The “C”PUSA, in its FAQ section, has this to say about Communism and religion:
“Communists are not against religion. We are against capitalism. In fact, the Party has its own Religion Commission which seeks to build positive relations with religious people and communities in the struggle to make life better for working people. Most religious people believe in justice, peace, and respectful relations among the peoples of the world, and many are motivated by their faith to work for those goals.”
Lenin has this to say:
“Religion must be of no concern to the state, and religious societies must have no connection with governmental authority. Everyone must be absolutely free to profess any religion he pleases, or no religion whatever, i.e., to be an atheist, which every socialist is, as a rule. Discrimination among citizens on account of their religious convictions is wholly intolerable. Even the bare mention of a citizen’s religion in official documents should unquestionably be eliminated. No subsidies should be granted to the established church nor state allowances made to ecclesiastical and religious societies. These should become absolutely free associations of like minded citizens, associations independent of the state.”
“We shall always preach the scientific world-outlook, and it is essential for us to combat the inconsistency of various “Christians”. But that does not mean in the least that the religious question ought to be advanced to first place, where it does not belong at all; nor does it mean that we should allow the forces of the really revolutionary economic and political struggle to be split up on account of third-rate opinions or senseless ideas, rapidly losing all political importance, rapidly being swept out as rubbish by the very course of economic development.”
Is Sam Webb right, and Lenin wrong? I don’t think so…
Sadly, this is indicative of the depths to which the “C”PUSA has sunk. Rather than following the fundamental principles of Marxism-Leninism, they have adopted a liberal Democrat stance in nearly every issue.
This issue, however, is clearly spelled out in Marxist-Leninist thought: Religion is superstition, and it has done more harm than good. Marxism-Leninism teaches Historical and Dialectical Materialism – viewpoints which are diametrically opposed to religious thought.
Religion (all of them) teaches that some “being” or “beings” created everything that we see, think, and feel – therefore man is subservient. This is a form of idealism that is directly and forcefully refuted by Marxism-Leninism.
The “C”PUSA, in an attempt to attract members, have ignored this basic notion of Marxist-Leninist thought. The “C”PUSA and its leader, Sam Webb, have turned a once proud political organisation into a branch of the Democratic Party – even going so far as to endorse capitalist candidates for the American presidency. Notice in the quote above from the “C”PUSA FAQ: “We are against capitalism.” How can you be against capitalism, when you endorse one of their candidates, and encourage your members to vote for them?
The “C”PUSA has failed to adhere to the fundamental principles of Marxism-Leninism, it’s betrayed the Communist movement, and have duped its followers into doing the same.