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A Quest to Become a God
Topics: Atheism

In this short bit of poetry entitled Human Pride, Karl Marx clearly shows his hatred of his fellow man and proclivity toward becoming a god.  

Then I will wander godlike and victorious
Through the ruins of the world
And, giving my words an active force,
I feel equal to the creator.


Comments:

Diane,

How about doing a bit of a review. It will allow you to slip Marx's real intentions.

I suspect that many bloody acts of terror or revolution was started by poetry, plays, or novels.

In *Terror and Liberalism,* Paul Berman specifically mentions the work of to Romantic era writers, Hugo Victor play *Hernani*, and Charles Baudelaire poem *Flowers of Evil*.
1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Tragically, Marx felt it necessary "to recognize as the highest divinity, the human self-consciousness itself." He described his objective was "to dethrone God and destroy capitalism!" Lenin wrote, "Marxism cannot be conceived without atheism."
I wish I'd had this quote earlier this week for my British lit. class! We were reading Steve Turner's "Creed" which starts with a line about "MarxFreudandDarwin." I asked what these three men stood for and why, therefore, Turner fused their names into one. Wish I'd had this quote to share with them to show Marx's heart. Maybe next time ...