Religion

Marxist Perspectives on Religion

Perhaps one of the most popularised phrases attributed to Marx is that religion is the ‘opium of the people’.

This Guardian article provides a backdrop to the wider context within which this one sentence was written and provides students with the rest of the paragraph within which this one well known sentence is encapsulated:

Discover More The question: Is religion the opium of the people?

A discussion can follow which considers the extent to which religion can still be seen to be the ‘opium of the people’. This article develops the drug analogy further and could provide a useful basis for ideas:

Discover More Marx was half right - religion is a class A drug

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