Friday, January 15, 2010
[CPM is not against religion, says Karat Times of
In a move aimed at clearing doubts about the relationship between Marxism and religion, CPM general secretary Prakash Karat has said that the party "does not bar persons who have religious faith from joining the party".
Creed, communism can exist together, clarifies Karat Economic Times
Karat clears air on comrades and religion Calcutta Telegraph
Karat says okay for comrades to follow faiths other than Marxism
Faced with the grim prospect of mass desertion by comrades opting for god over Marx, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat has signalled a major shift in his party’s policy by saying it is not against religion or faith in god but opposed to communalism. “Belief in god and religion is no bar for anyone to join or work in the CPI(M) provided he or she respects the party’s constitution and programme,” he said days after KS Manoj, a devout Catholic and former MP, resigned from the party rather than accept the ‘rectification’ campaign against believers.]
Now that Karat spreads red carpet for religion, the debate should be over what kind of religion one should prefer. In this context, Savitri Era Religion is future ready. [TNM]