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Old 11-29-2012, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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4 Maccabees 1 CEB - The principle of clear thinking - I
This is exactly how I have talked to myself, ever since my continuous memory which began when I stepped into my first grade room in Van Ness Elementary School in Washington, DC in September, 1935.
I discovered the books of the Maccabees because of Hanukkah. However, I never found these books until 1988 when the team from overseas came to the US and started explaining the events as a Jewish Civil War. This team was the same team that educated about the Bible Code.

That got me thinking about all the books labeled "Maccabees". When I finally found this book, then I felt really self-confident about my own mental health. This occurred around 2003. Until then my user-name explained my mental health: Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Spinoza, Galileo. Actually, I think 4 Maccabees explains them too.

Now how can I find a lawyer, social worker, psychiatrist to help me with this precise definition of mental health? I think it's easier simply using the word "Jesus" or "Allah" to get this kind of attention than it is to use 4 Maccabees. Especially in this season of the year.

The Bible doesn't necessarily mean "holy", it can mean "wholely/wholly". It can be used by psychiatrists.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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There is no precise definition of Mental Health...

And actually mental health is being "flexible" about things in life rather than "ridged" and "unbending".

So you would be best to accept that there are various views as to what mental health is. And that it does not need to be exact. In my view that would be more "mentally healthy"!

Also I have found that many religions have "agendas" (gaining $$ or power for the specific group of people / church) and that in some cases might not be conducive to mental health - it is an "unbending" thing! i.e. "You must be this way." Well for one good reason or another, some people can't be that way. That causes conflict - not good. Not healthy.

An "open mind" and "flexibility" are easier on the "nerves"!

Note: I have nothing against churches or religions. Some of them have some pretty sound ideas and teachings. It is just they sometimes lack flexibility.

Things written many years ago may not apply to modern times...

How about "Halizah" where "...In the presence of town elders, the widow loosens the shoe of the brother-in-law, spits upon the ground before him, and recites a prescribed formula which scolds him for not building his brother's household..."

"...the Biblical law of levirate marriage is still presumed in force, thus making the childless widow who remarries someone other than her brother-in-law without performing the halizah ceremony an adulterer..."

So things like that pop up in various religions. Here is more on the above...
Halizah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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nutty buddy or fruitcakes
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