Omission of Marx Quote:
I find it odd that your index of quotations omits what is possibly the most famous and popular of all lines with reference to the topic: i.e. 'religion is the opium of the people'. In addition to censoring a profoundly correct and instructive observation, you dishonestly by-pass its author and the many who followed in this tradition. Please explain.
From: Positive Atheism <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Andrew Rodomar
Subject: Re: PA-via_Positive_Atheism_Index
Date: Monday, July 12, 1999 4:19 AM
Why do you accuse me of censoring Marx without knowing my methods or motives?
My motives: Post as many atheistic quotes as I can, during the brief time my fragile health allows me to work each day (if at all).
My methods: (1) Quotes submitted by readers and verified by myself. (2) Best of the great "Quotes" books, which I put on hold when I reached about the mid-nineteenth century (thus excluding Karl Marx and Groucho Marx and many other more recent thinkers).
The quote, from A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right Preface (1844):
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
I have included the quotation into the list.
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