posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:45 AM
Karl Marx was born a Jew, but his father converted the family
to Christianity in order to procure a job. He thought that
workers were controlled by religion! "Religion is the opiate of
In the Communist Manifesto, the God of Convention
was criticized not the God of Being. When we talk
about the Conventional God we are talking about
an authoritarian demanding the strictist of obedience.
For the Spiritual Theist, the God of being,
Communism means Equity!
You can support communist or socialist politics whilst being a theist and you can be an atheist who is staunchly opposed to anything and everything
even remotely socialistic, never mind communist.
Are all atheists just communists? Does atheism cause communism?
A common complaint made by theists, typically those of the fundamentalist variety, is that atheism and/or humanism are essentially socialist or
communist in nature. Thus, atheism and humanism should be rejected since socialism and communism are evil. Evidence indicates that bigotry and
prejudice towards atheists in America is due in no small part to anti-communist activism by conservatives Christians in America, so this claimed
connection has had serious consequences for American atheists.
Communism is not, however, inherently atheistic. It is possible to hold communist or socialist economic views while being a theist and it isn't at all
uncommon to be an atheist while staunchly defending capitalism — a combination often found among Objectivists and Libertarians, for example. Their
existence alone demonstrates, without question, that atheism and communism are not the same thing.
Anyone decrying anything else is just pure bulldinkery!
edit on 22-9-2010 by KIZZZY because: facelift