Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Apology Not Accepted.

A Freudian slip?


When say something racist, or homophobic, or sexist accidentally is an indication that the language is common to them and use it all the time.
 Pope Francis apologized Tuesday after he was quoted using a vulgar and derogatory term about gay men to reaffirm the Catholic Church’s ban on gay priests.

The ruckus that ensued underscored how the church’s official teaching about homosexuality often bumps up against the unacknowledged reality that there are plenty of gay men in the priesthood, and plenty of LGBTQ+ Catholics who want to be fully part of the life and sacraments of the church.
A “slip of the tongue” tells an awful lot about the subconscious.
“The pope never intended to offend or express himself in homophobic terms, and he extends his apologies to those who were offended by the use of a term that was reported by others,” Bruni said.

With the statement, Bruni carefully avoided an outright confirmation that the pope had indeed used the term, in keeping with the Vatican’s tradition of not revealing what the pope says behind closed doors. But Bruni also didn’t deny that Francis had said it.
So lets dig in to see what is behind the subconscious utterance. Simply Psychology writes,
Well, according to psychologist Sigmund Freud, this could be revealing a secret wish or thought of yours, and it is called a Freudian slip.

So, what is a Freudian slip?
    A Freudian slip, or sometimes known as a parapraxis, is a verbal or memory mistake (a “slip of the tongue”) that is considered to be linked to the unconscious mind.
These slips apparently reveal private thoughts and feelings that individuals hold. Representative examples include a person calling their partner by an ex’s name, saying an incorrect word, or even misunderstanding a spoken or written word.
WebMD puts it this way,
The medical term for Freudian slip is parapraxis. The American Psychological Association defines a Freudian slip as “an unconscious error or oversight in writing, speech, or action that is held to be caused by unacceptable impulses breaking through the ego’s defenses and exposing the individual’s true wishes or feelings”.
Both articles talk about the unconscious mind breaking through and exposing the individual’s true wishes or feelings meaning that is how they really feel.

So apology not accepted, it reveal an unconscious biases or attitudes in the Pope. It is good they he is trying to overcome that bigotry but he has a long ways to good to prove that he does not have any animosity against us. It take to accept his apology? An admission that he is biased and that he is working to overcome that bias.

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