Karl Marx 1818-1883
Although it provides solace, religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world.
Karl Marx argues that religion is a belief system that enables the ruling class to maintain power in the present by promising the working class that things will be better in the hereafter. The poor find solace in moral teachings because, ultimately, they will reap a reward for their suffering; social change is averted because religion stabilizes society and upholds the status quo.
These pieces of info were gathered from “The Sociology Book Big Ideas Simply Explained” From DK
If you are a poor person, maybe at some point you will look at yourself and say “I am poor.” Perhaps you will think it does not seem fair. Maybe you deserve better from life. I think the key force is the use of critical thought. the ability to ask questions. “Why are things this way?” “What can I do to improve my own life?”
The Ruling Class does not want you to do that. They want you to accept that you life may not be good right now but if you worship the Lord and are a god follower of the Lord then you shall be rewarded in the afterlife.
Information and thoughts pulled out of pages 256 to 259 of The Sociology Book. -End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUiT