For those in the USA who hate our country, hate our constitution, hate our culture, hate our history, hate our institutions and hate our flag, Marxism provides a people friendly political, sociological and economic alternative to the idea of a constitutional republic focused on capitalism. But Marxism is much more than a political, sociological and economic system; it has all the trappings of the world religions it claims to denounce! Marx denounced every religion as the illusory sun around which man revolves, until he begins to revolve around himself. A being only considers himself independent when he stands on his own feet; and he only stands on his own feet when he owes his existence to himself. The ultimate religious motivation behind this philosophy is to make each of us equal to God. But as indicated by Colson and Pearcey:
“Marx’s self-deification has had disastrous results for millions, leading to war, massacre and labor camps…Because revolutionaries are confident that the next stage in history will automatically represent progress, that any change will be for the better, they readily tear down and destroy the existing order – which historically has often meant killing off anyone who resists, from rulers to peasants…Because Marxism denies the evil in human nature, it does not recognize the need to place checks and balances on the individuals in power, allowing them to accrue absolute power…Marxism is a substitute religion that wreaks devastation and death. Today’s liberation movements [BLM, Antifa], which depend heavily on the Marxist worldview, are inherently religious as well. They may have dropped Marx’s focus on economics in favor of race or gender or ethnicity, but the basic thought forms remain the same – and they are equally flawed and dangerous.”
Oswald Chambers concisely captured the sin of Marxism:
“The Bible does not say that God punished the human race for one man’s sin; but that the disposition of sin, viz. my claim to my right to myself, entered into the human race by one man, and that another Man took on Him the sin of the human race and put it away (Heb 9:26) – an infinitely profounder revelation. The disposition of sin is not immorality and wrong-doing, but the disposition of self-realization – I am my own god. This disposition may work out in decorous morality or in indecorous immorality, but it has one basis, my claim to my right to myself.”
Marxism has failed in every instance; it is responsible for violence, suffering and death on a world scale. But it is still a magnet for the human race.