Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 9 months ago

Why do communist nations need to force atheism to keep their power? ?

11 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    They need to force communism to stay in power. Free elections would throw out most Communist regimes.

  • 9 months ago

    Because our rights come from God

  • Nous
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Why are you so uneducated ans silly?!!!!!!

    Stalin was raised a Catholic and controlled the Russian Orthodox Church – in the top ten of Christian denominations. Lenin was a baptised member of the Russian Orthodox Church and never ventured to go beyond the opinion that the Church and the clergy were part of the ruling classes, - Marx was a lifelong Christian and is buried in Highgate cemetery in London. Russia has always been Christian which is why St Basil’s Cathedral is at the heart of the Kremlin!

    China is 98% Buddhist.

    North Korea treats it's leaders as God heads.

    So come on genius tell us a single communist country that is atheist! YOU CANNOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 9 months ago

    russia has its own russian orthadox church

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    The Chinese are allowed to practice religion; there are Christians, Buddhists,Taoists,  Muslims, and also localised tribal religious believers. 

  • 9 months ago

    Actual communism has yet to be put into practice in any country on this planet. It quickly becomes a dictatorship or a cult of personality, with fascism rampant and most of the people oppressed, controlled and terrorized/brainwashed into good behavior toward whoever's running their government. In communism, everyone in that society would be equal, with equal power. Bosses would be elected to oversee projects, not in charge no matter what. China is a dictatorship, a fascist capitalist nation. You are welcome to make as much money as you want or can, as long as you don't go against the government. It's very much everyone for himself there, and that is not communism in any sense. NK is a theocracy. The Dear Leader is worshiped like a god-king, not a fellow citizen or an equal to everyone else there. The old USSR, come on. East Berlin? Good gravy. Cuba?? Puh-leeze. Also, in America, you pretty much have to be a hardcore Christian to get elected to public office. That's local, state and federal levels. We have a National Prayer Day, which seems to be Christian-invite only. Our few Muslim reps get treated like terrorists who've managed to infiltrate and seek to harm our country. The few Jews...mmm. So, be very careful about trying to paint atheists as some sort of evil comic book villain trying to take over the world. Just simply not true. You might also actually examine the set up and workings of governments around the globe. What they say they are, versus what they actually do and practice. 

  • 9 months ago

    And we can ask why did Christian nations need to force their God on people to keep their power? 

    We can cite the Dark Ages and brutal wars...

     Remember the Dark Ages when the Roman Catholics made non-belief in Jesus punishable by death. 

    “In the Dark Ages you had great power, the terror of God and His Church.”

    ---------John Buchan

  • Alan H
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    The nations that called themselves Communist were never anything of the kind. They were State Capitalist.   Such a view cannot tolerate a belief in a God of freedom  

  • 9 months ago

    Russia is more Christian than atheist, China isn't big on freethought in general, and North Korea deifies it's founder having him still rule the nation from heaven. Those places aren't at all like the people you find here.

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