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ropata

Professor of child psychology Philip Graham -- leading a Children's Society lifestyle inquiry -- believes that commercial pressures may have "worrying psychological effects" on children.

"One factor that may be leading to rising mental health problems is the increasing degree to which children and young people are preoccupied with possessions; the latest in fashionable clothes and electronic equipment. "Evidence both from the United States and from the UK suggests that those most influenced by commercial pressures also show higher rates of mental health problems," he said.

Vox Day writes:
To me, it's empirically obvious that those who believe they exist solely in the material are far more prone to mental health issues. There is a historical basis for the "mad scientist" stereotype after all. This is why I wholeheartedly concur with Daniel Dennett and endorse a scientific examination of both religion and secular materialism. I don't think it's religion that has much to fear from such an investigation.

fugley

And how would you propose we conduct a scientific examination of (...) religion ?

Or are you attempting to use scientific in the same non word way of the Florida School Board where their curriculum talks about the scientific theory of evolution as if there are competing, non scientific theories of evolution.


Acid Comments

"Vox Day writes:
To me, it's empirically obvious that those who believe they exist solely in the material are far more prone to mental health issues. There is a historical basis for the "mad scientist" stereotype after all. This is why I wholeheartedly concur with Daniel Dennett and endorse a scientific examination of both religion and secular materialism. I don't think it's religion that has much to fear from such an investigation."

Interesting.

IMO: From many personal experiences and this has nothing to do with religion, ID or Evolution. Just in general methodology. Unfortunately I've found more an individual has strong rigid beliefs in hardcore Darwinistic Evolution. They often turn out to be the 'worst' when it comes to doing 'proper' research, investigations in the 'profesional' World. Often totally dismissive, ignorant, carpet sweepers, deny documented evidence and decry anyone of their collegues who come up other 'proven findings' than their own. Some of them have also been the 'most' outdated and outmoded in their professional practices.

peter

Agreed Acid Comments. Why deny yourself the chance to develop ideas as part of the normal age and experience process.

I just do not accept that you learn one way of living up front, and then attempt to do the same thing year in year out.

The world changes. Ideas change. Fashions change. Overall we move forward and it is dumb to be left behind.

peter

Following on from previous posting I found this result from a poll in England:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/2/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10495326

Interesting that the pommy children thought the ranking of role models for them should be:

1. Family
2. Richard Branson!!
3. Jesus Christ

I don't think Branson does that much as a role model. Does not look good for Christiantity

ropata

I think you meant to write, it does not look good for England. Youth gangs rule the streets at night. Muslim ghettos are 'no-go' areas for other citizens. A Christian minister dares to speak the truth receives death threats to himself and his family. The government is implementing a police state.

It had to happen, because it's the logical result of 'progressive' politics. There are no morals, no good and bad, no role models. Moving the country in the direction you propose Peter, will take this country down the toilet. Because you do not live in the real world.

KevOB

1. I thought Ropata's comments were about NZ.
2. How would Peter be as a role model?

dad4justice

I hate to think of Peter ever being a role model for children. I think he would rate as low as Michael Jackson on the calender of the new age nitwit.

Jesus taught love and he should always be at the top of any family structure.

Funny that fugly posted the same thing on NZ Conservative last night?

fugley

Wow, I am not the only one who reads a diverse range of media!

Shame some people restrict their rreading to 1600 year old fairy tales.

peter

I am as good role model as any.

Andrew McIntosh

If Lyle Rossiter were a lone voice then he could be relatively easily dismissed.

The following from Gallup strongly indicates that he is not off the mark, i.e.

"party identification appears to have an independent effect on mental health even when each of these is controlled for."

http://www.gallup.com/poll/102943/RepublicansReport-Much-Better-Mental-Health-Than-Others.aspx#1

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