Marxism Religion Summary

Marxism and religion summary

-Religion is a feature anly of class-divided societies

-Religion is an ISA that prevents devient behaviour such as revolution

-'easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven'

-Religion creates a false consciousness, a distorted view of reality

-Lenin- religion is a spiritual gin, an intoxicant doled out to the masses

-Religion provides a mystical fog

-Marx sees religion as the product of alienation

-Religion arises out of suffering and acts as a consolation for it

-Acts as an Opiate to dull the pai  of exploitation

-Ignores positive funtions of religion, religion isnt an effective idiology to control the population, wasnt impactful on pre industrial society

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