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Unformatted text preview: Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people o Can be the basis for social change or social continuity SO For Marx, religion is a form of social controlreinforces the status quo Individual qualities of love, patience, meekness, turning the other cheek, compassion, charity, insistence on faith Marx Marx thought religion was a form of False Consciousness Religious stories, religious teachings, the idea of a heaven Origin of Religion (Reasons) Theological (benevolence): Gods will; o God commands it Fear Ignorance Animistic Manipulation Guilt Religious Organizations Churches Sects Cults...
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