Religion And Karl Marx's Theory Of Religion

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Rudolf Otto describes religion as numinous. The numinous is describes as the power or being of divinity. Rudolf Otto defined it himself as “non-rational, non-sensory experience or feeling whose primary and immediate object is outside the self”. Rudolf Otto refined his theory into three distinctive segments; numinous mysterium, numinous tremendum, and numinous fascian. The numinous mysterium is the wholly other. OR something that is entirely different from the ordinary things we experience in life. The tremendum is something that gets you terrified but it still presents itself as a great power. The fascian is a merciful and gracious side as well. Karl Marx’s theory of religion is compared to other social establishments. Marx says that religions is materialistic and that it is dependent on the economic realities of a given society. As Marx wrote, “The religious world is but the reflex of the real world.” In his theory, religion only functions on an economic stand point and nothing else. The actual laws and beliefs of a religion is almost irrelevant in itself. Marx believes that religion is some sort of illusion that gives people a reason to function as it is. Karl Marx has three reasons for disliking religion; First, it’s irrational is a way that religion is an illusion and worshiping a …show more content…
Freud trusted that religion was an incredible deterrent to society, thus set out to demonstrate that it is simply a mind 's result, a figment of their imagination. Freud clarifies that the reception of religion is an inversion to immature examples of thought because of sentiments of weakness and blame. We feel the requirement for security and pardoning, thus develop a wellspring of security and absolution. Religion is seen as an adolescent

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