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Communism and Atheism


Communism - Marxism & The Communist Manifesto
Communism, which is also described as "Revolutionary Proletarian Socialism" or "Marxism," is both a political and economic philosophy. The abridgment of Communism is enclosed in two primary writings: (1) The Communist Manifesto, which was first published in 1848 by Karl Marx, and (2) Principles of Communism, by Friedrich Engels. At the request of the Communist League, an activist group they were members of, Marx and Engels together authored The Communist Manifesto. The main goal of The Communist Manifesto was to focus on class struggle and motivate the common people to riot. Even more so, it was designed to envision a model government, whose economics would destroy the upper class - freeing the lower class from tyranny. According to The Communist Manifesto, Communism has ten essential planks:


  • Abolition of Private Property.
  • Heavy Progressive Income Tax.
  • Abolition of Rights of Inheritance.
  • Confiscation of Property Rights.
  • Central Bank.
  • Government Ownership of Communication and Transportation.
  • Government Ownership of Factories and Agriculture.
  • Government Control of Labor.
  • Corporate Farms and Regional Planning.
  • Government Control of Education.
  • Fundamentally, The Communist Manifesto was a rebellion against the extreme poverty of the lower class.


    Communism - Atheism and Amorality
    Communism doesn't end with economic and political reform. By definition, it further demands the abolition of both Religion and the Absolute Morality founded upon Religion. The irony is that Communism supposedly attempts to enhance civility within society, but removes all notions of Absolute Morality, the very cornerstone of civility. Furthermore, after Communism is instituted by the people, the system becomes Totalitarian, resulting in greater oppression of the people it was designed to "serve." This fact is well documented throughout the history of Communist nations.


    Communism - Foundation in Czarism
    Communism, though distinctive, is thought by some to have been heavily influenced by Czarism, a Totalitarian regime replaced by Communism after Russia's 1917 Revolution. While most of Europe's history has been symbolized by the rule of limited centers of power, Russia resisted Europe's movement to limit monarchical power. Legal historian Harold Berman writes regarding historical European political policy, "It also has been, or once was, a source of freedom. A serf might run to the town court for protection against his master. A vassal might run to the king's court for protection against his lord. A cleric might run to the ecclesiastical court for protection against the king." (Law and Revolution). Russians under Czarist rule had no such protection from the wiles of an unjust Czar. And so it is for Communists. Under Communism, the government is absolute. Under Stalin, perhaps the most notorious Communist, around 40 million Russian citizens were murdered for "the good of the state."


    Communism - The Practical Results
    The practical results of Communism have been horror and atrocity for those under communist rule. So much so, advocates of Marxism have made every attempt to point out where communist leaders have strayed from the fundamental teachings of Karl Marx, in an attempt to absolve Communism. Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that Marxist influence brought about many of these horrors. The irony is, Marxism renounces religion, not because of religious doctrine, but because of the actions of "religious" men. No one could accuse a religion such as Christianity of evil doctrine. However, it seems that men are intrinsically evil and need only an opportunity to express this inherent reality. One must look at the overall outcome of a philosophical doctrine on society, both good and bad, not specific instances of abuse. Christianity, for example, has been used by wicked men to do much evil, but its underlying doctrine has been the cause of much good in the world. Communism, on the other hand, has brought only atrocity into the world. Communism has not brought relief to the majority as promised, nor has it ended oppression as purposed. Communism has only served to remove Morality from the masses -- a dangerous and costly experiment.

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  • KB 2010/09/27 01:10:10
    KB
    Why does the Capitalist USA want Communist China to have all the jobs then?
  • jackolantyrn356 2010/01/15 01:00:42
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    Of the 11 planks of Communism I counted 7 already either in place gfoing into place very quickly. ( Trap door is not yet closed). The Soviet Union said "We will bury you." Thney may have the point. It just took longer.
  • MaxxaM 2010/01/15 00:48:19
    MaxxaM
    Are you comparing Atheism with Communism? lol
    Theres nothing wrong with neither of them, Atheist countries like Sweden and the Netherlands are very rich, safe, healthy, and clean. Communist countries can make progress and survive in a Capitalist world like China.
  • jackola... MaxxaM 2010/01/15 01:02:00
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    Between the te=wo there is not much differnce. You cannot be a good Christian and be a Communist too, Yes, I know what you mean, but in the World's mind there is little differnce.
  • Radioman 2010/01/14 21:49:35
    Radioman
    Belief in nothing is still a belief. Atheism is a religion in most respects. It just doesn't have a specific church or prophet.

    Let's not forget Hitler was the leader of the National Socialist Party NAZI.

    Well meaning environmentalists have killed more people than either russian communism or Hitler.
    70 million world wide at last count just for banning DDT.
    It's the consequence of well meaning intentions, that kill the human spirit every time.
  • Alexander Radioman 2010/01/14 22:10:19
    Alexander
    Just remember that Adolf Hitler came from a Jewish background which he refused to acknowledge. He was a Catholic, but a follower of Eugenics and Darwin.
  • jackola... Radioman 2010/01/15 01:02:59
    jackolantyrn356
    Communism is also a form of Religion with no point to it.
  • Icaria909 2010/01/14 21:48:33
    Icaria909
    Hey Communism isn't any worse than any other government. It would also be prudent to know that 1/6 of humanity still lives under communist rule.
  • Radioman Icaria909 2010/01/14 21:53:20 (edited)
    Radioman
    If you can call that living. Other than the fact that communism doesn't work, and the individual is reduced to a number. And I know you're talking about China, but if you call the largest polluter in the world, forced abortion, labor camps and using surrogates nations to distract world attention from the bad things you do, a good way to live you might have your priorites and understanding a bit bass-akwards

    In this decade alone China has given us SARS and Bird Flu. Wonderful system of government.
  • Bastion 2010/01/14 20:35:51
    Bastion
    This whole argument is illogical and bogus.

    Just because Communism rejected Theism doesn't mean Atheism is "bad".

    Hitler probably rejected the idea of Santa Claus, That doesn't mean not believing in Santa Claus is "bad", and it also doesn't prove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • Radioman Bastion 2010/01/14 21:59:09
    Radioman
    Lenin, writing on Socialism and Religion, agreed with Marx that "Religion is opium for the people. Religion is a sort of spiritual booze, in which the slaves of capital drown their human image, their demand for a life more or less worthy of man." As far as Lenin was concerned, it was quite understandable why the oppressed turn to religion: "Impotence of the exploited classes in their struggle against the exploiters .. inevitably gives rise to the belief in a better life after death "

    It seemed equally clear to Lenin why the capitalists turned to religion: [They] "are taught by religion to practise charity while on earth, thus offering them a very cheap way of justifying their entire existence as exploiters and selling them at a moderate price tickets to well-being in heaven."

    Like Engels and Marx, Lenin believed that religion was an historical phenomenon, tied to the oppressive structures of human history such as feudalism and capitalism. Just as they believed that the state, as we know it today, would no longer be needed and would "wither away" after the world had turned completely to socialism, so too they believed that religion would wither away when there was no longer a need for it. In Lenin's words, "the yoke of religion that weighs upon mankind is merely a product and reflection of the economic yoke within society."

    Yeah sound like a great idea. Unless you count Buddhism and all the others that have NOTHING to do with Capitalism one iota.
  • Bastion Radioman 2010/01/14 22:28:31
    Bastion
    I Still have no idea WHY this post is titled "Communism and Atheism".

    What do those two things have to do with each other?
  • Alexander Bastion 2010/01/15 00:20:12
    Alexander
    Communism - Atheism and Amorality
    Communism doesn't end with economic and political reform. By definition, it further demands the abolition of both Religion and the Absolute Morality founded upon Religion. The irony is that Communism supposedly attempts to enhance civility within society, but removes all notions of Absolute Morality, the very cornerstone of civility. Furthermore, after Communism is instituted by the people, the system becomes Totalitarian, resulting in greater oppression of the people it was designed to "serve." This fact is well documented throughout the history of Communist nations.

    Copied right out of the post.
  • Bastion Alexander 2010/01/15 02:43:54
    Bastion
    I still don't see what that has to do with Atheism.

    The Russian Communists also embraced wheat production - does that mean that wheat production is wrong?
  • Kane Fernau 2010/01/14 17:49:57 (edited)
    Kane Fernau
    Communism failed. Communists have killed more innocent people that any other form of government in history!
  • Alexander Kane Fe... 2010/01/14 18:00:05
    Alexander
    +1
    After Lenin Stalin turned Russia into a Socialist Republic. The Chinese who claim to be Communist with a large population of starving individuals and a Government that uses a market system to feed the large centers of commerce for the few. Karl Marx said that Capitalism would only last 200 years it appears he may have been right.
  • Kane Fe... Alexander 2010/01/14 18:15:32
    Kane Fernau
    Because he knew the Marxists in the US would do their best to destroy cpitalism!
  • jackola... Kane Fe... 2010/01/15 01:03:54
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    And as long as America has stupid, lazy, citizens . More and more shall be murdered.
  • Kane Fe... jackola... 2010/01/15 01:07:44
    Kane Fernau
    It happens more than they want us to know!!

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