Mr Average believes in "a sort of god" http://www.areyouaverage.co.uk/ His greatest fear is terrorism, and immigration; presumably by way of (religious) sectarianism and the indoctrination that goes on, or does go on, in our Church Schools and Faith Schools (murder by a gang of young ideological extremists or fanatical fundamentalist zealots). The UK Government seem to be supporting the seeds of terrorism, or at least – indoctrination, and criminal antisocial youth behaviour (mostly, unwittingly, and where big business is involved with Chuches or Private Institutions – allowed, because of, "The impoverished state of education in certain areas of the UK, and supported by, the Governments education and immigration policy. This is pretty scary for Mr Average, especially, when all he really wants is a quiet life!
The Tragedy of Islamic Indoctrination In British Schools
"The truths contained in religious doctrines are after all so distorted and systematically disguised," writes Sigmund Freud, "that the mass of humanity cannot recognize them as truth. The case is similar to what happens when we tell a child that new born babies are brought by the stork. Here, too, we are telling truth in symbolic clothing, for we know what a large bird signifies. But the child does not know it. He hears only the distorted part of what we say, and feels that he has been deceived; and we know how often his distrust of the grown-ups and his refractoriness actually take their start from this impression. We have become convinced that it is better to avoid such symbolic disguisings of the truth in what we tell children and not to withhold from them a knowledge of the true state of affairs commensurate with their intellectual level".
"When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt". Robert Pirsig.
"In every primitive (anthropological anomic) tribe we find the medicine man in the centre of society and it is easy to show that the medicine man (sometimes: a leader, politician, doctor, celebrity or royal – one who knows what is best for all others) is either a neurotic or a psychotic or at least that his art is based on the same mechanisms as a neurosis or a psychosis. Human groups are actuated by their group ideals, and these are always based on the infantile situation. The infancy situation is modified or inverted by the process of maturation, again modified by the necessary adjustment to reality, yet it is there and supplies those unseen libidinal ties without which no human groups could exist. The medicine men are the leaders in this infantile game and the lightning conductors of common anxiety. They fight the demons so that others can hunt the pray and in general fight reality." Dr Geza Roheim, ‘The Origin and Function of Culture’.