A sociopath is "a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience." The term was coined by psychologist G.E.Partridge in 1930 from socio- and psychopath.
Sociopathy is a mental disorder that is synonymous with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) in which the person with the disorder exhibits an unusually lethargic way of demonstrating empathy. In other words, empathy is severely lacking.
Like many psychological disorders, the exact mechanism and etiology of this disorder is still unknown.
Many with the diagnosis are believed to lack a conscience, which is pivotal to a healthy psyche. Psychological treatment is therefore important for successful integration into society.
Atheistic communism, mass murder and sociopathic leaders
See: Atheistic communism, mass murder and sociopathic leaders
Atheists with a sociopathic personality structure and the occult
See also: Atheism and sociopathy and Atheism and the occult and Irreligion and superstition and Atheism and narcissism and Atheism and satanic deception and Atheism and the supernatural and Atheism and life after death
The journal article Atheism and the occult published in the Journal of Social Sciences indicated:
|“|| Atheists with a sociopathic personality structure have a greater degree of predisposition to express different forms of occult practice. The results of canonical discriminant analysis have shown that occultist syndrome in atheists is a component of a kind of sociopathic aggression whose latent structure is defined by materialistic-hedonistic orientation, impulsive aggression and asocial aggression in the positive direction, and altruism in the negative direction. Atheists with a sociopathic personality structure have a greater degree of predisposition to express different forms of occult practice.
(Google translated version of the journal article).
A very prevalent view of the occult is that it is Satanic (see also: Atheism and satanic deception).
- ↑ [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sociopath Definition of sociopathy by Dictionary.com
- ↑ Atheism and the occult, Journal of Social Sciences, 32 (2008), 2; 357-366]