When speaking of socialism, two criteria are opposed. The first, that of its supporters, call themselves theorists or utopians, who are clinging to the concept that socialism is a system of social organization based on ownership and collective or state administration of the main means of production by which it is sought, the distribution of goods and wealth among people in an equal manner, developing the principles of political, social, economic equality, and justice among human beings.
On the other hand, there are those adverse to the above, those who know that in order for this system to be established in practice, it must be done arbitrarily, since it is the only way to carry it out before people who seek to achieve their personal goals, that make use of their free will, and that develop according to each individual’s ability to reason and act to meet objectives, because this ideology is contrary to these particularities of the human being, it can only be carried out through imposition.
The analysis to be developed goes a little out of the traditional way of seeing Marxism as a political system, it moves it to another extreme, which is the religious point of view.
Religion is considered to be the set of beliefs around an idea of divinity, which is venerated or feared, worshiped, followed by its dogmas, precepts, customs and symbols that must be fulfilled to achieve the purest and elevated physical, mental, and spiritual state of perfection, to which the human being can reach.
Marxism meets all the fundamental aspects to be considered a religion – politics. Next, conjectures will be made of the most outstanding aspects in which Marxism can be framed within a religion.
Holy book. The scriptures, principles and sacred foundations of Marxism are contemplated in The Communist Manifesto, from there its commandments are born.
The Messiah. There is fanaticism and belief in Marxist leaders to such an extent that they are seen as messiahs; these are in charge of inspiring, preaching, guiding and being the spiritual leaders who embody the word of the Holy Book. These people are idolized to such an extent that not only are their images part of their followers’ clothing, adornments, and badges, but they are also worshiped, their faces becoming part of political, family, and recreational activities. cultural and even funeral.
The fight of good against evil. Like all religions, good and evil are present, everyone who is of a Marxist tendency is considered a morally superior being whose mission is to fight against evil. Being on the left is synonymous with good, and not being synonymous with bad.
The earthly paradise. In traditional religions the ultimate goal of existence is the earthly paradise; This paradise is found in the Marxist dogma with the name of communism, in which the earthly world where life is perfect is promoted.
These aspects described are the most outstanding shared by the various religions in the Western Hemisphere; being able to open a new space to include Marxism as a religion – politics, whose faith is based on the certainty of what is not true, its preaching is intolerance and hatred as part of its belief, this dogma is transmitted from generation to generation creating followers whose vision of the world is the only thought that they must impose, and making use of freedoms is an attack against the sacred.