International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 278


The Seeds of communism in christianity: Reality and limitations

Mariem Khmiri
  • Mariem Khmiri
  • The Institute of Higher Languages of Gabes, University Of Tunisia, Tunisia.
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  •  Received: 23 November 2013
  •  Accepted: 09 April 2014
  •  Published: 30 June 2014


The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness.» Karl Marx. Communism, in its chauvinistic fervor, often takes the form of a religious section not to say an orthodoxy in its own right. Paradoxically enough, in communism, the world is not there save as a mass of materials and it is for this reason in particular that it offers no room for deity at once. All deities, in its philosophy are considered as a means for the rulers to manipulate the masses. In view of its radical annihilation of the principle of hierarchy known to monotheistic religions, communism has been set to rival with all religions at once and with Christianity in particular, due to the social and cultural environment where they were both vying for popularity: namely the West. From a communist point of view, man is held as the sole responsible for his own deeds and it is only by reference to those deeds that he shall go « up » or « down » in the eyes of his immediate social surrounding. And yet, unconsciously, communism seems to have been perpetrating a lie that has grown into something self-induced. 
Key words: Christianity, communism, communists and humanism and Man.