He was against the concept of looking elsewhere for powers or remedies that know no concrete existence in the world. He believed in the power of the self, and advocated the views that man was ultimately powerful within his own domains.
Marx believed, "Man makes religion, religion does not make man" (1844). And subsequently followed his concepts wherein he concluded that man is not an abstract entity, but the purpose of creation himself. All answers are only to be found within the visible means available, which are predominantly all available within the society. Hence he came to the notion that society was the one thing that empowered man, as it entailed all its norms, ideals and resolutions.
With the infamous saying, "[Religion] is the opium of the people" (Marx, 1844), he generated the idea that collective goals and solutions are within the reach of man and society themselves; they should be accessed at any other level. Intangibles, and subjective reality were a hoax in his perception, and he declared that a thinking collective force was the ideal way out. Marx searched relentlessly for the truth, and put the responsibility upon the shoulders of history to come up with a plausible answer. ...Show more