Had an interesting thought the other day. We’ve all heard much about how moderns have largely abandoned claims to absolute truth, to binding ideals, to a higher standard. It’s funny to think, then, that communism at its strongest form, its purest water, actually accords with Christianity in claiming its worldview as authoritative and true. In communism, particularly historic Marxism, certain principles are presupposed: the evil of the upper class, the falsity of God, the malleability of man’s nature. Communism, like Christianity, presents a thought-scheme containing certain ideas it considers infallible and absolute, binding and unquestioned. How strange that two systems so opposed in their actual doctrine stand on the same side–the absolutist side–imploring the other side–the relativist side emphasizing the absence of truth in the world–to believe its teachings?
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