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« on: June 11, 2014, 02:32:08 PM »
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"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 02:34:17 PM »
why is communism/marxism so attractive?  especially to people who are smart enough and educated enough to know that it's a failure?

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 02:41:05 PM »
why is communism/marxism so attractive?  especially to people who are smart enough and educated enough to know that it's a failure?

Whitaker Chambers said it was because people turn worshipping the state into the religion they so deny.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 02:50:15 PM »
Whitaker Chambers said it was because people turn worshipping the state into the religion they so deny.

But there are a plethora of various secular "religions" to turn to, so why is it that so many choose this particular secular religion?

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 03:00:10 PM »
Because, to the people, it isn't based on belief in something intangible.  People can see, hear, SMELL :whistle: the government which is something they can't do with religion.  The government is in the here and now, religion in the hereafter.  You will note the people who fall for this scam are the same ones who voted for Obama.  If you think of the "intelligentia" as sheepherders and the Hop Polloi as the sheep, you can see how it is done.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin


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