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    Dave925

    Wasn't it Stalin (he of the Communist bent) who said "Religion is the opiate of the masses."

    I guess that saying is true: he who ignores history is condemned to repeat it.

    Since the Repubs don't believe in history or science or anything else that education might enlighten us about, religion seems to be the only cudgel they have against the rest of us.

    I reject your reality and substitute my own - Adam Savage

    by woolibaar on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 12:02:55 PM PDT

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    •  Um, no (0+ / 0-)

      It was Marx, IIRC in the Communist Manifesto, and the meaning is not that the upper classes drugged the people but that the people were so miserable that they themselves contrived drugs to dull the pain. He called religion "the heart of a heartless world."

      "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

      by sagesource on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 11:10:39 PM PDT

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