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"The prospect of hanging focuses the mind wonderfully"--Samuel Johnson

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Sunday, February 06, 2005

Opium for the people

I've not heard this put so elegantly:
“Religion, opium for the people. To those suffering pain, humiliation, illness, and serfdom, it promised a reward in an afterlife. And now we are witnessing a transformation. A true opium for the people is a belief in nothingness after death—the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murder we are not going to be judged.”

1 Comments:

Blogger prying1 said...

I really like this poem - I guess it is a poem. Whatever, i lke it and thank you for finding it and sharing it. - Blessings to you and yours.

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