I read a book a couple decades ago that had an interesting take. A religion can evolve into four possible irreligions:

  1. Irreligion of Superiority
  2. Irrelegion of Hostility
  3. Irreligion of Insularity
  4. Irreligion of Competition

Unfortunately I forgot the name of the book and the author.

Anyways, I believe Marx was seeing more of the irreligions than religions. Back in my agnostic days, I too was quite quick to point to the flaws of religion, not willing to see the better things religion can provide for society.

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