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