By Elena Wu, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work.

The field of Psychology didn’t just emerge from a secular perspective; it was birthed from a strongly anti-theistic point-of-view.  Sigmund Freud, the father of Psychology, believed that religion was merely an instrument for the “uneducated and oppressed” who may commit murder if not told that God would forbid it.  In fact, he asserted that religious training truncated one’s intellect because it curbed our ability to question.  In Freud’s book, The Future of an Illusion (1927), he “hope[d] that in the future, science will go beyond religion, and reason will replace faith in God”

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