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Thread #159350   Message #3775409
Posted By: MGM·Lion
27-Feb-16 - 07:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: Qu: Regarding Religion
Subject: RE: BS: Qu: Regarding Religion
Presumably under Marxo-Leninism, religion ["Opium of the people"] would be forbidden or at least much frowned on; but nevertheless lots & lots of people were killed. It could of course be retorted that the State-approved belief in the teachings of Marx & Lenin constituted what could be regarded as a 'religion' (who was it who said something about "That arch-Jesuit, Stalin"?). As those old enough to remember him back in the 1940s, the BBC's good old tame philosophy Professor C E M Joad* was in the habit of prefacing every reply to questions put to the "Brains Trust" panel with the words "It depends what you mean by ..." It brought him a certain amount of ridicule; but I always thought, and still think, that he had an excellent point. It always does 'depend on what you mean by...', dunnit?

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*interesting Wikipedia entry on Prof Joad