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13.11.1999 - Interpretation of dali48
Religion has a threefold function:
For the great masses of suggestive influence in the sense of their psychic condition with their class situation - and for the ruling class that of relieving guilt against the distress of the oppressed by it - Authoritarian religion calls for the recognition of a higher power - which exists beyond man and exercises authority over him... - That is why it is entitled to devotion, obedience, and worship - This demand for recognition does not therefore legitimize itself in the moral qualities of the "deity"... - not in their love and justice - but the fact that it has dominion over man - Furthermore, this means that the higher power has a right to force people to worship it - and that the lack of worship and obedience is sin. - The essential element of authoritarian religion... - and authoritarian religious experience is the subjugation to a power beyond the human being - Western society is currently experiencing the worship of power, success and authority of the market, as a modern form of idolatry...
Examples of humanist religions:
Early Buddhism, Taoism, Isaiah, Jesus, Socrates, Spinoza, mystical currents (Jewish and Christian), reason... (E. Fromm)
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09/22/2011 - Interview with Author dali48 on Google +