Religion - Karl Marx

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Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless word and the soul of soulless conditions, it is the opium of the people. It is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand. I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied without understanding the world.

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afbwelter 9 years, 10 months ago
Tello may say otherswise, but as science has advanced in the modern world a majority of scientists do not believe in god. Surely some scientists of antiquity did believe in a god. But only roughly 33% of modern day AMERICAN scientists are theists. And it's important to take into account that 90% of Americans are religious. America is one of the few most developed democracies that holds such a high rate of religiosity. Apart from China, where atheism is sort of held as the prerequisite religion of sorts (although atheism isn't a religion) the most atheist countries only have 30% of the population atheist. Meaning that 70% are theists. To have a scientific mind and to know so much about the world brings you at a head with theistic religion. If it wasn't so the numbers would be different.
teilo 10 years, 5 months ago
Which of course explains why all of the most notable discoveries in the history of science were mads by people who, to one degree or another, were religious. Nope. No curiosity there. No drive to understand the world.

I often wonder just how much history people like Marx actually studied.

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