We now turn to an article by Adedayo Adejobi about a book that links Karl Marx to Satanism (see This Day Live, September 21, 2013 AD). This pertains to the works of Richard Wurmbrand who in 1976 AD published the book Was Karl Marx a Satanist? and in 1986 AD published Marx and Satan.
Yet, Richard Wurmbrand has also linked Communism to Satanism specifically Karl Marx personally and his philosophy:
The late Reverend Richard Wurmbrand spent 14 years as a prisoner of the Communist government in Romania, where he was persecuted for his faith in Jesus Christ. His experience led him to spend further years researching Karl Marx and the Communist doctrines he developed.
While Communism portrays itself as a noble endeavor for the good of mankind, and claims an Atheistic view, Wurmbrand exposes its true roots, revealing that Karl Marx and the fathers of the modern Communist/Socialist movements were inspired by the powers of darkness.
Wurmbrand embarked upon, “examining the confessions, writings, and poetry of Marx and his followers”:
…the author demonstrates how the “prince of darkness” gave these men the “sword” by which they have terrorized the nations. Wurmbrand proves that this movement is not simply the work of greedy men, hungry for wealth and power, but is “after the working of Satan” with the intent of destroying mankind.
Thus, overall, “the book, sets itself on the path of unveiling the personality of Marx” and “developments in the life of Marx to appraise the idol of communism.” An “idol” is referenced due to the fact that “Marx and Fredrick Engels…pursued an anti-Christian utopia that, from the beginning”:
Like today’s seductive vision of change, their socialist transformation required a “crisis” and a response that would capture public attention and provide the needed momentum.
This is a reference to what is known as the Hegelian Dialectic which is: thesis, antithesis, synthesis (problem, reaction, solution). Thus, in order to accomplish their goals Marx and Engels do not propose their purposes outright. Rather, they create a crisis, they then propose a solution and the solution ends up being their initially intended purpose.
Some may recall that a few years ago Rahm Emanuel stated, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
Adedayo Adejobi notes:
Marx was not only a Satanist, but an atheist whose popular maxim - that religion is the opium of the poor - was also steeped in shadowy underground realms. Wurmbrand claims that along with many of his comrades, Marx practiced initiations and other higher occult practices…
Setting the tone for his argument, the author declares that the original Marxism group of communists’ league who worked alongside Marx were all members of the secret society, Illuminati. Marx’s very rich intellectual soul mate, Fredrick Engel is included. The Illuminati, organiastion are obsessed by their Utopian dream and zealous campaign for one world order.
It may be of interest to note that one can be a Satanist Atheist if one denies the existence of a personal God and affirms satan to be some sort of symbol for our lower qualities, etc.
Of course, as with the attached photo, Marx is often seen displaying the hidden hand sing.
To buttress the key point of Karl Marx and his Satanist association, the author serves one of Marx’s poems entitled, Oulanem. In the piece, Marx, playing the devil, consigns the entire human race to damnation.
Oulanem according to Wurmbrand, is probably the only drama in the world in which all the characters are aware of their own corruption, which they flaunt and celebrate with conviction. In this piece of creative writing, there is no black and white. All are satanic, corrupt, and doomed.
Other Marx’s poems cited in the book include Invocation of One in Despair and Human Pride, The Player, and Art Emerging from the Dark Abyss of Hell and Human Pride. Like Goethe’s Faust, a book that celebrates how one sold his soul to the devil, all the Marx poems followed in the direction of mankind’s damnation. And Wurmbrand builds a strong argument on that premise.
The book also linked Marx to Theosophy, giving clues on how Annie Besant, leading personality in the theosophy movement, was close to him. In their hey days, the two often lectured on such topics as “The Wickedness of God’ as well as other issues considered blasphemous.”
Other “notable associates of Marx who shared some of his said Satanic and atheistic dispositions” are:
Proudhon, who in The Philosophy of Misery declares that God was the prototype of injustice, prompting such others as Bukharin with similarly explosive thought-provoking ideologies.
Also Moses Hess who “converted both Marx and Engel”:
After Hess convinced Marx and Engel of socialist idea, claiming from the very beginning that its purpose would be to give the last kick of Medieval religion.
Then there is “His friend Georg Jung” who:
…said it even more clearly that Marx will chase God, an interesting development which through history has come to fulfillment.
Granted, scholarly debated on this and related topics are ongoing but this makes for a fascinating piece of the puzzle.
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