Lewis periodicals and journals; as well as the relatively recent play and movie on his life all attest to the ever-growing interest in this man and his work. Lewis made frequent reference to the basic principle that death illustrates.
But Lewis would disagree with that. Although Freud and Lewis never met and certainly never debated one another, Dr. We make the codes up because they are expedient for us. Or do they simply reflect what our parents taught us?
Yet this statement belies his argument against the existence of inherent moral codes. Nothing has more profound and more far-reaching implications for our lives. When he acted differently from the way he argued-for instance by being monogamous while endorsing untraditional sex lives for others-Freud apparently saw no contradiction between what he professed and what he practiced.
In an address to young devils in training, the very experienced demon Screwtape says it is easier to lead a person to hell if he will compare himself to others. In light of what we now know, Freud is continuously criticized, discredited, and vilified; yet his picture keeps cropping up on the covers of our magazines and front-page articles in newspapers like the New York Times.
How we live our lives, how we end our lives, what we perceive, how we interpret what we perceive, are all formed and influenced consciously or unconsciously by one of these two basic assumptions.
He stated that the notion of the universe created by a being "resembling a man but magnified in every respect, an idealized superman, reflects the gross ignorance of primitive peoples. Program 2 — Synopsis As Freud and Lewis entered middle age, their divergent beliefs about the existence of God were fixed.
Both Freud and Lewis, as young boys, possessed intellectual gifts that foreshadowed the profound impact they would make as adults.
This, however, appears to contradict his strong conviction that passion governs the masses more than reason. I will discuss two of these themes. And indeed most of the great writers write about it continually. Who is Sigmund Freud? He read the Gospel of John in Greek. He wished it would be soon.
So Freud and Lewis had an entirely different understanding of the source of moral truth. At nine years of age he lost within a few months a paternal grandfather, an uncle, and his beautiful mother.
Does it really make any difference to know which one is which? Because Freud believed that as people became more knowledgeable they would eventually turn away from religious faith.
The rest of the time when we are alone we have the radio or the television on anything to avoid being alone with ourselves. If it were anyone but Freud, who claimed even a slip of the tongue had meaning, we might be able to say this.
But how do you process it without being filled with anxiety or filled with fear? Freud was the Viennese physician who developed psychoanalysis. The New York Times article mentioned Freud's "worldwide fame and greatness," referring to him as "one of the most widely discussed scientists," mentioning that "he set the entire world talking about psychoanalysis" and noting that his ideas had already permeated our culture and language.
With Marx discredited, Freud remains the spokesman for moral relativism and materialism. In childhood, each embraced the religion of his family. A celebrated Oxford don, literary critic, and perhaps the 20th century's most popular proponent of faith based on reason, Lewis won international recognition long before his death in What influences us to embrace or reject religious belief?
Unfortunately, because Lewis trailed Freud by a generation, his responses to Freud's arguments were the last written word. You must picture me alone in that room at Magdalene, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet.
He spent the last thirty years of his life writing about them. Is All Love Sublimated Sex? I have seen death fairly often [in the war] and never yet been able to find it anything but extraordinary and rather incredible.Lewis is joined in this opinion by none other than Immanuel Kant, who also pointed to the “moral law within” as a powerful witness to the existence of God.
Freud disagrees with both men. He thinks it “strange” that Kant would use the moral law within men as evidence for God’s existence. Discuss > The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud Learn more about the life of C.S.
Lewis from the seven video chapters below and this biograpical essay. Discuss > The Life and Work of C.S. Lewis.
In particular, Lewis strongly rebutted Freud’s interpretation of religious belief as a form of wish fulfillment, of God as “merely a projection of a childish wish for the protection of the father,” in Nicholi’s words. Lewis Vs. Freud: Does God Exist?
C.S. Lewis makes a far more convincing argument for the existence of God in Mere Christianity than does Sigmund Freud in The Future of an Illusion. Both works reflect on what religion really is; Lewis stands for the view that religion is about truth and attempts to prove that God must exist, whereas Freud claims.
C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life (Free Press, $15). More than 75, copies have been printed, and it is the basis of a PBS series that will air this fall. The inspiration for the PBS series of the same name, The Question of God does not presuppose which man -- Freud the devout atheist or Lewis the atheist-turned-believer -- is correct in his views.
Rather, readers are urged to join Nicholi and his students and decide for themselves which path to follow/5().Download