Marxists- Religion

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Marx
Compares religion to an opiate. is ideological in 4 ways: -disguises nature of exploitation, -keeps WC fatalistic, -legitimates inequality, -Used for social control
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Marxist quotes
'It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven' '
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The Caste system - India
In Indian socitey, society is based on ranks. it gives 2 main ideologies: - Hierachy is natural and God given, -Purity is decided by your class, and cannot be changed. The lower ranks used religion to march through the toughness brought on them.
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The New Christian Right - America
Specifically the politicians in America use the idea of their policied and ideas being 'right' in the eyes of religion in order to get votes. They used religion to manipulate the voters into following them. e.g Bush got power through NCR support
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Hook - Pope, John Paul 11
Strong stance against contraception. In the developing world, the poorer families followed religion, which was against contraception. This meant families would be larger, making them poorer, creating a cycle where the proletariat depend on the ruling
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'It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven' '

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Marxist quotes

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In Indian socitey, society is based on ranks. it gives 2 main ideologies: - Hierachy is natural and God given, -Purity is decided by your class, and cannot be changed. The lower ranks used religion to march through the toughness brought on them.

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Card 4

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Specifically the politicians in America use the idea of their policied and ideas being 'right' in the eyes of religion in order to get votes. They used religion to manipulate the voters into following them. e.g Bush got power through NCR support

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Card 5

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Strong stance against contraception. In the developing world, the poorer families followed religion, which was against contraception. This meant families would be larger, making them poorer, creating a cycle where the proletariat depend on the ruling

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