His beliefs on religion is that man makes religion

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His beliefs on religion is that, man makes religion, but religion does not make a man, which is what vale of tears means by his studies. “The foundation of irreligious criticism is: Man makes religion, religion does not make man.” (Marx) His view on religion and man is that religion is mans self - con s cio usness and self- esteem in this world, unless he doesn’t lose himself. “The criticism of religion disillusions man so that he will think, act and fashion his reality as a man who has lost his illusions and regained his reason; so that he will revolve about himself as his own true sun. Religion is only the illusory sun about which man revolves so long as he does not revolve about himself” (Smith, 1998 p.1). Karl Max view on religion comes from a more naturalistic view which comes from his philosophic point of view, he looks at religion in a very broad way and isn’t close minded. One of the most famous saying from him, "Die Religion ist das Opium des Volkesis", what this means is “religion Is the opium of the masses”. To understand Marx critique of religion it comes from a critique of society. Religion is an expression of material realities and economic injustice. Its not religious which makes thus problems in society, but what he argues is that it’s what people look for in need of help when they are poor, or need a miracle to occur. Religion is simply not the disease but a symptom. As Marx wrote, “The religious world is but the reflex of the real world.” (Marx)
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Everyone has their own view on religion, even scholars. After researching each scholar, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Karl Marx religion is a very broad topic and even scholars touchup on totally different points. Each of them have a different point of view from different perspectives. Emile Durkheim separated religion between sacred and profane, Max Weber saw religion as the core force of a society and Karl Marx viewed religion in a philosophical perspective. He touched upon man and religion, and how religion doesn’t make a man, but a man makes religion.
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