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My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?

Nathaniel P.Morris
Scientific American
30 January 2007

Snuki = 1. SABC independence = 0

John Perlman has resigned from the SABC. The SABC says it “regrets” his resignation. No news of Snuki Zikalala being fired or pushed out. It’s a sad day. I will probably vote with my ears and stop listening to the After Eight Debate. Pity the other options at that time of the morning are dismal.
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