Marx's View of Religion and Alienation

What does Marx see religion as the product of?
Alienation
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What does alienation involve?
Becoming separated or losing control over something that someone has produced
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Where does alienation exist?
In all societies, and more extreme under capitalism as the w/c do not own what they produce
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When does it reach a peak?
With division of labour in capitalist factory
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What do the exploited turn to as a form of consolidation?
Religion
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What does religion act as?
An opiate to dull the pain of exploitation and masks the problems that exploitation creates
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As religion is a distorted view of the world what can and can't it offer?
it can offer no solution to earthly misery but can offer afterlife and happiness
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