Do not confuse paganism with Satanism.
True biblical doctrine is kind to pagans, as the reverence of other deities is all too natural. It’s harshly forbidden under Moses, but forbidden only to those under the Covenant. It’s rather expected among those who are not, as the context is a world where peoples all live together in tribal community, each under their own unique god or gods. Sure, the New Testament refers to pagan deities as demons in disguise, but most people miss Paul’s teaching that God is actually rather tolerant of such things in terms of His Laws on this plane of existence. It would surely damn your soul in Eternity, but it’s no big deal here, in the sense it doesn’t automatically hinder the Laws of God.
(Parenthetically I note the teaching of Scripture is man does not choose either salvation or damnation, but everyone seems to choke on that. God holds the initiative, so getting all worked up about how paganism will still leave someone on the road to Hell, as it were, is folly. The real antidote to paganism isn’t fighting it, and certainly not fearing it. The real antidote is being faithful and loving in your own pursuit of Christ in how you treat pagans, and anyone else, for that matter. You’d be shocked how much paganism recognizes basic principles of interacting with the Spirit Realm found in the Bible. We disagree with pagans, regarding them as misguided, but hatred accomplishes nothing useful.)
What does hinder the Laws of God is the hatred of those who follow Satan intentionally. What few understand is anyone who adopts the arrogance and hatred for God’s revelation, regardless of what they may believe about Satan, are Satanists by definition.
That Karl Marx was a Satanist is old news. It was a transformation from a rather poor theology of his heritage to an enmity against God for not giving Marx all the things he was sure he deserved. In other words, Marx was the ultimate spendthrift, hated the whole world, and used his dialectic and communism as the means to carrying out this hatred. He openly professed a drive to destroy humanity and the whole of Creation.
Communism is an old, feeble, but brightly shining lie of Satan. It can only work if humanity is not fallen, and even then only poorly. Of course, that means it will never work, but will always sing its Siren Song to weak minds which know only some portion of logic commonly taught in the West. In case no one has noticed, the materialism of capitalist theory is simply the other half of the same sword as communism.
We can surely do better than capitalism and communism, and it’s been proven in lessons humanity forgot long ago. Still, if you don’t recognize the open Satanism of Karl Marx, you really can’t begin to understand what he tried to say.