ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
Quote for Today June 1, 2013
"In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses."
Russell Baker, The New York Times, Oct. 3, 1967
Questions and Comments:
Agree or disagree?
Around 1797 there was a comment that was floating around: "Religion acts merely as an opiate." It appeared in the L'Historie de Juliette by the Marquis de Sade and in Novalis.
Karl Marx said in 1843, "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." It appeared in his Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right (1843)
Charles Kingsley wrote around 1848, "We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's hand book, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they were being overloaded, a mere book to keep the poor in order." He was a Canon in the Church of England.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair said, "Marx was wrong - religion is not the opiate of the masses, baseball is."
Do you consider any thing in your life to be like a drug - something you are addicted to: television, the computer, solitaire?