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Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx are the mid-19th century philosophical fathers of Communism. Both men epitomized the rally cry of Atheism which is “God doesn’t exist, and I hate him.” They saw religion as a competitor to their agenda of a government-based socialistic society.
In disparaging religious faith, Engels wrote:
“All religion… is nothing but the fantastic reflection in men’s minds of those external forces which control their daily life, a reflection in which the terrestrial forces assume the form of supernatural forces.”
Regarding this rivalry, Engels observed:
“Both Christianity and the workers’ socialism