Korihor the Anti-Christ was a Communist
11 For there was a law that men should be judged according to their crimes. Nevertheless, there was no law against a man’s belief; therefore, a man was punished only for the crimes which he had done; therefore all men were on equal grounds. 12 And this Anti-Christ, whose name was Korihor, (and the law could have no hold upon him) began to preach unto the people that there should be no Christ. And after this manner did he preach, saying: 13 O ye that are bound down under a foolish and a vain hope, why do ye yoke yourselves with such foolish things? Why do ye look for a Christ? For no man can know of anything which is to come. 14 Behold, these things which ye call prophecies, which ye say are handed down by holy prophets, behold, they are foolish traditions of your fathers. 15 How do ye know of their surety? Behold, ye cannot know of things which ye do not see; therefore ye cannot know that there shall be a Christ. 16 Ye look forward and say that ye see a remission of your sins. But behold, it is the effect of a frenzied mind; and this derangement of your minds comes because of the traditions of your fathers, which lead you away into a belief of things which are not so. 17 And many more such things did he say unto them, telling them that there could be no atonement made for the sins of men, but every man fared in this life according to the management of the creature; therefore every man prospered according to his genius, and that every man conquered according to his strength; and whatsoever a man did was no crime. 18 And thus he did preach unto them, leading away the hearts of many, causing them to lift up their heads in their wickedness, yea, leading away many women, and also men, to commit whoredoms—telling them that when a man was dead, that was the end thereof.
- Alma 30
"Karl Marx, the "Anti-Christ" Echos the Words of Korihor"
“The foundation of irreligious criticism is: Man makes religion, religion does not make man. Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract being squatting outside the world. Man is the world of man – state, society. This state and this society produce religion, which is an inverted consciousness of the world, because they are an inverted world... Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo. Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower. The criticism of religion disillusions man, so that he will think, act, and fashion his reality like a man who has discarded his illusions and regained his senses, so that he will move around himself as his own true Sun. Religion is only the illusory Sun which revolves around man as long as he does not revolve around himself.”
- Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
Marx and Korihor Were Both Historical Materialists
Central to Marx's thought is his theory of historical materialism, which argued that human societies and their cultural institutions (like religion, law, morality, etc.) were the outgrowth of collective economic activity. Marx's theory was heavily influenced by Hegel's dialectical method. For Marx, each economic system or “mode of production” in human history contained within it a contradiction that eventually led to its demise and replacement by another, more advanced stage of economic and social life. The contradictions inherent in feudalism, such as the necessity for states ruled by monarchs to trade with other states, thus creating a merchant class, eventually led to the advance of capitalism. Yet Marx saw that capitalism, too, had its own contradictions, particularly in the overproduction of goods. As technology advances (i.e. bigger and faster machines) and the exploitation of workers continues, too many goods are bound to be made (just take a look at the sales and bargain bins next time you are at Target or Wal-Mart). The problem, according to Marx, is that overproduction produces crises for capitalism, crises that he felt would eventually prove fatal and lead to the development of communism.
Like Korihor, Marx wanted "Community Sex" vs Stable Marriages
Bourgeois marriage is, in reality, a system of wives in common and thus, at the most, what the Communists might possibly be reproached with is that they desire to introduce, in substitution for a hypocritically concealed, an openly legalised community of women. For the rest, it is self-evident that the abolition of the present system of production must bring with it the abolition of the community of women springing from that system, i.e., of prostitution both public and private.
- Communist Manifesto
The Duality of Man and The War Within Us All
Man is a Dual Being. The Spirit and Intelligence are Eternal. The body as well. Just not in Mortality. Man began as Intelligence, or Pure Light. God organized this light into a Spiritual body, a combination of matter and intelligence. The goal was our eternal happiness. Intelligence without matter is not capable of feeling emotions. And thus, not capable of feeling happiness. The human body is another material layer designed to allow us to feel even greater joy. But, happiness or unhappiness is an individual choice. The human experience is a temporary one, that allows us to make those choices and suffer the consequences. Satan rebelled against God because he and his followers knew that mortality would expose their true nature and lead to their eternal destruction. He was permitted a Spiritual body, but his rebellion meant he could never enjoy a permanent one. He and his followers use our disobedience to occupy and destroy the bodies we receive in mortality wherever possible. Materialism is a choice that favors physical pleasure at the expense of Spiritual Development. Even when that pleasure comes at the expense of those around us. Thus, materialism places us under Spiritual Condemnation and leads to Spiritual death. The Materialist must continue to seek pleasure to override the Spirit but will never succeed in silencing it. Unlike Satan and his followers, we will be rewarded for agreeing to our mortal experience, with everything that goes with it. Jesus Christ loves all of mankind for making that choice. As the Greatest and Perfection of Intelligence, He doesn't discard us over wrong choices. Instead, He invites us to Change for the Better. Inviting Us to reject the Unhealthy Pleasures of Life which lead to corrosive addictions, and ultimately to Slavery. Communism only wins when Society is Spiritually dead. But, even when a Society embraces the evils of Communism, as Individuals, we can hope and trust in a much better world.