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RE: SECULAR NATIONS / REPLY TO M. TOVEY

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Submitted by DANIEL REDMOND (United States), Jan 15, 2008 at 20:17

Sorry but I don't consider the Soviet Union to have been truly secular. The Soviet rulers inherited a subservient populace accepting of their subjugation through centuries of oppression from both religion and Czarist regimes. To have not capitalized upon that would have been foolish for the likes of Lenin and Stalin, and capitalize upon it they did.

In essence, Communism simply became a new religion for the masses, endorsed by the new Communist "Czars," and the idol worship afforded to religion was displaced by an equally fervant compliance to Soviet Communist domination. In short, their minds and spirits having already been rendered broken and maleable, the people of the Soviet empire quickly became willing slaves of the new doctrine of Communism that forbade other gods as competitors for its own malignant form of sovereignty.

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