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Marx & Satan by Richard Wurmbrand

This book is an overview of the posited connection between Karl Marx and satanism. And although Wurmbrand is brief—the book being less than 150 pages—he provides sufficient material to support his point.

Marx & Satan by Richard Wurmbrand

The author begins with an examination of Marx’s own writings (his poetry). He also examines some aspects of Marx’s life and compares both his writings and his actions to the writings and actions of others, particularly notable communists. The author draws his conclusion from these observations.

Those who are familiar with the communist philosophy will not be surprised at what is presented. Nonetheless, it is interesting to find evidence that personally connects Marx to a satanist mentality.

Below are a few key points:

  • Marx was seemingly a genuine Christian at the time he finished high school. Soon after, he began writing poetry with strong anti-Christian sentiments. He also wrote a play called Oulanem, anagram of Emmanuel, which also contains strong anti-religious and anti-Christian sentiments, e.g. despair, the desire to take the place of God, the desire to destroy the good etc.

  • A letter dated 2 March 1937 from Marx’s father to his son expresses his concern: “Only if your heart remains pure and beats humanly and if no demon is able to alienate your heart from better feelings, only then will I be happy.” Apparently, there was a dramatic change in Marx at that time.

  • Soon after, Marx met Moses Hess who led the former to socialism.

  • The author also compares Marx’s writings with those of other communists, many of which hint at a satanic mentality. Some of Marx’s friends and associates had ties to the occult, and his seemingly unkempt hair and beard are consistent to the practice.

  • Marx’s personal life reflected his mentality: two daughters and a son-in-law committed suicide.

  • Marx was an informer who was paid for betraying his comrades during his time of exile in London.

  • Marx was a fan of Darwin’s work and considered it useful for his purposes.

  • Hess founded (a form of) zionism and in 1862 wrote: “Race struggle is primary, class struggle is secondary.”

  • The bulk of Marx’s work conveniently remains unpublished. As of 1980, only 13 of 100 volumes have been published. [Reviewer’s note: More have been published since, but nowhere near all.]


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