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"The overt pageantry and solemnity surrounding Communist rituals illustrate the extent to
which Communists embraced the pseudo-religious role of SCIENTIFIC ATHEISM. In fact, atheist rituals and Communist celebrations resembled religious ceremonies quite closely.Redweddings mimicked religious weddings with Communist ofﬁcials donning robes and sanctifying the union between husband and wife in church-like settings complete with candles and alters emblazoned with Soviet symbols. Similarly, atheist funerals and even birth rituals (a response to baptism) aped the sanctity and ceremony of their religious counterparts (Powell 1975:71). May Day celebrations and other national expressions of Soviet power were infused with positive secular symbols
(Bociurkiw and Strong 1975:158)