Religious OCD

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  1. freeatlast

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    I came across a new term today. Has anyone ever heard of "religious OCD"?
    By the way although I relaize it is a claimed issue I reject the term as well as the excuse it offers for our unbelief.
     
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    I could see it as a viable description of the condition of some. I have a family member who used to overly spiritualize every situation of her life and ours as well. It was an obsessive tendency.
     
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    It is an excuse for sin. We are living in a time when many people want some medical term or one closely related one so they can categorize (excuse) their sin. Any so called obsession in the religious arena is a spiritual issue and fixed by accepting the word of God in faith.
     
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    I've not heard the term before. Can you give a definition for it? Thanks.
     
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    Some folks are overly obsessed with religion and its trappings. They love their religious attributes and actions more than they do God. On the other hand I could see where liberals could use this as a way to deny the legitimate application of God's because it is seen as a mental disorder rather than a love for God's word.
     
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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
     
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    Kinda like, songs from the Baptist Hymnal only. King James only for no particular reason. Everyone must look, act, walk, talk, think and worship just like them or "those people" are not really saved.

    That just described about 40 Churches in my local area.
     
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    Thanks, but I already knew that part. The question was aimed toward the religious part of it. Is it an obsession with ritual, or with sin/confession, and so on?
     
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    It is an act of unbelief seen in having a bent to continual confession, worrying about sin, due to sin which is excused because the person claims to have Religious OCD. In other words it is an excuse to continue in certain things rather then turn from them.
     
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    If someone is excusing his sin, isn't that self-justification? Or rebellion?

    I don't understand your definition. Claiming religious OCD as the reason for sin = the definition of religious OCD doesn't make sense. What don't I get here?
     
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    If someone is excusing his sin, isn't that self-justification? Or rebellion? Yes

    I don't understand your definition. Claiming religious OCD as the reason for sin = the definition of religious OCD doesn't make sense. What don't I get here?
    I don't know.
     
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    One OCD I see is

    blaming the devil for everything

    which leads to taking absolutely no responsibility for the way one lives their life----we just blame whatever bad happens on the devil
     
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    There is no OCD, just an excuse for personal sin.
     
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    You have a really good point. It is one thing to let the Lord work in our life to the fullest and follow where He leads us. It is quite another thing to think that this is the pattern for everyone else, and that we have an obligation to make that happen. (ie, give everyone a KJ version of the Bible and superglue their nose to it for example).
     
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    It is like the modern term "I have issues" which really translates, "I am continually sinning against the Lord."
     

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