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Postby }SoC{Aerodart » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:41 am

Look at this website. If you are familiar with the Freudian trinity at all, this site is great:
http://www.proofgodexists.org/trinity_a ... _brain.htm

Really cool site!
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Postby }SoC{Ghost » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:53 am

awesome man!
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Postby }SoC{R3NNiS » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:07 am

I don't know about that. We are walking on thin ice when we pigeon hole God so that have a neat, clean, packagable way of understanding the Trinity. We know from the bible that there are three PERSONS of the trinity, and that Jesus was not just praying to his ego. 3 distinct persons, and 1 triune God. God the Father, the son, and the Holy Ghost. There is a delicate economy that exists among the persons of the trinity, creator, judge, sacrifice, comforter. I think there are serious problems with the ideas presented. IT could be a metaphor, but the parts of the brain seem too distinct for me. I stick with the father-son-servant metaphor. The I know I would love to understand the mysteries like the trinity and predestination/freewill. But I think the best is to stick with biblical or authoritative texts that have come out tof the church and live with the mystery. He is God and we are not.

Again, check out the catechisms.
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Postby }SoC{Aerodart » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:38 am

R3nniS, they are not saying that Jesus was praying to his ego. They are saying that Jesus represents the Ego as in the Ego of Freud's trinity. The ego is the part of the brain which separates the good from the bad in the brain, and decides the best decision by way of reasoning. It is not the ego as we think of a high amount of pride.
I agree that we will never know the true nature of God, and I am not trying to put God in a box, but I just thought that it served as a good example for a metaphor.
This theory actually believes that the trinity is indeed three distinct persons but still one triune God. It just outlines certain different aspects in each.
But I will agree that each of the 3 are God and all perfect.
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Postby }SoC{R3NNiS » Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:00 am

The essay smacked of something heretical to me, (recalling a Doctrine of God class in college)so I did look some things up, and This appears to me to fall into a Modalistic sort of belief, modalistic monarchianism. Here is a linky Modalistic heresies overemphasize the unity of the Godhead, and diminish the separateness of the 3 persons. Such as God having 3 modes. sometimes God is the Father, and other times he is the son, and likewise for the spirit.

<a href='http://www.triunegod.org/heresies/index.html' target='_blank'>http://www.triunegod.org/heresies/index.html</a>

As long as the Metaphor for ego superego and id representing the trinity isn't taken too seriously, it's would be okay. The essay is too definitive in this area ( it doesnt sound like the author is using the psyche as a metaphor. Instead it appears to be used as an architecture to fit God into. Any other peeps read the essay?

By the way Freud was a devote atheist who said that people make God in their image.
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Postby }SoC{Archer » Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:02 pm

That's really cool dude! Thanks! Here's a funny website. It's hiliarious. http://www.trunkmonkeyad.com.
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Postby }SoC{Aerodart » Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:28 am

Oh, well I don't believe in that Modilism that is on that site. I believe that the Father , Son, and Holy Spirit always have and always will exist omnipresently.

I can see that it could be off base, if taken as the (pardon the pun) gospel truth. But i see it as only a metaphor. I would never try to put God into a box.The fact that Freud was an atheist does not suprise me much. But I still think that his ideas of psychology could still hold true. Do you think that Christianity contradicts Freud's ideas of the id, ego, and superego?
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Postby }SoC{R3NNiS » Sat Apr 30, 2005 5:16 am

I didn't think you thought that way...And I hope you didn't think I was attacking you. I only pointed it out because of the danger. A view of the trinity based on the human psyche is flawed because the id, ego, superego aren't separate persons. The persons of the trinity aren't there for the purpose of taming God, but for the creation, redemption, sanctification and judgement, and ultimately His own Glory.

I don't know a whole lot about Freud's ideas, but he was a pioneer in psychology, and I don't know if his Ideas are in opposition to chritianity on a whole, but I know his thoughts on religion are.
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