C. G Jung Atheism

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“One of the main functions of organized religion is to protect people against a direct experience of God.” - C. G Jung C. G Jung was born Christian; whilst not a member to any organized religion himself he was a strong proponent of the importance of spirituality. A human having a need and an instinctual striving for a relationship with a being that transcends humanity is central to his belief and for him is essential to living a meaningful and fulfilled life. Jung’s atypical lack of atheism for a man of science stems from the belief that the rationality of science cannot disprove supernatural phenomena since those are inherently irrational occurrences. Jung Himself a fervent believer in all sorts of supernatural events. Another key tenant of…show more content…
The first is that “without freedom there can be no morality.“this is also used as justification for his view that only action can have a moral judgement associated with it. The second is that morality is an innate function of humans “we have it within ourselves”. Jung also heavily implies that the collective unconciuos is a force of good and that styling our actions in accordance with its “wishes” we can find the “right” path. This is not the same as trying to be “normal” which Jung calls “a hell of sterility and hopelessness” but rather the act of conforming to the moral ideal of society. The third is that the“shadow“is necessary for moral behaviour which coincides with his belief that for good to exist there must be evil. I will explain this in further detail in a different…show more content…
In his private life however as shown in the biography “Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung’s Life and Teachings” he was a strong believer in that ghosts, visions and premonitions played a critical role in the important mystery of life. This dichotomy can be traced back to his mother claiming to have the ability to communicate with the dead and herself having believed greatly in other such occult myths. Jungs life was also in his eyes plagued by paranormal phenomena like his imaginary homunculus childhood friend that he later used as proof for the collective unconscious. He also attended seances and openly wrote about mediums like his cousin Freud rejected any and all kinds of mysticism out of
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