Psychoanalysis as religion
Freudian psychology has an ambiguous attitude to sexual drive. On the one hand Eros is a positive and creative force. On the other hand sexual drive has a primitive, omnipotent, egocentric, vicious and formidable instinctual nature that must be supressed for the general welfare. Freudian psychology paradoxically assumes that the success of sexual maturation is proportional to the rate of restriction of sexual desire. It preaches that psychological repression is a required prophylactic measure during the everlasting war with the libido. The perfect psychosexual development therefore must end procreation. And if in reality this does not happen, as theory hints, it is only because sexuality is so insatiable that any war against it is doomed to fail.