric drugs. That's a good thing. Scientologists however deny it's a good thing -- in fact scientologists deny the very legitimacy of psychiatry. PZ at Pharyngula links to news that this denial has consequences: