They All Loathed and Hated Their Fathers

Tuesday is for Thinking

Prodigal returns to the FatherWhat do Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, French skeptic Voltaire, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Chairman Mao all have in common?

Beyond the obvious that they were all atheist and materialists, they all loathed and hated their fathers.

The modern era’s most famous psychologist, Freud argued that the concept of God is merely a wish fulfillment derived from childish needs for protection and security. An infant, he said, receives sustenance and comfort from his parents. But when, according to Freud, he is old enough to realize that parents offer no ultimate answer to life’s needs, he posits the idea of God to ease insecurities.1

The quote above comes from a Kairos Journal article titled, “Atheism: The Faith of the Fatherless.” 

Dad’s, your impact on your children, male and female is immeasurable, incalculable, and impossible to duplicate. Be the man. Be a father who is involved in his children’s lives. Be a man who teaches them for as long as you live that God is good. They and the whole culture needs you to do your job in the family.

Footnotes:

1. Cf. Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion, ed. and trans. James Strachey (New York: Norton, 1961).


7 thoughts on “They All Loathed and Hated Their Fathers

  1. When the non-Christian women, who invented radical, second-wave feminism during the late 1960s and early 1970s, designed their master plan, they chose to embrace the anti-Christian ideology of Marx, and therefore, set their priorities in direct opposition to Christianity. The most important of which was to destroy the importance of fathers and children in their young, female, baby boomer adherents minds and lives. Two of my posts address these issues. The first is, “Longform Essay – How did “Patriarchy” Become a Dirty Word?” and “10+ Tenets of Christianity vs. 10+ Ideals of a Radical Feminism.”

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  2. Awesome Post! I agree with you completely! As a Father myself, mine are Boys- 23,20, & 15, and a Daughter- 10. I pray for them (and their future spouses & children every day.
    The best thing I can do for them is love their Mother, and teach them about our Heavenly Father- God! If they only learn one thing from me, that should be to Love & Worship and Serve God Everything else I can teach them is a secondary bonus, as long as they get God right!
    Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 6:5, Proverbs 3:5-6….And many others!

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