Quotation by Charles Kingsley

We have used the Bible as if it was a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are being overloaded.
Charles Kingsley (1819–1875), British author, clergyman. Politics for the People, no. 4 (May 27, 1848). Letters to the Chartists, no. 2, The Works of Charles Kingsley (1880-1885).

Kingsley signed his numerous articles on the theme of Christian Socialism, "Parson Lot." His notion of religion as "an opium dose" recalls Marx. (See religion.).
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