Lapiz Compares Religious Devotion to Addiction in Munich

Lapiz quotes Karl Marx; “Die Religion … ist das Opium des Volkes” when he talks about the new ‘Opium Den’ stencil he has completed on a street in Munich, Germany.

“Religion is the opium of the people” is a close translation, and here he refers to the recently burned Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. With it he questions the priorities of people and what they do with their money.

“Notre Dame caught fire and within a few weeks 800 million euros were donated to rebuild it,” he says. “It was more than a church – it was a symbol for Western Society. But just imagine what social projects you could have supported with this kind of money.”

Lapiz. Munich, Germany. (photo © Lapiz)