Religion is the reason why human life has a value. It is because man was created in Gods image. The secular can give no reason why human life should and does have value. This is not the same as saying that secular folks dont value life but rather that secular belief cannot identify, point to, the feature of their belief system that requires human life to have said value . Instead, the lodestone for secular belief is progress .and if millions have to be sacrificed to proceed toward the goal that they envision, so be it. For Marx, it was material that formed the basis for human activity. Marxism reduced man to his animal wants and material needs .Marxism was a downward step from the human to the animal- a descent from civilization into barbarism, which is to say, from the worship of God to the worship of material things. Berman, Terror and Liberalism, p. 79. It is the most despicable of lies to claim that religion has been responsible for more murder than any other concept or idea in history. The truth is that communism is the murder and slaughter champion, if the term champion is appropriate here. One might argue that this is because of the use of technology to kill vast numbers at once. Again, untrue in Cambodia, for example, million were killed, one by one, with sharpened sticks or axes. And communism is the fulcrum. Why is it that far too few are aware that communism is the most evil concept ever devised, and the necessary reason for mass murder? Because teachers are on the left, academic historians are on the left, textbooks are based on leftist perspective. And the left needs to disguise the reach, aims and results of communism, or, heaven forfend, the young might begin to see the connections to evil.