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Did Albania under Enver Hoxha outlawed/banned religion or i

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 15 May 2017, 07:36
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Post 29 May 2017, 00:20
Hi my question is did Albania under Enver Hoxha outlawed/banned religion or is this just a Capitalist Myth I have had Capitalists tell me this but did they just ban religion in public or ban organized religion in public I heard because it divided Albania also I found a link a speech Enver Hoxha gave that said people can believe if they choose was religion allowed in private have Qurans Bibles Religions Pray does the Albanian Constitution below really say ban religion ?


The Albanian Constitution of 1976
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE'S SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA
Approved by the People's Assembly on December 28, 1976
Republished for the record, BA March 2005


Article 37


The state recognizes no religion whatever and supports atheist propaganda for the purpose of inculcating the scientific materialist world outlook in people.


As for religion, you need not worry about it. To believe or not to believe is a personal right, a question of conscience and not an institutional question: religion cannot be imposed according to the desire or will of the hodjas, the bishops or the Pope of Rome.


However while there was certainly oppression against organized religion, religious public worship, religious leadership, and promotion of atheism. In many Marxist Leninist states, like the USSR, China, the DPRK etc. The only place on earth to truly outlaw religion was Albania, where being caught with a Bible or a Quran carried jailtime, religious weddings and even names were outlawed.



Then came the Leninist, in the Russian revolution of 1917 and the rise of Marxist-Leninism or state socialism which is where you get the first theories about state atheism, Lenin and Stalin were very clear about the destruction of religion, a good example is the league of militant of atheists
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Post 18 Jul 2017, 22:01
To my knowledge private religious worship was pretty much impossible unless you were an old person, in which case the state looked the other way.

No other socialist country attacked religious believers to the extent of Albania. Not even China under the Cultural Revolution.
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