Tom (goliard) wrote,


So just how much family trauma was this Jesus kid repressing?

First he disowns, not just his father the carpenter as an individual, but the entire category of earthly fatherhood. This is way beyond the normal Oedipus complex - he doesn't want to kill his father, he wants to pretend that he himself, uniquely in history, never even had a human father.

Then, having denied the carpenter and all he stands for, he goes on to pursue a life which, as he must subconsciously know, is going to get him nailed to a piece of wood.

I see some very troubled familial psychodynamics here.
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