Karl Marx said that religion is the opium of the people. Let’s look at the facts; facts do not lie. What did he do? After teaching communism, being as he was a German, what happened, when the Germans lost the war. The Soviet communists divided Germany into what it is now—East and West. And why did Mao Tse Tung say communism advances by the barrel of the gun? Is the use of force and threat a sign of freedom? Is it bravery to rely on force and threat as a sign of freedom? Is it bravery to rely on force, pressure and arms of war? George Herbert said: ‘War is death’s feast.’ Is that what we intend to give to our people? A peaceful cemetery? What did the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley fancy when he wrote: ‘War is the stateman’s game, the priest’s delight, the lawyer’s jest, the hired assassin’s trade.’
Religion teaches our people to love one another (Jn. 13:34). It teaches harmony. Is that what communists call the opium of the people? We should not act like wolves fighting to get to the prey.