Religion, Opium of the People? Bah!
By LitNews | January 17, 2013 No Comments
Well, of course, I am at the beginning stages of, not only kicking my writing career in gear, but also reading and enjoying theology books (I hope to get my degree, someday).
And while recently reading Ravi Zacharia’s book, “Beyond Opinion: Living the Life We Defend” I found and interesting quote from Polish Poet Cselaw Milosz, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980, who said this”
“Religion, opium of the people! To those suffering pain, humiliation, illness and serfdom, it promised a reward in afterlife. And now we are witnessing a transformation. A true opium of the people is the belief in nothingness after death, the huge solace for thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders we are not going to be judged. The Marxist creed has now been inverted. The true opium of modernity is the belief that there is no God, so that humans are free to do precisely as they please.” (pg. 32)
Just thought it was in interesting quote. And wanted to share.