7th March 2008

“Religion… comprises a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, such as we find in an isolated form nowhere else but in amentia, in a state of blissful hallucinatory confusion.”

Sigmund Freud1856 – 1939

2 Responses to “7th March 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    Amentia: There’s a useful word, here appropriately applied to religious deluded thinking.
    As I keep on saying, gods exist only in the minds of hoodwinked dupes.
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    What is Religion?
    “The neurology of irrational beliefs is a subject of research under the direction of Professor Susan Greenfield at the University of Oxford. Complete lack of evidence for the contrary clearly shows that religious belief is all in the mind (the proof is that beliefs depend on where and when you were born and how you were raised and educated) and that the mind with its power of imagination, is solely a product of the brain, the unconscious repository of learning and the source of emotions and spirituality, our feel-good-feel-bad barometer of the senses.” Graham Newbery. 2005.

  2. epi406 Says:

    wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality,

    Hey, doesn’t this define delusion?