Your Dharm is My Drug


Your Dharm is My Drug

Illustration: Akshita Monga


rominent economist and hipster icon Karl Marx rightly said, “Religion is the opium of the people.” Over time, though, religion has graduated from opium to become another class of drugs altogether… the kind of stuff that makes you hallucinate about little grey men commanding you to kill your neighbours.

How else do you explain this new brand of religion the masses are dropping with aplomb, impervious to its obvious side effects including a sense of faux bravado and delusions of grandeur? Delusions that allow them to think they control people by dictating how they should, think, act, dress and recently, eat. Religion is no longer opium, its user no longer a chillum-smoking hippie. Religion is meth for the masses and its user a crackhead.