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Religion is the opiate of the masses--Karl Marx Posted on 02-02-2008
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"Religion is the opiate of the masses"--Karl Marx. My unfortunate Sociology professor mentioned it in a discussion during class. It got pretty heated. But after all the hubbub died down, it got me to thinking: does religion make us who we are, or is it the other way around? What do you think? (Even though I'm a Socialist and people say that's a step towards Communism, I still think Marx was just an emo before his time. This little adage further proves my point.:splat
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SuperFly replied on 02-03-2008 12:37PM [Reply]
Religion only makes you who you are if you let it make you that way.
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Sister Tamara replied on 02-05-2008 09:14PM [Reply]
PRAISE THE LORD!!! All that religion does is give people a excuse to do what they want to do. Religion is a word that is used loosely and people don't really realize what they are saying when they use that word. There are a lot of people that are full of religion that are on their way to HELL. Why, you ask??? Because they can't live right to save their soul. Some people use the word religion as if it's a status symbol. As if to say, "I can't be all bad because I go to church every Sunday." However, in actuality that doesn't mean anything because the devil goes to church everytime the doors are open. Religion can't make you anything because its just a title like Catholic, Protestant, Presbyterian, Buddism, Muslim...and so on and so forth. It's only Jesus that can make you somebody or even change the behavior of someone. Just going to church and reading your bible doesn't mean that you are saved or even going to heaven. You have to live a life like Jesus lived when he was on Earth. You have to believe that Jesus is the son of God and that he died for your sins. You have to love God with all that you have inside of you and be willing to keep him number one in your life. You have to totally summit yourself to the Lord. You also have to have the Holy Ghost, which alot of preachers are leaving out of their sermons. If you don't have God's spirit inside of you, you will not go to heaven. The Holy Ghost is your keeping power from doing wrong and it's your seal of salvation. By the way, don't believe in that, "once saved always saved" doctrine that has been going around, because there are going to be alot of people in Hell because of that thinking. Saved is as saved does...if you are not living a saved life than you are not saved!!!
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Brother P replied on 02-06-2008 04:20AM [Reply]
karl Marx had a so called liberating religion it is called satanism .... And to Sister Tamara Amen to all that you said! Thank You Jesus
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prettyboi04 replied on 02-06-2008 11:11AM [Reply]
Sister Tamara wrote:
PRAISE THE LORD!!! All that religion does is give people a excuse to do what they want to do. Religion is a word that is used loosely and people don't really realize what they are saying when they use that word. There are a lot of people that are full of religion that are on their way to HELL. Why, you ask??? Because they can't live right to save their soul. Some people use the word religion as if it's a status symbol. As if to say, "I can't be all bad because I go to church every Sunday." However, in actuality that doesn't mean anything because the devil goes to church everytime the doors are open. Religion can't make you anything because its just a title like Catholic, Protestant, Presbyterian, Buddism, Muslim...and so on and so forth. It's only Jesus that can make you somebody or even change the behavior of someone. Just going to church and reading your bible doesn't mean that you are saved or even going to heaven. You have to live a life like Jesus lived when he was on Earth. You have to believe that Jesus is the son of God and that he died for your sins. You have to love God with all that you have inside of you and be willing to keep him number one in your life. You have to totally summit yourself to the Lord. You also have to have the Holy Ghost, which alot of preachers are leaving out of their sermons. If you don't have God's spirit inside of you, you will not go to heaven. The Holy Ghost is your keeping power from doing wrong and it's your seal of salvation. By the way, don't believe in that, "once saved always saved" doctrine that has been going around, because there are going to be alot of people in Hell because of that thinking. Saved is as saved does...if you are not living a saved life than you are not saved!!!
give me a shred of evidence that supports the existence of Hell and Heaven..... otherwise... why talk about it?
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replied on 02-06-2008 04:14PM [Reply]
Brother P wrote:
karl Marx had a so called liberating religion it is called satanism .... And to Sister Tamara Amen to all that you said! Thank You Jesus
Question: Is Karl Marx a Satanist simply because he said this quote? This was nothing more than a critique on Hegel's The Philosophy of Right. Besides, in my honest opinion and observation of just about EVERY religion, he had a plausible reason to believe this. And yet, you still didn't answer the question I proposed...*sigh*. I hate doin' this, but I'm just gonna assume that you believe that religion makes who are since apparently Satanists are philosophers.
Sister Tamara wrote:
PRAISE THE LORD!!! All that religion does is give people a excuse to do what they want to do. Religion is a word that is used loosely and people don't really realize what they are saying when they use that word. There are a lot of people that are full of religion that are on their way to HELL. Why, you ask??? Because they can't live right to save their soul. Some people use the word religion as if it's a status symbol. As if to say, "I can't be all bad because I go to church every Sunday." However, in actuality that doesn't mean anything because the devil goes to church everytime the doors are open. Religion can't make you anything because its just a title like Catholic, Protestant, Presbyterian, Buddism, Muslim...and so on and so forth. It's only Jesus that can make you somebody or even change the behavior of someone. Just going to church and reading your bible doesn't mean that you are saved or even going to heaven. You have to live a life like Jesus lived when he was on Earth. You have to believe that Jesus is the son of God and that he died for your sins. You have to love God with all that you have inside of you and be willing to keep him number one in your life. You have to totally summit yourself to the Lord. You also have to have the Holy Ghost, which alot of preachers are leaving out of their sermons. If you don't have God's spirit inside of you, you will not go to heaven. The Holy Ghost is your keeping power from doing wrong and it's your seal of salvation. By the way, don't believe in that, "once saved always saved" doctrine that has been going around, because there are going to be alot of people in Hell because of that thinking. Saved is as saved does...if you are not living a saved life than you are not saved!!!
Woah. That's alot to chew, ma'am. But that statement right there, the one that I put in bold...I can't pass that over. YOU believe that one is no one without Jesus. That's all well and good, but don't impose it others, which fundamentally, is what you're doing...
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SuperFly replied on 02-06-2008 06:10PM [Reply]
*sigh* All she said, was the same thing I said. She just applied a Christian belief to it. Calm down, pimpin.
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replied on 02-06-2008 08:39PM [Reply]
SuperFly wrote:
*sigh* All she said, was the same thing I said. She just applied a Christian belief to it. Calm down, pimpin.
I'm not frothing at the mouth. Just slightly offended. I can be that, right?
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Sister Tamara replied on 02-06-2008 08:54PM [Reply]
PRAISE THE LORD!!! THANKS FOR THE BACK-UP SUPERFLY!!! I see I came back just in time!!! Don't you realize that Jesus is my favorite subject and anything that has to do with him I will comment on. I will not bite my tongue or take back anything that I say...I will throw it out there and you can either catch it or step to the side!!! I'm not knocking anybody and what they might think or believe. I just know what my bible tells me!!!
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metal from Atlanta, GA replied on 02-06-2008 08:57PM [Reply]
Karl Marx had a point with this quote. Religion can make people do just about anything. Whether it be killing in the name of God, or going to a church picnic. Religion definitely plays a role in the human experience.
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