The Modern Church: Hell-Bent and Determined on Committing Suicide

In "What the Hell? Vatican caught on damnation of non-believers" Jonathan Owen reports that with a new Pope in place, the Catholic Church is keen to portray itself as accepting, modern and relevant. But a recent suggestion by Pope Francis that atheists could also be "redeemed" by God has led the church to return to medieval rhetoric - with an official Vatican spokesman forced to clarify that non-believers are indeed destined for hell.   (, 29th May 2013)

In a thinly veiled rebuke of the new Pope, Vatican spokesman Father Thomas Rosica made it abundantly clear that merely being "good" is not enough to avoid going to hell.  On the issue of "salvation" he remarked:

"They cannot be saved who, knowing the Church as founded by Christ and necessary for salvation, would refuse to enter her or remain in her." (ibid)

On his Friendly Atheist blog, Hemant Mehta wrote:

"We all knew that sense of one-ness and actions-speak-louder-than-prayers wasn't going to last very long." "Atheists, according to Christians, are going to hell unless we accept Christ's divinity. We already knew that. It was still an unusual and welcome gesture from the Pope to recognise that everyone, regardless of beliefs, can do good and 'be saved' - at least it was a step up from what we're used to hearing." (ibid)

David McKeegan of The Freethinker journal remarked:

"We atheists were over the moon when the Pope told us that we were all going to heaven. Then when the Vatican told us that it wasn't true, and that we were going to hell after all, we were sick as parrots." (ibid)

Owen's charge that the Vatican has been "caught" (red-handed) is entirely reasonable given its acceptance of  both Darwin's theory of evolution and Teilhard de Chardin's  spiritualized Hindu-pantheist conception, which if true logically means that Special Creation (the literal and historic elements of the Genesis account) is not true, which by extension, makes a mockery of God's Revelation.    Furthermore, man is not the spiritual image bearer of the living triune God but the conscious product of the 'god' Evolution, there is no transcendent dimension outside of the space/time dimension, there was no fall so man is not a sinner in dire need of a Savior, and there is no hell.  Thus the idea of damnation is a baseless, hateful notion based in unscientific medieval rhetoric .

The widespread acceptance of the 'god' Evolution within and without the Church has destroyed the foundations of supernatural Christian theism and man's soul/spirit as Dutch astronomer, Marxist theorist, and social revolutionary Anton Pannekoek (1873-1960) affirms:

"Darwinism came at the desired time; Darwin's theory that man is the descendant of a lower animal destroyed the entire foundation of Christian dogma."   (Anton Pannekoek, "Marxism and Darwinism," translated by Nathan Weiser. Transcribed for the Internet by Jon Muller, Chicago, Charles H. Kerr & Company Co-operative Copyright, 1912 by Charles H. Kerr & Company)

If evolution is true then man is nothing more than a soulless hominid and there is no ultimate fixed meaning or higher purpose to life except what we choose.

 " You are born, you suffer, you die — that's it. Perhaps, if you're lucky, you may get recycled as organic manure — but beyond that, you're just a number that happened to come up in the great casino of the universe." (Darwin, Spurgeon and the 'black dog,' Carl Wieland,

Wieland points out that even where Darwin's philosophical materialism is denied by Christian evolutionary theists and progressive creationists,

".....but 'millions of years' ideas are proclaimed, hopelessness finds foothold.  Any 'god' who condoned millions of years of death, cruelty, disease and bloodshed, certainly cannot be the personal, biblical God of love. And if the Bible got it so obviously wrong about the timing of creation as to mislead hundreds of millions of Christians until the present day, how can we really trust it about our eternal future? John 3:12 (ibid)

Keeping in mind the widespread acceptance of 'modern' evolutionary theory by the culturally relevant 'modern' Church, anthropologist Henry Fairfield Osborn, longtime director of the American Museum of Natural History, reveals that Darwin is not its' originator after all, but rather ancient pagans are.  In the introduction to his history of evolutionism Osborn wrote:

"When I began the search for anticipations of the evolutionary theory....I was led back to the Greek natural philosophers and I was astonished to find how many of the pronounced and basic features of the Darwinian theory were anticipated even as far back as the seventh century B.C." (Osborn, From the Greeks to Darwin, p. xi)

Charles Darwin received the idea of evolution from his grandfather, Dr. Erasmus Darwin,  a High ranking occult pagan Mason known to attend séances.  As master of the famous Masonic Canongate lodge in Edinburgh he had close ties with both the Jacobin Masons, the organizers of the bloody revolution in France, and with the infamous Illuminati, whose diabolical cause was overthrow of  the  Church and destruction of Christendom.  Thus Erasmus Darwin was an important name in European Masonic anti-Christian organizations engaged in revolutionary activism.  Erasmus Darwin mentored his grandson Charles:

"Dr. Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) was the first man in England to suggest those ideas which were later to be embodied in the Darwinian theory by his grandson, Charles Darwin (1809-1882) who wrote in 1859 Origin of Species." (Scarlet and the Beast, Vol. II, John Daniel, p. 34)

Pope Leo XIII issued a famous bull in 1884 entitled Humanum Genus in which he discussed the sinister undertakings of the Free Masons and the Illuminati:

"...the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons.  No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself."  They intend nothing less than "the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas (that) shall be drawn from mere naturalism."  (Humanum Genus, Encyclical on Freemasonry)

In his book "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy," Catholic philosopher and historian Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) notes that the two recurring themes of modern humanist ideologies (including Free Masonry and the Illuminati) are monism and evolutionary conceptions. At the root of these two themes there is:

"... defiance of God, pride unlimited, a yearning for enormous power and the assumption of divine attributes with a view to manipulating and shaping mankind's fate."  (p. 227)

In order for god-men to create a new world and a new man, one who is not created in the spiritual image of God but is rather a free spirit whose soul is untouched by Him:

"...the order of being must be obliterated (and reinterpreted) as essentially under man's control."  Taking control "requires the decapitation of being — the murder of God."  (Eric Voegelin, "Science, Politics and Gnosticism,"  p. xv)

Fundamentally, the 'god' Evolution is the pillar of natural science, making it the devilish 'god' by which idolaters have "decapitated God" and seized control of the order of being.  This makes Evolution a powerful magic, a universal solvent wielded by a cult religion's sorcerers:

"(Darwinism is) nothing but a kind of cult, a cult religion....It has no scientific validity whatsoever.  Darwin's so-called theory of evolution is based on absurdly irrational propositions, which did not come from scientific observations, but were artificially introduced from the outside, for political-ideological reasons." (Jonathan Tennenbaum, "Towards 'A New Science of Life,' Executive Intelligence Review, Vol. 28, No. 34, Sept. 7, 2001)

The Cult of Evolution Remakes Mankind as Apes

"Instead of Adam, our ancestry is traced to the most grotesque of creatures; thought is phosphorous; the soul complex nerves, and our moral sense a secretion of sugar."  (Disraeli, quoted by John Passmore "A Hundred Years of Philosophy," p. 36)

With the triumph of natural science and Evolution in the nineteenth century, the murder of God and the obliteration of His order was cast in the cement of "enlightened" pseudo-science.   Westerners would be cut off from God the Father and their own souls, thereby disrupting:

"....the bio-psycho-spiritual unity of human consciousness...." (Authenticating the Activities of Jesus, Bruce Chilton and Craig A. Evans, 1999)

The modern secular "scientistic" West has almost succeeded in obliterating the souls of its' citizens and now seeks obliteration of the two sexes:

"Little Johnny went to school; There to learn a brand new rule; No longer could the boys be boys Or have their special trucks and toys; Only six, so young and tender, It's time for him to unlearn gender."  (Here At School the Slant is Gay, cited in Our Gay Pride President, David A. Noebel, )

 Evolutionary thinking as 'scientific fact' has finally reached saturation point in government, law, media, education, healthcare, psychiatry, the public arena and increasingly within the whole body of the Church which seems hell-bent and determined to commit suicide on behalf of its need to be viewed as 'modern' 'scientific' and 'culturally relevant."

@Linda Kimball