This is actually quite sad. I wondered when I was reading this if the person Sontlux was responding to had symptoms of schizophrenia. It turns out I was right. She and the other people on the thread seem to agree that the voices in their heads are "demons" that they need to "fight". The thread-starter said:
"WHAT?! schizophrinia my ass i ask my self dat alot this past 3 days but my body always tells me im not and my body language doesnt lie and i do feel i lost my mind but i am recovering, pardon my language but i swear thats when a persons imagination gets the better of them. ill be honest thier was a point of this madness when i couldnt control my imagination anymore but that was only after the voices came to me, speaking about everything made me think about alot of stuff and since im on house arrest i sometimes remonise on the old days and imagine plus i was getting better at imaginging because of meditation. but you know your theory may be right but i dnt think i have schizophrinia just devil"
WELL OF COURSE YOU WOULD THINK THAT IF YOU HAD SCHIZOPHRENIA!!! THE IRONY IT BURRRRRRNNNNSSSS!!!!
Pff... "My body always tells me I'm not". Yeah, and so do the bodies of people who DO have schizophrenia, so what else have you got for me, Enlightened? *sigh*...
I feel so sad for these people. I've never had schizophrenia or known anyone who had it, but I've read a lot about it, and I think it's the worst mental illness to have, because it's like your brain is out to get you. Like your head is a hardcore masochist, and it's like, "I'm going to go WAY out of my way to make it as difficult as absolutely fucking possible for you to separate reality from fantasy". Well, that's nice of you.
But what pisses me off is other people like Sontlux affirming the schizophrenics' delusions by agreeing that the voices are "demons" and condoning their use of "healers" instead of real doctors. No excuse. It makes my blood boil.
Oh no. I just read Enlightened's most recent post, and I think they're starting to go off the deep end a bit. They're showing evidence of "clang association" in their speech:
"yea i felt the same thing when i came to the realization. couldnt sleep and huge haul of info thinkin i was like jesus wanting to teach preach and reach the crowds arouse everyone around and use my knowledge to move the ground make people proud and take away the illusion crowd knowing some would shrowd me away but the more you say the more they stay and remember just go as heart say or else fall victim of a pond in play."
It still sort of makes sense, so it's not full-out clanging, but it worries me. This only semi-sensical rhyming speech can be a sign of schizophrenia. Ohhhh, I hope I'm wrong! AGH!!