opium of the people


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opium of the people

Marx’s classic metaphor for religion. [Ger. Hist.: Critique of Hegel’s “Philosophy of Right”]
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In fact, she buys into the Marxist stinker that religion is the opium of the people, which Riyadh apparently practises with a vengeance to dominate the masses -- an inference as mistaken as the one that says American liberties are guaranteed by its financial might.
In bad faith; what's wrong with the opium of the people.
On the contrary, Marx believed that religion, as the search for the illusory happiness, is nothing but opium of the people.
Unfortunately their humanitarian sentiments are being mocked by a minority of Arab commentators (read Mona Eltahawy's opinion piece "Israel is the Opium of the People and other Taboos" on www.
In their younger years, they read Karl Marx, who believed religion is the opium of the people.
Flower girls who find fortune are, as Marx said of religion, the little more than the opium of the people.
So often, even in "good" academic communication or media departments, Marx's comment that religion is the opium of the people is taken to heart and there is an antipathy to consideration of the media/religion encounter.
Previous to the Conference, an influential party official, Pan Yue, had called for the party to abandon its Marxist view of religion as 'The opium of the people.
Aron's title is an inversion of Marx's contemptuous remark that religion is "the opium of the people.
Marx may have said religion was the opium of the people - these days the lottery is their happy-dust.
On his return to Britain he was ordained, and while working in a London parish used his diary as the basis of his first book, Opium of the People.