I just started a class called World Religions. In it we are learning about scientific materialism and Sigmund Freud’s theory “universal obsessional neurosis – a replaying of our loving and fearful relationships with our parents.” I agree that sometimes we can put our human father views on God our father…but my question is, how do I defend Christianity, that God is not an “illusion springing from infantile insecurity”?
If you were a student in Bekah’s class, what would say in response to this? Any tactical advice for her? Give her some ideas, and we’ll see what Brett thinks on Thursday.