Evidently, religion has played a significant role in the development of man. Some scholars are of the view that this institution predates man, that is, the worship of the God almighty has been ongoing before the emergence of man, though there have been several arguments for and against this view. Social thinkers have defined religion in several ways, for instance, Karl Marx contends that religion is the opium of the people. However, it is important to state that Marx did not agree with the schools of t
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”.
When we talk about some of the major antagonist of Pastors in Nigeria, then Daddy Freeze (Ifedayo Olanipekun) will ring a bell in the ear. The Controversial OAP personality has continually expressed a religious view synonymous with the German philosopher, Karl Max. He's Continually dragged so many pastors and Men of God on preaching False Doctrines. Karl Max is a German philosopher who examined religion from the objective, scientific Perspective. He analysed and criticize religion as " Opium of the masses".
Marx once said, “Anyone can get old — all you have to do is to live long enough." Aging well is another matter entirely, and that is a trick Queen Elizabeth II has mastered. At age 94, she is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, a fact that can't be attributed entirely to either genetics or privilege. Imperial decadence ruined the body mass and mobility of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, turning her into “a big round ball on wobbly legs,” according to contemporaries. The enormous
"Religion is the opium of the masses" - Karl Max (1843) This popular quote still resonates deeply even after the creator has exited the grand theatre of life, succeeded by generations of philosophers, critical thinkers, and religious leaders in their large numbers, preaching different messages in varying styles. Interestingly, the antics or operational styles of these shepherds of the flock have increasingly validated the assertion by Marx years even before they were born. Religion in the past has continued
In 2005, Neil Armstrong threatened to take legal action against his barber, who earned an estimated $3000 by selling his famous customer's hair. Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon, used to go to Marx's barber shop in Lebanon about once in a month for a cut stopped when he learned that the owner Marx Sizemore had collected his hair clippings from the floor and sold them in May 2004 for $3000. The buyer, who was named John Reznikiff of west Port, Conn, is a collector listed by the Guinn
It is not exactly clear how Marx intended communism to function. A genius idea may become fearful when it is appropriated by the wrong minds. It has happened hundreds of times through history, and yet few things have been more damaging than the way Marx’s ideas about socialism were in communist societies. The theories about society, capital and labor got turned into a dictatorship, genocide, and poverty. Terrible things have been done in the name of socialism and here are some of the most rigorous dictators.
Marxism is the system of Karl Marx (1818-1883) ideas and philosophies which essentially captured the Marxian philosophy of history, in other word termed as “Historical Materialism or Materialist Conception of History”. This was particularly so because, the Marxian philosophy of history is the theory of historical materialism which interprets human society as basically determined at any given time by the material conditions, in other words, the relationships which people have with each other in order to
Educated lots make use of Karl Marx's 'religion is the opium of the people' when there are conversations around volatility of religion. It's deployed to warn that people can go haywire where issues of religion in relation to abuse and blasphemy are being discussed. Speakers say that religion is the opium of the people when religious riots were reported to have broken out somewhere. Writers write, quoting that Karl Marx's popular maxim when issues that surround blasphemies and religion are running stories in
Historically, the circle of life has always been about one group milking and surviving on the ignorance of some other group(s). This is the crux of historical materialism according to Karl Marx. Though Marx concern was more on capitalism, he at some point delved into the exploitative tendencies of the state, labelling the state as an instrument of exploitation at the disposal of the ruling elites. He also further talked about religion which he referred to as the "opium of the masses". All which Karl Marx ha