The true opium.

“Religion used to be the opium of the people. To those suffering humiliation, pain, illness, and serfdom, religion promised the reward of an afterlife. But now, we are witnessing a transformation, a true opium of the people is the belief in nothingness after death, the huge solace, the huge comfort of thinking that for our betrayals, our greed, our cowardice, our murders, we are not going to be judged.”

-Czeslaw Milosz

9 thoughts on “The true opium.

  1. For some reason, the quotation brought to mind one of my own tongue-in-cheek observations. After a lifetime of being judged by other people, the good news is that the Last Judgment belongs to God.

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