Is prayer a symptom of insanity?

In a televised discussion about Vice President Mike Pence's religious views, in which he stated that Jesus speaks to him, Joy Behar, who is a panelist on the TV show The View, commented, "It's one thing to talk to Jesus.  It's another thing when Jesus talks to you.  That's called mental illness." This was just the latest in a long series of foolish statements over the years by those on the political left that illustrate how ignorant they are when it comes to religious faith, as practiced by millions of Americans.  They regard the sincerely religious as fools to be ridiculed. The pattern has become familiar.  They take a word or phrase out of context, focus on that, and then twist it into something it does not mean.  Voilà: you have proof that Christians are ignorant, hateful bigots who intend to impose their views on you by force, or even burn you at the stake.  Ann Coulter, during an...(Read Full Post)