That’s what this reader of the Christian Post asked their resident M.D.. I like how the guy covered the absurdity of his own question, and that of belief in gods incidentally, in this sentence :
My biggest struggle is whether it is right to be on these at all. If I have the Holy Spirit, why do I need this drug?
Well, two things here underline the absurdity of religion, and in this case the Bible. Just as this god of theirs didn’t mention microbial disease and handwashing in his set of instructions for his chosen people, he also seems to have been oblivious to the fact that the brains of his favourite creations seem to break rather easily, and therefore heavenly antidepressants are markedly absent from our world, and the same goes for divine instructions in the Bible as to whether the use of mood-altering chemicals would be frowned upon or not.
But I like the answer the person gave to himself. Indeed, if we are all made in god’s image, are his bestest and coolest creation, and are full of original sin and Holy Spirit, then why do our bodies break or malfunction so easily, including our brains ?
The answer is of course that there are no gods, no spirits, whether holy or otherwise, and homo sapiens is a product of nature living in a very unnatural and technicized environment. And our brains can malfunction in that environment. So whether Christian or Muslim or Hindu or Jew, the question of whether someone should be taking antidepressants is one to be answered by patients and their medical professionals, assisted by the tools of medicine and psychology, not by resorting to the various holy texts of religion.