Despite his godlessness the thoughts of death were not strangers to Freud. He identified a death instinct[i] and associated religion with it. This shows he was deeply interested in the different hidden aspects of the ultimate unobtainable. A devoted interest that we find circumcision facilitates and religions utilize too.
No doubt psychoanalysis went too intellectual and departed the physical realm. Its theories colonized the unconscious with lustful dreams of sexual gratification. The unconscious as psychoanalysis sees it bears a close resemblance to a Muslim’s sensual paradise or to a harem. The main difference between psychoanalytic and Islamic belief is in the time direction where their sensual wonderlands lie. Islam sends the sensual bliss to the future afterlife while the psychoanalysis hides it in the lost to memory early childhood. The believers in the recompensing almighty are sacrificed to the future while the advocates of the ubiquitous sexuality are victimized by the past. Both paradises are dreamy happy hunting grounds that exist parallel to the cognizable reality. It stands to reason that the similarity of these spiritual doctrines in idolizing sexual gratification stems from the same physical deficiency.
An obsessional neurosis lacks reflection in the mirror
Strange as it may seem at first glance, the anti-sex Judaic attitude towards both the physical and mental effects of circumcision is more adequate than sexually-oriented Freudian psychology. The religious sources recognize the long term effects of circumcision. They maintain that circumcision subdues sex-lust, helps loving god, refines human nature and makes people docile while the sex-driven psychoanalysis totally ignores such self-evident consequences of circumcision. Perhaps Freudian psychology is unable to adequately evaluate the obvious effect of circumcision because circumcision really works exactly as Hebrew writs assert. God’s promise proves to be unbroken and to affect everyone in a similar way even millennia after it has been made. God’s mark seems to transform the mind of the marked ones irrespective of their faith or will. It does not matter even whether the marked one is an atheist or not. The circumcision is to make him follow a traditional or invent a new anti-sex religion depending on the circumstances.
With the development of abstract thought the once obvious to the common sense effects of circumcision have become increasingly invisible to science.[ii][iii] The long-term psychological consequences of circumcision prove to gain power through generations. Despite Freud’s atheism the collective “obsessional neurosis” – as he defined religion – has not passed him by.