Episode #077 – Marx and Kierkegaard on Religion pt. 1


Karl Marx (1818-1883)

"Religion is the opiate of the masses." – Karl Marx

But what did he mean when he said that? On today's episode, we talk about Karl Marx and his views on religion. We start out by discussing the economic climate that Marx existed in and how Hegel's dialectic shaped the way that he saw the repercussions of that economic climate. We talk about slaves in colonial America, we talk about peasants in the feudal system, and how ultimately Marx didn't see the lives that they lived as being much different than the one you're living right now. You are a member of the exploited class of your age.

The ruling class has made sure of it by various coercive tactics. The question is: is it possible for this dynamic to cease to exist? 





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