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Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:48 PM

Sigmund Freud:"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." General Introduction to Psychoanalysis. (1920)

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:15 PM

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:16 PM

Turns out Freud was insane :roflol:
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:59 PM

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:26 PM

From Wikiquote:

"A fear of... weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."

This is not a statement that appears in any translation of any of Freud's works. It is a paraphrase of a statement from the essay "Guns, Murders, and the Constitution" (February 1990) by Don B. Kates, Jr. where Kates summarizes his views of passages in Dreams in Folklore (1958) by Freud and David E. Oppenheim, while disputing statements by Emmanuel Tanay in "Neurotic Attachment to Guns" in a 1976 edition of The Fifty Minute Hour: A Collection of True Psychoanalytic Tales (1955) by Robert Mitchell Lindner: Dr. Tanay is perhaps unaware of in any event, he does not cite other passages more relevant to his argument. In these other passages Freud associates retarded sexual and emotional development not with gun ownership, but with fear and loathing of weapons. The probative importance that ought to be attached to the views of Freud is, of course, a matter of opinion. The point here is only that those views provide no support for the penis theory of gun ownership.

Due to misreading of this essay and its citations, this paraphrase of an opinion about Freud's ideas has been wrongly attributed to Freud himself, and specifically to his 10th Lecture "Symbolism in Dreams" in General Introduction to Psychoanalysis on some internet forum pages: alt.quotations, uk.politics.guns, talk.politics.guns, can.talk.guns , etc.


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Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:46 PM

Agreed.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:20 PM

Sigmund Freud:"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." General Introduction to Psychoanalysis. (1920)

I have found one of Sigmund's quotes to be very true, Man who goes to bed with a itchy butt, wakes up with smelly finger... :roflol: :roflol:
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:49 AM

Wasn't that Confucius?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:07 PM

Yea, I think your right, but it's funny anyway :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol:
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:24 PM

I remember a Confucius saying my Gramps always used. "Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night"

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:25 AM

My personal favorite Confucius' are "Man who stand on toilet, high on pot" or "Man who run in front of car get tired/man who run behind car get exhausted"




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