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Is religion the opium (drug) of the people?


In 1843 Karl Marx wrote that, "Religion was the opium of the people." Was it meant that the belief in gods, although not originally contrived to do so, but evolved, as a sedative to quite and to control people through this gods self appointed spokespersons, who were also representative of a government? Marx was really not the Atheist however, as he saw government, as omnipotent. The deification of a secular government, as opposed to the deification of a supernatural being.

 

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    Immanuvel Peter 2 years ago

    God and religion can never be understood in a social view of justice. It should be understood only by faith alone. Without faith we are sure to misunderstand everything about God. Not just I anyone who has faith will answer the same way I did.


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