"In one important sense, Marxism is a religion. To the believer it presents, first, a system of ultimate ends that embody the meaning of life, and are absolute standards by which to judge events and actions; and, secondly, a guide to those ends which imply a plan of salvation and the indication of the evil from which mankind, or a chosen section of mankind, is to be saved. We may specify still further: Marxist socialism also belongs to that subgroup which promises paradise on this side of the grave."
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This is from the opening section of Joseph Schumpter's influential book, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942), 5.
An interesting insight from a non-Christian (or a nominal Christian) economist.