Karl Marx was one of the most important writers, philosophers, economists, and sociologists to ever walk the earth. His theories are still being taught around the world, constantly reaching every part of the world to this day. However, one of his most controversial statement is that which he said that religion, as we know it is the "opium" of the people.
Whoever said that religion is the opium of the masses had his thinking cap on (apologies to Karl Marx) because, he probably must have had a thing or two to do with Nigeria to have seen how religious Nigerians are (please I mean no disrespect). Believe it or not, Nigeria enjoys a lot of relevance with regard to the incredible manner they carry out religious activities. And honestly, it is a good thing but the part that has placed a question mark on this lifestyle is that people now glorify nonsense and adore
In 1979, China opened up to foreign trade and investment after years of being a closed economy. Before then, China did not import or export anything out of the country. They were closed to foreign trade and exchange. In 1979, it's implementation of a free market reform allowed the nation to do business with other countries of the world and ever since then had become one of the fastest growing economies in the world with annual Gross Domestic Product(GDP) of 9.5% by 2018. Like a few other countries of the world,
Few people live life in such a way that decades or even centuries after they must have died their influence remains. One of such men is Josef Stalin. Stalin was not born Josef Stalin. It was actually a name he gave himself, meaning 'Man of Steel'. He was actually born Josef Dzhugashvili in Georgia, in 1878. It was said his father was a drunkard, who was used to beating him mercilessly. Stalin's mother was a lovely industrious woman, who doted on her son. She told him her desire was that he would become a Priest.
The list below shows the best writers in history who have contributed a lot to the literary world and the include: Karl marx: Karl Marx is known for his passion for argument regarding the Free market. Karl marx was the one who against the evils of capitalism through his book "The communist manifesto" which is one of the most powerful and influential texts in history. Karl marx believes that capitalism would crumble from internal tension and he also developed the belief system known as "Marxism" which he tried
Kwara-Hijab Crisis: The Catholic Church Releases New Statement On The Use Of Hijab In Mission School
Over the past few weeks, the Kwara-Hijab crisis has been a major topic of discussion in the country, this was after the Government had announced the opening of missionary owned schools, formerly closed because of the disagreements on the use of Hijabs in the schools, between the school authorities and
On May 5th, followers of Karl Marx celebrated his 200th birthday. He is a highly controversial figure based on the theories he proposed in the 19th century and the actions taken in his name in the 20th century and beyond. Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818, in the city of Trier, in what is now modern Germany but was then known as Prussia. His parents were Heinrich and Henrietta Marx. They both came from a long line of religious Jewish scholars. However, Heinrich converted to Christianity just before the birth
Karl Marx once said “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions.It is the opium of the people”.
This statement by German sociologist and economic theorist, Karl Marx, resonates several years after, as organised religion remains the most powerful force in the society. Like the depressant drug, opium, which reduces arousal or stimulation in various areas of the brain, religion prevents people from using their brain. Otherwise, why would people, who generally question ideas, resist intrusions and fault government policies suddenly become docile when it comes to religion? In December 2011, a video surfaced
One of the most adored football players in the world, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has caused uproar and reactions on social media after he made a post Christmas that Christians found disrespectful. Today being Christmas, celebrities, footballers and world renowned personalities have been posting about Christmas, wishing their fans a Merry Christmas. Some hours ago, it was Mohammed Salah who came under fire after he posted pictures of his family celebrating Christmas despite being a Muslim. That didn't go down with some
Christianity is debatably the most influential religion in the world. It was imported into Africa(Nigeria) by Westerners during the colonial era. Our people's original religion, the African traditional religion was condemned and negatively presented to the 'naive' natives(because the believe was that it connected them to the wrong 'god') and the new religion was practically imposed or forced on them in other to connect us to the best 'god'(This was the story of our ancestors; this also is our story). Since then,
The popular saying that " A hungry man is an angry man" was the case at the warehouse which was housing the pandemic relief palliatives in Jos. The structure was besieged by a mammoth crowd, that one might mistake the event to be a European Champions league finals Match. But No, the crowd was not there for any sporting activities. Nothing could stop this hungry crowd from snatching a bag containing raw foodstuffs, not even the fact that premiership matches was being played. Clearly, Karl Marx was right when
Communism and socialism any difference? This was a question thrown to me by a friend yesterday. Let’s me quickly explain the following concepts, Socialism and Communism. Socialism can be defined as a social, political,and economic System in which the state owns and control the means of production, exchange and distribution of goods and services. The aim of socialism is to ensure equal distribution of nation’s wealth . The state, acting on behalf of the people is seen as impartial and can adequately control
What Everyone Must Know about :Coronavirus Is Not Going Away Any Time Soon. Do Not Waste Your Prayer
Recently some Nigeria religious leaders are planing to fix a date for a national prayer against cinvid-19 pandemic . I know this kind of rituals is not new to Nigerians, who have witness total neglect from the government and are only hanging on to religion as their last hope. Karl Marx said "Religion is the opium of the people" , this' is not far from the truth. Over the years it has shown that religion had HSS little or no role to play in helping the people to live a good life or having s better standard of
Article Credits: United States Consulate, Lagos Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, 2019 Presidential candidate Of Nigeria has aired her mind on women leadership in Nigeria. In a live zoom conference for women That was organized by the United States Embassy featured Dr Oby who was able to express the gender bias that affects women who try to go into politics. Some women feel like the money that they will spend on campaign will be more unlike men. Oby also affirms that a quota system is necessary in Nigeria because it will make
Opinion: What God Would Like Modern Age Couples To Learn From Kanye West And Kim Kardashian's Married Life
A lot of things with spiritual undertone had besieged Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West lately but millions of their fans and onlookers may take those things as natural phenomeniums, thereby losing the spiritual lessons those happenstances ought to teach. As an evangelist who has been researching and preaching on issues of marriage and relationships in this Modern Age, I can say that God is using Kanye and Kim’s actions and reactions over several issues that beset them lately to redefine His (God’s)
5.Highgate cemetery in london, england. Highgate cemetery is known for architectural features like the Egyptian Avenue, Circle of Lebanon, the Terrace Catacomb. It’s also the grave of the poisoned Russian former spy, Alexander Litvinenko, who was buried in a lead-lined coffin due to the level of radioactivity in his body. Highgate Cemetery draws crowds for its unparalleled views of London, Gothic style tombs and natural landscaping. Of the 170,000 people buried there, the most famous resident by far is Karl
Test your history chops with these hilarious history jokes. 1 / 15 Hilarious history jokes - two fingers peace sign Roman rules A Roman walks into a bar. He holds up two fingers and says, “Five beers, please!” 2 / 15 History jokes from Ronald Reagan An executive order I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency—even if I’m in a Cabinet meeting. —Ronald Reagan 3 / 15 History jokes about medieval knights Dark humour Why were the early days of history called the Dark Ages?