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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Karl Marx's quote about religon being the opium of the people has been bent over the years to refer to football.
IT WAS Karl Marx who said religion was the opium of the people, sending them into a trance of complacency.
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.
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.
Karl Marx concluded that religion is "the opium of the people.
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.
Schantz gives centrality to the complex formation and decisive influence of religious culture in the process of class formation, though he does not wrestle with the classic argument centering on Marx's 1843 view that "religion is the opium of the people.