religion, the opiate of the people

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Fri Mar 14 22:45:06 UTC 2003

In a message dated 3/13/03 1:07:59 PM, t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA writes:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <RonButters at AOL.COM>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 11:51 PM
> Subject: Who influences journalists?
> >... Eventually they
> > come to see that ... religion is the opiate of the people, etc....
> Hey Ron, I didn't know someone of your learning would believe in such a
> thing! Surely, everyone who practises a religion couldn't be considered
> drugged. I believe in the civilizing and cultural influence religion has
> had
> over all peoples, especially in the West. I am just a Sunday Christian and
> admire people like Mother Teresa and Gandhi who were religiously motivated.
> TOM.

This was a joke. I believe that I was quoting Karl Marx. Maybe i was Engels.
Or maybe it was Fred Jameson.

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