This past week’s Post Secret had a postcard that said, “My pastor always talks about how if people would find God they wouldn’t need pills. I’m bipolar but took his advice. My pastor is an idiot!!”
An email follow-up to the postcard said, “Sometimes, God answers by giving us the tools to take care of ourselves.” This also generated a flurry of comments about the postcard on the forum.
(P.S. For the sake of objectivity, the pastor may be talking about using recreational drugs as an escape from God or from the self, and not necessarily medical conditions requiring medical intervention like bipolar disorder. However, this postcard shows how important it is to include disclaimers and exceptions when you are preaching to a group of people.)