Monday, September 14, 2009
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
... and if only we all practiced what Abraham Lincoln said, the world will bw a much better place to live in.
Karl Marx believed religion was OPIUM. With each passing day, I’ve began to realize that he is right. It is the foundation for criticisms. Religion divides. It divides people to believe in a set of morals that hinder harmony and togetherness. It creates classes and marginalizes people. It is the sole basis for war between countries and war within countries. In India, a secular nation, the fight for religious supremacy is never ending. We have oppressed classes and a range of capitalists constantly imposing their norms.
It creates alienation among people and sadly, religion SANCTIONS these alienations. It leads to a negation in the society.
Today, there are NO INDIAN PARTIES. There are only castes and groups gathered around individuals. These individuals have power to plunder the state and use the tool of power to indoctrinate the uneducated and the unemployed. Karl Marx was a religious man..
Karl Marx hated exploitation of labor by ruthless capitalists. He hated poverty, greed, property. He wrote, “The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up a condition which needs illusions. He says, “Man makes religion, religion does not make man. In other words, religion is the self- consciousness and self feeling of a man who has either not yet found himself or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract being squatting outside the world.”
Religion however is spreading in under-developed countries. It is spreading to the extent of a wry fanaticism. It weakens the strength and the ability of the people to revolt against unjust orders. The more, poverty spreads the firmer religion holds people.
Karl Marx loved man. He believed in the ability of man. He believed that religion hinders the true growth process of a man to blend in a society. Many scholars call him names: he is an Atheist, an agnostic, a free thinker, the devils incarnate and an evil man. It is a paradox in life for a man to be evidentially, so good and yet is seen as evil because of his unbelief, they say.
I say, to these scholars,”He was a man who believed in the religion of MAN and he practiced HUMANITY.”