Freud’s view of religion – A universal obsessional neurosis!

Freud believed all religion was the universal obsessional neurosis of humanity. It came out of the oedipal complex and the child’s feeling of helplessness.

Freud believed that as humanity matured and became more secure it would grow out of this need.for religion.

Freud believed we should act like sensible teachers and seek to ease the path towards a more mature civilisation, free of neurosis, and mitigate the violence that would inevitably come from this transition.

Think of me as a sensible teacher.

Why not read a novel that explores the absurdities of religion? ‘The Antitheist’s Bible’ is a novel whose themes are religion, death and people’s inability to cope with reality.