Not sure how many times this has to be pointed out but Karl Marx was not an
atheist, the man was a Protestant and attended church fairly regularly. HIs
comments on religion being the opium of the masses has to be one of the mots
widely misunderstood comments of all time. It was a reflection on the way
governments try to manipulate people by playing off their faith.
It is interesting how many people ignore Christ when things are going their way,
but when things fall apart, they immediately become instant
saint-wanna-be's. The real test for Mr Chavez will be, if he manages to
recover from his ailment, how long will he hold on to his new-found faith? Will
he proceed to act as a Christian, or will he fall back into his patterns of
self-deification and delusions of adequacy?I sincerely hope he does
turn over a new leaf and becomes a follower of Christ in the truest sense. The
people of Venezuela deserve some good and a multitude of blessings in their
One can accept Marx's econometrics without accepting his philosophy. That
pretty much describes me. Marx's most important work "Capital" is
an econometrics of great power. It's analysis is important in today's
economic debate. However, very few are familiar with it, and most people know
only Marx's philosophic points of view which are atheistic. Most of the
socialist I know are not atheists.
Since much of the article revolves around Chavez's worship of Jesus,
wouldn't it have been appropriate to include the words "no
relation" in the last paragraph, when Jesus Antonio Juagivioy was quoted?