It's the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, marking the Marxist overthrow of the Russian government. Karl Marx once wrote that "religion is the opium of the people." What is the new opium of the people?
The ability to express opinions that can be read worldwide (I have two LJfriends from RUSSIA!!) and responded to has made it more than just posting a diary of sorts. It's allowed a whole new level of interaction, debate, argument, sympathizing, and commisserating than has ever existed before. And, I think, it's brought a new sense of belonging to a larger community than has ever existed before, including religion.