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Is our super-ego the result of complex chemicals in the brain or is there something spiritual to it?

Perhaps some undiscovered force that could be measured at some point.
If our spirit/body energy contains awareness, could it work that way?


  1. It’s partially due to the inborn survival instinct. Not sure if that’s chemical but it certainly isnt spiritual. Babies dont have a superego, you develop it when you get to the age of about 2/3 (it varies depending on the level of cognitive development). It develops when you internalise the morals of the authority figures around you, such as your parents.

  2. Well, lessee.
    It’s either complex chemical reactions in the brain
    mystical voodoo magic given to us by unicorns and fairies.

  3. I think it’s exactly that… theists think their super-ego is god, atheists and others think their super-ego is merely their conscience

  4. The super ego is just a freudian category. I don’t put a lot of stock in Freud.
    However, some people with utlize the biblical categories Body-Soul-Spirit and synthesis them with Freud, so you get Super God= Spirit, Ego =Soul and the Id= our lower nature, or what the Bible calls the “Flesh” (which is based in the body.)

  5. More than likely both. They aren’t mutually exclusive. Science describes the mechanisms but doesn’t make the concept of spirituality obsolete.


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