We’re not anti-religion, but we’re certainly not religious - meaning we don’t go to church, religion is not a topic that’s discussed, and it’s pretty much a non-issue in our home. However, we’re not against it, and if our son wanted to go to a church of any kind, he’d be free to do so without judgment.
Usually, he’s a little paranoid of religion, especially TV preachers, and he’s mostly went through life saying he’s an atheist - I think agnostic is a better term, but he can call it what he wants.
This time, he’s said things about he’s psychic & so is Jesus. Then, the next day he said he was Jesus - until I calmly said, of all things you are, you are not Jesus., and he let it go.
He was involuntarily held at the hospital yesterday - after he voluntarily went then wanted to voluntarily leave.
This morning, I get two calls about making sure he gets a Bible and a sketchbook - and he ends the call with an Amen.
When I mentioned the Jesus references a couple days ago, his case manager says some people get hyper-religious even if they’re not normally religious - that, it’s almost a symptom.
I understand the obsession with scientific things, and the magical thinking with the psychic powers, telling the future and reading minds, and I can deal with that, but this religious stuff kind of scares me. It feels like one step from he’s hearing the voice of God & it’s telling him to do _______________.
And, all I need is someone gaining influence with him who will tell him he doesn’t need meds - that the power of God will heal him. I’m fine with religion comforting people, but I won’t be able to get on board with anything cultish or anti-treatment . On the days I believe in God, my God is a “God helps those who help themselves” kind of thing.
He just called - apparently, he’s hallucinating now. He said everyone’s eyes just turned red. I told him to make sure he tells the pdoc because maybe it’s the lights, or maybe they need to check his vision. Hopefully, that reassures him a little and gets him to tell. I’d be terrified, and I’m sure he is inside, but he sounded mostly calm when he said it - so I’m guessing that’s negative.