Karl Marx says,''Religion is the opiate of the people.''Discuss,giving specific

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    friendlykipposted 7 years ago

    Karl Marx says,''Religion is the opiate of the people.''Discuss,giving specific examples.

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    Vimlaksh Gposted 7 years ago

    In India people die in droves during pilgrimages to shrines thinking they will meet god smile

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    jcmmanuelposted 7 years ago

    This is a fallacy. Religion is dealing with the contradictions and questions of life. You could see it as opposite to atheism which is an attempt to simplify those questions and eliminate contradictions. I personally see religion as an important aspect of humanism - because humans are not 'exact' beings (as in 'exact science'). Humans have their own will, are aware of freedom, choices, mercy & forgiveness - all those 'weird' things that we do not learn from nature or science. That is what religion is dealing with.

 
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