Opiate of the Masses?

Woman praying

Some say that religion is the opiate of the masses. Kark Marx is most famous for the saying. There are good reasons to be a Christian, but being an opioid is NOT one of them!

Many of the rules we have would be considered a buzz kill among party animals.
no sex outside of marriage, drugs limited to what your doctor is willing to prescribe, limited alcohol use.

I repeat there are very good reasons for those rules, but we often don’t see these reasons until our life leads us to the bottom of a ditch somewhere, and we know that our life would be better off if we had followed the rules that God gave us.

The only good reason to be a Christian is that it is absolutely true.
Paul wrote:
1 Corinthians 15:12-14  (KJV)
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:  And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

Our religion isn’t about opioids, it isn’t about fantasy, it isn’t fiction. It’s about Christ. If he lives our religion is true!
Jesus Lives!

Jordon Peterson isn’t exactly a Christian theologian, he did however provide inspiration for this blog post, and he is an incredibly intelligent man. You can find his books at my affiliate link at Amazon.

7 thoughts on “Opiate of the Masses?

  1. Funny you posted this. I was accused yesterday of using politics as my opiate of the masses. By someone who has no idea what is happening in this country, except that they hate Trump.

    1. It sounds like you are a conservative, and I just don’t understand the claim of your accuser if that is the case. Conservatives believe in hard work, responsibility, and other things that if we are honest few really like, but we realize that in the long run life runs smoother if we follow those principles. It is kind of like dieting. No one likes turning down their favorite dessert, but we know that the future will be better for us if we do, at least part of the time. To me anyway the far left seems more like a drug.
      You always get a trophy, do what you like, if you don’t take responsibility for your actions big brother will. That is the drug.

      1. Yes, I am and it made no sense to me. Especially since this person claims to be a Christian. He’s 28 years old and has bought into the idea that Trump is a racist and because this person is very anti-racism, he cannot support any of the good things that Trump has done. I tried to help him see how dangerous the left is. I pray that he and the millions of others like him will have their eyes opened.

      2. Trump dated a black girl for two years, pardoned minorities, put minorities in his administration, lent his jet to Nelson Mandela, and many other things that prove that he isn’t a racist. Maybe you could research some of those things to show him?

      3. He doesn’t want any people here who can’t be bothered to obey the law. Illegal isn’t a race, it is a crime. The Democrats acted liked they believed that too before Trump ran for office.
        There is NO point in airport security if anyone on the planet can go to our southern border and walk across. Millions come across every year, and when you have that many people of any kind of population you will find some bad guys in that population. Even the White American population so please don’t say this is about race. We happen to have this problem of human trafficking, as many as 20% of the kids that have been caught crossing the border were proven unrelated to the people who claimed to be their parents. This means if they had not been caught they would have been permanently separated from their parents. If you think that separating them long enough to get the DNA test results back is bad, certainly life long separation is worse. Especially when the child is handed over to a lifetime of forced prostitution! Child trafficking is modern-day slavery, and people like Trump hate it!
        Obama decided to stem the tide of these child traffickers by separating the children from their “guardians” long enough to make sure that the kids actually belong to the people taking them across the border. One of the few things that he did that I actually liked.
        If they want to come here legally, they are more than welcome, but people who disobey the law especially child traffickers are not welcome around people who obey it.

      4. The democrats say that forcing people to get a picture ID is racist, apparently, they think that minorities can’t do something that simple. That seems to be a huge example of racism.
        Conservatives think that minorities can do anything they set their minds to doing. Democrats think that minorities need help. I think that the talking heads of the Democrat party are projecting when they call us racist.

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