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February 15, 2008

Religion

Filed under: General — CPav @ 7:08 am

No, I’m not going to get into a discussion of religion.

While researching a quote for a previous post, I came upon a site that features commonly misquoted phrases (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/List_of_misquotations). One that lept out at me was the common Marx quote (Karl, not Groucho), “Religion is the opiate of the masses”.

Evidently what Marx actually wrote was more involved and, in my opinion, a much neater turn of phrase:

” Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. 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.”

While I like the turn of phrase, a more full analysis of the quote can be found here.

The 300 Project: 11/34

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