All three men looked at the world, saw what was wrong with the world, and developed thoughts on how to overcome such wrongs. All three men were taken out or context and used by the state for the benefit of the state. Christ was used by the Pope turned politician, Marx was used by such wonderful figures as Stalin and Moa and Chavez, and Nietchze was used by Hitler. I believe all 3 men would have been appalled by the misuse of their various philosophies. At the end of the day though, most only identify with how the state presents each. They never really bother to dig down and see what they were all about.