Communism as Religion

  title={Communism as Religion},
  author={Marcin Kula},
  journal={Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions},
  pages={371 - 381}
  • M. Kula
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Political Science
  • Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions
Although communism always fought against religion, paradoxically, it came to resemble it in a number of ways. This phenomenon occurred with varying intensity in different periods, and to a varying extent in different communist countries. The fully evolved model that developed in the Soviet Union under Stalin was incomparably stronger than, for instance, in Poland, especially under Edward Gierek (1970–80). During that time, ideology in Poland became largely superficial, and instead of Marxism… 
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