Messiah Complex?

A messiah complex (also known as the Christ complex or savior complex) is a state of mind in which an individual holds a belief that they are, or are destined to become, a savior. The term “messiah complex” is not addressed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), but symptoms of the disorder closely resemble those found in individuals suffering from Grandiose delusions (GD) or delusions of grandeur. This form of delusional belief is most often reported in patients suffering from Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia. Little is known about the disorder, but it is believed that as many as 10% of the population may hold similar beliefs in one form or another, though not significant enough to warrant a diagnosis. Examples include Jim Jones, David Koresh and Inri Cristo.

You know, I’ve been warned so many times, by family, friends, and even doctors, about the “pitfalls” of my obsession with saving the world…

And I’ve also been warned, by all the same people, about what I might see looking back when I stare too long into the abyss…

“But hell,” I’ve always said. “What’s the point of having a brain if questioning our circumstances can only lead to pain? I mean, if the ‘God’ you all believe in really exists, then why doesn’t he give us some kind of undeniable sign of his intentions towards us?” But so far, all the “signs” I’ve seen look like this:


And I just can’t decide how to react to that…

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I want ice water.

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