Dead Men Left

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

God-bothering, etc

If there's one thing that indicates how completely stuffed the Left has been for too long, it is the prevalence of a shockingly stupid attitude to religion. For god's sake, people, get over your liberal bloody hang-ups.

Feuerbach resolves the religious essence into the human essence. But the human essence is no abstraction inherent in each single individual.

In its reality it is the ensemble of the social relations.

Feuerbach, who does not enter upon a criticism of this real essence, is consequently compelled:

To abstract from the historical process and to fix the religious sentiment as something by itself and to presuppose an abstract – isolated – human individual.
Essence, therefore, can be comprehended only as “genus”, as an internal, dumb generality which naturally unites the many individuals.

(Karl Marx, Sixth Thesis on Feuerbach, 1845)