Religion: Love Affair

The willingness of many clergymen and psychoanalysts to say soothingly that religion and Freud can get along fine with each other makes no sense to bright young (29) Irving Kristol, assistant editor of the bright young (four years) highbrow monthly, Commentary. In the current issue of his magazine, which is sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, Writer Kristol suggests that the peacemakers between the two camps are talking through their hats.

One of the basic tenets of Freud's psychoanalysis, Kristol says, was the conviction that religion is nothing but a combination of neurosis and illusion. Today, Author Kristol complains, many clergymen...

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