Karl Marx says,''Religion is the opiate of the people.''Discuss,giving specific examples.
In India people die in droves during pilgrimages to shrines thinking they will meet god
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.
by James Agbogun8 years ago
What is your opinion on the above quotation?
by pisean2823117 years ago
what do u guys think about karl marx comments?
by intellagentleman6 years ago
Who is Carl Marx and what did he mean by "Religion is the opiate of the masses" ?
by paarsurrey6 years ago
secularist10 wrote:If the good deeds naturally follow from submitting to Christ, then we would expect all (or almost all) those who submit to Christ to be doing good deeds. It doesn't have to be 100% perfect, of...
by cjhunsinger3 years ago
Karl Marx's intention in saying those words was not just to make a statement concerning the social impact of religion. His intention was to do away with religion. He failed to see that although institutionalized...
by jerami7 years ago
Atheists pick and choose those verses in the bible that leans in the direction that proves the bible is false Religionists pick and choose those verses that lean to proving the bible to be true. WHAT...
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