07 July 2009

Karl Marx's Disapproval of Religion Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818 in the German city of Trier. His family was Jewish, but later converted to Protestantism in 1824 in order to avoid anti-Semitic laws and persecution. For this reason among others, Marx rejected religion early on in his youth and made it absolutely clear that he was an atheist. Marx studied philosophy at Bonn and then later Berlin, where he came under the sway of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich von Hegel. Hegel’s philosophy had a decisive influence upon Marx’s own thinking and later theories. Hegel was a complicated philosopher, but it is possible to draw a rough outline for our purposes. Hegel was what is known as an “idealist” — according to him, mental things (ideas, concepts) are fundamental to the world, not matter. Material things are merely expressions of ideas — in particular, of an underlying “Universal Spirit” or “Absolute Idea.” Karl Marx abandoned his Christian faith, became an atheist and concluded that religion was a tool of the rich to subjugate the poor. Marx openly denounced religion as ‘the opiate of the people’, and in nearly every nation where the communists assumed power, the churches were, if not abolished outright, neutralized in their effect.1 Opium is a addictive narcotic pain-killing drug. Marx characterized religion as having the same function as opium in that it was used to pacify the oppressed because it stressed peace, non-violence, and loving one’s neighbor. The result of religion per Marx was that it made them feel better but did not solve their problems. Marxism sought to be scientific and was anchored in a social and economic theory that was believed to mirror the true history of life. Central to that theory was the struggle between the class that owned the means of production (the capitalist ‘bourgeoisie’) and the working class (the ‘proletariat’) that did not. Marx concluded that workers would change their perception of reality only when they realized that there is no God, no afterlife and no good reason not to have what they want now even if they have to take it from others. Evil, in the socialist worldview, is the oppression of the working class by the bourgeoisie. Having been enlightened by Marx regarding the ‘true history of life’, men and women could now take control of that history. They could accelerate ‘nature’ as it sped towards its goal of a world revolution that would banish such ‘evil’ and produce a socialist utopia. Marx argued that the solution was to abolish religion which then would allow the poor to openly revolt against their ‘oppressors’ (the land owners, the wealthy, the entrepreneurs, et al.) and take their wealth away so the poor could enjoy wealth...
Identity Theft Its More Dangerous Than You Think! Identity theft has become a household term known by young and old. It is a term that you do not want to have happen to you or your family or friends. In fact, you shouldn’t want it to happen to anyone because it is by far more dangerous than you think. Per Wikipedia, identity theft is a term used to refer to fraud that involves someone pretending to be someone else in order to steal money or get other benefits. The term is relatively new and is actually a misnomer, since it is not inherently possible to steal an identity, only to use it. The person whose identity is used can suffer various consequences when he or she is held responsible for the perpetrator's actions. In its most dangerous forms however, identity theft actually has eternal consequences to the people who actually believe the one or ones who steal an important identity or role. Identity fraud is the result of identity theft. The result of identity fraud via the most dangerous forms of identity theft can lead you to your death if you fall for the perpetrator's claims and deceptions. What are Identity Theft and Identity Fraud? The short answer is that identity theft is a crime. Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain however it is often also done for personal power gains so to inflate one’s ego as the perpetrator deceives their prey. Having identity theft happen to your credit can be devastating to your credit rating yet identity theft is far more than just a material crime in that in its worst forms, it can cause your eternal death if you do not learn the truth in time to save yourself. What are Worse Forms of Identity Theft? Worse forms of Identity Theft are by far more dangerous than you think it is which is actually just the way those who perform it want it to be; not noticed by you until it is too late for you to do anything about it. One of the worst forms of identity theft is that of an ‘antichrist.’ Note that the term ‘antichrist’ does not merely describe someone who simply does not believe in God; it describes someone who actively asserts that God does not exist and who goes beyond mere assertions of God’s nonexistence using deceptive means to draw others away from any relationship with God with which they may have or could have. Antichrist applies to all of those who teach against the Holy Bible and...

Victor E. Pearson

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