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HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

How did we get here? Let’s ask Marx, Hegel, Nietzsche, Wilde, and Sammy Davis Jr???

Wretched Radio | Air Date: August 04, 2022

Segment 1

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

Courtesy of Carl Trueman -Strange New World.

Hundreds of years ago the assumption was God exists and if you have a question, go to your Bible.

The Age of Reason and Enlightenment and Romanticism came next.

Karl Marx – human self-conscience changes over time.

Georg Hegel – human nature emerges over time.

Hegel was an idealist.

Marx was a materialist. 

Segment 2

How did we get to this point in history?

Marx believed how we act, think, and talk is tied to economics.

“A man feels alienation because he is alienated from the fruits of his labor.” -Marx

“Christians created the perfect man in Jesus and project their fiction on others.” -Marx

“We invented God because we’re alienated.” -Marx

Marx saw religion as a result of economic conditions.

Segment 3

People in power created systems like religion, so they could maintain power and feel better about life.

“Religion is a sign of intellectual weakness.” -Marx

“Freedom can only be achieved by the abolition of religion.” -Marx

Marx thought everything was political someway.

Friedrich Nietzsche was fascinated by the fact that religion persisted.

Nietzsche and Marx pondered the idea of a “superman”

Segment 4

Todd reads the lyrics to the song “I’ve Gotta Be Me.” These are very Marxist lyrics.

What is morality if God ceased to exist?

Religion and morality is manipulative according to Marx and Nietzsche.

Oscar Wilde lived very flamboyantly and was against the idea of marriage because it stifled a person from reacting on desire.

 

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