Marxist Utopianism Invading the Last Bastions of Faithful (Orthodox) Christianity

Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea’s parents were the victims of communism. They were forced to wait 17 years to marry because communists jailed her father before their marriage could take place:

My mother waited all those years for my father, although she didn’t even know if he was still alive.”  (Romanian Doctor Warns Church About Cultural Marxism, Austin Ruse, Breitbart, Oct. 21, 2015)

The doctor, who is president of the Catholic doctors association of Romania, warned that the violent communism that took the lives of millions has been supplanted throughout the West and America by cultural Marxism created by Antonio Gramsci and the Frankfurt School, the progenitors of “gay rights and gender ideology:”  

"Classical Marxism attempted to remake society by the take-over of private property, cultural Marxism “goes deeper; it pretends to redefine family, sexual identity and human nature.”   This ideology which "calls itself progressive…is nothing else than the serpent’s offer for man to take control, to replace God, to arrange salvation, in this world.”

Dr. Cernea’s warning is timely and urgent as there’s a growing trend among conservative Evangelical, PCA, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic thinkers of adopting Marxist-type ideals for political and cultural interaction. One glaring example of this is the widespread,

 “….acceptance and use of the term, social justice.” (How Marxist Thinking is Creeping into the Church, christianintellectual.com) 

Social justice vigilantism is a Balrog’s fiery whip sadistically applied to the minds and bodies of social conservatives by social media’s vicious, virtue-signaling progressive mob:

"Every time I would call someone racist or sexist, I would get a rush. That rush would then be reaffirmed and sustained by the stars, hearts, and thumbs-up that constitute the nickels and dimes of social media validation. The people giving me these stars, hearts, and thumbs-up were engaging in their own cynical game: A fear of being targeted by the mob induces us to signal publicly that we are part of it."  (Confessions of a Former Online Social Justice Warrior, Heidelblog, July 16, 2018)

Another example of Frankfurt School thinking in the church is the use of Critical Race Theory by Mr. Jemar Tisby, a Special Assistant to the Chancellor at Reformed Theological Seminary and Dr. Jarvis Williams, an Associate Professor of New Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.   Both men are enamored of CRT and when they peer through its dark ideological  lens they see an evangelical church polluted by ingrained racism. 

Then they use this illusory ‘data’ to tell the evangelical churches what is required for "racial reconciliation.” (“Critical Race Theory, RTS and SBTS” by William H. Smith, Aquila Report, Mar. 30, 2017)

Rev. Sam Murrell is a black Anglican priest in the Anglican Church in North America who will no longer participate in racial reconciliation services.   As a teacher of worldview Rev. Murrell has identified the myths, lies, and anti-Christ presuppositions operating at the foundation of the concept of racial reconciliation services:

“Words Matter. As people of the Word, language is important and I believe it is time the Church gave up the common use of the word ‘race’ and all of its cognates. They only help to perpetuate an untruth about the nature of mankind. In the anthropology of Scripture, race is an alien concept. Scripture does not speak of ‘the races’ as subsets of humanity, but it does speak of ‘tongues (which can be translated as religions), tribes and nation’.  As long as the Church concedes to the terminology of a Darwinian worldview we will never get closer to modeling the oneness of the Body of Christ for the world that is spoken of in Scripture. The Church must not capitulate to the secular world on this matter and put words into our mouths, and in doing so perpetuate a false reality.” (Why I No Longer Participate in Racial Reconciliation Services, Rev Sam Murrell, Aquila Report, Jan. 25, 2018)

Rev. Murrell is correct.  Anti-Biblical, anti-Christ ideological conceptions have dire consequences. Critical race theory and the perceived need for racial reconciliation services is grounded in Marxist utopianism, mystical Eastern pantheist monism, Darwinism, scientific racism, a hierarchy of races, and sinister Frankfurt School constructs.   Underlying all of this is the perverse Marxist view of traditional American society and traditionalist Americans who support it as fascist, authoritarian, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, mentally ill, and in every way more evil than Hitler’s Germany:

"In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study.  It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed.  Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives...suffer from ‘mental rigidity,' ‘dogmatism,' and ‘uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness."  (‘Social and Emotional Learning” edwatch.org, Jan. 26, 2005)  

The Frankfurt School was a Marxist think-tank that invented poisonous psychological mind-control devices such as Political Correctness, Identity Politics, Cultural Determinism, and Critical Theory, the parent of Critical Race Theory.

Critical Theory is a malevolent psychological weapon used to induce confusion, disorientation, cognitive dissonance, loss of identity, and mind-control. For media, Hollywood, academia, and the DNC, Critical Theory is a license to unleash a relentless terroristic onslaught of hatred, contempt, ridicule, and destructive criticism to beat and batter Americans into submission.

Similar to its parent, the aim of Critical Race Theory is pressuring and shaming white conservative Christians into accepting a false burden of racism.

Marxist Utopianism

Marxism is an anti-Christ revolutionary utopian ideology from hell that echoes Scripture in many ways.  One way is that it secularizes eschatology, meaning it is millenarianism without God.

The revolutionary’s utopia represents a complete break with history by-passed by the spirit of evolution and is,

“...always modeled on some image of the lost Paradise, of a legendary Golden Age.”  Hence zealous religious devotion to  “pure Utopia, and revolt against a polluted society, are thus the two poles which provide the tension of all militant creeds.” (“The God that Failed,” Arthur Koestler, p. 16, 12)

Marxism links mankind’s worldly redemption to an oppressed class, combining the Old Testament concept of a chosen people with the New Testament prophecy that the meek shall inherit the earth.  (Heaven on Earth, Joshua Muravchik, p. 341)

Original Marxism’s ‘angels’ was the workers class oppressed by ‘demons’--- evil capitalist victimizers and the church.  In its modern form as Cultural Marxism (also multiculturalism), there are four oppressed classes or races —blacks, homosexuals, illegal aliens, and women.   These are the ‘angels.’

Supposedly, these ‘angels’ are victimized by a demonic host---the genetically racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic oppressor race— the socially conservative mainly white Christian population, particularly straight white men.

Though redemption is not possible for white people since their racism is genetic, it nevertheless begins for them with undiscerning, unthinking, submissive acceptance of their racism and need for confession during racial reconciliation services. Thus the premise of the worship said Rev. Murrell,

 "... is that Whites are guilty because they are White. This is evident in the fact that the white people present at such events are expected, even pressured, to confess the sin of racism even if they cannot recall any specific instances of racist action that they have perpetrated.

 The assumption is that because you are white then you must have knowingly, or unknowingly, caused offense towards Blacks (and maybe other ethnic minorities too). An example of this guilt-by-association is that, although you may be unable to find any instance of slave ownership in your genealogy, you are held accountable for the history of slavery in the United States of America.

 The black person stands as representative of the innocent victim of so-called racism and thus serves a priestly role for the white confessor who is guilty because of a lack of melanin in the epidermis.

 The white person’s pigmentation carries with it a privilege, and that is enough to require repentance."  

In Marxism, no human being is actually redeemable since all humans are depersonalized, soulless aspects of the collective unconscious.  Marxism’s scientifically engineered New Man is merely coalesced complex forms of matter-- a product of evolution and begotten by the Sovereign World State. 

The New Man has lost all sense of individuality and exists drone-like in collectivized (totalized) society as a natural resource, a part of the whole, made for the whole, and relatively worthless if not coalesced within the collective.

Marxism is but one of many modern scientistic ideologies that reduce the human being to a soulless aspect of nature. Like the other systems, Marxism begins its process of social engineering by teaching humans that they are the product of evolution working on matter, thereby allowing them to be deconstructed and depersonalized.  In this way the sense of their individual souls, intellect, free will, and conscience eventually fade to black since all four are shown by ‘science’ to be illusions.

Social engineering allows the New Man to imagine he is a bio-machine or hominid rather than the image bearer of the Triune Creator.  This allows the New Man to sink into passive slavery to instincts and passions.   In short, since the New Man has no real choice, whatever harm he does to others can never be his fault since ’ science’ has liberated the New Man from the burden of freedom.  In this way, the New Man can fully enjoy his earthly rewards as a slave within a deterministic system of cause and effect unless truth and reality invade his collective darkness. Far from redeeming the New Man, social engineering has but brought back the Old Man of 2 Tim. 3:3.

Scientific engineering is based on the proposition that since man has evolved over millions of years from a sub-human past then logically he will evolve over time into something better or “post human.”  

Furthermore, it is the Elect, the already highly evolved and purified post-human race of god-men—the avatars of divine history leading the world to utopia-- who possess the godlike power to scientifically engineer the New Man who worships his ‘creators.’  

Marxism and its contemporary form, Cultural Marxism, are forms of utopianism that posit the notion that science, evolution (the divine creative energy), and technology can fulfill the utopian dream of purging the world of evil on the day of revolution when the oppressed classes, acting as angelic redeemers, damn and destroy the oppressors, the demonic horde.  That day will usher in a heaven on earth. 

Why the Utopian Dream Will Not Die

In his masterful book, “Utopia: The Perennial Heresy,” Thomas Molnar (19210-2010), a Catholic philosopher, historian, and political theorist, writes that utopian systems are illusory patterns of thought with their own strange logic, expectations, and interpretive mechanisms. Thus reality and real data do not substantially influence the utopian thinker since he is able to fit the data, even the Word of God, onto the Procrustean bed of his desires and to find encouragement in the most evil events.  Thus he automatically dismisses realistic appraisals of his utopian schemes as from those who are against Progress, Evolution, Science, Peace, and Plenty.  

Furthermore, in all messianic utopian thinking, Christianity is an arch-enemy because the utopian message of salvation is utterly incompatible with basic Christian doctrine, that of original sin,

“…with its vision of history as the story of the Fall, and its denial of man’s power to attain salvation by his own exertions.  The dichotomies of soul and body, etc., stood condemned before the majesty of the oneness of Life and oneness of History…

For these reasons, Marxist utopians purified the human gene pool in Russia by murdering in excess of 100 million men, women and children of which approximately half were Christians.  According to Srdja Trifkovic, persecution and martyrdom of Christians under 20th century Marxism, and mainly of Russian Orthodox Christians under Communist Bolshevism,

“….is by far the greatest crime in all of recorded history….Attempts at “killing the soul” started only months after the Revolution of 1917.” Persecution and martyrdom was, “several times greater than the Holocaust in terms of innocent lives brutally destroyed. It has killed more Christians in a few decades than all other causes put together in all ages, with Islam a distant second as the cause of their death and suffering. And yet it still remains a largely unknown, often minimized, or scandalously glossed over crime.” (New Martyrs of the East and Coming Trials in the West, Srdja Trifkovic, OrthodoxyToday.com

In the concluding chapter of the third volume of Main Currents of Marxism, the late Leszek Kolakowski, the great Polish philosopher who broke with Communism in the 1970s, substantially agrees with Dr. Molnar’s analysis.   Marxism is a religion of fantasy and irrationalism:

“There are no rational means of predicting the ‘future of humanity’ over a long period or foretelling the nature of ‘social formations’ in ages to come. The idea that we can make such forecasts ‘scientifically,’ and that without doing so we cannot understand the past, is inherent in the Marxist theory of ‘social formations;’ it is one reason why the theory is a fantasy, and also why it is politically effective.

The influence that Marxism has achieved, for from being the result or proof of its scientific character, is almost entirely due to its prophetic, fantastic, and irrational elements. Marxism is a doctrine of blind confidence that a paradise of universal satisfaction is awaiting us just around the corner.

Almost all the prophecies of Marx and his followers have already proved to be false, but this does not disturb the spiritual certainty of the faithful, any more than it did in the case of chiliastic sects: for it is certainty not based on any empirical premises or supposed ‘historical laws,’ but simply on the psychological need for certainty. In this sense Marxism performs the function of a religion, and its efficacy is of a religious character. But it is a caricature and a bogus form of religion, since it presents its temporal eschatology as a scientific system, which religious mythologies do not purport to be. . .”  (The Socialist Dream Will Never Die 2, Steven Hayward, Powerline, Aug. 31, 2015)

And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’  Matthew 7:23

In our time, the last bastions of orthodox Christian faith are being invaded by the heretical conceptions of utopian Marxism, a perennial heresy that from Cain in the preflood world, has been man’s,

"…second oldest faith," man's "great alternative faith," Its promise is "Ye shall be as gods." Its vision is "the vision of man without God," of "man's mind displacing God as the creative intelligence of the world," of "man's liberated mind...redirecting man's destiny." Marxist utopianism proclaims an inescapable choice between two irreconcilable faiths: "God or Man, Soul or Mind, Freedom or Communism." (Whittaker Chambers, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, p. 92)

 

@ Linda Kimball 2018

America's Degenerate Ruling Class and its' "Official Version of Reality"

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said there is no need to continue debating the science behind climate change:

I can remember a day when the weather report was in the middle of the domestic and international news and took about a minute and a half. It wasn’t the news. When you go on the news today the first thing you’ll hear about is the weather. So there is a dramatic difference in the way people perceive the ability of the climate to impact their lives because they’re feeling it today..."   “I think we need to make it very clear and not continue to debate the science. I think we need to get more people speaking about it than EPA, or NOAA or NASA. I mean, those people are great and looked at as being experts, not necessarily the best at making climate change science personal for people so they understand it..."  (EPA Chief: Climate Change Is Fact Because Bad Weather Leads the News, pjmedia.com)

There is no doubt that the weather is changing.    McCarthy said so. The Orwellian propaganda corps aka " news" for unevolved hominids in the great American fly-over said so, and have large numbers of self-important egoistic stuffed-shirts sporting "We are Official Experts" labels.   So there you have it, the "Official Version of Reality," insidiously crafted and rubber-stamped by Orwellian "experts", which means that refutation of the "Official Reality of Weather Change" is absolutely Not Allowed.

What do all of these "experts" have in common?  The spurious claim of scientific neutrality as an operating assumption.  Two applications of scientific neutrality evidence this: evolution (anti-creation account/relentless change/relativism), an inverted exegesis that deconstructs and reduces man in the spiritual image of the Trinity to evolved hominid, and deconstructionism (destructive criticism/critical theory). Along with evolution, deconstructionism is a form of relativism or nihilism (meaninglessness).

The origin of the neutrality principle is the Garden of Eden. Its' father is the Evil One who tempted Eve to approach the question of eating from the forbidden tree in a neutral, unbiased fashion. He slyly suggested that she adopt a neutral position in order to decide who was right, God or the snake. Like America's scientifically neutral ruling class, Eve doubted and therefore rejected God's Word as authoritative and conclusive. As a true neutralist she determined for herself which choice to take. (Gen. 3:4-6)

The devil's scientific neutrality principle fuels modern revolutionary politics, political correctness (public advocacy of sin) and is therefore the philosophy of violence, lies and license of America's president, his cabinet, and the amoral left-right 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, force and the threat of violence, the Revelation of God, the Christian Church, virtue, immutable truth, traditional marriage, the two created sexes, our children, our humanity, the unborn, our wealth, our homes and businesses, our retirement, our Constitutional rights and even the weather become whatever the devil's lying agents of violence and the mobs in back of them want them to be or not to be from one moment to the next.

Under the soul and culture destroying influence and control of the ruling class America is quickly devolving into a three-tiered fear-based society.  The first two rings consist of an inner ring (an amoral elitist ruling class), and a somewhat larger outer ringconsisting of evil-embracing followers who willingly embrace lies in order to be accepted, privileged, enriched and empowered to persecute, destroy, steal, murder, and hound and blackmail the much larger third ring.   The third ring consists of practical atheists--debauched, submissive double-thinkers and all who actually prefer Egyptian servitude since sating their appetites takes precedence over morally-ordered freedom.  Operating around the outer edges are the dissidents:  people convicted by higher Truth and Moral Law who represent the group most resistant to mind control and slavery.

The real source of evil is the elitist inner circle, a parasitic confederacy of the devil's god-men described by Professor Angelo Codevilla as America’s Ruling Class:

Today’s ruling class, from Boston to San Diego, was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gave them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits. These amount to a social canon of judgments about good and evil, complete with secular sacred history, sins (against minorities and the environment), and saints. Using the right words and avoiding the wrong ones when referring to such matters — speaking the “in” language — serves as a badge of identity. Regardless of what business or profession they are in, their road up included government channels and government money because, as government has grown, its boundary with the rest of American life has become indistinct. Many began their careers in government and leveraged their way into the private sector. Some, e.g., Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, never held a non-government job. Hence whether formally in government, out of it, or halfway, America’s ruling class speaks the language and has the tastes, habits, and tools of bureaucrats. It rules uneasily over the majority of Americans not oriented to government.” (America’s Ruling Class---and the Perils of Revolution, Codevilla, July/Aug. 2010, The American Spectator)

The faith of America’s Ruling Class rests on four pillars of sand.   The three most important  are the neutrality principle, magic science and Gnostic-pagan Darwinism. The fourth, an arrogant assumption of god-like superiority, is enabled and empowered by the first three.  Codevilla summarizes this attitude as “we” are the best and brightest while the rest of Americans are unevolved humanoids, hence,

 “…retrograde, racist, and dysfunctional unless properly constrained.” (ibid)

Despite America’s  pervasive spiritual, moral, and intellectual pathology most Americans still retain faith in God (more or less) thus some sense of right and wrong, while the  Ruling Class are psychopaths, moral imbeciles given over to reprobate minds who view themselves as gods.  How did this sick, twisted god-man attitude replace the Founding generation’s belief that “all men are created equal” because they are the spiritual image bearers of the living, personal Holy Triune God?  Codevilla writes that by the 1820s,

“… J. C. Calhoun was reading in the best London journals that different breeds of animals and plants produce inferior or superior results, slave owners were citing the Negroes’ deficiencies to argue that they should remain slaves indefinitely. Lots of others were reading Ludwig Feuerbach’s rendition of Hegelian philosophy, according to which biblical injunctions reflect the fantasies of alienated human beings or, in the young Karl Marx’s formulation, that ethical thought is “superstructural” to material reality. By 1853, when Sen. John Pettit of Ohio called “all men are created equal” “a self-evident lie,” much of America’s educated class had already absorbed the “scientific” notion (which Darwin only popularized) that man is the product of chance mutation and natural selection of the fittest. Accordingly, by nature, superior men subdue inferior ones as they subdue lower beings or try to improve them as they please….As the 19th century ended, the educated class’s religious fervor turned to social reform: they were sure that because man is a mere part of evolutionary nature, man could be improved, and that they, the most highly evolved of all, were the improvers.” (ibid)

As their numbers grew and their narcissism inflated,

“… so did their distaste for common Americans. Believing itself “scientific,” this Progressive class sought to explain its differences from its neighbors in “scientific” terms. The most elaborate of these attempts was Theodor Adorno’s widely acclaimed The Authoritarian Personality (1948). It invented a set of criteria by which to define personality traits, ranked these traits and their intensity in any given person on what it called the “F scale” (F for fascist), interviewed hundreds of Americans, and concluded that most who were not liberal Democrats were latent fascists. This way of thinking about non-Progressives filtered down to college curricula. In 1963-64 for example, I was assigned Herbert McCloskey’s Conservatism and Personality (1958) at Rutgers’s Eagleton Institute of Politics as a paradigm of methodological correctness. The author had defined conservatism in terms of answers to certain questions, had defined a number of personality disorders in terms of other questions, and run a survey that proved “scientifically” that conservatives were maladjusted ne’er-do-well ignoramuses. “(ibid)  

Far from being the rational, scientifically enlightened, forward-thinking free-thinkers they imagine themselves to be, America’s Ruling Class are magical-thinking reprobates.   Respected Conservative Christian writer Frederick J. Hutchinson connects magical thinking with narcissism.  These two sins go together like a dung-beetle on its’ pile.

 Hutchinson characterizes magical thinking with the ridiculous proverb that if a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, it makes no noise, meaning that if a narcissist did not see or hear the tree fall then it did not fall since whatever the narcissist imagines, covets, envies, hates, or lusts after is the absolute meaning of reality at any given moment.  By extension of this insanity, if a narcissist hates God the Father then He does not exist, if he worships science and evolution then so must we all, and if he says climate change is real then we must accept it as real. (Restoring History, Hutchinson, pp. 80-81)

According to the highly respected pastor John McArthur, the Lord God Almighty has given most if not all of the ruling class over to reprobate minds. This means that though their intellects are intact, with their consciences given over to depravity, their reason is warped and inverted, thus useless for the pursuit of virtue.  They are spiritually dead, their materialized souls turned inward away from God and His Light into the darkness and infinite smallness of ‘self-absorbed self’ hence their wills are turned to wickedness.

This is why the Ruling Class make common cause with terrorists and other evil-doers and constantly advance deceptions like science magic (scientism), evolution as a fact of science, and climate change.   And because they hate the “retrograde, racist, and dysfunctional” masses in the great flyover zones of America, especially those in the Bible Belt,  they sympathetically  support bogus “new” rights such as choice, euthanasia, universal sodomy, ‘gay’ marriage, perverse sex-education, universal healthcare, and Sharia because in reality all of these bogus ‘rights’ ultimately unleash forces of destruction upon the hated masses in one way or another.

From the Renaissance to our own time, every step of the systematic downfall of Christendom and Protestant America has been led by arrogant, defiant God-hating narcissists who have deliberately fostered hedonism, lawlessness, narcissism, an entitlement mentality, and other evils  among Americans so that today evil is at epidemic proportions at every level of society.

Dr. Carl Raschke is an internationally known writer and academic scholar who for the past decade has been researching and explaining the effects of America’s apostasy from God and its’ corollary, narcissism and magical thinking, which Raschke combines into what he calls a Satanist Mindset.  This mindset is a mystification of the most corrupt passions and inverted values of magical thinkers.   It is the spiritual Frankenstein,

“…created by a social order that has attempted to sustain itself without God.” (Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the West, Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon)

 A Satanic Mindset has gained a virtual chokehold on the levers of power and influence from the White House to Hollywood, academia, certain corporations, the media, the Supreme Court, Congress, and apostatizing seminaries and pulpits.

While our Satanically-minded Ruling Class see the signs of corruption and insanity over-spreading our nation as signs of progress, some Americans choose to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to what is going on while still others foresee only disaster.  Ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn however, holds out hope, our only hope,  to a weary, spiritually disconsolate people.  In his 1983 Templeton Prize address, “Men Have Forgotten God,” he stated,

All attempts to find a way out of the plight of today’s world are fruitless unless we redirect our consciousness, in repentance, to the Creator of all; without this, no exit will be illumined, and we shall seek it in vain.”

@Linda Kimball

Losing Our Hearts and Souls to the Science-Magic Mythos

In his classic book, “The Abolition of Man,” C.S. Lewis characterized science and magic as twins,

“….the serious magical endeavor and the serious scientific endeavor are twins.” (p. 87)

In an age characterized by science worship and sweeping evolutionary thinking, Lewis’s observation doubtless seems strange, but the comparison between science and magic runs throughout a number of his most popular works.  In Lewis’s Narnian tale “The Magician’s Nephew” the sinister Uncle Andrew is both a magician and a scientist while the corrupt progressive conspirators at the National Institute of Co-ordinated Experiments (N.I.C.E.) in “That Hideous Strength,” the third and last installment of Lewis’s space trilogy crave the powers of both science and magic in their plot to re-engineer man and society.

Lewis understood that science and magic are alarmingly similar.  On one hand, science magic and evolution (metaphysical sophistry) have the ability to function as a religion that inculcates a lack of skepticism resulting in unthinking devotion and worship.  On the other, mindless devotion and obedience gives science magic its’ power over the minds and souls of men, thereby allowinghigh priests of scientism to dominate the Christian Church and society.

Lewis was not against ‘good’ science, meaning science in search of truth, but rather against the magic-science ushered in by Darwin whose Godless theory provided potent fuel for turning science into a neo-pagan religion.  In his book “Miracles” he argued that the birth of ‘good’ science depended on the Judeo-Christian view of the living, personal God, the Author of Moral Law and Law in Nature, the Creator who, though He upholds all life and nonlife within the cosmos nevertheless exists outside of the space-time dimension,

Men became scientific because they expected Law in Nature, and they expected Law in Nature because they believed in a Legislator.”  (p. 106)

In Lewis’s lifetime, the promoter par excellence of magic-science and evolution as an alternative cosmogony to the Genesis account ex nihilo and the Revealed Word in general was popular writer H.G. Wells.  Wells and fellow travelers fashioned Darwin’s philosophically materialist theory of evolution into a powerfully seductive cosmic creation mythos, a strange fire that satanically inverts the order of creation and reverses the direction of Biblical theism.  Lewis variously called this new mythos “The Scientific Outlook,” and “Evolutionism” and added that with dramatic storytellers such as Wells propounding it the mythos would surely capture the minds of men and transform their consciousness with its grand, unfolding narrative brimful of heroism, pathos and tragedy.

In this grand unfolding narrative, history and self-created life magically progress upward from non-living chemicals to cave-dwelling ape-men, then to animism and polytheism followed by monotheism, the stage during which primitive humanoids invented gods, ethics and other superstitions.  After monotheism the narrative ascends to higher-order reason, science and knowledge of evolution, which finally liberated men from the gods and other superstitions they had invented in their distant primitive past.

So complete has the transformation of consciousness been that vast numbers of Christian clergy and laypeople no longer trust the unevolved cognitive abilities of “primitive” men like Abraham, Isaac, and Moses, nor for that matter, the OT prophets.    As primitive and superstitious as they were, they cannot be trusted to understand anything God revealed to them, if in fact He spoke at all.   The consequences of this abiding skepticism are stark and terrible, resulting in atheism, agnosticism and pagan hermeneutics.

In the Breakpoint commentary, “He has Spoken: Replacing Pagan Hermeneutics,” Eric Metaxas observes that even though modern Christians are generally still attached to their Bibles their handling of it is pagan.   By this he means that the Bible is for such people nothing more than a collection of heart-warming stories or encouraging proverbs: 

We conveniently ignore the claims it makes on us, which is why so many of us live like pagans in our daily lives.” (breakpoint.org, September 12, 2013)

For Metaxas as for so many concerned Christian thinkers within the whole body of the Church, the most important question is, “what if anything can be done about the ongoing loss of faith?”

As atheism, agnosticism and pagan hermeneutics are powered by the science-magic and evolution mythos responsible for inverting creation, then one answer is to analyze and ultimately dismantle and destroy the myth, beginning with the findings of the eminent researcher of antiquity, James Baily.  In his book, “The God-Kings and the Titans: The New World Ascendancy in Ancient Times” Baily destroys the inverted creation account of the mythos, which he calls the reverse of facts:

“…human history can now be hesitantly traced back as an unbroken narrative to 4000 B.C….the picture emerging…is one of the Fall of Man in historic terms as well as his rise; it is a picture…more of degradation than of success; it is a picture of monotheism breaking down into polytheism and of the struggle to return to monotheism.  The establishment view of the history of religion gradually progressing from animism to polytheism (then) to monotheism is the reverse of facts.” (1973, p. 296)   

In other words, 4000 years before Christ, there was Noah and his family in the post-flood world.  According to the highly esteemed historian Samuel Shuckford, Noah and his family brought with them the knowledge of God, Creation, origin of man, the Deluge,  sacrifice to God for the propitiation of sin, as well as the knowledge of letters/symbols, architecture, science, agriculture, and much else.   (The Sacred and Profane History of the World Connected, 1808)

Noah remained in the East and established the worship of the true God.  Shuckford writes that Noah was undoubtedly the very first king of China, Fohi, who according to Chinese lore had no father.   According to Shuckford, the East was at that time the most advanced civilization in terms of learning, medicine, true religion, and much else.

Eighty years after the Flood, Noah’s son Ham and his sons together with other family members eventually settled in the plains of Shinar where they resolved to build a tower, a monument to their own vanity, ambition and rebellion against God. But said Shuckford, God confounded their language in the midst of their undertaking, and caused them “to separate from one another.” (ibid, p.94)

Eventually Ham was deified and worshipped as the gods Chronus I and Jupiter:

 "Ham is represented by many writers as a very wicked, immodest, and profligate creature: Berosus (i) makes him a magician, and to be the same with Zoroast or Zoroastres, and speaks of him as the public corrupter of mankind; and says that he taught men to live as before the flood, to lie with mothers, sisters, daughters, males and brutes, and creatures of all sorts; and that he actually did so himself, and therefore was cast out by his father Janus, or Noah, and got the name of "Chem", the infamous and immodest: (upon seeing his father's nakedness Ham) told his two brethren without; he went out of the tent after he had pleased himself with the sight... and in a wanton, ludicrous, and scoffing manner, related what he had seen: some of the Jewish Rabbins (k), as Jarchi relates, say that Canaan first saw it, and told his father of it; and some say (l), that he or Ham committed an unnatural crime with him; and others (m), that he castrated him; and hence, it is supposed, came the stories of Jupiter castrating his father Saturn, and Chronus his father Uranus."    Genesis 9:22 Gill's Exposition

Ham's son Mizraim was worshipped as Chronus II and the Sun-god Osiris.  Three of Mizraim’s sons, Ananim, Naphtuhim, and Pathrusim became kings in Egypt.

Pathrusim was king of Thebais; his Egyptian name was Tyoth or Thoth.  Also known as Taautus, his Greek name was Hermes and he was worshipped as the Sun-god Mercury.  It was Thoth-Hermes who instructed his brothers in the arts and science magic, such as alchemy or transmutation (evolution) of one kind of thing into another, of which he was master: the Hermetic principle of the macrocosm’s correlation with the microcosm: “As above, so below” symbolized by the serpent-powered Ouroboros, the cosmic tree of life or with Darwin the tree of life. (Luciferian Occultism Overtaking the West: Serpent Power in Ancient and Modern Evolutionary Expressions, http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/kimball/130627)

 Lewis was right to fear the seductive powers of science-magic and evolution.  From its inception it has captured the minds and souls of large numbers of faithless priests and millions of Westerners and Americans, their faith and eternal salvation lost in favor of a useless myth, a strange fire in the minds of men.    But for those with ears to hear and a willing heart, truth will set them free.

@Linda Kimball