Psychological analysis of religious experience

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  • Created on: 30-05-18 19:45


  • The reality of God could be reduced to the human projection of a deity, a psychological comforter invented to overcome alienation from fulfilment
  • God is a psychological projection, which explains why human societies feature religious belief
  • There are three attributes of human nature - reason, will and love - which are projected onto an image of God, whereby reason becomes omniscience, will becomes omnipotence and love becomes omnibenevolence
  • As humans take control of their destinies, they would realise their full potential and remove the need for religion

Criticisms of Feuerbach's view

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