Fatherly absence

Just noticed something funny.

I was reading this post at Boxed Treasure, and his comment about “not rebelling against a parental figure” jogged something in my memory. In Apologetics class, we learnt that people project their relationship with their father onto God. So if someone thinks they’re upset with God, they’re really just upset with their father. Nietzche and Hitler apparently both had bad relationships with their fathers, which proves it. An atheist is presumably someone who doesn’t believe that their father exists.

I’m just passing this information on.

It occurred to me that yesterday’s post about Dad not telling me about the Christmas party makes me a wide open target for anyone wanting to do an amateur psychological assessment of the root cause of my disconnection from God. Once I even described the uselessness of prayer by asking why God “hasn’t returned any of my calls” (I was trying to pick a fight with a Christian at the time).

There. All the incriminating evidence is on the table. I’m interested to hear what anyone makes of it.

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  1. Wade M November 27th, 2006 3:14 pm

    Alan Watt’s has got a great talk about this. Transposed here…

    “”The images of God have a far more powerful effect upon our emotions than our ideas. And when people read the (b)ible, and sing hymns; Ancient of Days who sittest throned in glory, Immortal, Invisible God only wise, in light inaccessible hid from our eyes…We’ve still got that fellow up there, with a beard on. It’s way in the back of the emotions. And so, we should think first of all, in contrary imagery. And the contrary imagery is: she’s black.” — Alan Watts.”

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