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Engels: pick your choose

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in response to reader comment: Was Engels a fallen Jew or a fallen Protestant or neither?

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Mar 23, 2020 at 19:53

I think I overstepped, saying Engels was Jewish. My point was that Communism, which he and Marx created, had its roots in WESTERN ("Judaeo-Christian") philosophical thinking, not Chinese. Chinese President Xi was and is a staunch Communist and Atheist, and he has demanded party discipline concerning religion. Only a small minority of Chinese are Communists.

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