Unformatted text preview: delusion is usually something in religious or paranoid nature, involving the belief that someone or some agency is out to do you harm. I think it is extremely hard to draw a clear line between a delusion and a religious belief of suspiciousness with some basis on reality. Some religious in the world have some very far out beliefs, but the difference between these beliefs and a delusion can be found. Religious beliefs are beliefs that more than one person holds. A delusion is a belief only one person holds. The religious beliefs may not be based on a fact but multiple people believe in it so therefore it cannot be a delusion. Whereas, a delusion that someone is out to do you harm is only held by that one individual and not multiple people. This would be the only way that you could draw a line between delusions and religious beliefs of suspiciousness with some basis on reality....
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- Fall '08
- Schizophrenia, Faith, Richard Dawkins, Stephanie Warner