Unconscious Psychoanalysis Culture

According to Sigmund Freud, the mind is responsible for making both conscious and unconscious decisions which have their source in the power of the mind. It is the unconscious desire that motivates people to do certain deeds or at in a certain manner, Freud also believed that the id, ego and super ego constitute an integral part of the human mind which makes a person’s personality. Freud also believed that people are “simply actors enacting the dramas of their minds” and their motivation is fueled by desired and drawn out by coincidence. In essence, a person’s personality depicts the power struggle raging deep with a person’s mind.

Freud discounted the probability of the existence of supernatural forces that have any bearing on the actions or any person or upon the way he/she thinks or behaves. He stated that religion is a misapprehension and it thrives because it feeds on a person’s acts which are carried out instantly without conscious thought or decision and are guided by our inner unconscious desires. Freud believed that people are drawn to religion to explain their extreme apprehensions that they do not want to consciously face or believe in Christianity has its basis in the belief that “Man was created in God’s image”.

However, Freud reversed this idea and argued that man created God in his own image and that all religions have been created by man’s fertile imagination. Freud was of the firm opinion that organized religion results in “simulated grouping” and God is the external force invented by people to keep their group together and organized in the patterns of religion. Without the invention of God, the group would disperse and would no longer exist as a cohesive entity. Freud maintained that for human beings grouping is absolutely necessary to decrease the self-importance and conceit in most people

Religion promotes the commonness among different people with the creation of emotional ties that are linked to human sexual feelings and makes everyone feel equal and be part of the group that they unconsciously desire for.  The Oedipus complex denotes the envy and resentment that a boy has his father because in his subconscious mind he desires to possess his mother so that she gives him all her attention and affection. Along with this desire for his mother, the boy also experiences anxiety because he fears that his father might harm him because of his desire for his mother. On the other hand, females undergo a different form of incestuous competition and jealous in their desire for their father.