Thursday, 9 July 2009

Is faith delusion?

Is faith delusion? Why religion is good for your health is a fascinating book written by Andrew Sims, former Professor of Psychiatry in the University of Leeds and President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Having read it once I'm going to try to blog my way through its 10 chapters with some brief comments. Although not written as a specific response to The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, he certainly takes Dawkins to task for using what is essentially a technical, psychiatric word ('delusion') inappropriately.

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In shock-the doctor as the patient

As a doctor I've long be interested in what it is like to be on the other side of the desk. In other words, what is it like to be a pati...