The Opiate of the Masses

Why have communist regimes traditionally been against religion?

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“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.”- Karl Marx

What exactly did he mean by this, and is there any truth to it? Marx saw the development of religion as a balm for people who were…



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