Thursday, May 29, 2008
Bad religion is the opium of the people
In what is turning out to be resounding reading, Bernard J. Lee, SM, in his book The Future Church of 140 B.C.E.: A Hidden Revolution, writes: "Christians have often avoided implications of creaturehood's temporality by focusing on heaven." He further observes that "Karl Marx was wrong about a lot of things. But his critique of religion for diminishing human responsibility for history is a founded position" (105).