Professor Pals expresses the suspicion that Marx”s account of religion might better be understood as an account of “the essence of Christianity.”
MARX AND EASTERN RELIGIONS
Professor Pals expresses the suspicion that Marx”s account of religion might better be understood as an account of “the essence of Christianity.” You may recall that he reported a similar standard criticism of Freud to the effect that Freud’s theory of religion seems drawn from reflection on the religions of the West. To what extent might Marx’s account of religion be open to that same critique as Freud’s?
Nine Theories of Religion
Book by Daniel L. Pals
THE PROBLEM OF EVIL
Sam Harris argues that the problem of accounting for the existence and apparent random distribution of pain, and suffering – and evil more generally – is intractable for a religion which proposes a God who is omniscient, omnipotent, and perfectly beneficent. On the other hand, that is supposed to be perfectly intelligible within a scientific framework. How is that supposed to work?
Sam Harris, End of Faith