Religion and the left

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Wed Jun 3 10:24:47 PDT 1998

Charles wrote:
>>I tend to accept that churchgoing might be overstated in polling and a
>>religious ritual for a minority. But I suspect that a large fraction of
>>non-church goers and rare church goers have a worldview that is religious
>>and idealist (idealist philosophy is essentially religious; see Engels'
>>_Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, introduction,on philosophical
>>materialism' s main struggle with religion ). That is, their idealism is
>>latent, but prevails when fundamental political and economic questions
>>arise in their lives.<<

Yes. And they must be trained in practical struggles + political theory to grow _away_ from their idealism. I think both of us agree on this, judging by what you have written.


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