Religion -- or the lack of it -- should be up to the individual

Danielle Ni Dhighe morrigan at SPAMmorrigan.net
Tue Dec 26 21:56:33 MST 2000


At 07:05 AM 12/25/2000, Jose G. Perez wrote:
 >1) "Religion" is not simply a matter of people believing certain things,
 >but of very concrete, material, social institutions which play a very
 >definite political, ideological and social role.

Which is why I stated that "we shouldn't shirk from criticizing religion as
a prop for ruling class ideology."  Religion is a personal issue on an
individual level, but when organized religion uses the cloak of religion to
defend the status quo, then we should ruthlessly attack it.

 >One of the central lessons and principles of the Cuban Revolution is that
 >the building of socialism is the task of free, fully conscious women and
 >men.

If that's true, then it should be accepted that free, fully conscious
people might not always do what you want or expect them to do.  Where the
building of socialism is concerned, I would be more concerned about
bourgeois counterrevolution than whether some comrades hold spiritual beliefs.

As I said, let's worry about creating a successful revolution first.

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