|Psychiatry and behavioral
psychology are rooted in very strict materialistic interpretations of life
and reality. Modern science began within an oppressive environment of severe
European religious persecution and dogmatism. To a certain extent science
has been an attempt to freely observe and come to understand the surrounding
world, without enforced biases, whether religious, social or political.
It seems that medieval Christianity was so anti-science, for so long, that
"science" institutionalized it's own reaction back against Christianity,
as one of science's main original antagonsits, by becoming atheistic, "anti-God",
and generalizing this disdain towards anything "spiritual". Simply, modern
"science" now effectiviely intends to understand everything with absolutely
no appeal to God, disembodied entities, or anything which it conceives
to be "supernatural" or "spiritual".
The current view of science involves the
notions that 1) the universe came into being spontaneously, sort of by
some "cosmic accident", without any cause, 2) all matter, energy,
and form "evolved" over very long periods of time through similar unintentioned
"accidents", 3) biological life "evolved" through tremendous numbers of
accidental genetic mutations, 4) species developed and expanded through
a process of "natural selection" or "survival of the fittest", and 5) even
human consciousness, thought, will, and intention is viewed as a totally
accidental, but more recent, by-product of a similar extensive series of
mutations and biological mistakes. It's seen to be ALL in the atoms,
molecules, cells, nerves and tissue.
Modern psychiatry and psychology follow similarly.
Psychiatry and psychology each desire to be perceived as and accepted as
"science". The tendency in "science" is to tolerate no "hidden" or "invisible
causes" (such as God, spirits, supernatural forces, "ghost in the machine",
a soul, etc.), and all must be explained by "natural physical" things,
events, and forces. Absurdly, this has been transferred to the realm of
psychology, which should be, by definition, the "study of the mind",
and has left us with "modern" fields of study in the social "sciences"
where the invisible world of thought, your mind, has been ignored
and denied, in favor of biology, behavior, biochemistry and genetics. All
concepts of thought, will, intention, imagination, morality, purpose, and
even personal responsibility have been jettisoned because they exist as
and involve invisible causes - i.e. your own mind!
Modern psychology actually has very little
to do with the mind - in fact, for the most part, modern psychological
theories go so far as to deny the mind as existing at all and of
having no importance! Psychiatry, understood as "medicalized psychology",
is this idea taken to ridiculous extremes, and it also very much denies
any importance of the mind in solving human problems or less than optimum
social conditions. Psychiatry's solutions only involve applying
force to a human being in some form - either physical restraints, involuntary
commitment, brain surgery (lobotomy), electroshock "treatments" (which
cause grand mal seizures as the source of the "cure"), brain microchip
implants, and psychoactive drugs - and never appeal to the thinking
mind, decisions, personal responsibility, and self-controlled actions of
an aware entity - again YOU. Their notion of YOU does not include your
mind, awareness, inner personality, thoughts, or anything invisible. Their
only concern is what they can see AND control - behavior, biology, biochemistry.
To understand how the human mind has come
to be quite unimportant (when it is actually supremely important), one
must first understand the development of modern science over the past 150
or so years, how it has been misapplied in the social "sciences", and the
belief systems known as materialism, naturalism and humanism. The books
below shed light on this in some way.
Learn online about "scientific" materialism,
naturalism, Darwinism, humanism, and the complete failure of modern establishment
"science" to address and "solve" the human mind at SNTP
Say No To Psychiatry.