Goodness of God

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Challenges to the Moral argument

  • Freud criticises the argument and says religion is an aid to overcome inner psychological conflict 
  • Religion is an illusion to overcome our fear of nature
  • The Oedipus Complex
  • The Human Psyche 
  • The ID: Seat of unconscious mind, controlling our basic biological impulses
  • The Ego: Filters impulses from the ID and the Super-Ego, ensures personal safety and social acceptance
  • Ego Self Defense: The Ego employs several self-defense mechanisms to protect us from ourselves including, repression and sublimation
  • All science about the body not God
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