The Islamic Superego


I have previously examined the view that Islam is a primitive religious expression  and in their view of sexuality particularly so. Some recent examples:
“Islamic school principal bans girls from cross-country carnival because it would make them infertile”.
‘School principal believes if females run excessively they may lose their virginity”.
‘Thinking about another woman while having sex with your wife will make your children gay’.

Now, as I recollect former USA president Jimmy Carter in 1982 stated..
“I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times.” Yet none of his 4 children are gay. Go figure.

Now in fairness to Muslim clerics I did consult my sexual anatomy reference source (Cosmo)…. “Even though the hymen gets ruptured due to vigorous exercise, you do not lose virginity. Absence of hymen doesn’t imply that the woman is not a virgin”.
Good to know.

Of course Judaeo-Christianity in their fundamentalist versions adhere to such anachronisms. But for the most part they have modernized and are forced to retreat and engage in apologetics in the face of secularization. Stoning and lashings are no longer encouraged.

Sex had never been a taboo with ancient Hindus  and intact state of the hymen had nothing to do with virginity. And as for Buddhism, virginity specifically is not mentioned in traditional writings though the Buddha is said to have admonished his followers to avoid unchastity “as if it were a pit of burning cinders.” But lashing adulterers was not encouraged.

Moving on to Cosmology 101, apparently Islam views the earth as stationary and the sun does the rotating and so if a plane stops still in the air… “China would be coming towards it in case the Earth rotates in one direction. If the Earth rotates in the opposite direction, the plane would never reach China, because China is also rotating,” Got it.

To understand this stone age world view we must consult Spinoza..”Unenlightened modern man needs religious allegory, threats, promises and bribes to keep him law-abiding and support him emotionally. It would be wrong to deprive him of it.”

Islam accomplishes that of course with a variety of primordial punitive measures  based on very fundamental literal Koranic interpretations… “woman in Pakistan burnt alive for leaving home without permission”…. and of course we have the customary round of beheading,stoning, crucifixion, limb amputations and flogging…Qur’an (24:2) – “The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication,- flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you.” Suppression of empathy is encouraged.

Islam is growing rapidly and it appears to be a regression to a simplified religious expression, a reaction against what for many are threatening world views originating with the renaissance….
1.Copernican : that the earth is not the centre of the universe.
2.Darwinian: ending the separation of man from the animal kingdom.
3. Freudian: the view that man is psychically determined by virtue of dysfunctional family interactions.
4. Secularization: the deification of success and  the state, and rapid societal change leading to collapse of traditional value systems. This includes liberal views of sexuality  and tolerance of diversity. Modernity in a word. Choice, freedoms and  relativistic ethics. All that primitive religious thinking would find threatening.

The defence against these fears psychodynamically, is a regression to and a fixation at a harsh punitive phase of superego development. Read age 6. In simple English, “bad” behaviours and questioning authority are swiftly regulated with intolerant 7th century paternalism with theological justifications. Controls, rules and so on are available for those unable or unwilling to fathom concepts such as empathy, logic, or conventional morality and justice.

Now ideally the “treatment” for a condemning paternal introject like Islam is introspection and  breaking the bond. In a word to take a risk at maturation- to grow up and think freely and independently. Preferably with the aid of healthy role models.
It is a bogus argument to accuse those encouraging this reformation as Xenophobic or Islamophobic, thus in ad hominem fashion destroying any opposing idea as apostasy.

There is little room for optimism however as Islam is traditionally resistant to historical change and humourless…

And the treatment of replacing harsh, critical parental introjections like Islam would be a major reparenting project..


Pakistan’s signal to democracy-seeking mobs of youths is ‘We’ve been there, and it doesn’t work for Muslims’. Islam can be defeated however if the faithful decide to mature and abandon a “religion” that is fixated at an infantile developmental phase and is repelled by modernity, denies human rights, and revels in the blood of its victims, calling killers martyrs who are  on their way to a heaven full of hymens…

Breaking News April 30! : Muslim cleric decrees that women cannot refuse sex with husbands even while riding a camel. Unless menstruating (not the camel). Furthermore husbands cannot stop during sex with their wives until she is pleasured (unless she consents) in order to promote relational harmony. Infraction punishments were not specified.

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