Arrogant pride blinds its' bearer to reality, thus makes for stupidity and depravity, as is the case with both the stupid king with no clothes and his nihilist contemporaries--- progressives, liberals, leftists and fellow travelers who boastfully equate themselves with science, enlightenment, reason, and fact, while conservatives are ignorant un-evolved hominids, obscurantists, and “bitter clingers” to the superstitions of religion and tradition. This arrogant bias is false about both conservatives and progressives.
Most of what progressives think is science is, in fact, scientism: the application of the methods, techniques, and jargon of genuine science to the creative imaginations of men, issuing for example, in empiricism, evolutionary cosmogonies, evolutionary biology, and naturalism. Indeed, said Bruce Thornton, like Freudianism, eugenics, the 'science' of global warming, and the fad of identifying a gene as the determiner of behaviors such as racism,
"...leftism was born in scientism. Karl Marx believed that his ideas about the historical development, economics, and human nature comprised “scientific socialism,” as true as the laws of natural science. As Friedrich Engels said at Marx’s funeral, “Just as Darwin had discovered the law of development of organic nature, so did Marx discover the laws of human history.” Of course Marxism is no such thing. It is a reductive view of human nature and action, based on selective evidence, unexamined assumptions, and jargon modeled on real science." (The Party of Scientism, not Science: The Gruesome History of Left Wing Scientific Fakery, Front Page Magazine, May 19, 2016)
Throughout the contemporary West, so absolute is faith in scientism and evolution that to disbelieve in or dissent against it is to be treated like a blasphemer. Aldous Huxley foresaw this eventuality more than eighty years ago. In Brave New World (1932), he predicted that scientism and evolutionary thinking would become gods and questioning either one, such as the validity of evolution, or any decision or outcome would be tantamount to blasphemy.
In Romans I, Paul teaches that humans can either worship and serve the eternally unchanging Truth of God as Creator of heaven, earth, and life or worship and serve The Lie. In its modern forms The Lie is the god of man’s divine mind and will, scientism, relativism, and the evolving universe of matter and energy worshipped by Woody Allen and millions of other self-destructing fools and haters of God (Romans 1:22-32). Thus Rev. Robert Barron was chagrined, but not entirely surprised when he read Woody Allen's recent ruminations on ultimate things, such as where did everything come from, what is man, why is there evil, and is there an afterlife.
Woody’s ‘gods’ could not produce anything bleaker in regard to the ultimate things (Romans 1:25). According to his ‘gods,’
"... in a godless and purposeless world. The earth came into existence through mere chance and one day it, along with every work of art and cultural accomplishment, will be incinerated. The universe as a whole will expand and cool until there is nothing left but the void. Every hundred years or so a coterie of human beings will be "flushed away" and another will replace it until it is similarly eliminated.” So why does he bother making films – roughly one every year? Well, said Woody, “in order to distract us from the awful truth about the meaninglessness of everything, we need diversions, and this is the service that artists provide." (Woody Allen's Bleak Vision, nationalreview.com, Aug. 12, 2014)
Like millions of modern Westerners, Woody Allen is a nihilist (relativist) who by his own stubborn will chose eternal darkness (Jer. 21:8). The source of his nihilism is the belief based in scientism and evolution that our Heavenly Father is dead and there is no Absolute Truth, that all truth is relative.
In his New York Times bestseller, "The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality," Andre Comte-Sponville, one of France's preeminent atheist philosophers observes that even though Western and American civilization has become nonreligious it is nevertheless profoundly rooted in transcendent Biblical morality and traditions. That scientism and evolution have all but supplanted Biblical beliefs pleases yet simultaneously frightens Sponville as he clearly sees that if Western civilization entirely ceases to be Christian it will fall into nihilism. And if we believe that nothing remains,
"...we might as well throw in the towel at once. We would have nothing left to oppose to either fanaticism from without or to nihilism from within – and, contrary to what many people seem to think, nihilism is the primary danger. We would belong to a dead civilization, or at least a dying one....” (pp. 28-29)
The common denominators of Allen's nihilism (relativism) and that of militant secularism and its' theological and New Age Eastern oriented counterparts are the denial of the supreme Revelation of God in Christ Jesus (John 15:22; John 5: 46-47), the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo and by logical extension, the fall (original sin), man as person because created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons, absolute Moral Law, immutable Truth, Jesus Christ God incarnate, His death and Resurrection, heaven and hell.
Concerned Christian creationists have long pointed out that scientism and its spawn, evolutionary science are forms of nihilism operating at the very heart of the spiritual and moral crisis facing modern man. A booklet titled The Surrender to Secularism (Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation, 1967) written by Most Rev. Cuthbert O'Gara, former bishop of Yuanling, China, provides a powerful testimony to this truth. Rev. O'Gara relates the following:
"When the Communist troops over-ran my diocese they were followed in short order by the propaganda corps – the civilian branch of the Red Forces – an organization...more fanatical, then the People's Army of Liberation itself. The entire population…was immediately organized into distinctive categories (and) forced to attend the seminar specified for his or her proper category and there (forced to submit) to the official Communist line. Now what...was the first lesson given to the indoctrinees? The first, the fundamental, lesson...was man's descent from the ape – Darwinism! Darwinism negates God, the human soul, the after-life. Into this vacuum Communism enters as the be-all and end-all of the intellectual slavery it has created. In the Red prison in which I was held, the slogan, 'Bring your mind over to us and all your troubles will end,' was hammered into the minds of the prisoners with brutal and numbing monotony. Nothing but a groveling holocaust of the human person can satiate the lust for dominance of Peking's Red Regime." (Article 12: The Quintessential Evolutionist, waragainstbeing.com)
All permutations of the evolutionary science dominating our modern society, from the Neo-Darwinism force-fed to our children to occult New Age evolutionary pantheism and their evolutionary theological counterparts, demand a holocaust of mankind’s inner person. Rev. O’Gara comments:
"It matters little whether we are dealing with Communism, Socialism, Nazism, abortion, the whole secular culture of perversity and death, the exclusion of God from public education, the crisis within the Church, or a whole host of other individual and social agendas – all are intimately related, and have as a powerful causative factor, belief in Darwinian Evolution." (ibid)
Nihilism is the satanically inverted philosophy of apostasy, violence, lies and license of America's president, his cabinet, and the amoral progressive ruling class of which they are members. It is also the philosophy of the Marquis de Sade, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx and the Sophist Callicles in Plato's 'Georgias' who declares:
"The fact is this: luxury and licentiousness and liberty, if they have the support of force, are virtue and happiness and the rest of these embellishments – the unnatural covenants of mankind – are all mere stuff and nonsense." (Making Gay Okay, Reilly, pp. 31-32)
In other words, with a consensus of lies backed by power and the threat of violence, the Revelation of God, the Christian Church, virtue, true truth, marriage, gender, your children, your humanity, your wealth, your home, your business, and your Constitutional rights become whatever agents of violence and the mobs in back of them want them to be or not to be from one moment to the next.
What nihilism has already led to in England, said Nate Steuer of Jeremiah Cry Ministries, are buildings that once served as churches that are now museums, stores and even nightclubs, a strong belief in evolution and a strong homosexual-rights movement:
"They don't want to hear the gospel. The gospel is pressed down,' and the homosexual-rights movement is so rooted in England that Christians are afraid to go 'into the streets and preach,' fearing what the LBGT community will do." ("Fate of Christianity in UK not too far from U.S., warns evangelist," Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow.com, July 8, 2014)
Scientism has amply demonstrated itself as a demonically-energized, virulently anti-human, catastrophically destructive religion. In just the first eighty-seven years of the twentieth century, violent spirits who love evil and devouring words and breathe out slaughter and death brutally exterminated between 100-170 million un-evolved 'subhuman' men, women, and children in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
In the Soviet Union, the Triune God-and-human hating nihilist of violence, Vladimir Lenin, exulted that Darwin has put an end,
"…to the belief that the animal and vegetable species bear no relation to one another (and) that they were created by God, and hence immutable." (Fatal Fruit, Tom DeRosa, p. 9)
In other words, the 'death' of the God of Revelation allows unfettered violence against millions of people because they are no longer the immutable image-bearers of the Triune God but rather expendable products of evolution on a par with slime, weeds, slugs and rocks. Empowered byscientism and Darwinism, Lenin exercised godlike power over life and death. He saw himself as, "the master of the knowledge of the evolution of social species."
It was Lenin who "decided who should disappear by virtue of having been condemned to the dustbin of history." From the moment Lenin made the "scientific" decision that the bourgeoisie represented a stage of humanity that evolution had surpassed, "its liquidation as a class and the liquidation of the individuals who actually or supposedly belonged to it could be justified." (The Black Book of Communism, p. 752)
In Nazi Germany evolutionary scientism resulted in gas chambers, ovens, and the liquidation of eleven million "useless eaters" and other undesirables.
Alain Brossat, one of the authors of the Black Book of Communism draws the following conclusions about the two regimes of nihilism, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and the ties that bind them:
“The value of human life collapsed, and thinking in categories replaced ethical thought...In the discourse and practice of the Nazi exterminators, the animalization of Other...was closely linked to the ideology of race. It was conceived in the implacably hierarchical racial terms of "sub humans" and "supermen"...but in Moscow in 1937, what mattered...was the total animalization of the Other, so that a policy under which absolutely anything was possible could come into practice." (Black Book of Communism, p. 751)
As in England, here in America the gods of scientism and evolution have replaced the God of Revelation, thus with the animalization of Americans millions of unborn humans have already been aborted, growing numbers of unwanted adults euthanized, and late-term unborn babies cruelly dismembered and their body parts sold to the highest bidder.
If Darwin was right, man is nothing more than a soulless bag of chemicals or equally soulless hominid and there is no ultimate fixed meaning or higher purpose to life except what we choose said Carl Wieland:
" 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, Creation.com)
Wieland points out that even where evolutionary theists deny Darwin but millions of years of evolutionary process are claimed,
".... 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)
Evolution 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 is why pathological lying, nihilism, atheism, agnosticism, occult paganism, suicide, lawlessness, mass murder, decadence, abortion, and euthanasia have increased exponentially throughout America and the world.
All of this makes a devilish kind of sense if the true God does not exist and life has no higher, fixed meaning or purpose since nature magically created itself. If man is just a bag of chemicals destined to be recycled as fertilizer, with neither hope of an afterlife nor any accountability to his Maker for his actions here in this world then why not riot, rampage, plunder and murder? Why not sexually pervert children, toss unwanted babies into trash bins, and use the force of perverted, meaningless law to legalize the use of women’s restrooms by deviant males who claim to be females? Why not redefine sodomy, pedophilia, pederasty, bestiality and lesbianism as 'gay' and then marry 'gay' couples in Washington's National Cathedral? (Washington National Cathedral to Wed Same-Sex Couples, Ben Brumfield, CNN, Jan. 9, 2013)
When for millions of nihilists the God of Revelation does not exist they are no longer accountable to their Maker for their actions here in this world thus are free to be evil. They are free to "normalize" whatever wicked fantasies and schemes they desire, such as evolution as ‘scientific fact,’ global warming/cooling/change, redistributive justice, common core, 'gay' equality and Decadence Festivals:
"The Southern Decadence Festival is one of our nation's most notorious celebrations of sodomy, public sex acts, prostitution, drunkenness, and worse, but is by no means the only such festival....decadence festivals are held over and across post-Christian America and Western Europe as well as in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Belarus, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, China, S. Africa, India and Taipei." (Sex slaves, sexual anarchy and decadence festivals: ominous signs of something really rotten," L. Kimball, Renew America, Oct. 25, 2012)
In the impeccably documented book, "Sinisterism: Secular Religion of the Lie," Bruce Walker said that because of a growing tyranny of nihilism the relations of people in American and Western society are growing coarser,
"...more dishonest...shallower...lonelier...more desperate for the narcotics of power, applause and fear as we perceive ourselves moving closer to the status of gods and goddesses. If we choose, as individuals, that idolatry, then we are doomed. All the dystopian nightmares of Orwell, Bradbury, Huxley and others will become real all too soon...we will (either) surrender to thugs governing enslaved nations or embittered terrorists." (p. 252)
Our so-called "scientifically enlightened" age is an age of scientific fakery and nihilism. Ecstatic with the voluptuous delight of destruction which rolls humans into satanic depths, nihilists keep pushing society to the brink of social chaos and suicide.
If Western and American nihilists continue to set the God of Revelation aside in favor of an anarchy of selfishness and what they really do know are lies and empty, shallow, meaningless evil, then a tyranny of evil will come upon us swiftly and terribly. But there is another path before us: the way of repentance, truth, decency and God's Divine Truth. Jesus Christ is the Way, Truth, and Light and only His eternally unchanging Truth will set us free. However, people will either embrace Truth and goodness or willfully deny that Truth and goodness exist, thereby self-destruct on the altar of The Lie. On that choice hangs the eternal destiny of all people. (Mat. 13:49)