7.09.2009

Spirituality and Opium

Karl Marx once famously stated that "religion is the opiate of the masses." What Marx meant by that is that religion is a place that people flee in times of hardship instead of actually doing something about it.

Do you think that is true? Does religion hinder social progress? Does faith keep us sated while inequality runs rampant? Are we too doped up by spirituality to see the reality around us?

Join us at Shorts Brewing tonight for an interesting conversation on whether faith inhibits or initiates positive societal change.

3 comments:

Joey said...

It always bugs me when people rant against religion. Religion isn't the problem; BAD religion is the problem. The Bible talks about "religion that is pure" in James 1:27. That tells me the problem isn't with religion, but with what we make religion out to be...

BarBaby said...

Is there a Shorts meetup tomorrow? (July 23) I would like to join up but haven't met anybody fom the group yet. Short's can be a little too busy in the season to easily find people!

watchman said...

BarBaby,
we are not meeting tomorrow, but next week we will be back in action. Hope to see you there!!!

unTapped

In order to live man must believe in that for which he lives.
- Huston Smith
unTapped is a conversation about faith and spirituality. There are many people frustrated by being forced to think of faith in the same old patterns, and would prefer to explore spirituality in different ways.

Anything goes here. No matter where you are or who you are, we want to hear from you. Feel free to join in the conversation!

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