Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people” – Karl Marx
A group of researchers agrees. They think they have proven that if you have a government you don’t need religion. They concluded that “religiosity” wanes as people get more help from government programs. They think that people replace spiritual help from God with tangible help from the government.
Bonhoeffer belonged to a faction…he no longer shared and a church whose preaching he found stultifying and dull–and a pervasive loneliness overtook him
Progressives saw great national undertakings through agents who appreciate the glory of public service doing God’s work because church and state are as one
Unfortunately, the public school is the closest thing we have to an American church, and very few people ever summon the courage to be heretics–Tom Woods
After Constantine the church became the chaplain of empire; but Jesus said My Kingdom is not of this world