As a totalitarian system, communism is hostile towards religion as it threatens authority. Karl Marx declared that “communism begins where atheism begins,” and communism “abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality.”
Throughout the history of the Christian church, Christianity has always stood over against all forms of statism.
If a man has a church, a community, and a home, his economic status is of little concern to his overall happiness.
Marcuse, with his Neo-Socialism, believed that men need to be freed from false needs and consciousness.
How engaged should Christians be in the realms of cultural and social issues, of poverty and oppression? Could good intentions produce negative results and ultimately harm someone’s good?