The godfearing patriots at The Thinking Housewife weigh in on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, a psychology theory that suggests that people are motivated to fulfill basic needs before moving on to other, more advanced needs.
Jeff W:Now that's some powerful thinkin'.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which has been taught at universities for more than 40 years, shows love as two steps down from self-actualization and lumps love together with friendship (which also includes, I suppose, Facebook friends). Maslow trivializes love in order to preach the idolatry of the self.
Self-worship = Satanism.
Strong language, I know. But I had to say it.
Notice the last two items on Maslow’s “self-actualization” part of the pyramid: “lack of prejudice” and “acceptance of facts.”
Unless the fact is that you’re a man, in which case the self-actualizing thing to do is to mutilate your genitals and walk around in a moo-moo.
God wants simplicity for us, simple hearts and simple love, and this will never be achieved if we follow this type of thinking, which complicates things immeasurably.
I had to study this pyramid in various high school and college psychology courses. I did not realize how upside-down and mixed-up it really was until I was struck by the words of Jesus: “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’"
But for those who buy into Maslow’s pyramid, they think that if they can just keep people’s bellies full and a roof over their heads and provide plenty of tolerance, then everything else will be sure to follow...I remember reading a post on your site a little while back about a women’s shelter or soup kitchen that provided meals along with plenty of television. This is what comes of government and secular non-profits taking over the charity work in communities.
Jeff W. again:
I can’t resist saying one more thing about Maslow’s hierarchy. Not only is it used to peddle extended education on the false promise that it will bring people into the blessed state of a self-actualized life, it also peddles socialism. Socialists often talk about needs. From each according to his ability; to each according to his needs.
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