The sexualisation and Freudification which took place throughout the Western World in the 1960’s and its ramifications for the present day – 2018.

Up until the 1960’s, children were brought up to accept that there are indeed absolute concepts of what is “right” or “wrong”. That is they are independent of the individual. With the Freudification of society, these were overturned in favour of what appears to the individual to be “right” or “wrong” becomes the prevailing world view of the West. This resulted in the moral relativism which prevails until the present. The Freudification accepted the view that one is not responsible for one’s actions as they are genetically determined and therefore not able to be subjected to any categorization.
The sexualisation of society which also took place in the 1960’s, had as its philosophy the right to be free from any imposed constraints. This was influenced in part by the entertainment industry which can be gleaned from the changes in the film industry of the era.
What consequences do these trends have for members of the Christian churches? Up until this time , the Christian viewpoint maintained that sex outside of marriage was unacceptable. Thus the 1960’s are sometimes referred to as the sexual revolution.
This article maintains that the priests of particularly the Roman Catholic churches but also the Anglican church were indeed affected by the general mores of the era. This is not in any way to condone such atrocious behaviour as has been revealed recently by the scandals in Pennsylvania. But rather to place it into a wider context and understanding of the problem per se.
What can be done about it? Does the church have the strength of convictions to return to traditional values or will it succumb to the swamp of the filth and decay of the present day?
When a person becomes sexualized or Freudified, the control of the self is handed to some force external to the individual, thereby resulting in the loss of freedom, not the gaining of freedom as was the aim of the 1960’s. Previous generations understood this much better than our present day counterparts!
This author hopes there will be a revival of the wonderful traditions of the past generations.