Stalin said "You know, they are fooling us, there is no God...all this talk about God is sheer nonsense" in E. Yaroslavsky, Landmarks in the Life of Stalin, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow 1940
Supposedly Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva Stalin said (documentary "Mysteries of the Century: Kremlin Kids" ("Тайны века" - "Дети Кремля") 2003-03-19, 1 Channel 1 Russia), that Stalin told her Christ existed in the past.
Journalist: It is interesting, that from all Kremlin' residents, maybe, just Stalin believed in God...
S.Alliluyeva: In father's library, between other books, were few tomes of "Christ". It was history of Christ written by vox populist Morozov. I said to my father: "But Christ didn't exist!" and he answered "Oh no, Christ, surely existed."
However no copy of the interview has yet been found on the internet and further more belief that Jesus was a man is not the same as following his teachings. believing he was more than a man, or belief that God exists.
It's also worth noting that Stalin's supposedly calling Jesus by the title Christ is no more meaningful that a Protestant calling the head of the Catholic Church The Pope.
In 1939-11-11 in a calculated effort to reinvigorate the war effort (and keep the Nazi's from putting him on trial) Stalin canceled Lenin's instruction from May, 1st, 1919 for N 13666-2 "About struggle against priests and religion" and gave orders to People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD) to release from custody already arrested priests "if activity of these citizens didn't harm the Soviet authority".
Stalin was not stupid as some think and he knew how to sow discord among his enemies in 1951-06-27 as part of these efforts he (among other things) gaved "Stalin's Prize" to English clergyman Hewlett Johnson.
And if there's any remaing doubt that Stalin was an atheist who deeply hated religion just days before his death, Stalin ordered certain religious sects to be outlawed and persecuted. Many religions popular in the ethnic regions of the Soviet Union including the Roman Catholic Church, Uniats, Baptists, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, etc. underwent ordeals similar to the Orthodox churches in other parts: thousands of monks were murdered abused or forced to go into hiding, and countless churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, sacred monuments, monasteries and other religious buildings were razed.
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Josef Stalin was an atheist who saw believers as a threat to his power.
He was an Atheist, and therefore had no religion.
Stalin was against religion and was strongly Atheist. He ran campaigns discouraging any form of religion.
Josef Stalin was an atheist who did not believe in God. He also believed that communism was a natural solution when capitalism failed.
yes, he was. He also required his citizens to stop practicing their religion.
Joseph Stalin opposes any and all religion, and was an atheist.
No. He was raised in the Eastern Orthodox faith, though he later became an atheist.
No, Stalin was Atheist and compeltely against religion, but even more hostile towards Judaism. His son was not Jewish.
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yes, the policy of the Soviet Union was atheism. Joseph Stalin had many priests and rabbis killed and churches and synagogues destroyed.
Joseph Stalin was an atheist and a Communist who tried to make Christianity illegal and kill anybody who continued to remain faithful to Orthodoxy.
An English atheist is an atheist from England.
As there is no central organisation or church for atheism, there is no central doctrine on the atheist attitude on matters such as war. Every atheist has made a personal decision that there is no god and likewise has personal views about war. However, one thing that all atheists would have in common is their opposition to wars based on religious differences.
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He believed in himself only. A2: He believed in communism. He believed that in order for a country to be strong, you must be atheist. He had many beliefs, and generally held all the communist views.
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The Stalin Era was the period when Stalin had the power in Russia.
Stalin had no belief in any religion. He was an atheist but he made no pronouncements about what religion was. It was Karl Marx who wrote that religion was the opium of the people. This meant that religion was used by one social class to oppress the other by making it conform to certain types of behavior for reasons that could not be questioned because they had to be taken on faith.