“The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization. It must be destroyed.” (Karl Marx, quoted in Marx and Satan, p. 59).
The living God of Revelation "..... is the leftists' chief rival," said Peter Hitchens, brother of the now-deceased atheist Christopher Hitchens and author of The Rage against God.
Hitchens goes on to say,
"Christian belief, by subjecting all men to divine authority and by asserting in the words 'My kingdom is not of this world,' that the ideal society does not exist in this life, is the most coherent and potent obstacle to secular utopianism." (p.134)
From Kant to Hegel, Marx, Darwin, Lenin, Freud, Nietzsche, Sartre, Alfred Kinsey, Margaret Sanger, Herbert Marcuse, Saul Alinsky, and America's "death of God” theologians to name but a few, loveless God-haters have been waging war against the God of Revelation since the Renaissance.
Having successfully 'murdered' Him they mean to see to it that He does not return. This leads us to ask, why do the loveless want there to be no God of Revelation?
One answer comes from Thomas Nagel, professor of philosophy and law at New York University. Nagel is no friend of Christianity. In his book The Last Word, he confesses,
"I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn't just that I don't believe in God...It's that I hope there is no God! I don't want there to be a God; I don't want the universe to be like that." (Ibid., p. 150)
Nagel goes on to inadvertently confess that he has a Cosmic Authority problem, and states his belief that this same Cosmic Authority problem is not only widespread, but has produced bad science among his fellow unbelievers within the scientific community,
"My guess is that this cosmic authority problem is not a rare condition and that it is responsible for much of the scientism and reductionism of our time. One of the tendencies it supports is the ludicrous overuse of evolutionary biology to explain everything about life, including everything about the human mind." (Ibid., p. 150)
In other words, God and man-hating evolutionary biologists have taken it upon themselves to reduce man created in the spiritual image of the transcendent living God to a highly evolved ape...an evolved soulless product of natural forces. Now, according to God-haters, man's mind--the citadel of his soul--is nothing more than his material brain and his mind’s intellectual powers the firing of synapses and the interaction of chemicals.
Darwinian reductionism is a sadistic swindle perpetrated against unsuspecting Americans by the loveless, who having rejected Jesus Christ's offer of salvation want no one else to have it either. All of it, from Darwinism to evolutionary biology and global change is a Big Lie.
The truth is that each man is an embedded soul whose citadel is mind (will, conscience, reason) or spirit. Scripture uses these two words, spirit and soul, interchangeably.
The spirit is vertically open to the receipt of “heavenly manna” (communication) from our Father in Heaven. However, because it is spirit it is also open to influence and suggestion from the spiritual dimension....the demonic realm, the intelligent powers behind the haters of God.
Because man has 'will', he is able to believe in and accept by faith or to reject communication from God. Belief, faith, and/or rejection take place in spirit (mind) and precede thought---both spoken and written----and action.
In the American Dictionary of the English Language of 1828, Noah Webster defines belief and faith,
1. Belief: “…an assent of the mind (spirit) to the truth of a declaration, proposition… distinct from personal knowledge; as the belief of the gospel.”
. Faith: “The assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another; in theology, the assent of the mind…to the truth of what God has revealed…”
Note that assent of the spirit always precedes what we “believe" and have "faith” in as true and real. This is true of all people, from Karl Marx, Nietzsche, Popes, priests, pastors and bishops to "gays," evolutionary biologists, Presidents, Prime Ministers, university professors and atheist intellectuals like Thomas Nagel.
The atheist scientist for example, must “believe” in his findings, but more importantly, it is by “faith” that he “believes” that his mind (spirit) is capable not only of 'knowing' but of separating reality from fantasy.
All of this being the case, when during the Enlightenment Western apostates declared the death of God and elevated 'nature' to the supreme position they were immediately faced with irresolvable problems. Of these, three are of primary importance.
The first had to do with the ultimate source of life, and the second with man's embedded soul/spirit, or “being." If the living Creator of life and man’s being is dead, then there is no source for life and being, making man a nonbeing, a walking dead body that nevertheless speaks, thus the question becomes, “What is man?”
Darwinian naturalism provides no answers as it posits that life emerged from pre-existing lifeless matter, which begs the question, where did the pre-existing matter (watery pond and earth) come from? Furthermore, lifeless chemicals cannot produce life, and without life that can be 'naturally selected' then evolutionary process has nothing to work on.
The second unresolvable problem emerges from the first. If the living God is dead and man is a nonbeing, then what can the mindless trousered ape know and how can he account for what he knows?
The answer: he can neither account for his own life nor how he knows anything.
Philosophically, Darwinian naturalism is a species of nihilism (subjectivism/moral relativism) and monism (naturalism), which holds that all that exists is one self- created, self-sufficient nonliving, unknowing substance comprised of matter animated by unseen energies. The implication of continuous change means that since humanity has evolved from chemicals to lesser then greater biological organisms, the same change process is in play in the area of truth, morals, gender and biblical infallibility. Therefore, all that can be known at present – and forever – is that there is no absolute or fixed certainty in the areas of truth, morality, gender, and the Revealed Word of God.
Additionally, the elevation of lifeless matter and energy to "creator" is worship of nature while the insane notion that man is a nonbeing completely controlled by instincts (genetic and chemical forces) and environment, which is another way of saying unseen directive forces, is the grossest of superstitions.
If love of truth and compassion for other souls (persons) animated the cold, shriveled hearts of the loveless, they would repent of their infernal project, but as it they work around the clock to ensure that since they have chosen hell then all of us must end up there, thus their relentless mind-bending psychological assault, intimidation and projection of false guilt upon those they hate. Peter Hitchens comments,
"The current intellectual assault on God in Europe and North America is in fact a specific attack on Christianity - the faith that stubbornly persists in the morality, laws, and government of the major Western countries." (The Rage Against God , p. 134)
The essence of the "intellectual assault" is psychological bullying and coercive manipulation. It takes the form of a two-pronged attack. One prong consists of guilt-trips, temptations to sin, sugar-coated lies, Big Lies, double-speak, half-truths, evasions, insidiously revised history, propaganda of the lie, and teaching of evolution as factual science. The other prong consists of a campaign of terroristic intimidation in the forms of relentless browbeating, sadistic ridicule, slander, backstabbing, cruel innuendo, projection of false guilt and persecution of all who prove resistant to the first prong process.
In terms of procedure, men must first be intimidated to accept without question that evolution is a scientific fact and that man is a loathsome product of time plus change. They must blindly accept that they are nothing more than evolved apes and that anyone who disbelieves this canon of superstitious nonsense is a stupid redneck bible-thumper.
Second, human apes must be conditioned to speak in terms such as “it seems to me,” “it appears to me,” "I feel" "and “suddenly I realized” rather than “I believe” “I think” “my faith is in,” and “it is my belief.” Why? Because the former terms are abstract enough to imply “something caused” in the brain by chemical interactions while the latter specifically point to “assent of spirit.” And man must never, ever be reminded that he has a soul/spirit within which assent of mind occurs. Therefore, words such as belief and faith are verboten...forbidden.
Hitchens tells us that the ultimate and only defense against infernal God-haters and their worship of human power, their moral relativism, and the notion that ends justify means is a return to fundamental Biblical doctrines and teachings such as:
"…sin…conscience…eternal life, and…divine justice under an unalterable law…" (Ibid. p. 135)
In other words, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, signaling a return to sanity....of life, of soul/spirit and of the light of truth and righteousness.