Why Would God Be A Man?

Andrew Sullivan —  Oct 28 2012 @ 2:29pm

A short animation addressing the question:

Colin Marshall gives an overview of the Open University's newest series, 60-Second Adventures in Religion:

"Karl Marx was a German philosopher-economist, and the least funny of the Marxes," says the narrator of the first adventure, "Religion as Social Control." "He famously called religion ‘the opium of the people,’ in that religion was not only used by those in power to oppress the workers, but it also made them feel better about being oppressed when they couldn’t afford real opium." The other three adventures approach religion as ritual, religion as mother, and religion as virus. Each video references a different theorist and takes their views as seriously as such a humorous project can, though they all avoid ascribing absolute authority to anyone in particular.