The Anatomy of Human
"When the theory of evolution destroyed the picture of God .
. . Some proclaimed a new god, Evolution, and worshiped
Darwin as his prophet."1a
"It was discovered that man could be used as an economic
instrument, that he could be exploited, that he could be made
" . . . [T]he essence of sadism is the passion
for unlimited, godlike control over men and
"For the marketing
character everything is transformed into a commodity -
not only things, but the person himself, his physical energy, his
skills, his knowledge, his opinions, his feelings, even his
1 Erich Fromm (1900-1980). The Anatomy of Human
Destructiveness. Erich Fromm, 1973. New York, NY:
Henry Holt and Company, Inc.
a Idolatry of Evolution, at 53.
b The Urban Revolution, at 188.
c The Urban Revolution, at 191.
d The Connection Between Necrophilia and the Worship of
Technique, at 388.