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this extremist form of Catholicism was the end result of decades of vicious persecution

The roots of religious extremism in Mexico

An experiment in radical secularism in 1920s Mexico caused a bitter reaction, the effects of which are felt to this day

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ICNC_CM-2TDove un prete liberal anglicano dice che lo sport è l’oppio dei popoli e non la religione, come voleva Marx, citando ad esempio dei preti cattolici che celebrano l’eucaristia a cavallo dei confini.

The universal church catholic may not be the international that Marxists were looking for. But it has proved a far more powerful and lasting expression of human solidarity than that offered by Marx himself. Fr Groody again: “The Eucharist is not an escape from reality while it immerses itself in the realm of the spiritual, but a challenge to enter more deeply into those struggles while the people of God wait in eschatological hope for the fulfilment of the reign of God in history.”

Radical faith – Giles Fraser – The Guardian

The church has proved a far more powerful and lasting expression of human solidarity than that offered by Marx

The question: Is religion the opium of the people?

Marx’s indictment of religion as the opium of the people makes a good deal of sense so long as religion is expressed solely in terms of consolation. That it is pie in the sky when you die. Thus the revolutionary consciousness is blunted by the dreams of eschatological bliss. But this gets most religion – and certainly orthodox Christianity – all wrong. (altro…)

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