Religion is the opiate of the people

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I am an atheist, like a lot of Britons. Of my children, three are Catholics, one an Anglican and one agnostic. Of my two (ex) wives, one is a devout Jew, the other from a Muslim background. Apart from exposing what I believe are reactionary bigots who head various faiths, I am not anti-religious.

I would agree with Karl Marx, who was born a Jew, like Jesus.

Marx said that ‘religion is the sigh of the oppressed, the heart of a heartless world, the soul of soul-less conditions.

‘It is the opiate of the people.’

The drug that eases the pain. Those of a genuine religious humanism would probably agree with that.