Freud and Romans 1

Working on an article on unacknowledged knowledge and the impossible task of teaching, which bounces off Freud, J. Lacan, and S. Felman. Here is my current fascination:

It is a long superseded idea, and one derived from superficial appearances, that
the patient suffers from a sort of ignorance, and that if one
removes this ignorance by giving him information (about the
causal connection of his illness with his life, about his experiences
in childhood, and so on) he is bound to recover. The
pathological factor is not his ignorance in itself, but the root of
this ignorance in his inner resistances; it was they that first called
this ignorance into being, and they still maintain it now. The
task of the treatment lies in combating these resistances. Informing
the patient of what he does not know because he has
repressed it is only one of the necessary preliminaries to the

Freud, Sigmund. “Wild Psychoanalysis.” In Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis, Leonardo Da Vinci and Other Works (1910), New ed. vol. 11 of Complete Psychological Works Of Sigmund Freud. London: Vintage Classics, 2001.
Hasn’t Freud picked up the New Testament’s Romans 1 and systematized it? Of course Freud was Jewish, but he lived in Catholic Vienna most of his life. He dealt with women and men with psychological problems in a (waning) Christian society. Well, whatever: what’s most interesting is that he sees that people actively resist certain kinds of knowledge. We are not curiosity sponges at all. We don’t want to know what we don’t want to know. How far and how deep might this go? (Ref: