>Day 4 of Disease Week at the Napkin Dad Daily.
I think this is true and I think it is good. I know we can
go overboard with designating behavior choices as a
disease. I know that the idea behind labeling something
sin is to connect it back directly to a moral choice a
person makes. I know that overdrinking, gambling, overeating
and more are a result of a choice we make. So, why isn’t
it ok to just call a sin a sin and be done with it.
The reason is that we are interested in stopping the behavior.
To stop a behavior it is best to understand it as completely
as possible. To understand it might mean we come to realize
there is more going on than just a simple choice. We learn
about brain function, about genes, about family histories,
about psychological and emotional trauma. We learn a lot.
In the end there must be a choice made. But knowing the cure
for your disease involves a choice on your part doesn’t mean
it isn’t a disease. It means you have ultimate control over your
disease. How great is that compared to someone with cancer
or MS or a million other diseases you can’t control.
Take advantage of your ability to control. Make your choice,
quote by Bill Maher, American comedian and commentator