How Therapists Became Gods

American Thinker:

In the space of what feels like a breath, we went from the Greatest Generation to the legalization of infanticide, from a country with a singular and evolved moral code to the ripping down of the Ten Commandments in courtrooms across the country, from a rational acknowledgment of natural gender to drag-queen story hour at the public library.

How in the world did this happen?

I’m saddened to say that some of the biggest players in this cultural catastrophe have been psychotherapists.

My generation was bottle fed with the nectar of psychotherapy and a philosophy that presented itself as secular wisdom but was really the religion of “Whatever.”  Anyone who was anyone had heard the news: Nietzsche was right, God was dead and the religions that preached that ancient moral code were also dead, or worse, passé. And if God was dead or uninvolved and unimportant, why pay Him any mind? Why deny yourself anything? Why wait for anything? Why condemn yourself for anything?


12 Comments on How Therapists Became Gods

  1. Restroom graffiti I saw many years ago:

    “God is dead.”
    — Nietzsche

    …which was followed by:

    “Nietzsche is dead.”
    — God


  2. Almost triple the suicide rate of the general population may not be the best people to dispense advice.

  3. I blame Carl Rogers’ misunderstood theory of “unconditional positive regard”. This was dumbed down to “nonjudgmentalism” which eroded further into “It’s all good”. The therapist no longer guides the individual to change, but now affirms, congratulates, and encourages whatever delusions and quirks the individual arrives with.

  4. A “doctor” who holds someone hostage to their fears and pain must be avoided.
    Do not play into the charlatan’s hands.

  5. Psychotherapy is an umbrella term that does include advanced degrees, like psychology or psychiatry, but it also includes social workers. That’s right, the police replacements in democratic cities. Is it any surprise that they have caused more harm than good?

  6. I’ve never met a Therapist that didn’t need two. The author skipped over the participation trophy syndrome. Case in point, labeling all health care workers and teachers as “Heroes”. Really? Well I want to be a hero too. So that’s not fair.

  7. I’m a thesis short of a masters degree in Biblical counseling, and have had to study a bunch about psychotherapy. It’s really just a bunch of guessing as to what might help people. They are good at describing problems, but completely worthless at prescribing anything that helps.

    My weirdest dental patients are the shrinks. A close second are their families.


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