In a message dated 4/30/[masked]:51:11 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
[address removed] writes:
Stalinism was a religion... the worship of the state.
It doesn't matter what Mark Oral says.
More technically, a cult of personality. Ostensibly, the state
replaced both the Church AND the parents as the authority over all citizens, and
in the actuality, Joseph Stalin became the state. Worship was not the
criteria; obedience was.