Karl Marx on Religion
Religion is the opium of the masses
I thought I understood this quote until I saw a video debate with Christopher Hitchens. Perhaps someone can explain it like IW. I have lost track of the video. But Hitchens said something to the effect that Marx didn't underestimate the power of religion but affirmed it. He saw an alignment and association with actual suffering to religious "suffering". A religious person will have troubles in life but instead of seeing it as just being human it is now a cosmic struggle. It can have not a numbing affect but an empowering affect. <\p>
Is that off base? I realize it isn't necessarily Marx, but Hitch on Marx. So if a separation is necessary there so be it.
Religion Kills !!!
Numbers 31:17-18 - Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.