From Bondage to the Desert – 1.1 The Religious Character of Communist Ideology – 4

1.1.4 Marxist Sociology

DefinitionSociology is the study of the individuals, groups and institutions, and the relationships between them, which make up human society.

Auguste Compte (1798–1875), associated in his youth with the socialist utopian Saint-Simon, was the father of sociology. His seminal work was significantly entitled A System of Positive Politics or A Textbook of Sociology that Institutes the Religion of Humanity. He proposes a religion without God in which humanity takes the place of its Creator.

Marxism took over the project formulated by Compte and gave it a new impetus by making it an instrument of social engineering. This exercise in social transformation was based on the Myth of Reason (as was the philosophy of the Enlightenment), and also on the Myth of Science which became the new ‘religion’ of this social model. Continue reading “From Bondage to the Desert – 1.1 The Religious Character of Communist Ideology – 4”