Discussion Questions

  1. Karl Marx referred to religion as the opiate of the masses. What did he mean when he said that?

  2. How has secularization changed U.S. society? What are the positive and negative aspects of secularization? Do you think religious participation in the United States will increase or decrease in the future? Explain your answer.

  3. What is the difference between the sacred and the profane? Give examples of both.