Freudian psychology as an atheistic religion
Psychoanalysis is often regarded an atheistic science because it is interested in sexuality that Abrahamics consider unholy. However, that which psychoanalysis accentuates is the ugly and dangerous side of sexuality. It exaggerates the viciousness of sexuality and fertilizes the soil of the anti-sex religious moral. Psychoanalysis demonizes sexuality and justifies its tabooing in a scientific manner. Its key conceptions show the signs of sexual frustration. Or of castration anxiety, if we put it in its own terms. The apprehensive attitude towards human sexuality that circumcising religions and Freudian psychology have in common suggests that the long-term psychological effects of circumcision inspire both theological and psychoanalytical thought.
Psychoanalysis moralizes, something certainly immoral for a science to do. And barring some piquant details there is nothing new in its moral message. Undoubtedly, its ethical conservatism has contributed to its popular success.
Except for the classical religiousness the personality of Freud exhibits all the long-term effects of the Circumcision syndrome: great mental intensity and capacity for abstract reasoning, over-ambitiousness and obsession with the unobtainable sexual sensations. Yet, he didn’t know when to stop in reducing mentality to libido which reveals the lack of erogenous self-regulation that the sensorial deficit of circumcision typically imposes.
Freud was an atheist and discarded the abstract religious concepts. His scientific mind-set resorted to the more somatic sexual drives. He applied his aptitude for abstraction fuelled by erogenous deficiency to them. As a result he started a scientific-like cult to a seemingly less abstract Eros.
The libidinal deity seems to be more familiar to all than the overly abstract Jewish one could ever be. Nonetheless, the sexual god is only apparently corporeal. Eros is directly unobservable as he hides deep in the labyrinth of the unconscious. Actually Freud created a new religion that praises an invisible omnipotent divinity. His belief deifies the existence of a parallel mental world of sexual excess that secretly governs the actual one.
Like the Abrahamic religions psychoanalysis has an anti-sex agenda and glorifies an omnipresent invisible god. Both systems of belief are obsessed with sexuality and its suppression. Unlike the Bible, however, that mentions foreskin and circumcision more than hundred times, psychoanalysis omits this topic. Like the god of the Old Testament its libidinal god controls people’s behaviour from inside the depths of their minds. Both almighties are sexually reproaching. They punish and expel from society those who give up to their sexual desires. Fraud’s atheism proves to be formal.
Actually, the libidinal god is not Freud’s invention. Under different pseudonyms Eros invariably appears in all non-Abrahamic mythologies, Freud, however, made him The Only One and thus created an erotic monotheism.
The Freudian religion is centred on sexuality therefore it has a monotheistic character as Abrahamic religions do. The god it worships is also authoritarian, penalizing, all-powerful, sexually repressive and abstract so most probably it oversimplifies human motivation. Generally, Freudian psychology may be defined as a monotheistic erotomaniac religion of a scientific makeup.