Religion Is About Emotion Regulation, And It’s Very Good At It • Discoverology

Religion Is About Emotion Regulation, And It’s Very Good At It

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Sigmund Freud argued that we humans are naturally awful creatures – aggressive, narcissistic wolves. We have the civilizing influence of religion to steer us toward charity, compassion and cooperation by a system of carrots and sticks, otherwise known as heaven and hell.

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