What did Marxism say about religion?
Marxism as a philosophy strongly and strongly criticizes religion. In his criticism, Marx called the religion “opium for the people.” Marx rejected Christian ideas, not because of ethics, but because of the scientific atheism, he led. For Marxism, religion was only an illusory and erroneous idea that swept and obscured the truth of people. According to Marx, people support themselves on their beliefs like, on crutches, they are addicted to religious rituals and cannot find themselves in a non-religious world. This Marxist view resulted from Karl Marx accepting the materialistic idea initiated by Ludwig Feuerbach, a philosopher who first criticized Christian doctrine and religion. Marxism was not atheistic from the ground, only its interpretations led, in consequence, to atheism. Marxists were based on the scientific understanding of the world, they adopted the theory of Charles Darwin’s evolution, which in turn put them at a certain crossroads.
Marx understood the power and strength of religion. Religion appeared to him as a guarantee, a refuge and a sense of security. Marxism denied the existence of God; it resulted from the conviction that modern science can explain some bothering issues and answer difficult questions about origin and meaning.