Marxism and religion
Theologically, Marxism declare that God does not, cannot, and must not exist. Instead, Marxism is based on the certainty that history is constantly developing towards a definite direction and that the workers is the redemptive force of humanity. Thus Marx stated: “History is the judge, its slaughterer the workers.”
Marxist legal theory
influence there proceed over the nineteenth century a thorough renovation of legal studies as well as a general theory among the judicial elite that “since humans are allegedly accidents, so are their laws.”Following the development of his time, Marx stood together with other social “scientists” in their complete denial of the concept of natural law that had guided and encouraged the founders of modern-democratic constitutionalism in the United States.
which he published in cooperation with his friend Friedrich Engels in 1848. In that paper, Marx contends that “law, morality, religion, are so many bourgeois prejudices, behind which lurk in ensnare just as many bourgeois interests.” Then he goes on to criticize the whole tradition of government under the rule of law as nothing more than a mere expression of “bourgeois” aspiration:
In Marxist theory, explain David and Brieley,
Marxist Theory of Law – Law and Socialist Economics
The will of the masses becomes the basis for all rights, laws, and judgments, thereby negating natural law, God, or any absolute moral code. Howard Selsem explains, “Marxism, which has been so habitually accused of seeking to eliminate moral considerations from human life and history emphasizes rather the moral issues involved in every situation. It does so, however, not by standing on a false platform of absolute right, but by identifying itself with the real needs and interests of the workers and farmers.
Marxists see law based on the will of the proletariat as flexible rather than inconsistent, a flexibility that denies a need for a comprehensive legal system. Pashukanis writes, “We require that our legislation possess maximum elasticity. We cannot fetter ourselves by any sort of system.