Posted by Marian on November 15, 2001

In Reply to: Marx posted by Nikesh Shah on November 14, 2001

: "religion is the opiate of the people"

: a) What did he mean by this?

Not positive, but I believe he meant that religion dulled people's minds in somewhat the same way a drug would (opium). I'm guessing he meant that religion provided answers to people in such a way that they saw little need to use their minds to ask new questions, whether philosophical or scientific.