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How Does Sigmund Freud View Religion As An Illusion

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Sigmund Freud`s Views of Theories of Religion Freud
Freud saw religion as an illusion. By illusion he meant a belief that people want very much to be true. He attempted to explain why religion persists in spite of the lack of evidence for its tenets. Freud asserted that religion is a largely unconscious neurotic response to repression. By repression he meant that civilized society demands that we cannot fulfill all our desires immediately, but that they have to be repressed. Rational arguments to a person holding who holds a religious conviction will not change the neurotic response of a person. He asserts that monotheist religions grew out of a homicide in a clan of a father by his sons. This incident was subconsciously remembered in human
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