When God Goes, Expect Mussolini

Mussolini

When you take your atheistic-nihilistic axe to the roots of a tradition 2500
years old, you should expect something to fill the void. And the odds of the
new thing being BETTER are zero.

. . . You thought you could live off Christian moral oxygen, but once you cast
off Christianity in your “grand liberation,” you cut off the air supply.

And now it’s running out.

Sorry you have to breath poison, but this is what you made room for.

So why . . . would you think that, after you told us all that God and rights
and morality were ALL B.S. that people wouldn’t just start imposing THEIR VALUES BY FORCE?

THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS. THAT’S WHAT ALWAYS HAPPENS.

— Eve Keneinan

 

 

Without Absolutes the Future is Grim

imagesWith the death of absolutes, the prospects are grim for any lover of justice, freedom, and order. Western culture will lurch drunkenly between chaotic lawlessness and countering authoritarianism, in which some particularly abysmal vacuum of confidence could finally issue in a supreme dictatorship, mocking the Western aspirations for democracy as ineffective and demonstrating the strong alliance between technology and the state. Until then, violence — blood brother of such a totalitarianism — will play its fateful part, naked or disguised, in an inevitable power struggle on all levels.

–Os Guinness,
The Dust of Death

Truth and tyranny

urlOne principle that today’s intellectuals most passionately disseminate is vulgar relativism. For them it is certain that there is no truth, only opinion: my opinion, your opinion. They abandon the defence of the intellect; those who surrender the domain of the intellect make straight the road to fascism. Totalitarianism is the will-to-power unchecked by any regard for truth. To surrender the claims of truth upon humans is to surrender Earth to thugs. Vulgar relativism is an invisible gas, odorless, deadly, that is now polluting every free society on earth. It is a gas that attacks the central nervous system of moral striving. “There is no such thing as truth,” they teach even the little ones. “Truth is bondage. Believe what seems right to you. There are many truths as there are (many) individuals. Follow your feelings. Do as you please. Get in touch with yourself.” Those who speak in this way prepare the jail of the twenty-first century. They do the work of tyrants.

–Michael Novak

Would You Like to Live in North Korea?

Matt RawlingsI often hear New Atheist leaders like Sam Harris argue that a society governed purely by science and has banned religion would produce a better culture. Yet, every nation that has followed this prescription has been a totalitarian disaster with a body count that is beyond the grasp of the most horrific imagination.

–Matt Rawlings
Dear New Atheists,
Would You Like to Live in North Korea?