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Today's post talks about my struggles with guilt and negative thoughts and offers ways to help challange and eventually overcome them.

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+Eddie Carrington I did finish reading it. I really enjoyed it. I am so like this with the self talk that makes a path and I need to stop. One day at a time and one negative self talk at a time.
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Here's this week's post.  In it I tackle the issue of Evangelical Christianity and mental health issues.

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At the philosophical level, I can agree they are the same. But religion is more than philosophy. The dogma, the scriptures (and especially their literal interpretation), the belief in gods who take an active interest in every adherent's life, in short everything but the underlying philosophy of doing good rather than evil, those are the problems.

Is there a god (or gods)? No.
Is spirituality a good thing? Yes.
Does one necessitate the other? No.

Of course this is entirely pointless however. The very people who need to participate in open discussions are the very ones who would not. The fanatics. The fundamentalists. The sort of people who fervently believe the universe is 10,000 years old. These people are dangerous, regardless of which breed of religion they adhere to.

They are dangerous because they have been brainwashed and are incapable of reason. And their religions have in place processes to keep it that way. Including christianity. You don't have to look too far into history to see the tremendous evils perpetrated by the catholic church, for example.

Religions haven't been "taken over", they have been that way since the beginning. Look for example at "new" religions, and the people who set them up. Scientology for example. Its easy to call them crackpots, and L Ron Hubbard insane, but how do they fundamentally differ from any other religion? You have a man, who has an idea, and goes about recruiting soft-headed people to follow him. Together they build the organisation in one way or another, until it becomes dominant and its ruling class can exert power over their fellows. Whether that power is expressed through cutting out hearts on an altar, burning people at the stake, holy wars, or political control is pretty irrelevant. They're all of the same stripe.
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My awesome friend +Jason Laurence just got me #Guildwars2 !!!  I totally can't believe it. And am extremely grateful and excited at the same time! :)
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=P Nice. Well, I may have downplayed my time in char creation a bit, but that's ok =)
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Joy, joy, joy! i'm getting a new phone!!!
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+Sabriel Mastin probably the best phone i've owned or played with to date.  Though I was wrong with the actual type of phone.  It's the Nokia Lumina 822 (http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia822/)
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Hint #2 for "Guess where Eddie is!"
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nope. Oceanside, CA
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HOLY MACKERAL!!! This is an awesome Eddy fan art pic by my friend Lauren.

Seriously if you're into art, illustrations etc.. you need to check out her stuff!

#warcraft   #wow   #blizzard   #blizzardentertainment  
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Hey Eddie, are you 'hunting' again? :)
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Having played #GuildWars2  for a couple of hours I already feel as if I'm getting my friend's money's worth.  Smooth and enjoyable.  The only complaint. 
SOMEONE STOLE MY NAME!! I CAN'T BE BRIGWYN!!! WTF IS THAT?!?
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Before you level too far, you can uses spaces in your name for a last name of sorts.
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Here are some tips I put together that help me battle my depression.  I thought I'd share them and maybe they'll help someone beat back the post-holiday blahs.
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Guess who's getting a new phone!!!
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I'm loving it.
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Haha!! i thought i'd make the last one a good one. :P
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Hi, my name is Eddie and I suffer from Recurrent Depression and Anxiety.

After getting frustrated searching for information about my own illness I decided to create this site as a way to share my own experiences, learning, and information I've found to hopefully help others as they journey through their own recovery.

My hope is over time Hack Thyself will grow in to a Community of Peers willing to share their own stories and learnings about their own Recovery.  Personally, I think the more we share our own experiences, the less chance we'll have of a relapse.

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