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Main Entry: ego
Pronunciation: \ˈē-(ˌ)gō also ˈe-\
Inflected Form(s): plural egos
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, I — more at I
1 : the self especially as contrasted with another self or the world
2 a : EGOTISM 2 b : SELF-ESTEEM 1
3 : the one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that serves as the organized conscious mediator between the person and reality especially by functioning both in the perception of and adaptation to reality — compare ID, SUPEREGO
— ego•less adjective
Main Entry: su•per•ego
Pronunciation: \ˌsü-pər-ˈē-(ˌ)gō also -ˈe-(ˌ)gō\
Etymology: New Latin, translation of German Über-ich, from über over + ich I
: the one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that is only partly conscious, represents internalization of parental conscience and the rules of society, and functions to reward and punish through a system of moral attitudes, conscience, and a sense of guilt — compare EGO, ID
Main Entry: id
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, it
: the one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that is completely unconscious and is the source of psychic energy derived from instinctual needs and drives — compare EGO, SUPEREGO
Originally posted by Violater1
Blah, bla blah
Another Anti-Christian Thread.
Nothing new here folks.
Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
reply to post by Esoteric Teacher
I'm pretty sure that religion emphasizes group dynamics over individualism hence the anti-ego moniker. They mean the ego as in the sense of pride, arrogance or narcissism.
Remember that many Christians believe we have to give up the self, or even "crucify" the self and follow Christ. I think that explains why they might consider themselves anti-ego, they mean in the colloquial sense and not the academic one.
Religion is meant to bind us humans together but unfortunately it does just as well if not better at keeping us fighting each other.