Tag: anti-religion campaign

Change in Faith?

As the  Soviet came out of WWII and into the Cold War, many social changes began to shape the nation and influence what it was becoming. Of all the things changing for the Soviet in the latter half of the twentieth century, religion and is ties to the nation was no exception. In 1957 Khrushchev […]

Laws for Religion

Stalin’s main area of focus was collectivization of farms and his Five Year Plan. However, the focus on churches and religion surfaced once again. In the early 1920’s, particularly 1923, churches were under fire. With Stalin in power now, the churches were once again under fire from the government, but this time with restrictions and […]

Separation of Church and State

The Kremlin had instituted restrictions on religion and the church in 1923 but instituted more laws against the church in 1929.  These laws sparked violence towards the church, the members, and the property.  The government did not want their citizens attending church services on Sunday’s that they kept factories operational on the weekend to encourage the…

Purge the Poison of Faith

In 1929 Soviet Russia, the surface showed that the Government didn’t like religion. History tells us that the Communist regime officially made it the business of the state whether a person formed a religious group, and made it the policy of the State that religion not have a hand in government or education. The policies […]

Out With Religion, and In With Communism!

Once the Bolsheviks came to hold power in 1917, they were forming a “cultural front” that would spread across Russia throughout the 1920s. Creating the future Communist Party of the Soviet Union meant that some changes needed to be made to the original structure of the country so less people would deviate from their obligations … Continue reading Out With Religion, and In With Communism!

Bolshevik Party: The Antichrist?

“Religion is the opiate of the people” – Karl Marx Beginning prior to the 1917 Revolution and lasting well beyond, several internal factions and ideological differences manifested themselves within Russia.  For example, Bolshevik officials agreed with the moderate socialist’s whom endorsed bourgeois rule, while many radical underground activists rejected the bourgeois provisional government (Freeze, 280).  […]

Breaking the Chains of Religion

   He who lives and works in need his entire life is taught by religion to be meek and patient in this world, offering the comfort of hope for a heavenly reward. And they who live on the labor of others are taught by religion to be charitable in this world, offering them a cheap […]