Woody Allen's Frozen Soul

Rev. Robert Barron was chagrined, but not entirely surprised when he read Woody Allen’s recent ruminations on ultimate things. To state it bluntly, said Rev. Barron, Woody could not be any bleaker in regard to the issue of meaning in the universe. We live, he said,

"... 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, he continued, 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, he explained, 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)

By his own willful choice, Woody Allen is a nihilist---a dehumanized evolutionary atheist.  The source of his nihilism is the belief that our Heavenly Father is dead and there is no Absolute Truth, that all truth is relative.    According to Eugene (Fr. Seraphim) Rose, nihilism is the basic philosophy of the 20th century:

"It has become, in our time, so widespread and pervasive, has entered so thoroughly and so deeply into the minds and hearts of all men living today, that there is no longer any 'front' on which it may be fought." The heart of this philosophy, he said, was "expressed most clearly by Nietzsche and by a character of Dostoyevsky in the phrase: 'God is dead, therefore man becomes God and everything is possible."  (Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, oodegr.com)

Rev. Richard Wurmbrand (1909 –2001), a Romanian Christian minister of Jewish descent possesses keen insight into nihilism because it was his own philosophy at one time.  But after fourteen years of physical and mental torment in an atheist created hell on earth, this courageous pastor emerged with an unquenchable love for Jesus Christ and his fellow man.   According to Wurmbrand, nihilism freezes and hardens the souls of its' dehumanized believers:

"You freeze when you think of yourself as only a complicated product of chemical reactions....You cannot see stars (or your soul) through the microscope or microbes through the telescope.  Men who cannot think rightly come to the conclusion that God does not exist because they cannot find Him through the senses, which are functions of life in the realm of matter.  Senses are not the right means to see God." (The Answer to the Atheist's Handbook, Wurmbrand, p. 105)

The common denominators of Allen's particular form of nihilism as well as those of militant secularism and its' theological and New Age Eastern oriented counterparts are the denial of the supernatural Triune God, the fall (original sin), man as person (enfleshed soul) because created in the image of the One God in three Persons, Moral Law, immutable Truth, the Incarnation, Resurrection, heaven and hell.  Within the secular framework there is denial of angels and demons as well.  Other common denominators are the embrace of the idea of either pre-existing or spontaneously generated evolving matter and energy together with mankind collectively dehumanized and reduced to aspects of the evolving universe made valid by scientism---the instrument of man's will.

Whether matter and energy are held to be eternally existing or spontaneously generated (Cosmic Egg/Big Bang) matters not since the common point of departure for all worldviews grounded in matter and energy is metaphysical nihilism,

"... This position has been held by philosophers such as Parmenides, Buddha, Advaita Vedantins, and perhaps Kant (according to some interpretations of his transcendental idealism). Blob theory can also be considered very closely aligned with mereological nihilism (there are no parts and wholes). Obviously if metaphysical nihilism is correct, empirical reality is an illusion." (What is Metaphysical Nihilism? OpenTopia.com)  

Concerned creationists have long pointed out that evolutionary scientism is at the 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, city and countryside, 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 Pekings's Red Regime."  ( Article 12: The Quintessential Evolutionist, waragainstbeing.com)  
 
All forms of the metaphysical nihilism dominating our modern societies, from the Darwinism force-fed to our children to militant forms of secularism, occult New Age evolutionary pantheism and their evolutionary theological counterparts are forms of metaphysical nihilism demanding a holocaust of the human person: 

"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)

Within the Western civilized world, including America, the idea that everything in the universe reduces to matter and energy is found for example, in the thinking of global NWO socialists,  America's progressive ruling class, the evolutionary 'Christianity' of Michael Dowd, the Hindu-pantheism of Teilhard de Chardin, the integral evolutionism of Ken Wilber, the dialectical materialism of Karl Marx, and the 20th century's murderous dictators, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Hitler, Mao and Pol Pot.

In his article, "Leftism a Radical Faith," Bruce Riggs notes that much of the political history of the extended twentieth century is that of massive extinctions of citizenries by their dictatorial governments:   
 
"Take the engineered mass starvations, torture chambers, firing squads, and gulags of Lenin and Stalin; Nazi gas chambers; Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killing fields; the genocides of Mao's "Great Leap Forward"; and the tyrannical North Korean Sung dynasty, and one will find that over one hundred million people have been slaughtered." (American Thinker, Jan. 1, 2014)      

In one way or another, these dictatorial governments systematically dehumanized and murdered millions to create an imagined earthly Eden, said Riggs, and this is clearly irrational.  In this sense, leftist ideology is an atheist religion with the look of a religious inquisition. Klaus Fischer puts it this way:

“[T]otalitarianism represents the twentieth-century version of traditional religiosity; it is in many ways the secular equivalent of the religious life. Unless this crucial point is captured, the quintessential nature of totalitarianism will elude us.” (ibid)  

This "totalitarian religiosity" is grounded in metaphysical nihilism and the dehumanization and reduction of mankind to aspects of the evolving universe on a par with trees, slugs, weeds, and apes.  This evil religion continues today as a “scientific,” secular, politico-centric faith,

“....disdainful of theistic beliefs and contemptuous of those who subscribe to them.  It is a faith that, in its historical manifestations, has birthed the murderous tyrannies of the extended twentieth century -- tyrannies that have marched under left-wing banners of Marxism, Communism, and National Socialism, or, more generally and descriptively, Coercive Collectivism.” (ibid, Riggs)

For individual evolutionists, metaphysical nihilism and dehumanization of 'others'  is liberating, at least during younger years when death is not even a blip on the radar.  This is  because for the uncreated, liberated autonomous 'self' who is the measure of all things and whose life no longer has any ultimate meaning or purpose there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do, or why his debauched friends should not live in the way that they find most advantageous to themselves.  But the nihilism, egotism, lying, perverse license, and sadistic pleasure attained through psychological domination and manipulation of dehumanized 'dupes' and their children, all of which nihilists rejoice in during their younger years becomes an unbearable source of  despair, horror, night terrors, dread, and thoughts of murder and suicide with the advent of old age and the approach of death.

The Supernatural God, Heaven, Hell, Souls and Demons:  Do They Exist?

At issue is the existence of the supernatural God of Revelation, the Heavenly Creator of all that exists.   Does He exist and did He reveal Himself to men or not?    Evolutionists and their theological counterparts say no, all that exists is the natural dimension of matter and energy in continuous motion measured by time that may or may not involve the working of a nature god controlled by man. 

However, existence within the natural dimension of space and time is not the only form of existence.  Timeless is the supernatural realm (third heaven) of the eternally existing, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent Holy God of Revelation, the sphere of Spirit, self-existence, eternity.

Furthermore, all people who have had out-of-body experiences by way of near-death, astral plane travels, shamanism, or by way of drugs for example, can testify to the existence of their own souls and of the timeless realm.  According to Francis Huxley and Jeremy Narby:

"Western observers began participating in shamanistic sessions involving hallucinogenic plants, (and) found, to their astonishment, that they could have experiences similar to those described by shamans."   'Life' magazine popularized shamanism in a 1957 story, "In Mexico, American banker Gordon Wasson ate psilocybin mushrooms in a session conducted by (a) shaman."   Wasson described to 'Life's' readers his experience of "flying out of his body."  Narby and Huxley report that "hundreds of thousands of people read Wasson's account, and many followed his example."  (Modern Shamanism: Spirit Contact & Spiritual Progress, James Herrick, p. 17 from "On Global Wizardry, edited by Peter Jones) 

When the soul comes out of its' body, as happened to the Satanist William Schnoebelen, it is immediately within the realm of timelessness and spirits in which there is no before and after, no cause and no effect.

William Schnoebelen was a great hardboiled sinner whose damnable transgressions  included Satanism and receiving the mark of Satan during an out of body experience.  His autobiography, Lucifer Dethroned, is a gripping and horrifying account of his descent into the darkest, most frightening side of the occult, magick, spell-casting, vampirism, astral travel and Satanism and his subsequent restoration through grace and the love of Jesus Christ. 

Bill was a demonically-empowered Druidic high priest, high-order Mason, ordained spiritist minister and Satanist who frequently "went out of his body" into the timeless realm for various reasons.  As he tells it, one night he was "yanked" out of his body and drawn up through the paths of the Tree of Life toward the zone of Binah or Saturn.  His terrifying journey took him to a vast, obsidian trapezoidal shaped temple called the Cathedral of Pain situated in the midst of swirling stars. The inside walls were clear glass,
 
"...holding back a transparent green fluid.  Floating within the fluid...were hundreds of naked (horribly mutilated) human bodies.  They were all dead, most with expressions of exquisite terror etched in a rictus on their frozen faces."  Then a pillar of light struck an "obsidian throne," a sacrificial altar, and out of the light "appeared a huge being...robed in white.."  Mighty wings swept his shoulders.  One moment the winged being was an incredibly handsome man, the next a "bull" and the next a "woman."  Chanting began in Latin: "Ave Satanas, Rege Satanas (Hail Satan, Satan Rules)"  Then the terrifying being reached out his left hand "and placed it on my forehead....I felt a claw tear into my brow (and) insert itself into my brain like a white-hot poker.."  Then a voice spoke: "Now you are mine forever."    (p. 157-159) 

Schnoebelen was forced to return to the Cathedral of Pain a few more times before turning to Jesus Christ for salvation.  One night he finally got down on his knees and confessed,

"...to the Lord that I was indeed a sinner---perhaps the chiefest of sinners (but) I repented (Luke 15:5) and confessed that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead so that I might have eternal life (Romans 10: 9-10).  I asked Jesus to save me from my sins (Romans 10: 13), and to be the absolute Lord of my life (Romans 12: 1-2)"    Jesus Christ forgave me and set me "free from unbelievable darkness and evil..."   Jesus Christ liberated my spiritually oppressed soul."(p. 315)

All people, including 'scientifically enlightened' evolutionary nihilists live in a mysterious world of which we see only darkly because we are imprisoned in the jail of our senses.  But as Schnoebelen, shamanists and practicing occultists such as Carl Jung know, there are on earth powerful, intelligent beings that move so fast we cannot not see them, who emit rays outside the spectrum of our vision and communicate among themselves on a wavelength beyond what man can hear and apprehend, thus they can observe us, inflate our most disordered passions and even influence our dreams and thoughts for good or bad without our knowledge. 

According to the highly celebrated Jung, Philemon, a winged, horned demon, supervised and inspired the writing of the "Seven Sermons to the Dead."  Jung described the occasion like this:

"The whole house was....crammed full of spirits.   They were packed deep right up to the door, and the air was so thick I could hardly breathe...Then it began to flow out of me, and in the course of three evenings the thing (Septem Sermones ad Mortuos) was written." (Jung relates how his soul departed into the timeless realm)...the mystical land of the dead (and) soon after the.....'dead' appeared to me and the result was the Septem Sermones."   (To Hell and Back, Maurice S. Rawlings, M.D., p.143)

Unseen spirits can, and do, influence the minds of evolutionists who then trumpet the nihilistic ideas dropped into their minds as their own and then do the work of devils by leading astray millions of people with their damnable soul-destroying teachings.

Evolutionary seculars and their theological and occult New Age counterparts commit grievous sins and live as if they will never die. But the God of Revelation, heaven, hell, angels and demons exist and even now, without their knowledge, they are being prepared to receive the mark of Satan on their foreheads.   Before it's too late, let them learn from the despairing words of other nihilistic adversaries of Jesus Christ:

"I am suffering the pangs of the damned."  Tallyrand (ibid, Wurmbrand, p. 158

"Give me laudanum that I may not think of eternity."  Mirabeau

"I am abandoned by God and man.  I shall go to hell.  Oh Christ, oh Jesus Christ!" oltaire

"What blood, what murders, what evil counsels have I followed.  I am lost, I see it well." Charles IX, King of France

"I would give worlds, if I had them, if the Age of Reason (an anti-Christian book) had never been published.  Oh, Lord, help me. Christ, help me.  Stay with me. It is hell to be left alone." Thomas Paine

"...I had a feeling that life was ebbing from me.  I felt powerful sensations of dread (then suddenly everything) turned a glowing red.   I saw twisted faces grimacing as they stared down at me (I tried to defend myself but) could no longer shut out the frightful truth: beyond the faces dominating this fiery world were faces of the damned.  I had a feeling of despair....the sensation of horror was so great it choked me.  Obviously I was in Hell itself (and then suddenly) the black silhouette of a human figure began to draw near...a woman...with lipless mouth and in her eyes an expression that sent icy shudders down my back.  She stretched out her arms...and pulled me by an irresistible force (into) a world filled with....sounds of lamentation....I asked the figure...who she was.  A voice answered: "I am death."  (German actor Curt Jurgens, To Hell and Back, pp. 76-77)

Nihilists are lost and spiritually blind--- to the existence of the timeless supernatural realm of our Heavenly Father, to the existence of devils all around them and to their own frozen souls. 

Their foolish hearts are darkened (Rom. 1:21) and their thoughts evil (Gn. 6:5).  They are ignorant, guilty, and corrupt.   In their folly they boast of great scientific knowledge and wisdom--- but it is grounded in nihilism (nothingness).  They have exchanged God's Revelation for scientism and His Truth for a lie (Rom. 1:25), and their minds, being blinded by the god of this world are wholly blind to the saving Light of Christ that shines into the hearts of the faithful. (John 8:12):

"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil."  "For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.…(John 3:19-20)

From his own experience, Eugene Rose believed that modern man cannot come to Christ fully until he is first aware of how far he and his society have fallen away from Him, that is, until he has first faced the Nihilism in himself:

 "The Nihilism of our age exists in all," he wrote, " and those who do not, with the aid of God, choose to combat it in the name of the fullness of Being of the living God, are swallowed up in it already. We have been brought to the edge of the abyss of nothingness and, whether we recognize its nature or not, we will, through affinity for the ever-present nothingness within us, be engulfed in it beyond all hope of redemption-unless we cling in full and certain faith (which doubting, does not doubt) to Christ, without Whom we are truly nothing."  (Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, oodegr.com)

For all who repent of their sins, combat their nihilism with the aid of God and unite with the faithful who persevere in the Way of Christ, death is merely a doorway to eternal physical life in a physical Paradise---the earth and heavens renewed and remade in unimaginably wondrous ways.   But for the stubborn, dehumanized nihilist, "blinded by the god of this age"  the approach of old age and death are accompanied by afflictions of the mind---despair, depression, night terrors, inexplicable feelings of dread and horror---because beyond the grave lies only remorse.

 

@Linda Kimball

Creation Ex Nihilo vs Evolutionary Naturalism: The Single Most Critical Conflict Today

In June 2005 the prestigious World Summit on Evolution was held on the remote island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador.  The location was chosen because it was the spot where Charles Darwin docked in 1835 to probe the ultimate question—the origin and nature of life.

The Galapagos summit was hailed as the Woodstock of Evolution, and attending scientists celebrated as a literal “Who’s Who of evolutionary theory.”

A key figure at the conference was the world famous philosopher of mind, Daniel Dennett.  Dennett is the favorite of all new pagan and mystical pantheist trans-humanists. They believe that computers can not only simulate human mental processes but will eventually evolve the conscious awareness known today as artificial intelligence  

Strangely, for a philosopher of mind Dennett seeks to convince the world that there really isn’t any such thing as a mind in the traditional Biblical sense. In the Biblical sense, the material brain is an awesomely designed computer by which spirit, the citadel of man’s soul, interfaces with the world of matter, time, and space. Like dreaming however, thinking does not take place within the material brain but within the unseen dimension of spirit.

As a neo-pagan evolutionary materialist (pagan animist), Dennett enthusiastically embraces Darwin’s evolutionary theory because evolution—-an unseen creative energy that acts upon matter—- supposedly provides a ‘scientific’ explanation for the emergence of life from non-life bearing chemicals, thereby supposedly negating the necessity of the living, supernatural Tri-Personal God.   Hence Dennett’s delusional insistence that there is no soul/spirit (mind, will) associated with the human brain or any supernatural God or life after death.   Thus the central concern of Dennett’s career has been to explain how,

“….meaning, function and purpose can come to exist in a world that is intrinsically meaningless and functionless.” (The Spiritual Brain, Beauregard & O’Leary, p. 2)

Dennett’s pagan materialist assumptions are in keeping with Darwin’s conceptions.  In thoroughly researching Darwin’s notebooks atheist evolutionists Stephen Jay Gould and Ernst Mayer have shown that Darwin identified himself as a philosophical materialist several months before he developed the idea of natural selection, a type of predestination.

Contemporary evolutionary materialism is a revamped version of ancient Egyptian materialism and the Atomism taught by ancient Greek nature philosophers such as Epicurus.  Epicurus held that all that exists are atoms (matter) bumping together in a void.  There is no God or gods; no origin for life and conscious life, thus no soul/spirit, and no life after death.  Just atoms, the void and annihilation.   This means that man is less than nothing.

Neo-pagan evolutionary materialism (naturalism) began ascending to its’ current dominant philosophical and scientific position as far back as the 17th century.   The conflict between the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo and the naturalistic account is an ancient and critically important conflict, one fought with asperity in the 17th century between such men as Donne and Milton on one side and Bacon and the Royal Society on the other.   In the 18th century men such as Swift, Pope and Johnson opposed the neo-pagan naturalism of Hume, Bentham and French philosophers.  By the 19th century it was being fought over the whole of Western culture with creation ministries and men such as Richard John Neuhaus, Seraphim Rose, Peter Jones,  Albert Mohler, Creation Ministries International and a host of other supernatural creationists staunchly opposing all neo-pagan naturalism (materialist and pantheist) as represented by, for example,  Darwin, Dennett, Edward O. Wilson, Steven Pinker, Tom Wolfe, Teilhard de Chardin, Michael Dowd, Rob Bell, and Tim Keller.

Why is this conflict so important?  Among crucial issues is the answer to the question, ‘what is man?’   The answers provided by naturalism are entirely opposed to the answer provided by the Genesis account:

“As part of our commitment to building a just and loving society, we must build a culture that cherishes the dignity and sanctity of innocent human life,” Trump continued. “All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God. Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from heaven. As the Lord says in Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart.’” (Trump Says ‘Every Soul Is A Precious Gift From Heaven,’ Cites Scripture At Prayer Breakfast, Calvin Freiburge, Life Site News, Feb. 7, 2019)

The Genesis account of creation ex nihilo reveals that man is a person because created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons.  Man was created directly by the Creator God of Gen. 1 identified by the Apostle John as the Son of God (John 1:1), thus the with a superhuman intelligence and original nature from which Adam, hence all of us,  fell away and to which we are called back.

Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian scholar observes that the unique concept of man as God's spiritual image-bearer gave birth to the "belief in the unique dignity of human beings," and this is,

"...the force that created Western civilization, where citizens do not exist for the state but the state exists for the individuals. Even kings, presidents, prime ministers, and army generals cannot be allowed to trample upon an individual and his or her rights." (Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations, pp. 12-13)

In affirmation, the brilliant French economist, statesman and author Frederic Bastiat writes of the gifts from God which includes the physical, intellectual and moral life:

"He has provided us with a collection of marvelous faculties. And He has put us in the midst of a variety of natural resources. By application of our faculties to these natural resources we convert them into products, and use them. Life, faculties, production — in other words, individuality, liberty, property — this is man (and) these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place." (How Evil Works, David Kupelian, p. 8)

John 1:3 identifies our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ , the second Person of the Holy Trinity as the Creator:

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” “He was in the world, and the world was made by him” (v. 10). “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (v. 14).

Jesus Christ is the Creator.  Foremost of His miracles is creation out of nothing—six instantaneous acts or days of creation rather than the billions of years of evolutionary process as the wisdom of fallen man holds.

On the miraculous creation of the first man Church Father John Chrysostom writes:

“And God formed man of dust from the earth, and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul….the inbreathing communicated to the one created out of earth the power of life, and thus the nature of the soul was formed.  What does a living soul mean?  An active soul, which has the members of the body as the implements of its activities, submissive to its will.” (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Seraphim Rose, p.215)

Gregory of Nyssa adds:

The body and the soul were formed at the same time—not one before and the other afterwards…” (ibid, p. 218

Early Church Fathers make the point that the whole of creation---angels, time, matter, fire, wind, water, herbs, trees, all life and conscious life---was brought into existence from non-existence (ex nihilo), not from anything already in existence or from the Essence or Nature of God.  Therefore creation does not have the same essence as God and is not a part of God as most ancient and modern pagans believe.

Lest we be led away into the false opinion that the soul itself is Divine, or a part of God’s essence as pantheists and Gnostic’s teach, Chrysostom writes:

“Certain senseless ones, being drawn away by their own conceptions, without thinking of anything in a God-befitting manner…dare to say that the soul has proceeded from the Essence of God. O frenzy! O folly! How many paths of perdition has the devil opened up for those who will serve him!” (ibid, Rose,  p. 216)

Neo-pagan naturalist myths like Darwin's materialist idea and Telhard de Chardin's Vedanta monist conception reject the Genesis account ex nihilo together with Original Sin and the fall and teach instead an inverted exegesis positing that man comes up from chemicals and lower creatures.  This upside-down view leads to a philosophy of relativism (subjectivism) because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter and then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are we going to become something else–maybe a divine superman, god-man, or super robot—-but nothing can be said about LGBTQ+ and the contemporary menu of 15 genders since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of matter that spontaneously generated itself from nothing.

With regard to soul/spirit, if man evolved from non-living, genderless matter or energy and lower life-forms, then his rational nature, his soul, differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts.  Like beasts, man is not a person but a creature of the earth.  Like them he has no spirit—free will, higher mental faculties, and conscience.  He is a fleshy robot or hominid whose brain is organized by the genome and the genome shaped by natural selection.

Worse, as all pagan and pantheist conceptions are equally God-less, hence lifeless and mindless, none have an ultimate source for life, consciousness, soul, and personhood, thus all are merely different expressions of anti-human nihilism (meaninglessness) which makes man equal to or lower than the nonhuman, thereby allowing for all manner of crimes against humanity, especially the weakest, hated, envied, despised and inconvenient.  Here in paganized America tens of millions of unborn humans have been sadistically liquidated within abortuaries while  during the 20th century in excess of 160,000,000 unevolved human weeds, and useless eaters were brutally murdered in one way or another by two pagan and pantheist regimes: Marxist Communism and National Socialism.

Today, in the name of preventing climate change, ominous anti-human agendas are making astonishing inroads over and across America.

In "War On Humans," Wesley J. Smith reports that the "nature rights" movement seeks to grant flora and fauna,

"...the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles"—essentially a right to life that explicitly erases the moral distinction between humans and all other life forms. "  (tothesource, Feb. 27, 2014)

The putative rights of nature may also extend to inanimate matter:

"The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Nature announces that the rights of nature are "inalienable . . . without distinction of any kind, such as may be made between organic and inorganic beings, origin, use to human beings, or any other state." 

Nature has already been granted "rights" by Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as in some thirty U.S. municipalities,

"...including Santa Monica, California. Ban ki-Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations has thrown his support behind the movement, and nature rights has been proposed for inclusion in an eventual UN treaty to fight climate change."
 

Though pagan naturalists prefer to keep it secret, they say in so many words that the depersonalized collective human organism will eventually evolve into some sort of cosmic Super Organism.  Underlying this idea is a quasi-Buddhist concept expressed in the idea that a universal human organism is reaching a magnificently evolved state of exaltation.

This view leads directly to religious ideas like those of Teilhard de Chardin who said that for Communism to succeed science must become spiritualized and the democrat, communist and fascist must unite.   These three currents must merge in order to promote the spiritual future of the World:

“The function of man is to build and direct the whole of the Earth…We shall end by perceiving that the great object unconsciously pursued by science is nothing else than the discovery of God.” (ibid, Rose, 591)

Chardin theorized that after millions of years of evolution a Christ consciousness was finally emerging out of matter causing the whole world and everything in it to become spiritualized and divinized.  Everything is becoming Christ, said Teilhard.

Seraphim Rose observes that Teilhard’s pantheism is a frightful heresy:

People will think they are gods while actually having this animalistic philosophy (which) is exactly what Antichrist needs in order to come to reign.” (ibid, p. 282)

In the final analysis, the conflict between supernatural creation ex nihilo and anti-human neo-pagan naturalism boils down to the answers to these questions: what or who are you and where you will spend eternity.

@Linda Kimball

 

 

 

Evolutionary Atheist Paganism: The Most Evil Religion in History

In his mid-December state of the nation address Russian President Vladimir Putin portrayed Russia as a defender of traditional Christian values against what he depicted as the morally bankrupt, Godless West and America:

Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values..."  “Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.” (Who’s ‘godless’ now? Russia says it’s U.S., Marc Bennetts, The Washington Times, 1/28/2014)

In a move that has America's "elite" pagan class howling in outrage, Putin took steps to protect Russians, their children, and Russian culture from Western and American degeneracy by adopting a law banning homosexual propaganda and another that makes it a criminal offense to insult the religious sensibilities of believers:

"The law on religious sensibilities was adopted in the wake of a protest in Moscow’s largest cathedral by a female punk rock group against the Orthodox Church’s support of Mr.Putin. Kremlin-run television said the group’s “demonic” protest was funded by “some Americans.” (ibid)

In affirmation of the steps taken by Putin, Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, the leader of the Orthodox Church, said the general direction of the Western and American 'elite' class is without doubt an anti-Christian and anti-religious character.  Russia has already been through a catastrophic epoch of atheism and we know,

"...what it is to live without God...We want to shout to the whole world, ‘Stop!’”

America ‘s Godless, degenerate condition is not the result of a natural progression away from God and morality but rather the result of a diabolically conceived program of degradation and destruction stealthily carried out over the course of eighty years by legions of atheists---progressives, communists, socialists, and like-minded conspirators situated within every cultural, political, legal, religious, educational, entertainment and media institution.   This completely evil plan is documented in part in Cultural Marxism:    http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/02/cultural_marxism.html

Communism, socialism, leftism, and progressivism are political religions grounded in modern “pagan” animism and evolutionary conceptions:  very ancient pagan superstitions that teach that the universe and everything in it consists of void, matter and animated energies (i.e., evolution, chance, karma) working on and through matter.

Matter is amoral, it cannot think, speak, or create life, let alone human consciousness.  In the words of the atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell:

"Blind to good and evil, reckless of destruction, omnipotent matter rolls on its relentless way."  (Russell, "Why I am not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects," 1957, p. 115)

Pagan animism and its primary doctrine evolution is a magical religious worldview devoid of God:

"Evolution is a religion," declared evolutionary religionist Michael Ruse.  "This was true of evolution in the beginning and it is true still today…One of the most popular books of the era was 'Religion Without Revelation,' by Julian Huxley, grandson of Thomas Huxley…As always evolution was doing everything expected of religion and more."  (National Post, Canadian Edition, 5/13/2000)

All worldviews begin with a religious declaration.  The Biblical or Revealed Word perspective begins with, "In the beginning God…"  Evolutionary atheism begins with divinized man declaring, "In the beginning void, matter, and energy."

Void, matter, and energy is all there is, and despite that none of it lives or thinks, matter nevertheless thinks, chooses, is miraculously self-perfecting and Divine:

"…matter itself continually attains to higher perfection under its own power, thanks to indwelling dialectic…the dialectical materialists attribution of 'dialectic' to matter confers on it, not mental attributes only, but even divine ones."  (Dialectical Materialism, Gustav A. Wetter, 1977, p. 58)

In explicitly religious language, the following neo-pagan religionists offer all praise, honor, and glory to their non-life bearing anti-human anti-creator:

"We may regard the material and cosmic world as the supreme being, as the cause of all causes, as the creator of heaven and earth."  (Vladimir Lenin quoted in Communism versus Creation, Francis Nigel Lee, 1969, p. 28)

"The Cosmos is all that is or ever will be."  (Carl Sagan, Cosmos, 1980, p. 4)

Evolutionary atheism has demonstrated itself to be a virulently anti-human, pathologically destructive, demonically murderous worldview.  In just the first eighty-seven years of the twentieth century, the evolutionist project of radically transforming the world and the consciousness of mankind  has led to the brutal extermination of between 100-170 million un-evolved  'subhuman' men, women, and children.

In the Soviet Union, the God-and-human hater Vladimir Lenin exulted that,

"Darwin 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)

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 pagan evolutionism resulted in gas chambers, ovens, and the liquidation of eleven million "useless eaters" and other undesirables.  Evolutionist Niles Eldridge, author of "Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life," reluctantly concurs.  Darwin's theory, he acknowledges,

"....has given us the eugenics movement and some of its darker outgrowths, such as the genocidal practices of the Nazis." (2005, p. 13)

Alain Brossat draws the following conclusions about the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and the ties that bind them:

"The 'liquidation' of the Muscovite executioners, a close relative of the 'treatment' carried out by Nazi assassins, is a linguistic microcosm of an irreparable mental and cultural catastrophe that was in full view on the Soviet Stage.  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 "subhumans" 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)

Though evolutionary pagans claim a certain system of ethics, this is not true since there is no source for ethics, boundaries, or limitations of any kind.  This is because in order for evolutionary 'ethics' to be consistent with the idea that life evolved by chance from chemicals and continues to evolve over time, ethics must be built upon human social instincts and emotions that are in a continuous process of change over millions of years.   This view demolishes both moral and sexual ethics and social taboos, thereby liberating man to do as he feels and to seize by hook or crook whatever he desires, covets, lusts after, and so on.  Over time this results in the overthrow and perversion of law within a chaotic, lawless climate controlled by tyrants, predators, vicious gangs, psychopaths, and other criminal elements as is becoming the situation here in America with every passing day.

Perhaps Darwin could not envision the evil unleashed by his ideas.  Nonetheless, he did have some inkling, for he wrote in his "Autobiography" that one who rejects God,

"…can have for his rule of life…those impulses and instincts which are strongest or…seem to him the best ones."  (Fatal Fruit, Tom DeRosa, p.7)

Atheist Max Hocutt realizes that an absolute moral code cannot exist without God, however evolutionary paganism does not allow God to exist except as a force or energy within the cosmos. Therefore,

"…if there were a morality written up in the sky somewhere but no God to enforce it, I see no reason why we should obey it.  Human beings may, and do, make up their own rules."  (Understanding the Times, David Noebel, p. 138-139)

Jeffrey Dahmer, a psychopath who cannibalized his victims,  goes to the heart (the dreadful consequences) of Western and American Godlessness. In an interview he said,

"If a person doesn't think there is a God to be accountable to, then…what is the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges?  That's how I thought…I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime."  (Dahmer in an interview with Stone Phillips, Dateline NBC, 11/29/1994)

Matter is amoral.  It is blind to good and evil.  Thus it is a license to America’s burgeoning population of Dahmer’s at every level of society, from highest to lowest, to commit crime.  To lie, cheat, steal, murder, sexualize and rape our children, destroy our Constitutional rights, destroy traditional marriage and the family, disarm us,  plunder our hard-earned income and reward our wealth to themselves, to psychologically abuse us--- in short, to do as they please, even to allowing jihadi killers to enter our nation to blow up buildings and rape and murder us.   And this is the meaning of Godlessness.

America has yet to admit a shameful, dark secret.  Pagan evolutionism…the Godless anti-creation, anti-human myth that empowered Nazism and Communism, is being taught to America's youth in our government-controlled schools.  The animalization of Americans is well advanced and coupled to a corresponding collapse of human dignity and worth.  Already we hear of human life described in dehumanizing terms such as 'vegetable,' "non-persons," "ho's" "human resource"  and "uterine content."

Ominously, evolutionary paganism has nearly replaced Christian precepts in our universities, judiciary, federal bureaucracy, corporations, medicine, law, psychology, sociology, entertainment, news media and halls of Congress.  As Biocentrism it fuels the nonhuman animal rights project, the gay rights movement, radical feminism, and the increasingly powerful and influential green-pagan environmentalist program, which demands that America submit to the draconian antihuman mandates of the Kyoto Treaty.

Like the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany before it, America is on the verge of completely rejecting God, the natural order, sexual ethics, and moral absolutes and instead, embracing the godless religion of evolution, amorality, and the unnatural.

Evolutionary atheist paganism is the most dangerous religion thus far in history.  It begins with the 'animalization of Other,' in tandem with the elevation of the 'superior elite pagan class' for whom this serves as a license to make up their own rules, abuse power, and force their will onto the citizens.  This is accompanied by a process that pathologizes faith in God, immutable truth, "He made them man and woman," enduring principles,  moral ethics, virtue, and social taboos while simultaneously elevating narcissism, tyranny, cruelty, nihilism, confusion, perversion, sadism, theft, and lying to positions of politically correct "new morality."   Satanically twisted "new morality" (political correctness) is then enforced through sensitivity training, speech codes, hate crime laws, and other intimidation tactics.  If not stopped, as history warns us, this rapidly escalating downward process leads inevitably to enslavement, mass murder and totalitarianism:

"A scientific analysis of behavior dispossesses autonomous man and turns the control he has been said to exert over to the environment.  The individual…is henceforth to be controlled…in large part by other men."  (Evolutionary Behaviorist B.F. Skinner, Understanding the Times, David Noebel, p. 232)

@Linda Kimball

 

Ideas from the Demonic Realm

In his article, "Leftism a Radical Faith," Bruce Riggs notes that much of the political history of the extended twentieth century is that of massive extinctions of citizenries by their dictatorial governments,
 
"Take the engineered mass starvations, torture chambers, firing squads, and gulags of Lenin and Stalin; Nazi gas chambers; Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killing fields; the genocides of Mao's "Great Leap Forward"; and the tyrannical North Korean Sung dynasty, and one will find that over one hundred million people have been slaughtered." (American Thinker, Jan. 1, 2014)      

In one way or another, these dictatorial governments systematically murdered millions to create an imagined earthly Eden, said Riggs, and this is clearly irrational.  In this sense, leftist ideology is an atheist religion with the look of a religious inquisition. Klaus Fischer puts it this way:

“[T]otalitarianism represents the twentieth-century version of traditional religiosity; it is in many ways the secular equivalent of the religious life. Unless this crucial point is captured, the quintessential nature of totalitarianism will elude us.” (ibid)  

This "totalitarian religiosity" continues as a “scientific,” secular, politico-centric faith,

“....disdainful of theistic beliefs and contemptuous of those who subscribe to them.  It is a faith that, in its historical manifestations, has birthed the murderous tyrannies of the extended twentieth century -- tyrannies that have marched under left-wing banners of Marxism, Communism, and National Socialism, or, more generally and descriptively, Coercive Collectivism.” (ibid, Riggs)

 The common denominators of both the Westernized 'modern' atheistic religion and those of Eastern orientation are the denial of the supernatural One God in three Persons, the fall (original sin), man as God's spiritual image-bearer, Moral Law, immutable Truth, heaven, hell, angels and demons as well as the embrace of the idea of either pre-existing or spontaneously generated matter in tandem with evolutionary thinking and mankind collectively reduced to parts of the universe of matter.   In this way of thinking, human beings are not God’s spiritual image bearers endowed with unalienable rights but property of the state (Big Brother), a large form taken by matter with earth (Gaia) an even larger form and the universe the largest.

The idea that matter is eternal or spontaneously generated is a pattern of thought stretching back to the Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks in the West and in the East to Buddha and the Upanishads.

Matter is not personal. It cannot produce life and more importantly, conscious life, nor can it think, speak, or move. It is not human. Nor is it either male or female.

Whether matter is held to be eternally existing or spontaneously generated (Cosmic Egg/Big Bang) matters not since the common denominator of all materialist cosmogonies is metaphysical nihilism,

"... This position has been held by philosophers such as Parmenides, Buddha, Advaita Vedantins, and perhaps Kant (according to some interpretations of his transcendental idealism). Blob theory can also be considered very closely aligned with mereological nihilism (there are no parts and wholes). Obviously if metaphysical nihilism is correct, empirical reality is an illusion." (What is Metaphysical Nihilism? OpenTopia.com)
 
With respect to the Westernized version, the idea that everything in the universe reduces to matter is found for example, in the thinking of Karl Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Teilhard de Chardin, the evolutionary ‘Christian’ Michael Dowd, and William James, the man known as the father of American psychology.

James was a radical empiricist, a Darwinist who held that since life evolved from matter (nature) then the human mind had evolved out of matter as well.

William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, Oliver Wendell Holmes and John Dewey comprised a group of scholars who founded an entire school of philosophy (pragmatism) on Darwinian materialism.

Their goal was to expand Darwinian materialism (naturalism) into a complete worldview to rival the supernatural Biblical worldview." (Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity, Nancy Pearce, pp. 228-229)

 Pragmatists utterly rejected the  unenlightened "non-scientific and anti-evolutionary" view of man created in the spiritual image of God, thereby rejecting the view that mind transcends matter in favor of the Darwinian view that mind is produced by matter.

Naturalism (materialism) is a modern form of monism and refers to the view that nature (or matter) is the Ultimate Substance of which the universe and all life collectively consist, thus "all is one." C. S. Lewis describes naturalism as a box with its top sealed tightly closed in order to keep out God and the supernatural realm.

There are two basic kinds of modern naturalism: physical materialism (i.e., Atomism) and occult pantheism (i.e., Eastern Advaita Vedanta and New Age spirituality).

The two kinds differ chiefly about whether the First Cause or Absolute Substance is physical matter or psychic matter (energy): an unknowing, unknowable, amoral mind (i.e., Brahman, Void).

However, both kinds are united by their rejection of the transcendent, personal God and the supernatural realm and by their acceptance of some form of evolution, which serves as an impersonal, mechanical process of development.

In the West, modern naturalism of the physical materialist kind originated in the metaphysics of the ancient Ionians and Stoics during the sixth century BC. However, it was the Atomists (Leucippus/Democritus, 460-357 BC; Epicurus, 342-270 BC; and Lucretius, 96-55 BC) who methodically developed philosophical materialism.

Atomism set all things in ceaseless, purposeless motion by reducing everything---including man, his soul, and even his thoughts---to mindless atoms perpetually colliding with each other in a void. Man was reduced to a soulless, mindless machine that could only ‘see' a tree because the tree emitted atoms which entered machine-man's eyes and implanted themselves onto his brain. This view has changed very little:

"We are descended from robots, and composed of robots..." --Daniel C. Dennett, Kinds of Minds

Plato and Aristotle were the most forceful and compelling critics of Atomism. In Book X of Laws, Plato indicts the Atomists for reversing the natural order by placing brute matter before Nous (mind/soul), and for the reductionism that sets everything in motion and reduces man to a machine. Plato foresees only misery, social disintegration and ultimately, "the ruin of both states and families" should Atomism become the accepted view.

Though supernatural Christianity reared a mighty barrier against Atomism, it would be resurrected--- along with its occult pantheist counterpart--during the Renaissance, thence by stages to rationalism, empiricism, idealism, progressivism, socialism, communism, Darwinism and finally to America's pragmatists who in one fell stroke, not only reversed the natural order but because Darwinism posits an inverted exegesis, inverted it as well.

With respect to Satan, what this means is that since there was no fall from God's good creation, then Lucifer is not the Devil but like man, an upward evolving conscious product of nature. This is why Enlightenment-era modernists laughed at the idea of Lucifer as the devil since they knew he was really the Mind of the Universe.

In 1872 Fyodor Dostoevsky published his book, Demons.  Dostoevsky had thoroughly analyzed ‘modern’ ideas such as empiricism and concluded that they were of the Devil. Thus the theme of Demons is the arrival in Russia of supposedly rational, scientific ideas from Western Europe that turn out to be demons. The demons cannot be seen since they are ideas that 'eat' (possess) men who willingly receive them into their minds.

The common nature of the "ideas" is demonic because all are types of naturalism which on one hand deny the existence of the supernatural dimension hence the living, personal God while on the other posit either eternally existing or spontaneously generated matter. So rather than the devil’s original pre-flood question, "did God really mean...?" we now have "does He really even exist?"

Hegel's dialectic, Karl Marx's dialectical materialism, Darwin's materialist theory, and James radical empiricism for example, reduce everything to matter. All are types of naturalism.

Here is what Hans Jonas has to say about 'matter' in "The Gnostic Religion," his full-scale study of the heretical world of Gnosticism. From the time of the ancients the structure of the universe has been viewed as watery chaos (primordial matter), thus with Gnostics:

"Sea or waters is a standing gnostic symbol for the world of matter or of darkness into which the divine has sunk. Thus the Nassenes interpreted Ps. 29: 3 and 10, about God's inhabiting the abyss and His voice ringing out over the waters as follows: 'The many waters is the multifarious world of mortal generation into which the god Man has sunk and out of whose depth he cries up to the supreme God, the Primal Man, his unfallen original.." (p. 117)

 Jonas compares ancient Christian-era Gnosticism to its' 'modern scientific' counterpart. With the former,

"Gnostic man is thrown into an antagonistic, anti-divine, and therefore anti-human nature..."

Yet the hostile, demonic world of physical matter is still anthropomorphic (humanized), familiar even in its foreignness, and the contrast provides some direction, negative direction to be sure, but one,

"...that has behind it the sanction of the negative transcendence to which the...world is the qualitative counterpart." (pp. 338-339)

Modern Gnostic man however, is thrown into a completely indifferent world of matter. This case represents,

"...the absolute vacuum, the really bottomless pit."

Unlike the former case, modern scientific conceptions such as radical empiricism and methodological naturalism strip matter of even the tiniest bit of anthropomorphism so that not even this antagonistic quality is granted,

"....to the indifferent nature of modern science, and from that nature no direction at all can be elicited." (ibid)

For fifteen hundred years, Christendom and then later Protestant America had followed St. Augustine (AD 354-430) in affirming that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent One God in three Persons then it logically follows that each human being is a person, a trinity of being — of soul, spirit, and body.

But for over two hundred years, ancient anti-human evolutionary materialist cosmogonies, philosophies, natural science, materialist psychology, and dogmas have been working their way through our culture, embedding themselves, often unconsciously, within our psyches, causing us to believe that we are less than nothing (chimp-pig hybrids, robots, apes) and unleashing a rising tide of despair, rage, madness, murder and mayhem.

@Linda Kimball

 

 

 

The Worldview of Fallen Angels

".....the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one."  1 John 5:19    "Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness."  Luke 11:35
 
During the 1970s Satanism and possession became front page news here in America.  It was during this time that the eminent theologian Malachi Martin, a former Jesuit professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome published his shattering book on demon possession. 

 Martin's "Hostage to the Devil: the Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans," presents five cases of actual possession that express important aspects of the worldview of fallen angels which allow us to not only identify these elements but discern their devastating effects within the whole body of the Christian church, the minds of millions of Americans and by extension, our nation.
 
To begin, the worldview of fallen angels will always take the form of nature worship, or worship of created stuff (i.e., energy, matter) as opposed to worship of the living, personal Creator Who created everything. Thus it will be naturalistic, meaning life created itself, monistic (i.e., World Soul, Omega, Quantum Void) and virulently anti-Genesis account creation ex nihilo.
 
Through the demon possessing Carl, a gifted parapsychologist, Hearty, the priest conducting Carl's exorcism learns that the possessing demons engineered Carl's astral travels and taught him "the knowledge of the universe." (pp. 386, 390)
 
With respect to the idea of "astral travels," occult lore holds that etheric or out-of-body astral traveling takes place within the astral planes and sub-planes comprising the habitations,

"(of all) supernatural entities, the locale of gods and demons, the void where the thoughtforms dwell, the region inhabited by spirits of the air and other elements, and the various heavens and hells with their angelic and demonic hosts....With the help of ritual procedures, trained persons believe that they can 'rise on the planes,' and experience these regions in full awareness." ("Beyond the Body: The Human Double and the Astral planes, Benjamin Walker, 1974, pp. 117-8)

From the time of Nimrod, fallen angels have been teaching astral plane conceptions, which is why they are well-known around the world in their many arcane traditions:

"References to this reality are the Dreaming of the Australian Aborigines, the Spirit-world of Shamanism, the Duart of the ancient Egyptians, the Bardo (Intermediate State) of the Tibetans, the Imaginal world of Islamic Esotericism – e.g. the Barzakh (Interworld) or of Suhrawardi and the Mithal (Imaginal realm) of Ibn Arabi – the Universe of Asiyah of some Kabbalists, or of Yetzirah according to others. Other descriptions are the Nervo degree of the Physical State of Theon, the Astral or 2nd Prakritic plane (corresponding to the Linga Sharira or Subtle or Astral body) and the Kama (Desire-Plane) of Blavatsky, the Astral Plane of the Adyar school of Theosophy and of popular occultism, Rudolf Steiner's "Soul World"; and the Vital and Subtle Physical described by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra. These are just a few of the innumerable descriptions of this plane of existence." (The Astral Plane, kheper.net) 

The Apostle Paul speaks not of astral planes and the beings supposedly existing there but of fallen angels, the "spirits of wickedness under the heavens," (Eph. 6:12) and their chief, "the prince of the powers of the air." (Eph. 2:2) 

According to Paul, fallen angels are dispersed in a multitude throughout the whole expanse of sky which is visible to us, the dwelling place for the host of fallen angels who have been cast down from heaven.    

With respect to the "knowledge of the universe,"  imparted by the evil spirit, Carlwas taught that "humans are just a part of the universe...parts of a greater physical being."  This non-life-bearing being or substance is the evolving "universe of matter" and "psychic forces" that somehow account for human beings.  In modern scientific theory, the idea that life mechanically emerges or evolves from inert chemicals or matter is abiogenesis.  In this way of thinking, humans are excited nodes of the universe, as some quantum physicists teach, or "star folk," the evolved product of "star stuff" according to Carl Sagan. 

During the five-day exorcism, the vision of the self-created universe of animated matter taught by the possessing spirit was disclosed to Hearty.   According to the evil spirit:

 "...men, women, animals, plants, cities, oceans (are) interconnected.  There is really no difference between one thing and anything else....land, ocean, animals, humans, plants are one living organism clad in the shell of breathable atmosphere.  Psychic forces bind it all together....It is a self-creating, self-protecting, self-developing thing.....Earth as mother, as womb, as god, as tomb, as a whole unity protected by its own shell and its own strength (is) all there is." (ibid, p. 395)
 
This is the likeness of today's occult Luciferian New Age spirituality, right down to the concept of the Big Bang (Cosmic Egg), which supposedly created matter and energy (psychic forces) in the demon's description of the universe as "self-creating;"  inflation in the description of the universe as a "self-developing thing;" Goddess Gaia as the "Earth as self-protecting mother;" and both the collectivist (oneness, sameness) vision of totalitarian socialism and its pagan ideal of androgyny based on the interconnectivity of men, women, children, plants, and oceans with the one substance.

 One of the most important exorcism cases involved David, a Catholic priest who became obsessed with the Hindu-pantheist evolutionism of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, one of the ‘fathers’ of occult New Age spirituality. Teilhard’s destructive influence is widespread today within the Catholic Church and increasingly within the Protestant.  
 
Martin writes that Teilhard set out to make it intellectually possible for a Christian to accept the theories of Darwin and his own Hindu pantheist evolutionary conception  and still retain his faith.  But faith in what?
 
 A "new" andscientifically "improved" Christianity--- a syncretic, Hindu-pantheist religion of evolution:
 
“(a) religion of the future” (definable as a “religion of evolution”) cannot fail to appear before long: a new mysticism, the germ of which (as it happens when anything is born) must be recognizable somewhere in our environment, here and now." (Christianity and Evolution,Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, p. 240, on-line source, lighthousetrailsresearch) 

 ". . . the Cross still stands . . . But this is on one condition, and one only: that it expand itself to the dimensions of a New Age, and cease to present itself to us as primarily (or even exclusively) the sign of a victory over sin. . . (pp. 219-220)

"The more I study the matter, the more I am forced to accept this evidence that original sin, conceived in the form still attributed to it today, is an intellectual and emotional straitjacket." (p. 80)

". . . if a Christ is to be completely acceptable as an object of worship, he must be presented as the saviour of the idea and reality of evolution. (p.78)

"A general convergence of religions upon a universal Christ who fundamentally satisfies them all: that seems to me the only possible conversion of the world, and the only form in which a religion of the future can be conceived." (p. 130)

"What I am proposing to do is to narrow that gap between pantheism and Christianity by bringing out what one might call the Christian soul of Pantheism or the pantheist aspect of Christianity." (p. 56)

"From the most distant origin of things until their unforeseeable consummation, through the countless convulsions of boundless space, the whole nature is slowly and irresistibly undergoing the supreme consecration. Fundamentally — since all time and for ever — but one single thing is being made in creation: the body of Christ." (pp. 74-75)

". . . I can be saved only by becoming one with the universe." (p. 128)

". . . the Christian renaissance whose time is biologically due is on the point of emerging. . ."(p. 148)

"After what will soon be two thousand years, Christ must be born again, he must be reincarnated in a world that has become too different from that in which he lived." (p. 95)

"I believe that the Messiah whom we await, whom we all without any doubt await, is the universal Christ; that is to say, the Christ of evolution." (P. 95)

In "Teilhard de Chardin: Trojan Horse of Vatican II/Heretic Extraordinaire," Dr. J.P. Hubert quotes Teilhard as saying his ambition is to spread around a new religion, 

"....in which the personal God ceases to be the great Neolithic proprietor of former times in order to become the soul of our world..."  (amaiceducation.blog.com, 2011)

Teilhard sought to make the Hermetic transformism of Darwin's biological evolution palatable to Catholic theologians eager to embrace modern evolutionary science, said Hubert, and while Teilhard was barred by the Vatican from teaching his heretical theology, he was never forced to repudiate it as heretical.  Clearly his writings establish at the very least he was a notorious pagan materialist heretic,  

"arguably the most infamous of the 20th century. Given that he essentially instituted a New Religion he was an apostate from the faith as well."  

It would not seem illegitimate, said Hubert, to wonder whether based on Teilhard's admission of a mystical experience if his heresy and apostasy were satanically inspired. Teilhard describes his strange encounter:  

 "The man was walking in the desert...when the Thing swooped down on him.  Then, suddenly, a breath of scorching air passed across his forehead, broke through the barrier of his closed eyelids; an irresistible rapture took possession of him....mightily refashioning the enfeebled fibres of his being.  And at the same time the anguish of some superhuman peril oppressed him, a confused feeling that the force which had swept down upon him was equivocal, turbid, the combined essence of all evil and goodness.  You called me: here I am grown weary of abstractions, of attenuations, of the wordiness of social life, you wanted to pit yourself against Reality entire and untamed.  I was waiting for you in order to be made holy.  And now I am established on you for life, or for death....He who has once seen me can never forget me: he must either damn himself with me or save me with himself.  O you who are divine and mighty, what is your name? Speak."

 Hubert concludes that Teilhardism is,

 "...no doubt of Satanic origin---a true "religion of man," if ever there was one."

 Prior to David's obsession with Teilhardism, Martin writes that he was destined to become a professor of anthropology at a Catholic university.  But afterward, David came to see that the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, and Adam and Eve as the first man and woman and parents of all mankind and how they fell and passed on Original Sin to all human beings were utterly contrary to Darwinian theory and modern scientific thinking.  

 Believing that Teilhardism could bridge the gap, David taught anthropology from a "modern science" perspective, even going so far as to exclude traditional presentations of doctrines about creation ex nihilo and Original Sin.  But after introducing Teilhardism to his students, doubts arose when he observed the effects of this teaching upon Jonathan, one of his students who was a priest. 

The startling influence of Teilhardism upon Jonathan led him to insist,

"that all the sacraments were no more than expressions of man's natural unity with the world around him." 

David saw clearly for the first time that Teilhardism exalted man as an animal and pictured,

 "God as no more than the very bowels of earth and sky and the spatial distances of the universe with all its expanding galaxies." (Martin, p. 107)

Jonathan left the church and founded his own cult among wealthy Manhattan families.  He preached that the universe and all people were as “one” in a naturally occurring mystical union which he called "Abba Father." (p. 127)

 Martin writes that Jonathan had come under the dominion of an evil spirit and David was called in to exorcise him.  However, speaking through Jonathan the evil spirit ridiculed David, saying they both believed the same things, and that if Jonathan needed exorcism David needed it more.

 This led David to many weeks of agonizing soul-searching in which he re-examined and finally repented of the intellectual arrogance that led him to embrace Teilhardism along with the "higher criticism" of Scriptures that reduced the Revealed Word to myth, allegory and delusion and the death of Jesus to an insignificant event of the pastrather than,

 "…an ever present source of personal forgiveness and unshakable hope for any future." (p. 149) 

According to Martin, the evil spirit influencing David and who had nearly succeeded in killing his faith now taunted him that to return to faith would entail slavery of mind and will.   But when David deliberately rejected the demon's taunts, 

 "...a great and breathtaking dimension full of relief....flooded his mind and will and imagination....And when he now looked at the world of nature around him...and heard the song of a mockingbird nearby, he received it no longer as he had while a Teilhardian evolutionist, as 'intimations of molecules endlessly regrouping,' but rather 'of endless life for each person, and of love without a shadow." (pp. 163, 165)

 His faith in God, Christ, Holy Spirit and Scripture restored, David was ready to exorcise the evil spirit who possessed Jonathan.  He did so,

 "...in the name of God who created him (Jonathan) and you (evil spirit), and of Jesus of Nazareth who saved him!  You will depart and get back to the uncleanness and agony you chose." (p. 169)  

 As the five cases of possession and actual exorcism show, the teachings of evolution in all its forms, together with naturalism, astral plane traveling and other occult magic teachings are worldview tools by which fallen angels and demons have been separating mankind from God the Creator since the pre-flood world.  And today, variations of these same teachings have captured the minds of millions of Americans within and without the whole body of the Christian church.

 Malachi Martin has done the whole body of the church a great service by extensively documenting the worldview of fallen angels.  And now that he is with our Lord, he has doubtless heard Him say,

"...welcome home, my good and faithful servant!"

 @Linda Kimball

 

Man is God? No. "You are of Nothing." Isaiah 41:24

Evolutionary humanists, whether atheist, pantheist or theological, have a materialist philosophy that faithful Christians share.  The principal doctrine of Christianity is that the living, personal Creator God became flesh (i.e., matter) in Jesus Christ.   The Christian God is One God in three Persons and the ultimate aim of the Way of Christ is not just the salvation of immortal souls (the unseen inner person) but the resurrection of the material body (the seen) in incorruptibility.

Christian reality consists of two interacting halves, hence this earth (the seen/material dimension) is really a theater where men live out their lives on its stage being observedby other men (the seen) and by the living, personal God, holy angels, unholy angels and demons  (the unseen).

Men cannot see God and very rarely do they see angels but they can see and hear us. God tests our hearts for good and evil, knows our secrets, motives, and thoughts (Psa. 17:3; 44:21; 139: 1-4) and both righteous angels and malevolent fallen angels and demon are all around us, watching, listening, helping if righteous, if not then tempting men to sin, corrupting minds, and speaking persuasive delusions  into the minds of men.

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27, KJB

According to the Christian view of reality, the essence of the human is not the body (the flesh), but the soul/spirit:

It is the soul alone that God made in his own image and the soul that he loves....For the sake of the soul...the Son of God came into the world...." (Incomplete Work on Matthew, Homily 25, Ancient Christian Devotional, Oden and Crosby, p. 153)  

Building off of the Christian view of reality St. Augustine (AD 354-430) affirmed that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent One God in three Persons then it logically follows that each human person is a trinity of being — of soul, spirit and body (physical matter).

The noblest part of the soul is spirit (the heart). Spirit is immortal and self-aware. It can will and think and is freely responsible for what it thinks, wills, and does.

Spirit is the unique property that distinguishes soul from the material body in which it is fully embedded. In Biblical thought, spirit allows man to spiritually transcend the natural or ‘seen’ dimension in order to access the unseen or 3rd heaven, thereby allowing him to enter into a personal relationship with the Spirit of God. Through this relationship, the dead spirit of man’s mind, conscience and will is renewed over time, thus enabling him to more perfectly orient the manner of his existence in this world in preparation for eternity.

In Christian thought, a person is a spirit and personality is the total individuality of the spirit. Without spirit there is no person.

The key to personal liberty in the natural dimension is man's spiritual liberty contrasted against a genetically programmed animal-like orientation. Animals have souls but not spirits which are linked to intelligence, imagination, sensitivity, self-consciousness, reflection and the capacity for truth and moral goodness.  

A person is uniquely free because he can spiritually transcend his material brain to access the 3rd heaven as Paul affirms:

"Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom" (2 Cor. 3:17)

Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian scholar observes that the unique concept of man as God's spiritual image-bearer gave birth to the "belief in the unique dignity of human beings," and this is,

"...the force that created Western civilization, where citizens do not exist for the state but the state exists for the individuals. Even kings, presidents, prime ministers, and army generals cannot be allowed to trample upon an individual and his or her rights." (Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations, pp. 12-13)

The Christian view of reality does not stop at materialism as neo-pagan evolutionary naturalism in its various permutations does by positing only the existence of either divinized or un-divinized void and psychic matter in motion (natural processes):

"...one belief that all true original Darwinians held in common, and that was their rejection of creationism, their rejection of special creation. This was the flag around which they assembled and under which they marched.... The conviction that the diversity of the natural world was the result of natural processes and not the work of God was the idea that brought all the so-called Darwinians together in spite of their disagreements on other of Darwin's theories." (One Long Argument, 1991, p. 99, Ernst Mayr (d. 2005), Professor of Zoology at Harvard University)

Though evolutionary theists and progressive creationists claim to be Christian, due to their rejection of the Authoritative inerrant Revelation of God and Special Creation in favor of man-centered evolutionary narratives and sciencethey are Christian in name only.  By their choices they demonstrate their alliance with evolutionary atheists and pantheists of every stripe:

 "We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door." ("Billions and Billions of Demons," Richard Lewontin, PhD Zoology, Alexander Agassiz Research Professor at Harvard University)

Both evolutionary humanism and Buddhism are nature religions positing a one-sided view of reality rather than Christianity’s total view of reality encompassing both physical matter and spirit. 

Evolutionary humanism’s one-sided view holds that void, which may or may not be called god, and psychic matter in motion encompasses all of reality.  Since this is reality then the physical world is Maya, or illusion. 

What chiefly separates evolutionary atheism from its pantheist and theological counterparts is whether matter is physical or nonphysical.  If physical, then the Triune God, heaven, hell, soul/spirit, angels, and demons do not exist.   But if nonphysical, then for example, the Force, Omega, Quantum Void, spirits, ghosts, divine sparks, Transcended Masters, intra-cosmic deities, Orobouros, serpent power, astral planes, divine impersonal mind and Christ consciousness exist but the material world is an illusion.

Brooks Alexander, the founder of The Spiritual Counterfeits Project (SCP), an evangelical ministry and think-tank in Berkeley, California identifies both physical and nonphysical evolutionary conceptions as the two sides of pagan monism. Because they are from the same root they tend to cross-pollinate and mingle,

"…producing a brood of offspring that exhibits the genetic heritage of its parents in a confused and confusing array. Soon it becomes impossible to say whether a given movement, trend or school of thought is a secular impulse that has absorbed Eastern/occult values, or an Eastern/occult teaching that has dressed itself in secular language." (The Rise of Cosmic Humanism: What is Religion?" Brooks Alexander, SCP Journal, 1981-82, p. 2)

For many years evolutionary atheists (or secular humanists) have been quietly crossing over into spiritual or cosmic conceptions of matter and embracing for example, Zen Buddhism and Teilhards idea, which leapfrogs off of Darwin’s godless theory.

The apostate French Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) taught that an impersonal god-force emerges from spontaneously generated matter.  According to Teilhard, this evolution of a god-force results in evolution becoming “conscious of itself” and ultimately, in the transformation of all physical matter into nonphysical divine matter defined by Teilhard as “Christ consciousness” or “pure spirit.”  Teilhard called this final stage of evolution the “Omega Point” and “the cosmic Christ.”

By the start of the 21st century the one-sided New Age pantheist worldview has finally found both support and 'scientific proof' from members of the scientific community.

In “The Making of the New Spirituality: the Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition,” James Herrick writes that physicists,

“….claim to have irrefutable scientific proof for the foundational pantheism of the Other Spirituality.” (p. 169)

For example, in the “Quantum Society,” physics writers Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall advocate a new mystical science of pantheism, psychology and sociology grounded in a breathtaking range of practical implications in the,

“…fundamental physics that underlies all else that is in the universe” lending itself to a holistic understanding that “the nature of the mind, the nature of society, and the nature of nature are all one and the same thing…linked by a common physics.” (ibid, p. 170-171)

According to Zohar and Marshall, the physics underlying all else in the universe consist of two sorts of particles, bosons and fermions.  Fermions “are particles that make up things” including “protons, neutrons, and electrons, the basic constituents of the atom.”   In other words, “all of the matter of the universe is made of fermions.”  (ibid)

Thus there are only two kinds of matter in the universe, and fermions are what we call physical matter.  The other kind of matter is the active principle: spiritual and mental boson particles.  Bosons are the fundamental spiritual/mental forces that “bind the universe together---the electromagnetic, the gravitational, the strong and weak nuclear…”   Since bosons appear to “like clustering together,” consciousness and social qualities are most likely boson phenomena.  (ibid)

Both physicists contend that the active spiritual boson is implicated in basic evolutionary processes, thus there is a “whole new ‘metaphysic” of the human in the history of the boson:

If the tendency of two bosons to bunch together at the most basic level of early physical processes can be traced in unbroken sequence to the principles underlying the physical basis for conscious mind,” then “we have traced the origins of the human mind back to primordial physical reality.”  (ibid)

This means that in the social tendencies of ‘thinking’ bosons physicists believe they have discovered the evolutionary origins of the human soul (self) since the boson is the critical link between the soul and the evolutionary emanation or emergence from out of the void of both biological and spiritual life on earth.

Zohar and Marshal conclude that there is no longer any basis in the quantum worldview for any “ontological distinction between the human and the natural.”  Their conclusion represents “a radical shift away from the whole earlier Western worldview,” with its’ total view of reality and this is applauded and greatly appreciated by New World Order occult pantheist globalists.

Zohar and Marshal also find that when physicists probe the deep recesses of the universe they are confronted by a void, an indefinite and seemingly infinite field of energy that they call the ‘quantum vacuum,” a background without features that seems empty yet is where all physical objects originate:

All the waves and particles that we can see and measure, literally, as in the Greek, ex-ist  or ‘stand out from’ an underlying sea of potential that physicists have named the vacuum….just as waves undulate on the sea.”  This ‘sea’ of proto-physicality is an “all pervasive, underlying field of potential…the vacuum.”   (ibid, p. 172)

The ‘quantum vacuum’ is strikingly similar to some Hindu and Buddhist accounts of the origins of physical objects as emanations from the One and/or the Void.   Nor do Zohar and Marshall deny the similarity:   

The vacuum spoken of by quantum physicists, like the Buddhist concept of Sunyata, or the Void, to which it is so similar, is replete with potentiality.”   (ibid)

The ultimate discovery of the New Physics is scientific proof of the basic correctness of Benedict Spinoza’s and Hinduism’s pantheistic theology---nature is god and as god is in all things, including man, then man is god too. 

You can be as God?

The perennially persuasive Big Lie underlies both physical and nonphysical conceptions. This thought is expressed openly in the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Dr. Beverly Galyean, leading exponent of occult Luciferian New Age confluent education:

"The Buddhists and the Jains do not depend on God; but the whole force of their religion is directed to the great central truth in every religion: to evolve a God out of man." (Inspired Talks, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Center, 1958, p. 218)

"Once we begin to see that we are all God, that we have the attributes of God, then, I think the whole purpose of human life is to reown the Godlikeness within us...So my whole view is very much based on that idea." (Galyean quoted by Francis Adeney, Educators Look East, Radix 12, No. 3, Nov-Dec. 1980, p. 21)

This same idea expressed in secular terms such as self-realization and self-actualization (a term coined by Abraham Maslow) underlies many contemporary psychotherapies.

Man is God? No, "You are of Nothing"  Isaiah 41:24

“Behold, you are of nothing, and your work of that which hath no being: he that hath chosen you is an abomination.”

If all that exists are void, matter and energies working on and through matter then it logically follows that there is no source for life, conscious life (soul, spirit and will), the two sexes, human dignity and worth, or for unalienable Constitutional rights beginning with the right to life, liberty, and property. 

Without the transcendent Triune God meaning drains into meaninglessness and man is reduced to less than nothing, a conclusion Buddha reached long before Marxist Communists attempted to scientifically re-engineer human beings after the fashion of Buddha’s metaphysical nihilism.

Following in Buddha’s footsteps, Western and American evolutionary materialists took our Creator away and replaced Him with Darwinian materialism.  Then they conceptually reduced His spiritual image-bearers to less than nothing, taught monstrous lies as scientific fact, morally corrupted Westerners and Americans, and brutally ridiculed and demonized anyone who dared speak truth to their lies. By these means they set Western and American civilization on the edge of an abyss.   

Nihilism (you are of nothing) is spiritual, moral, intellectual and cultural suicide.  It is the devil’s inferno here on earth, the void of everything and nothing in which 2+2=5, death is life, evil is good, lie is truth, up is down, male is female, female is male, rolling in filth is good clean fun, bad is good but evil better.  

The unreality of “self” is a waking nightmare fueled by horrors of conscience, obsession with death and hellish terrors of mind that makes suicide, drugs, hedonism, sodomy, pederasty and pedophilia, violence, murder, abortion, euthanasia, and genocide into virtues.

"..... I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life..." Deuteronomy 30:19-20

"Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell: thou hast saved me from them that go down into the pit." Psalm 30:3

The Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Living Word become Flesh, Jesus Christ the Physician, came to heal the spiritually sick and dying, to save immortal souls and resurrect material bodies in incorruptibility.

Just as we are on the verge of going down into the pit, ready to depart to the unseen world, if we will repent and turn back to Him then by His providence and grace our Lord will revive our souls and deliver us from those accursed horrors of conscience and ghastly terrors of mind which by reason of our sin are as hell searing itself into and possessing our very minds. (Psalm 116:3)

But whoever rejects the Physician, the Divine Source of life and soul, rejects His prescription, thereby destroys him or herself.   So we ought to turn back to Him right now, before it is too late.

@Linda Kimball

Evolutionary Humanism: the Religion of Antichrist and Man as God

“There is no place in the Humanist worldview for either immortality or God in the valid meanings of those terms. Humanism contends that instead of the gods creating the cosmos, the cosmos, in the individualized form of human beings giving rein to their imagination, created the gods.     Corliss Lamont, "The Philosophy of Humanism" 1982

The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.” George Orwell, 1984  

Orwell’s terrifying dystopian novel ‘1984’ reveals the cunning methods, diabolical mindset and ultimate goal of power for the sake of power driving all evolutionary humanist agendas from the 20th century to America’s ruling class humanists.  

First, replace Jehovah with natural science and evolution in order to dehumanize and demoralize the masses.  This move will result in a transformation of consciousness leading to the death of Jehovah in the hearts of the masses.  Second, accustom morally corrupt  masses to worship the State, the god that gives moral sanction to sin and transforms the stones of this world into bread.

America’s ruling class, or Party, consists of omnipotent god-men who pray to themselves,

"...as saviors of the planet and as shapers of mankind in their own image," observes Angelo M. Codevilla in his insightful essay, "The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do about It." (p. xix)

Their souls are turned inward, away from the Light of the Holy God and into the infinite darkness and smallness of ‘self.’ Their conscience is depraved and dead to sin, and a depraved conscience is the most destructive force in political, social, economic, religious and cultural life. This is because though the intellect remains intact, reason is warped and inverted, thus useless for pursuit of the good, the just and the true. Guided by a depraved conscience, reason is used in pursuit of gratification of ‘self’ at any cost. This is sophistry.

In a penetrating analysis of sophistry, J. Budziszewski observes that the sophists' view of reality is paradoxical because it ultimately denies reality. Sophists are shock troopers of evil says Budziszewski, and according to their satanically-inverted view of reality:

"Man is the measure of all things, but man has no fixed nature. Man measures all things by his words, but words have no fixed meanings. Language is not an instrument for finding truth, but for changing it. Those who can master it, master all. It is a good creed for rogues, and commends itself to tyrants in every age."  (What We Can't Not Know, Budziszewski, p. 167)

With every day the previous day’s Big Lies, power-grabbing, betrayals, deliberate trouble-making, sexualization and perversion of our children, and other acts of evil are appear more numerous and brazen than the day before.

It is intellectually impossible to understand the sinister worldview of evolutionary humanism in either its secular materialist or pantheist forms nor the utterly perverse, satanically inverted, nihilistic paradigm humanists have forced into every institution of American culture encompassing the family, media, education, arts, music, law, politics, medicine, history, and even the Church unless it is viewed through the lens of dialectical materialism.

Evolutionary humanism is of the worldview of pagan monism and is held in common by pantheism and spiritualism and dates back to antiquity and was or is taught by all non-biblical thought systems.  It is a syncretic mixture of ancient Greek materialism, Hermetic magic, esoteric Kabbalah, alchemical scientism and Buddhist nihilism and refers to the idea that the universe of matter possesses the emergent properties of divinity, spirit, mind, choice, and action. Thus the Hindu-style evolutionary theist Teilhard de Chardin could teach that after millions of years of evolution the properties of spirit and divinity had finally emerged, hence all matter is now spiritual and divine.  With the divinization of matter the most highly evolved individuals are able to claim possession of a spark of divinity, making them gods who can do whatever they please.   

Evolutionary humanism is philosophically nihilist as it holds that there is no Jehovah ‘above,’ no hell below, no individual souls, no angels and demons and no unchanging truths, principles, moral standards, meaning or purpose for life since everything existing, even the conscious life of man, is an aspect of the universe of matter in motion.

Not only is the earth alive and evolving up, up, up on an evolutionary escalator to a mystical, magical Singularity/Omega, but so too are the Bible, Christianity, the Constitution, America’s sovereignty, history and society as they are also living aggregates of matter in a continuous state of change.

 Since the end of WW II, secular evolutionary humanism has been bleeding over into its' pantheist counterpart (Cosmic Humanism).  Brooks Alexander observes that because secular humanism and pantheist humanism share evolution in common and are from the same root they tend to cross-pollinate and mingle,

“….producing a brood of offspring that exhibits the genetic heritage of its parents in a confused and confusing array.  Soon it becomes impossible to say whether a given movement, trend or school of thought is a secular impulse that has absorbed Eastern/occult values, or an Eastern/occult teaching that has dressed itself in secular language.” (The Rise of Cosmic Humanism: What is Religion? Brooks Alexander, SCP Journal, 1981-82, p. 2)

Evolutionary trans-humanism is an example of the cross-pollination described by Brooks. Trans-humanism is a powerfully influential global ‘elite’ movement that long ago leap-frogged off of Darwin’s biological conception to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s quasi-Hindu pantheist idea.  Now some trans-humanists believe they are on the verge of godhood by way of occult rituals, others believe highly evolved man is now ready to initiate a radical transfiguration of himself by merging his brain with technology with the long term goal of eventually transferring his ‘essence’ out of his decaying body and into an advanced robo-machine.  A Daily Mail article reports that,

...inserting technology into human brains is not the only thing going on. Some scientists also want to insert human brains into technology" ("Hitler would have loved The Singularity: Mind-blowing benefits of merging human brains and computers," Ian Morris, 6 February 2012, dailymail.co.uk)

 In “Secular Humanism is Evolution Atheism,” Ellis Washington, an adjunct professor at the National Paralegal College where he teaches Constitutional Law, writes that the “humanistic system of values has now become the predominant way of thinking in most of the power centers of society” including,

“…public schools K-12, as well as college, graduate schools, medical schools, business schools, journalism schools with administrators and faculty membership holding evolution atheist worldviews at the 90-95 percentile and conservative faculty (if any) are on average below 5 percent.  This egregious lack of intellectual diversity of America’s teachers and professors must change if there is hope for America’s survival.” (Washington, Renew America, Oct. 12, 2013) 

At the turn of the century, a brilliant visionary, the English Catholic theologian Robert Hugh Benson, foresaw the stunning events in connection with the sweeping transformation of consciousness we are witnessing here in America resulting in the wholesale rejection of the living God of Revelation in favor of evolutionary humanism.

Benson saw through the pretenses of secular humanism and its primary doctrine evolution, leading him to describe it and its’ ideological movement, Communism, as “quiet pantheism.”

In his book, “Lord of the World,” Benson predicted that evolutionary thinking would prepare apostate Westerners and Americans to not only embrace the ‘new’ pantheist humanist religion but to worship and adore Antichrist, for this human-god is the first perfected product of nature and evolutionary change.   Mr. Felsenburgh (the Antichrist) is the Son of Man,

“…the Savior of the world, we knew Him in our hearts as soon as we saw Him, as soon as He stood there.  It was like a glory around his head (and now we) understand it all…It was He for whom we have waited so long; and He has come, bringing Peace and Goodwill in His hands.” (pp. 85, 89)

America had fallen into darkness, split asunder by earthquakes, and with the forced exile of the remaining faithful, Jehovah was finally gone.  Now at long last man’s natural Savior has arisen and the reign of God has really begun, and we are “all partakers of God” because God is in all men:

 “Jehovah has fallen. He is in His grave.”  In His place is the evolved Son of Man, “a god because human and a man because so divine.” (pp. 93, 95)

@Linda Kimball

Why Evolutionary Materialism leads to the Unreality of Your Existence

American Christian author Dr. Frank Turek notes that Cambridge-trained Ph.D. Stephen Meyer's New York Times best-seller, "Darwin's Doubt," is creating a major scientific controversy. Because Darwinists absolutely hate it, Meyer’s well-reasoned argument that an intelligent designer is the best explanation for the evidence at hand elicits irrational accusations that Meyers is anti-scientific and guilty of endangering sexual freedom everywhere. (Darwin's Doubt, Turek, Townhall.com, July 09, 2013)

Meyer writes, 

Neo-Darwinism and the theory of intelligent design are not two different kinds of inquiry, as some critics have asserted. They are two different answers—formulated using a similar logic and method of reasoning—to the same question: ‘What caused biological forms and the appearance of design in the history of life?’” (ibid)

The real issue here is not "anti-scientific" intelligent design or for that matter, the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo ("special creation" as evolutionary materialists call it) versus "scientifically enlightened reason and science" but about creation account vs. anti-creation account (Darwinian materialism). 

The reason Darwinists on one hand, and intelligent design and Genesis account proponents on the other, arrive at radically different answers is because Darwinists are neo-pagan materialists and the other two are not.

While intelligent design proponents are open to intelligent causes (just like crime scene investigators are), Genesis account creationists hold that our Creator, the living, personal Triune God the Divine Source of life who exists outside of the space/time dimension is Jesus Christ, the angel who spoke with Moses at Sinai.

Foremost of His miracles is creation out of nothing – six days of creation rather than the billions of years of evolutionary process out of already existing or spontaneously generated matter:

The first moment of time is the moment of God’s creative act and of creation’s simultaneous coming to be.” (Philosopher and New Testament scholar William Lane Craig quoted in “If God created the universe, then who created God?’ by Jonathan Sarfati, Creation Ministries International)

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." (Genesis 1:27) 

As all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the Triune God it logically follows that each male and female is a trinity of being — of soul, spirit, and body:

"The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul.  It is the soul alone that God made in his own image and the soul that he loves....For the sake of the soul...the Son of God came into the world...." (Incomplete Work on Matthew, Homily 25, Ancient Christian Devotional, Oden and Crosby, p. 153)

For fifteen hundred years, Christendom and then later Protestant America had followed St. Augustine (AD 354-430) in affirming that all men are three part spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent Triune God (Gen. 1:27).  This unique view of man was affirmed by the brilliant French economist, statesman, and author Frederic Bastiat.  Man as God’s spiritual image-bearer is the precious gift from God which includes the physical, intellectual and moral life:

"He has provided us with a collection of marvelous faculties.   And He has put us in the midst of a variety of natural resources.   By application of our faculties to these natural resources we convert them into products, and use them.  Life, faculties, production — in other words, individuality, liberty, property — this is man (and) these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it.  Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws.  On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place."    (Bastiat, “How Evil Works,” David Kupelian, p. 8)

Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian scholar writes that this unique concept of man as God's spiritual image-bearer gave birth to the "belief in the unique dignity of human beings," and this is,

"...the force that created Western civilization, where citizens do not exist for the state but the state exists for the individuals. Even kings, presidents, prime ministers, and army generals cannot be allowed to trample upon an individual and his or her rights." (Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations, pp. 12-13)

Neo-Pagan, Anti-Human God-Haters

Darwinian materialists are anti-Triune God:

"The irony is devastating. The main purpose of Darwinism was to drive every last trace of an incredible God from biology. But the theory replaces God with an even more incredible deity — omnipotent chance...." (T. Rosazak, Unfinished Animal, pp. 101-102, 1975)

They hate the very thought of Him as their Father and seek escape to a nowhere land, an impersonal, collective communal unconscious where man as God’s spiritual image-bearer, immutable truth, order, moral law, sexual ethics, authority, hell, heaven, angels, demons, meaning and purpose do not exist. For these reasons and others, such as Original Sin and the two created sexes, they fiercely reject intelligent design but viciously hate creation ex nihilo and  choose rather to embrace evolutionary and materialist conceptions. The truth of this can be seen in the following quotes:

The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics.  He is also concerned to prove that there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do, or why his friends should not seize political power and govern in the way that they find most advantageous to themselves.  The voluntary…reasons for holding doctrines of materialism….may be predominantly erotic, as they were in the case of Lamettrie…..or predominantly political as they were in the case of Karl Marx.” (Aldous Huxley, “Ends and Means,” p. 315, from Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation and Political Control, E. Michael Jones, p. 27)

"...one belief that all true original Darwinians held in common, and that was their rejection of creationism, their rejection of special creation. This was the flag around which they assembled and under which they marched.... The conviction that the diversity of the natural world was the result of natural processes and not the work of God was the idea that brought all the so-called Darwinians together in spite of their disagreements on other of Darwin's theories." (One Long Argument, 1991, p. 99, Ernst Mayr (d. 2005), Professor of Zoology at Harvard University)

"We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door." ("Billions and Billions of Demons," Richard Lewontin, PhD Zoology, Alexander Agassiz Research Professor at Harvard University)

Metaphysical Nihilism: Everything and Nothing

Metaphysical nihilism (all that exists is matter and energy) is the metaphysics of both physical materialism and nonphysical materialist conceptions. 

What chiefly separates these two is whether matter is physical or nonphysical.  If physical, then the Triune God, heaven, hell, soul/spirit, angels, and demons do not exist.   But if nonphysical, then for example, spirits, ghosts, divine sparks, Transcended Masters, intra-cosmic deities, Orobouros, astral planes, divine impersonal mind and Christ consciousness exist but the material world is an illusion.

Brooks Alexander, the founder of The Spiritual Counterfeits Project (SCP), an evangelical ministry and think-tank in Berkeley, California identifies both physical and nonphysical materialist conceptions as the two sides of pagan monism. Because they are from the same root they tend to cross-pollinate and mingle,

"…producing a brood of offspring that exhibits the genetic heritage of its parents in a confused and confusing array. Soon it becomes impossible to say whether a given movement, trend or school of thought is a secular impulse that has absorbed Eastern/occult values, or an Eastern/occult teaching that has dressed itself in secular language." (The Rise of Cosmic Humanism: What is Religion?" Brooks Alexander, SCP Journal, 1981-82, p. 2)

In other words, for many years secular-human physicalists have been quietly crossing over into spiritual or cosmic conceptions of matter and embracing for example, Zen Buddhism and Teilhards idea, which leapfrogs off of Darwin’s theory.

The apostate French Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) taught that an impersonal god-force emerges from spontaneously generated matter. According to Teilhard, this evolution of a god-force results in evolution becoming “conscious of itself” and ultimately, in the transformation of all physical matter into nonphysical divine matter defined by Teilhard as “Christ consciousness” or “pure spirit.”  Teilhard called this final stage of evolution the “Omega Point” and “the cosmic Christ.”

You can be as God

The perennially persuasive Big Lie underlies both physical and nonphysical conceptions. This thought is expressed openly in the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Dr. Beverly Galyean, leading exponent of occult Luciferian New Age confluent education:

"The Buddhists and the Jains do not depend on God; but the whole force of their religion is directed to the great central truth in every religion: to evolve a God out of man." (Inspired Talks, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Center, 1958, p. 218)

"Once we begin to see that we are all God, that we have the attributes of God, then, I think the whole purpose of human life is to reown the Godlikeness within us...So my whole view is very much based on that idea." (Galyean quoted by Francis Adeney, Educators Look East, Radix 12, No. 3, Nov-Dec. 1980, p. 21)

This same idea expressed in secular terms such as self-realization and self-actualization (a term coined by Abraham Maslow) underlies many contemporary psychotherapies.

Nihilism: You are of Nothing

“Behold, you are of nothing, and your work of that which hath no being: he that hath chosen you is an abomination.” Isaiah 41:24

Though evolutionary materialists congratulate themselves for being scientifically enlightened, cutting edge ‘elite’ free thinkers, the truth is otherwise, meaning that materialists, whether of the secular physical or occult spiritual school are miserable self-deceived nihilists for whom there is neither source for "self" (conscious life, psyche, individual mind) nor for meaning and purpose in life.  They are “of nothing” and the unreality of their own existence is the devastating price they have paid the devil, the father of death and nihilism, for “saving” them from the living God.   

The misery inducing "salvation" of "nonself" is not something new but something ancient.  It began with Buddha who craved God-like power to deconstruct and reinterpret the soul. Taking power not only requires the murder of God but the teaching of lies.

Jesus to Buddha,  

"....you took God away from them (and) your espousal of an absence of self is the most unique and fearsome claim you made...You turned from Hinduism because it said there was an essential self, which they called the atman."    (The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha, Ravi Zacharias, pp.59, 67)

Six centuries before Jesus Christ, the Buddha already knew that if all that exists is matter then the human self cannot exist either:

"Therefore, he deconstructed the Hindu idea of the soul. When one starts peeling the onion skin of one's psyche, he discovers that there is no solid core at the center of one's being. Your sense of self is an illusion. Reality is nonself (anatman). You don't exist. Liberation, the Buddha taught, is realizing the unreality of your existence." (The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, Vishal Mangalwadi, p. 6)

If all that exists is matter and energies working on and through matter then it logically follows that there is no source for life, conscious life (soul, spirit and will), the two sexes, human dignity and worth, or for unalienable Constitutional rights beginning with the right to life, liberty, and property.  Without the Triune God meaning drains into meaninglessness and man is reduced to less than nothing, a conclusion Buddha reached long before Marxist Communists attempted to scientifically re-engineer human beings after the fashion of metaphysical nihilism.

“Thought crime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for awhile....but sooner or later they were bound to get you." George Orwell, 1984

After seizing control of Russia, Marxist materialists utilized propaganda of the lie, re-education with major emphasis on Darwinism, revision of history, and other confusion-inducing, mind-and-thought-control techniques in connection with brain-altering drugs, electro-shock therapy, terror and other brutal measures to,

"...liquidate all expressions of individual identity in favor of an impersonal collective, communal consciousness." (The Book that Made Your World, Vishal Mangalwadi, p. 74)

Following in Buddha’s footsteps, Western and American evolutionary materialists took our Creator away and replaced Him with nihilist Darwinian materialism.  Then they conceptually reduced His spiritual image-bearers to less than nothing, taught monstrous lies as scientific fact, morally corrupted Westerners and Americans, and brutally ridiculed and demonized anyone who dared speak truth to their lies. By these means they set Western and American civilization adrift in infinite nothingness.   

Nihilism is spiritual, moral, intellectual and cultural suicide.  It is the devil’s inferno here on earth, the void of everything and nothing in which death is life, evil is good, lie is truth, up is down, male is female, female is male, rolling in filth is good clean fun, bad is good but evil better and the father of nihilism is god.  

Choose Eternal Blessing and not Cursing

The unreality of “self” is a waking nightmare fueled by horrors of conscience, obsession with death and hellish terrors of mind that makes suicide, murder, abortion, euthanasia, and genocide into virtues.

"..... I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life..." Deuteronomy 30:19-20

"Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell: thou hast saved me from them that go down into the pit." Psalm 30:3


The Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Living Word become Flesh, Jesus Christ the Physician, came to heal the spiritually sick and dying, to save their immortal souls. Just as we are on the verge of going down into the pit, ready to depart to the unseen world, if we will repent and turn back to Him then by His providence and grace our Lord will revive our souls and deliver us from those accursed horrors of conscience and ghastly terrors of mind which by reason of our sin are as hell searing itself into and possessing our very minds. (Psalm 116:3)

But whoever rejects the Physician, the Divine Source of life and soul, rejects His prescription, thereby destroys him or herself.   So we ought to turn back to Him right now, before it is too late.

@Linda Kimball 2013

Luciferian Occultism Overtaking the West

In "Why Some Scientists Embrace the 'Multiverse," Dennis Prager reports that he recently participated, along with 30 scholars, mostly scientists and mathematicians, in a conference on the question of whether the universe was designed, or at least fine-tuned to make life possible, especially intelligent life. Participants — from Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Berkeley and Columbia among other American and European universities — included agnostics, atheists and believers in God.  (Prager, Jewish World Review, June 18, 2013)

Though the clear scientific consensus was that, at the very least, the universe is exquisitely fine-tuned to allow for the possibility of life said Prager, many atheist scientists and fellow-travelers who insist there be no Creator God put forward the notion of a multiverse despite there being not a shred of evidence for the existence of these universes.  

The multiverse hypothesis is a desperate grasp at the fantasy theory first proposed by David Deutsch in his book, "The Fabric of Reality."  Deutsch's theory posits the existence of an infinite number of parallel universes in the vain hope that in at least one of them, conscious life and order arose by pure chance, meaning that living beings created themselves.

 Eminent quantum theorist John Polkinghorne utterly rejects the multiverse nonsense:

 "Let us recognize these speculations for what they are.  They are not physics, but....metaphysics.  There is no purely scientific reason to believe in an ensemble of universes....To my mind greater economy and elegance would be that this one world is the way it is because it is the creation of the will of a Creator who purposes that it should be so." (Cosmos, Creator and Human Destiny, Dave Hunt, p. 209)

 Multiverse speculations, as Polkinghorne pointed out, are not physics but metaphysics, and in fact are grounded in a two-fold neo-Gnostic vision.  First, that living beings created themselves from pre-existing or spontaneously generated matter, and second, the age-old technology of alchemy and its magical meaning: the ancient Egyptian Hermetic principle of the macrocosm's correlation with the microcosm, “As above, so below” symbolized by the Ouroboros---the great chain of being, cosmic tree of life or with Darwin the tree of life.

In modern Luciferian theosophical thought for example, the Ouroboros ‘above’ corresponds to a number of different astral planes and sub-planes comprising the habitations,

"(of all) supernatural entities, the locale of gods and demons, the void where the thoughtforms dwell, the region inhabited by spirits of the air and other elements, and the various heavens and hells with their angelic and demonic hosts....With the help of ritual procedures, trained persons believe that they can 'rise on the planes,' and experience these regions in full awareness." ("Beyond the Body: The Human Double and the Astral planes, Benjamin Walker, 1974, pp. 117-8)

The Ouroboros with its astral planes is well-known around the world in its' many esoteric traditions:

“References to this reality are the Dreaming of the Australian Aborigines, the Spirit-world of Shamanism, the Duart of the ancient Egyptians, the Bardo (Intermediate State) of the Tibetans, the Imaginal world of Islamic Esotericism - e.g. the Barzakh (Interworld) or of Suhrawardi and the Mithal (Imaginal realm) of Ibn Arabi - the Universe of Asiyah of some Kabbalists, or of Yetzirah according to others.  Other descriptions are the Nervo degree of the Physical State of Theon, the Astral or 2nd Prakritic plane (corresponding to the Linga Sharira or Subtle or Astral body) and the Kama (Desire-Plane) of Blavatsky, the Astral Plane of the Adyar school of Theosophy and of popular occultism, Rudolf Steiner's "Soul World"; and the Vital and Subtle Physical described by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra.  These are just a few of the innumerable descriptions of this plane of existence.” (The Astral Plane, kheper.net)

The Apostle Paul speaks not of cosmic trees, astral planes and the beings supposedly existing there but of fallen angels, the "spirits of wickedness under the heavens" (Eph. 6:12) and their chief, "the prince of the powers of the air." (Eph. 2:2) 

According to Paul, fallen angels are dispersed in a multitude throughout the whole blue expanse of sky which is visible to us---the dwelling place for the host of fallen angels who have been cast down from heaven.    This means that in esoteric multiverse theories and occult cosmic tree of life conceptions, the whole blue expanse of sky under the heavens where fallen angels dwell is the Ouroboros/cosmic tree ‘above’ consisting of astral planes and sub-planes connected by the great chain of being up which the initiate spiritually ascends (evolves) by way of ritual (i.e., transcendental meditation, mind-altering drugs) as he traverses the occult Path of Life or Western Magical Way to reach divine status and gain psychic powers. 

Royal Astronomer Lord Martin Rees champions multiverse conceptions in the hope that in at least one or more of them living beings created themselves who are far more advanced than our own life-forms.  Rees believes that if this is the case, then super-intelligent aliens might be capable of simulating in their brains or in a super-computer the complex history of our universe, meaning the universe we inhabit is a simulation lacking real substance and existing only as a mental construction, a matrix, in the minds of highly evolved aliens who seeded our world with life and travel through time in order to control man’s evolutionary progress. (Scientific Mythologies, James A. Herrick, p. 216)

The idea that the universe we inhabit exists only as a mental construction is very similar to Hinduism's Brahman. Brahman is the Great Cosmic Spirit--- the Ultimate One Substance (prakriti matter) or Essence of material phenomena, meaning that the universe exists only as a mental construction in the mind of Brahman: brahma satyam jagan mithya, or "Brahman is real, the world is unreal." (swamij.com/mahavakyas)

Rees proposal is also similar to the hypothesis presented by Olaf Stapledon, a scientist who has always kept one foot firmly planted in neo-Gnostic science fiction accounts and imagines our universe to be an artifact of the Star Maker.  Building off of Stapledon's fantasy Carl Sagan suggests that we are "star folk" made of "star stuff."    (Herrick, pp. 216-217)

Replace Star Maker with Brahman and "star stuff" with sarvam khalvidam brahma, or "All is truly Brahman" (swamij.com) and we have ayam atma brahmam: "The Self is Brahman." (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.5)

In the caption of his book, “Just Six Numbers,” Rees reveals the ancient occult basis of his propositions:

 "The ouraboros. There are links between the microworld of particles, nuclei and atoms and the cosmos." (Rees M., Just Six Numbers, P. 9)

 "Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field…" — Genesis 3:1

As a powerful occult symbol, the Ouroboros or Uroboros means the seething power, creative and/or evolutionary impulse or energy of the serpent figuratively depicted as either a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.  The serpent's body is often depicted as the Great Chain of Being, Cosmic Tree of Life, or with Darwin, the Tree of Life.  

 The occult Tree of Life with its' multiple dimensions and life-giving energy systems not only powers the universe but reaches into the psyche, stirring imagination, bringing psychic powers and even awakening pre-human memories of when the scientifically "enlightened occult elite,” the Gnostikoi, were fish:

 "Remember when you were a fish...." suggested Jean Houston, the prophet of the possible, in a workshop to awaken ancient pre-human memories.  Nearly a thousand evolved life-forms (people) dropped to the floor and began moving their 'fins' as if to propel themselves through water.  "Notice your perception as you roll like a fish. How does your world look, feel, sound, smell, taste?"  Then you crawled up on land said Houston, so now you must, "Allow yourself to fully remember being a reptile....Then some of you flew. Others climbed trees."   A zoo of beastly sounds erupted from the herd of pre-human birds, reptiles and apes. (America: The Sorcerer's New Apprentice, Hunt and McMahon, p. 218)

 From the time of the ancients serpent power has been important to religious and mythological symbolism all around the world. Within the Egyptian mysteries, serpent power was associated with,

..."the elemental forces that were in play before the creation of the world." (Carl Teichrib, Gods of Ancient Egypt, p. 182)

 In China serpents were spiritually linked with earth and water while in Scandinavian myth a world serpent protected man from cosmic forces of chaos.  The self-described Gnostic Carl Jung interpreted the Ouroboros as having archetypal consubstantiality to the human psyche.    Serpent power is also associated with today's occult New Age spirituality as well as Gnosticism, occult Hermetic Kabbalah, Roisicrucianism, Illuminati, Freemasonry and its' blatantly Luciferian sister, Theosophy, where according to Helena Blavatsky, serpent power represents self-generation and evolution through its own creative power

In his book, "The Sign of the Serpent," Mark Balfour relates how pervasive serpent symbols are within India and the Hindu religion:

 "Any observant traveler who moves from the snow-tipped Himalayas in the North to the sun-soaked sands of Cape Comorin at India’s southern tip, will encounter—particularly in the rural areas and at sacred centres of pilgrimage wherever Siva, God of both Divine Wisdom and regeneration, is the presiding Deity—the serpent motif sculptured within shrines, impressed on myriads of stone implants in the ground and depicted in art." (A Short Guide to Occult Symbols: Serpent Power, Carl Teichrib, 2005, Kjos Ministries)  

 Balfour elaborates on this belief:

 "In Hinduism, the Cosmic Serpent—Ananta Sesha—symbolic of timeless eternity, carries the world on his 1000-fold [Cobra] hood…As the creative impulse stirs within the great Serpent in the Sky—when passive idea becomes active thought—the forces of attraction and repulsion come into play as ‘spirit’ begins its involution into "matter." (ibid, Teichrib)

Moreover, Kundalini yoga, a discipline within Hinduism, teaches that latent serpent energy lies at the base of the etheric human spine,

"…like a coiled serpent, ready to spring." (Harper's Dictionary of Hinduism, p. 156, ibid, Teichrib)  

 Through strenuous yoga techniques, this Kundalini serpent power uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the human body. The Kundalini serpent force is considered,

 "(to be a) concentrated field of intelligent cosmic, invisible energy absolutely vital to life beginning in the base of the spine as a man or a woman begins to evolve in their first incarnation." (The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary, p. 343, ibid, Teichrib)

The serpent power/Masonry connection is revealed by occultist Mason Manly Hall who says that when the Mason learns how to properly channel the power of the serpent he has learned the mystery of his Craft:

The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy.” (New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, William T. Still, p. 30)

In “Occult Theocracy,” Edith Starr Miller elaborates on the serpent power/Masonry connection:

Luciferian Occultism controls Freemasonry (and) is therefore not a novelty, but it bore a different name in the early days of Christianity.  It was called Gnosticism…” (Occult Theocracy, p. 198, 1933)

 Free Masonry is grounded in occult Hermetic Kabbalah, the non-Jewish version of Kabbalah, a syncretic system that draws on Gnosticism, Western astrology, alchemy, ancient Egyptian drom which the alahnry connectionntherefore not a novelty, but it bore a different name in the early days of Chhermeticism, Greco-Roman nature religions, Eastern mysticism/reincarnation/karma, spiritual and biological evolutionary conceptions, neoplatonism, the Enochian system of angelic magic of John Dee and Edward Kelley, rosicrucianism, tantra, and tarot cards, which are seen as keys to the Tree of Life. 

Occult Hermetic Kabbalah is also the underlying philosophy and framework for Western magical societies such as the Golden Dawn, Thelemic orders, mystical-religious societies such as the Builders of the Adytum and is the precursor to the Wiccan, Neopagan and Luciferian New Age spirituality over-taking Western and American civilization.

Regarding the importance of occult Hermetic Kabbalah to Freemasonry, Albert Pike--the most influential Freemason that has lived---has this to say in his Morals and Dogma:

"The Kabalah is the key to the occult sciences; and the Gnostics were born of the Kabalists. (Morals and Dogma, p. 626) 

The famous scientist, engineer, religious writer and mystic, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) claimed to have been instructed by beings on other planets as well as by angels during his astral plane travels.  Swedenborg has influenced a long line of scientists, philosophers, modern science fiction writers and movie producers as well as Joseph Smith. 

 Swedenborg described Masonry as a search after Light said Pike:

"That search leads us directly back, as you see, to the Kabbalah. In that ancient and little understood medley of absurdity and philosophy, the Initiate will find the source of many doctrines; and may in time come to understand the Hermetic philosophers, the Alchemists, all the Anti-papal Thinkers of the Middle Age, and Emanuel Swedenborg. (Morals and Dogma, p. 741)

The Gnostic Hermetic Kabbalah holds to the neoplatonic conception that the manifest universe (One Substance) of which material creation is a part, arose as a series of emanations or evolutions from the godhead or divine Cosmic Spirit.

In his Dictionary of Mysticism and the Occult, Nevill Drury writes that the Hermetic Kabbalah's Tree of Life consists of ten spheres,

"...or sephiroth, through which—according to mystical tradition—the creation of the world came about. The sephiroth are aligned in three columns headed by the supernals and together symbolize the process by which the Infinite Light…becomes manifest in the universe." (A Short Guide to Occult Symbols: The Tree of Life, Carl Teichrib)

 The sephiroth also have a role resembling that of the "...charkas [sic] in yoga."

In other words, the sephiroth symbolize the consubstantiality or oneness of the initiate's intellect with the Divine Substance (i.e., ancient Egyptian Nu, Chaos, Brahman, Omega Point, Singularity) as well as the seething evolutionary energies of Lucifer (Moshiach/Nachash/Gematria) while chakras refer to psychic centers that lie along the spine of the etheric body that awaken by way of kundalini serpent power yoga.

For the initiate, the deeper meaning of the Hermetic Kabbalah is the Tree of Life (snake’s body) ‘above’ as well as the inward path ‘below’ in which the adept who has mastered the seething energies of Lucifer discovers and experiences the "inner light" (also called the divine spark and inner Christ).

In short, Hermetic Kabbalah is a system of Luciferian teachings and evolutionary conceptions which open up the mind and the soul to a new level of understanding from the snake: salvation comes from within.

From the Renaissance to our own time, Gnostic Hermetic science packaged as biological and spiritual theories of evolution, various Tree of Life conceptions together with pre-existing or spontaneously generated matter theories, multiverse conceptions, Teilhard’s Omega Point and trans-humanism’s Technological Singularity for example, has swept the post-Christian West and America, even entering into the whole body of the Church.

Luciferian Occultism: Serpent Power

In "God and the Knowledge of Reality," the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010), writes that during the Renaissance Christian mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg discovered Hermetic magic and esoteric Jewish Kabbalah texts which they studied and translated resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah.  Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that occult hermetic science---the divine technology or Magic Way of reaching divine status and powers through ritual procedures (and for Swedenborg astral plane traveling) is the best proof of the divinity of Christ.    In other words said Molnar,

"…..by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church.  In Pico's estimation, 'nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala' (there is no science that would prove for us Christ's divinity better than magic and the Cabala.)"  (pp. 78-79)

From then till now, Luciferian occult science has been working steadily toward its’ goal to invert, pervert, and replace the living word of God (Matthew 4:4) beginning with the book of Genesis, the book of beginnings divinely revealed to Moses for our edification and salvation.   As a result, the majority of contemporary Christians no longer know that Genesis is the living Word of God because they have lost contact with the early Church Fathers, the living link between the ancient texts containing God's revelation and today's esoteric evolutionary imperative.

 In their day, just as in our own, many people erroneously interpreted Genesis, especially the first three chapters, as an allegory, denying it has any literal and historic meaning.  Therefore the Church Fathers who wrote on Genesis made a specific point in saying it has literal meaning that we must understand correctly even while explaining that anthropomorphic statements about God describing Him as a man who sits on thrones for example, are to be understood symbolically.

Church Fathers regarded Genesis, especially the first three chapters, as divinely inspired text that tells of actual, historical events and people. St. Cyril of Alexandria for example, wrote that Genesis is divinely inspired and cannot be apprehended rightly without respect for its' historical meaning:

"Those who reject the historical meaning in the God-inspired Scriptures as something obsolete are avoiding the ability to apprehend rightly, according to the proper manner, the things written in them...whenever some historical events are presented to us by the Holy Scriptures (a) useful search into the historical meaning is appropriate, in order that the God-inspired Scripture be revealed as salvific and beneficial to us in every way." (St. Cyril, "Commentary on the Prophet Isaiah 1,4, PG 70, 192AB)

Church Fathers make the point that the whole of creation, including the soul of man, was brought into existence from non-existence (ex nihilo), not from eternally existing or spontaneously generated matter as ancient and modern evolutionary adherents and Luciferian occultists believe.

 On the miraculous creation of the first man Church Father John Chrysostom writes:

And God formed man of dust from the earth, and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul….the inbreathing communicated to the one created out of earth the power of life, and thus the nature of the soul was formed.  What does a living soul mean?  An active soul, which has the members of the body as the implements of its activities, submissive to its will.” (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Seraphim Rose, p.215)

 Gregory of Nyssa adds:

The body and the soul were formed at the same time—not one before and the other afterwards…” (ibid, p. 218)

 Jesus Christ, the “angel” who spoke with Moses at Sinai, is the Creator.  Foremost of His miracles is creation out of nothing—six acts or days of creation rather than the billions of years of evolutionary alchemical process out of matter:

The first moment of time is the moment of God’s creative act and of creation’s simultaneous coming to be.” (Philosopher and New Testament scholar William Lane Craig quoted in “If God created the universe, then who created God?’ by Jonathan Sarfati, Creation Ministries International)

With Irenaeus, the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo was well established. He also argued that the world (matter) was not coeternal with God:

 "But the things established are distinct from Him who has established them, and what [things] have been made from Him who has made them. For He is Himself uncreated, both without beginning and end, and lacking nothing. He is Himself sufficient for this very thing, existence; but the things which have been made by Him have received a beginning... He indeed who made all things can alone, together with His Word, properly be termed God and Lord; but the things which have been made cannot have this term applied to them, neither should they justly assume that appellation which belongs to the Creator." ("Is Creatio Ex Nihilo A Post-Biblical Invention? An Examination Of Gerhard May's Proposal," Paul Copan, Trinity Journal 17.1; Spring 1996)

 The Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 affirms creation ex nihilo:

 "We firmly believe and simply confess that there is only one true God ... the Creator of all things visible and invisible, spiritual and corporeal; who from the very beginning of time by His omnipotent power created out of nothing [de nihilo condidit] both the spiritual beings and the corporeal." (ibid, Copan)

 On creation ex nihilo, the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) asserts:

 "It pleased God ... in the beginning, to create or make of nothing the world, and all things therein" (IV.I; ibid)

 The divinely inspired Genesis account of creation ex nihilo is a great stumbling block for contemporary Westerners and Americans---including great numbers of Christian theologians--- brought up with an evolutionary outlook, an antihuman, occult Luciferian/Gnostic materialistic worldview that has left them spiritually and morally impoverished.  

 "But in his estate shall (Antichrist) honour the God of forces." Dan. 11:38

Today the Nachash, the occult planetary-elites God of forces has confused, deluded and mesmerized vast numbers of Westerners and Americans.  As the animated seething energy called evolution the God of forces is the principle miracle-producing power of the cosmos. Having transformed the consciousness of his followers, they are no longer the spiritual image-bearers of the living Triune God but evolution’s conscious products who can achieve ever higher levels of consciousness by directing their own evolution.

So complete has the transformation of consciousness been that the God of forces has successfully inverted the order of creation and for increasing numbers of deluded Christians, reversed the direction of Biblical theism. With creation ex nihilo virtually replaced by evolution, it is now believed that men have not fallen from perfection but instead are gradually evolving upward from their ape beginnings toward greater and greater spiritual perfection. Self-perfecting man no longer needs the living, supernatural God as the idea of "conscious evolution" means he can save himself, and perhaps even attain god-hood.

As the 'Christ' of the hugely popular "A Course in Miracles" the God of forces states that there is an "irresistible Force" within each person, a universal Force that when activated grants unimaginable psychic powers, even immortality.  The 'Christ' tells New Age leader Barbara Marx Hubbard that on the day of Planetary Pentecost a Planetary Smile will flash across the faces of all people who have accepted the Luciferian Initiation.  There will be "uncontrollable joy" that the 'Christ' describes as the "joy of Force" that will "ripple" through the one body of humanity.  ("False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? Warren B. Smith, p. 120)

The God of forces who is the serpent power worshipped by mankind from antiquity, the god of Gnostic Masonry, the seething energies of Lucifer, the serpent power of Kundalini yoga, the body of the occult Tree of Life, the Cosmic Spirit of the universe, the Singularity and the Collective who represents self-generation and evolution through its own creative power poses a question to his enthralled worshippers,

"What if I am not a 'man' at all, but rather a Force, an 'Energy" in the universe, that IS the universe, and that is, in fact, All That Is. What if I am The Collective?" ("God" in Conversations with God: Book 3, p. 125, Neale Donald Walsh, ibid Warren B. Smith, p. 122) 

Tragically, many people today, including growing numbers of Christians, are being seduced by an occult planetary mythology that grew out of the Renaissance and maintains that man is not fallen, that he is ultimately perfectible through a process of evolution and that through leaps of consciousness he can realize that he is God.   The common thread among all occult Hermetic science, secret societies and esoteric teachings since the Renaissance is a single mind directing the formation of the new religious consciousness.   It is the mind of the same fallen angel who tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden with the words, “Ye shall be as Gods.” (Gen. 3:5)

When finally the man of lawlessness arrives and appears to triumph for a time, in the end it is he whom the Lord Jesus,

….shall kill with the spirit of his mouth; and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming, him,” (2 Thes. 2:8)

2013 @Linda Kimball

Deluded Tim Keller: the Dangerous Esoteric Doctrines He Unwittingly Embraces

Timothy J. Keller (b. 1950) is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and author of many bestsellers including The Reason for God.   He is also the most recent compromiser in a long line of Christian compromisers (priests and intellectuals) stretching back to the Renaissance, to embrace evolution and suggest that in order for it to be compatible with the Bible  we must see the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo in a non-literal, non-historical context.

In a position paper Keller published with the theistic evolutionary organization Biologos he argues,

“....there is no logical reason to preclude that God could have used evolution to predispose people to believe in God in general so that people would be able to    consider true belief when they hear the Gospel preached.”  (A response to Timothy Keller’s ‘Creation, Evolution and Christian Laypeople,’ Lita Cosner, 9 September 2010, creation.com)

Evolutionary scenarios commonly proposed by evolutionary theists typically reduce Adam and Eve to mythical figures, with the consequence that Eve was never promised a ‘Seed' and death didn’t come from a Fall but rather from the death of the millions of evolved creatures that preceded humans by billions of years.   So evolution not only makes God responsible for death but in amputating the entire historicalprecedent from the Gospel it changes the rest of Scripture and makes Jesus Christ unnecessary as atheist Frank Zindler points out:

The most devastating thing though that biology did to Christianitywas the discovery of biological evolution. Now that we know Adam and Eve neverwere real people the central myth of Christianity is destroyed. If there neverwas an Adam and Eve, there never was an original sin. If there never was anoriginal sin there is no need of salvation. If there is no need of salvationthere is no need of a savior. And I submit that puts Jesus, historical or otherwise, into the ranks of the unemployed. I think that evolution absolutely is thedeath knell of Christianity.” (Frank Zindler, American atheist, in a debate with William Craig, Atheism vs Christianity video, 1996, from "Homeschooling parents demand evolutionary textbooks," Lita Cosner, 13 June 2013, creation.com)

Shallow-thinking, weak-willed compromisers like Keller rush in where angels fear to tread, meaning that first of all, evolution is not what he believes it is, and second, it is completely at odds with the Bible.  It is the enemy of the Bible, as even evolutionary atheist Richard Dawkins agrees:

I think the evangelical Christians have really sort of got it right in a way, in seeing evolution as the enemy. Whereas the more, whatshall we say, sophisticated theologians are quite happy to live with evolution,  I think they’re deluded. I think the evangelicals have got it right,  in that there really is a deep incompatibility between evolution and Christianity..." (ibid)

So just what is evolution?  Where frank speaking occurs, it is revealed that evolutionary science is in fact an occult and/or esoteric subject.  When asked by a layman why he should be interested  "in so esoteric a subject as evolutionary biology," Professor S.J. Gould replied that evolution tells us,

“.... us where we came from, how we got here, and perhaps where we are going. Quite simply, it is science’s version of Roots, except it is the story of us all."   (The Religious Nature of Evolution Theory and its Attack on Christianity, John G. Leslie and Charles K. Pallaghy, Ph.D, creation.com)

Gould candidly admits that evolutionary biology is an esoteric account of the ultimate origin of life.  According to this account, about 3 billion years ago lifeless chemicals laying around on an already existing earth (pre-existing matter)somehow combined and finally magically transcended themselves after a hundred or a thousand identical operations thus allowing the transmutation of the chemical substances into life.   Once life emerged, natural processes (evolution, natural selection, laws of nature) were set in motion that supposedly eventuated in the arrival of man:

"If man has arrived at his present state as a result of natural processes rather than a supernatural will, he can learn to control these processes...The concept of evolution, which is now basic to the life sciences, has provided new and in some ways revolutionary answers to questions men have been asking for centuries. The two most important of these are, ‘Why am I here, what is the purpose of human existence, and what is the nature of the world of life that surrounds us?"   (ibid, Dobzhansky, T., Ayala, F.J., Stebbins, G.L. and Valentine, J.W., Evolution, W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1977)

 Evolutionary biology is an occult science, a modern Mystery Religion consisting of both an exoteric or outer meaning for mass consumption (for deluded people like Keller) and a hidden, or occult meaning, for higher initiates. 

Hiding beneath the idea that life will eventually emerge from the mixing of lifeless chemicals is a vision arising from the age-old technology of alchemy and its magical or mystical meaning: the ancient Egyptian Hermetic principle of the macrocosm's correlation with the microcosm, “As above, so below” symbolized by the great chain of being, or with Darwin the tree of life.

In occult theosophical thought for example, "As above" corresponds to a Divine One Substance and a number of different astral planes and sub-planes comprising the habitations of all,

"... supernatural entities, the locale of gods and demons, the void where the thoughtforms dwell, the region inhabited by spirits of the air and other elements, and the various heavens and hells with their angelic and demonic hosts....With the help of ritual procedures, trained persons believe that they can 'rise on the planes,' and experience these regions in full awareness." ("Beyond the Body: The Human Double and the Astral planes, Benjamin Walker, 1974, pp. 117-8)

The Apostle Paul speaks not of astral planes, cosmic trees and the inhabitants supposedly existing there but of fallen angels, the "spirits of wickedness under the heavens" (Eph. 6:12) and their chief, "the prince of the powers of the air." (Eph. 2:2) 

According to Paul, fallen angels are dispersed in a multitude throughout the whole blue expanse of sky which is visible to us under the heavens, the dwelling place for the host of fallen angels who have been cast down from heaven.    This means that the whole blue expanse of sky under the heavens where fallen angels dwell is the "As above" consisting of astral planes and sub-planes connected by the great chain of being up which the initiate ascends (evolves) by way of ritual (i.e., transcendental meditation) to reach divine status and gain powers. 

In "God and the Knowledge of Reality," the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010), writes that during the Renaissance Christian mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg discovered Hermetic and Jewish Cabala esoteric texts and like Pico della Mirandola, argued that hermetic science---the divine technology of reaching divine status and powers through magic, ritual procedures and for Swedenborg, astral plane traveling----is the best proof of the divinity of Christ.    In other words said Molnar,

"..by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church.  In Pico's estimation, 'nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala' (there is no science that would prove for us Christ's divinity better than magic and the Cabala.)"  (ibid, pp. 78-79)

The astral plane is well-known around the world in its' many esoteric traditions:

" References to this reality are the Dreaming of the Australian Aborigines, the Spirit-world of Shamanism, the Duart of the ancient Egyptians, the Bardo (Intermediate State) of the Tibetans, the Imaginal world of Islamic Esotericism - e.g. the Barzakh (Interworld) orof Suhrawardi and the the Mithal (Imaginal realm) of Ibn Arabi - the Universe of Asiyah of some Kabbalists, or of Yetzirah according to others.  Other descriptions are the Nervo degree of the Physical State of Theon, the Astral or 2nd Prakritic plane (corresponding to the Linga Sharira or Subtle or Astral body) and the Kama (Desire-Plane)  of Blavatsky,  the Astral Plane of the Adyar school of Theosophy and of popular occultism, Rudolf Steiner's "Soul World"; and and the Vital and Subtle Physical described by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra.  These are just a few of the innumerable descriptions of this plane of existence. " (The Astral Plane, kheper.net)

In order for occult rituals to work, matter (the One Substance) must either pre-exist or have come into being from the Big Bang in order for lifeless chemicals to be laying around on an already existing earth.  In either scenario, all being is at bottom one, or monistic: As above, so below.

Esoteric knowledge pertaining to the One Substance with its' different astral planes and sub-planes andgreat chain of being teaches that the "vehicle beyond the etheric body"  begins to progress (evolve) as it makes its way to the heaven-world as in Swedenborg's teaching, is inseparably linked in Hermetic doctrines. 

Molnar writes that the Hermetic practitioner must strive first for separation of the soul from the body (purification), and second, for the spiritualization of all matter.  For modern Western practitioners, Teilhard's spiritual conception achieves the second goal while Darwin's esoteric formula attains the first as it imaginatively un-creates man as God's spiritual image bearer:

"....the doctrine of evolution has swept the world, not on the strength of its scientific merits, but precisely in its capacity as a Gnostic myth. It affirms, in effect, that living things created themselves, which is in essence a metaphysical claim....Thus...evolutionism is a metaphysical doctrine decked out in scientific garb....it is a scientistic myth. And the myth is Gnostic, because it implicitly denies the transcendent origin of being; for indeed, only after the living creature has been speculatively reduced to an aggregate of particles does Darwinist transformism become conceivable."  ( Dr. Wolfgang Smith in From Old Gnosticism to New Age I, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 30-31)

In his great masterpiece, "That Hideous Strength," C.S. Lewis points out that humanist philosophy, naturalism (monism), Hermetic magic, Cabala, evolution, cosmic trees and other forms of occultism were two sides of the same revival of Renaissance paganism underlying the intellectual edifice of modern science. Thus he argued that occultism and humanistic rationalism were not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies united against supernatural Christian theism and Christian civilization. Lewis underscores this point in "The Abolition of Man:"

"You will even find people who write about the sixteenth century as if Magic were a medieval survival and Science the new thing that came in to sweep it away. Those who have studied the period know better. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the high noon of magic. The serious magical endeavour and the serious scientific endeavour are twins: one was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins. They were born of the same impulse. I allow that some (certainly not all) of the early scientists were actuated by a pure love of knowledge. But if we consider the temper of that age as a whole we can discern the impulse of which I speak." In conclusion, evolutionary biology and Darwin's tree of life symbolize deep religious desires of transcendence and self-redemption, thus are incarnations, “ ...of the ancient, deeply religious endeavor “to become like God” – infinitely wise, omnipotent, autonomous, and immortal." (Dr. Erdmann)

In embracing occult evolutionary science, shallow-thinking deluded enthusiasts like Keller not only negate God's Revelations to man through the Old Testament prophets but unwittingly sign onto a whole host of dangerous occult doctrines and philosophies: naturalism (monism), Hermetic alchemy and Cabala, the cosmic chain of being, occult mediumistic rituals and the idea that  man can reach divine status and gain powers. 

@Linda Kimball

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.   (thereporter.com.au, 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, Creation.com)

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, http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=7292 )

 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

Dante's Inferno: Circle 6 for the Heresy of Materialism

Dante's Inferno categorically presents the different strata of sin. The concept of sin revolves around the rejection of God's Revelation and Christian virtues. 

 Circle 6  (Canto 10) is the place of torment for all who commit the sin of heresy in deference to "profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called" (1 Timothy 6:20).   Among the heretics are both the materialists of his own time as well as the Greek nature philosopher Epicurus (341-270 B.C.E).   While the common definition of materialism is love of pleasure, wealth, and things for example, the presence of Epicurus points to something far worse, something altogether sinister.

Epicurus was one of the important theorists in ancient Greek natural philosophy who taught that the universe is composed of physical atoms. Indian Buddhists such as Dharmakirti and others, also contributed to well-developed theories of atomism,  the idea that everything ultimately consists of aggregates of matter.  Reality, soul, and mind are nothing but matter in motion.

Atomism is metaphysical nihilism, 

"... the theory that there are no objects (objects do not exist). This position has been held by philosophers such as Parmenides, Buddha, Advaita Vedantins, and perhaps Kant (according to some interpretations of his transcendental idealism). Blob theory can also be considered very closely aligned with mereological nihilism (there are no parts and wholes). Obviously if metaphysical nihilism is correct, empirical reality is an illusion." (What is Metaphysical Nihilism? OpenTopia.com)

What this means is that so radically has atomism banished God from nature that not only is there no ultimate source for life but none for man's 'self'---- his soul/spirit, the seat of his personhood:

Jesus to Buddha,   "You seek to solve the problem of suffering, and in order to solve it, you say that the self doesn't exist.....you took God away from them (and) your espousal of an absence of self is the most unique and fearsome claim you made...First, you told them there is no God. Then you told them there is no self.  You also told them there is no one to pray to.  You told them there is no evil one to fear. You told them everything is only within themselves, even though those selves do not exist."  (The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha, Ravi Zacharias, pp.59, 60, 67, 70)  

Atomism set all things in unceasing, purposeless motion by reducing everything---including man, his soul, and even his thoughts---to mindless atoms perpetually colliding with each other in a void.  Man was reduced to a biological machine, mind (spirit) to brain, and thought to movement of chemicals and firing of neurons.  This view has changed very little:

"We are descended from robots, and composed of robots..."   --Daniel C. Dennett, Kinds of Minds

Plato was one of the most forceful and compelling critics of Atomism.  In Book X of Laws, he indicts  Atomists for reversing the natural order, which they did by placing non-life bearing matter before Nous (mind/soul), and for the reductionism that sets everything in motion and reduces man to a machine. 

Plato foresees only misery, social disintegration and ultimately,

"...the ruin of both states and families" should Atomism become the accepted view."  (Darwin Day in America, John G. West, p. 6)

Though Christianity reared a mighty barrier against Atomism, it would be resurrected along with ancient esoteric doctrines during the Renaissance by among others, pantheist Giordano Bruno, Thomas Hobbs, Descartes, and Paracelsus.

With the source of man's humanity (mind/soul) expropriated by materialists and conferred upon "lifeless chemicals" "electricity" "phosphorous" and "blood," for example, a rush to discover the key that unlocks the mystery to life and mind was ignited which has been unleashing unspeakable evils ever since. 

Believing that some type of electricity was the animating principle of machine-man, Giovanni Aldini performed macabre experiments on the decapitated heads of animals and once he had overcome his repugnance, on humans.  For his experiments, he procured the freshest specimens possible by placing himself,

"....under the scaffold, near the axe of justice..."   Rationalizing his horrible experiments by saying that only the, "unenlightened part of mankind (will be) apt to entertain a prejudice..."  Aldini applied electricity to various parts of decapitated human heads which produced "the most horrid grimaces (but the) action of the eyelids was exceedingly striking.."  (Darwin Day in America, p. 15)

Julien de la Mettrie (1709-51), Paul Henri Thiery, and Baron D'Holbach (1723-89) all agreed that the mind is the property of dead matter and man nothing but a machine.  La Mettrie speculated that machine-man's rational life is entirely determined by physical causes  running the gamut from raw meat, to climate, blood circulation, and gender.  Genetic inheritance, posits la Mettrie, causes machine-man to commit crime.  This view casts parents, and especially all traditionalists such as faithful Christians and Jews into the role of "first cause" and would later manifest itself in the belief that State ‘experts,'  or Hillary's "village" experts should have control of children.   (ibid, pp. 16-18)

Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827) viewed scientific materialism as not only the pursuit of God-like omniscience but of the Holy Grail itself---power to create a New Man.   If an intelligence could grasp "at a given instant...all the forces by which nature is animated" proclaimed Laplace, it could devise a mathematical formula that would predict everything that would ever happen, and "nothing would be uncertain, and the future, like the past, would be open to its eyes."  Scientists should reduce everything in the universe to mechanical laws that could be expressed in terms of mathematics, advised Laplace, for the promise of such knowledge was incredible power...even over life and mind itself.  (ibid, p. 20)

Herbert Spencer, Fechner, Lotze, Wundt, and the pantheist monist Ernst Haeckel, inventor of the scientism dictum---ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny---all agreed that life and mind are properties of dead matter.  Haeckel moreover imagined ether to be the primitive life-making substance which, as was the case with the primitive fire of the Stoics, changed one part of itself into inert mass while the other part became the active principle, spirit.  Today, many scientists routinely resort to Haeckel's postulate without ever inquiring into its pantheist implications.

Haeckel would later write,

"Pantheism teaches that God and the world are one...pantheism is...an advanced conception of nature (and) a polite form of atheism."  The truth of pantheism, confessed Haeckel, "lies in its destruction of the dualist antithesis of God..."  The godless world system being constructed, said Haeckel, "substantially agrees with the monism or pantheism of the modern scientist."  (Monism, Ernst Haeckel, www.pantheist.net/)

During the century to follow, Charles Darwin (1809-82)  helped spread materialism to the masses.   As Stephen Jay Gould argues,

"Darwin applied a consistent philosophy of materialism to his interpretation of nature, "and "the ground of all existence; mind, spirit, and God (are reduced to) neural complexity." (ibid, p. 41)

According to Darwin, natural selection and the laws of heredity acting on matter produced mind, morality, and civilization.  By describing how lifeless natural mechanisms caused the complexity of life to alchemically emerge from lifeless matter, Darwin helped transform materialism from a fantastically bizarre tale told by power-mad Prometheans on the fringe of society to a hallowed scientism principle enshrined and worshipped by modern scientism and ‘enlightened' Westerners and inadvertently by intellectually proud and weak priests who have supplanted the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo with Darwin's materialist theory.

It was during this time that Social Darwinism, Progressive Liberalism, Socialism, Communism, Nazism, Secular Humanism and Transhumanism were developed out of metaphysical materialism.  Classical Liberalism on the other hand, was subverted and corrupted by the materialist faith into what is now known as modern Liberalism. 

Of these, Communism (Marx and Engel's dialectical materialism), is considered to be the most highly developed philosophy of materialism.  It rests on three fundamental metaphysical presuppositions:

1. Deified Matter: The Ultimate Substance which, though non-living, non-intelligent, and non-conscious, nevertheless somehow possesses the emergent properties of life, mind, consciousness, and soul.

2. Evolution: Since Marxist dialectic requires a theory with clashes (thesis and antithesis) and leaps (synthesis), Marxists have all but abandoned Darwinism and have instead embraced punctuated equilibrium:

"Many people confound dialectic with the theory of evolution," noted G. Plekhanov. "Dialectic is, in fact, a theory of evolution. But it differs profoundly from the vulgar (Darwinian) theory of evolution." (Fundamental Problems of Marxism, 1929, p. 145)

3. Spontaneous Generation: An offshoot of specifically Darwinian thought accepted unreservedly by Marxists as their dialectic requires a strictly materialist explanation for the origin of life from dead matter. In the words of M.A. Leonov:

"Marxist philosophical materialism remains beyond all doubt that at some time or other in the remote past, life must have arisen from non-living matter." (Outline of Dialectical Materialism, 1948, p. 494)

In a modified version of the Stoic conception of the earth as a living organism possessed of its own soul,  dialectical materialism declares that earth is "one entire organism...its organs the various races and nations of men."  Not only is the earth alive and evolving upward on evolution's magical escalator, but so too are history and society, for they also are living entities in a continuous state of motion.  And man?  In a modified conception of Atomism's dehumanizing view of man, dialectical materialism states that man is nothing but,

"...a colonial aggregation of cells," and to "consider him an individual would be an error."  Man---the aggregate of cells--- is nothing but an extension of society, history, and earth.  (Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics, Chapter II: The Constitution of Man as a Political Organism)

It was Marxist materialists who made the first attempt to scientifically re-engineer human beings after the fashion of Buddha's metaphysical nihilism said Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian intellectual.  After seizing control of Russia, they utilized terroristic mind-conditioning techniques and re-education with emphasis on Darwinism as well as brain-altering drugs, electro-shock therapy, torture, and other brutal measures to,

"...liquidate all expressions of individual identity in favor of an impersonal collective, communal consciousness." (The Book that Made Your World, Mangalwadi,  p. 74)

Modern materialist states began by rejecting the living God of Revelation and man's soul/spirit, and then moved to deny immutable truth and objective standards of right and wrong.  They threw out sanctity of life and demonically reduced man to matter in motion.   The end case, in every instance, was to place absolute power over  "atomized masses" into the hands of psychopaths and autocratic states to be wielded without restraint or mercy.  

Of all belief systems, the materialist faith has been by far the bloodiest.  In his book, Death by Government, R.J. Rummel comprehensively details the roughly 170 million people murdered by materialist governments during the 20th century. 

From 1917 to its collapse in 1991, the Soviet Union liquidated about 62 million.  During Mao Tse-tung's reign, 35,236,000 were murdered.  Hitler's Nazi's killed 21 million.   

 Even at its mildest, as is thus far the case here in America, there is a steady level of confiscation, corruption, fraud, lying, propaganda, and stifling of freedoms and free speech.  For the first time ever, Americans are afraid of saying certain words.  Parents fear disciplining their own children.  To dissent against evolution is to become a social leper.   More ominously, America's Ruling Class materialists have banished the living God of Revelation, thrown out both sanctity of life and objective standards and are in process of undermining and destroying traditional marriage.   In their eyes,  "We the people" are atomized beings.   Totalitarianism and genocide loom just over our horizon.

As early as 1926, President Calvin Coolidge was aware of and deeply concerned by the insidious spread of scientific materialism in America.  As he knew, Americans are free only because of the Judeo-Christian foundation laid by the country's founders.  In a speech he delivered in Philadelphia, July 5, 1926 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Coolidge tried to call Americans back to their Judeo-Christian heritage.   He told them the Declaration's principles of liberty arise from man's God-given inalienable rights.  And these are found said Coolidge,

"...in the texts, the sermons, and the writings of the early colonial clergy..."  The clergy preached equality "because they believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man."  Sanctity of life, the right to self-defense, and all the rest of our individual liberties were justified "by the text that we are all created in the divine image, all partakers of the divine spirit."  God's children therefore, have no "superiors;" there are no modern-day "divine rights kings" who possess "any right to rule...over them."    (Back Fired, William Federer, pp. 269-271)

The Declaration said Coolidge,

"....is a great spiritual document."  Its principles are not material but spiritual.  "Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man---these are not elements we can see and touch.  They are ideals (whose) source and roots (are) in religious convictions.  They belong to the unseen world."

President Coolidge cautioned Americans that,

".....unless the faith of the Americans in these religious convictions is to endure, the principles of our Declaration will perish.  We can not continue to enjoy the result if we abandon the cause."

Coolidge ended his speech with a stark warning,

"We must not sink into a pagan materialism..."   (Back Fired, William Federer, pp. 269-271)

Heedless to Coolidge's warning, "we the people," whether outside the church or within it, have embraced the sin of materialism in the form of endless pleasure, wealth, status symbols, and so forth.   Stupefied by "pagan materialism" we have in effect ceded control of our children and our country to today's other heretics, America's materialist Ruling Class who, believing they are "enlightened" and "scientific,"  have unleashed misery, social disintegration and ultimately, as Plato foresaw, are bringing about "the ruin of both states and families."  

Today's Atomists are leading America over the Gadarene Cliff.

In this light, we are able to understand why Dante placed both the materialists of his own time as well as the Greek nature philosopher Epicurus in the 6th circle of the inferno.

@Linda Kimball

The Magic Way of becoming God

When asked why the layman should be interested  "in so esoteric a subject as evolutionary biology," one of the leading evolutionists of our day, Professor S.J. Gould, responded:

“Because it tells us where we came from, how we got here, and perhaps where we are going. Quite simply, it is science’s version of Roots, except it is the story of us all."   (The Religious Nature of Evolution Theory and its Attack on Christianity, John G. Leslie and Charles K. Pallaghy, Ph.D, creation.com)

Gould candidly admits that evolutionary biology is an esoteric account of the ultimate origin of life.  According to this account, about 3 billion years ago lifeless chemicals laying around on an already existing earth somehow combined and finally transcended themselves after a hundred or a thousand identical operations thus allowing the transmutation of the chemical substances into life.   Once life emerged, natural processes (evolution) were set in motion that supposedly eventuated in the arrival of man:

"If man has arrived at his present state as a result of natural processes rather than a supernatural will, he can learn to control these processes...The concept of evolution, which is now basic to the life sciences, has provided new and in some ways revolutionary answers to questions men have been asking for centuries. The two most important of these are, ‘Why am I here, what is the purpose of human existence, and what is the nature of the world of life that surrounds us?"   (ibid, Dobzhansky, T., Ayala, F.J., Stebbins, G.L. and Valentine, J.W., Evolution, W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1977)

Evolution said Dobzhansky,

".... is a light which illuminates all facts, a trajectory which all lines of thought must follow.” (ibid)

"Behind the development of every major technology lies a vision." ("The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality," Michael Heim, 1993, p. 118)

As Gould admits, evolutionary biology is an esoteric science, meaning that like all Mystery Religions, both ancient and contemporary, it has both an exoteric or outer meaning for mass consumption and a hidden, or esoteric meaning, for higher initiates.  Hiding beneath the idea that life will eventually arise from the mixing of lifeless chemicals is a vision arising from the age-old technology of alchemy and behind Dobzhansky's phrase, the "light of evolution," lies its magical or mystical meaning: the Hermetic principle of the macrocosm's correlation with the microcosm, “As above, so below” symbolized by the chain of being, or with Darwin, the tree of life.

Hermes is the father of the magic tradition.  His world-famous magic formula demonstrates the consubstantiality (oneness) of Herme's  divine intellect with the Divine One Substance above.  In teaching the meaning of the formula to his son Tat he said:

"The intellect, O Tat, is drawn from the very substance of God.  In men, this intellect is God, and so some men are gods and their humanity is near to divinity...If man makes right use of (God's gifts), he differs in no way from the immortals."  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, Thomas Molnar, p. 78)

Hermes Trismegistus had a guru, a teacher called Poimander who taught Hermes that,

"Unless you make yourself equal to God, you cannot understand God, for the like is not intelligible save to the like." (ibid, p. 79)

Molnar writes that illustrations of Hermetic science abound.  For example, the "Asclepius," a famous Gnostic text of indefinite origin states,

"Man is a magnum miraculum...as though himself God....familiar with the race of demons, of the same origin as he; he despises that part of his nature which is only human, for he has put his hope in the divinity of the other part." (ibid, p. 78)

A thousand years later, Renaissance scholars and mystics discovered these esoteric texts and like Pico della Mirandola, argued that hermetic science---the divine technology of reaching divine status and powers through magic manipulation----is the best proof of the divinity of Christ.    In other words, said Molnar,

"..by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church.  In Pico's estimation, 'nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala' (there is no science that would prove for us Christ's divinity better than magic and the Cabala."  (ibid, pp. 78-79)

In order for the magic to work, matter (the One Substance) must either pre-exist or have come into being from the Big Bang in order for lifeless chemicals to be laying around on an already existing earth.  In either scenario, all being is at bottom one, or monistic:

It means,” writes Thomas Molnar, “that there is an absolute although hidden concordance between the lower and the higher worlds, the key of which lends to the magus incalculable powers.” (Salvation through Technology: Creating A Posthuman New Breed, Dr. Martin Erdmann, herescopeblogspot.com, April 23, 2011)

Dr. Erdmann writes that alchemy is based on a Pelagian view of humanity. Human nature is supposedly good, thus the possibility for perfection is always present in life. Human beings are not flawed by the effects of ethical rebellion against the God of Revelation. Given this outlook, the self-transcendence of humanity becomes a sociological imperative:

At the stage we have reached in scientific research our minds and intelligence will have to surpass themselves and rise to transcendent heights; the human, all-too human, will no longer suffice.” ( Mircea Eliade, The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and  Structures of Alchemy, ibid, Dr. Erdmann)

Esoteric knowledge and manipulation of the instruments (symbols) pertaining to the One Substance, or "higher world of true reality" by a higher initiate (the magician) are inseparably linked in esoteric doctrines.   The Hermetic practitioner said Molnar, strives first for separation of the soul from the body (purification), and second, for the spiritualization of all matter.     Darwin's formula attains the first goal:

"....the doctrine of evolution has swept the world, not on the strength of its scientific merits, but precisely in its capacity as a Gnostic myth. It affirms, in effect, that living things created themselves, which is in essence a metaphysical claim....Thus...evolutionism is a metaphysical doctrine decked out in scientific garb....it is a scientistic myth. And the myth is Gnostic, because it implicitly denies the transcendent origin of being; for indeed, only after the living creature has been speculatively reduced to an aggregate of particles does Darwinist transformism become conceivable."  ( Dr. Wolfgang Smith in From Old Gnosticism to New Age I, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 30-31)

Intellectual and moral transcendence (deification) of the monistic kind was made possible by the inventers of theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution.   Molnar writes that travelers on this second highway were characteristically recruited from theology.   Representatives are,

"Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others..."  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)

With Teilhard's idea, after millions of years of evolution, matter finally transcended itself thus allowing the transmutation of matter into god.   Now that the One Substance is god,

"The great affair for modern mankind is to break its way out by forcing some threshold of greater consciousness." Christians should not fear the natural processes of evolution because it brings them inexorably to God and self-deification, "Though frightened for a moment by evolution, the Christian now perceives that what it offers him is...a magnificent means of (being) at one with God..."    (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 590)

Humanist philosophy, naturalism (monism), Hermetic magic, Cabala, evolution,  and other forms of occultism were two sides of the same revival of Renaissance paganism underlying the intellectual edifice of modern science. Thus, C.S. Lewis argued in his great masterpiece, That Hideous Strength, occultism and humanistic rationalism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies that are united against Christianity and Christian civilization.

Lewis underscores this point in "The Abolition of Man:"

"You will even find people who write about the sixteenth century as if Magic were a medieval survival and Science the new thing that came in to sweep it away. Those who have studied the period know better. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the high noon of magic. The serious magical endeavour and the serious scientific endeavour are twins: one was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins. They were born of the same impulse. I allow that some (certainly not all) of the early scientists were actuated by a pure love of knowledge. But if we consider the temper of that age as a whole we can discern the impulse of which I speak."

In conclusion, evolutionary biology and Darwin's tree of life symbolize deep religious desires of transcendence and self-redemption, thus are incarnations,

“ ...of the ancient, deeply religious endeavor “to become like God” – infinitely wise, omnipotent, autonomous, and immortal." (Dr. Erdmann)

@Linda Kimball

Nihilism: The Unreality of Your Existence

In "Animal Rights/Bioethics/Transhumanism to Converge at Yale," Wesley J. Smith reports that animal rights groups together with mainstream bioethics, and the transhumanist movements are united by the desire to destroy society’s belief in the unique value of human life:

"Animal rightists in order to create moral equality between us and fauna; transhumanists because they are a eugenics movement and believe they have to knock humans off the pedestal of exceptionalism as a predicate to engaging in biological recreationism; and mainstream bioethics would make membership in the human species morally irrelevant to allow the utilitarian exploitation of some of us as a natural resource (among other reasons)." (Smith, nationalreview.com, 4/12/2013)

These allies are coming together in a big conference at Yale in December, co-sponsored by the animal rights group Nonhuman Rights Project, the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, and  the Yale Animal Ethics Group.   Smith writes that the event will focus on personhood for nonhumans,

"...including great apes, cetaceans, and elephants, and will explore the evolving notions of personhood by analyzing them through the frameworks of neuroscience, behavioral science, philosophy, ethics, and law....Special consideration will be given to discussions of nonhuman animal personhood...and ways to protect animal interests through the establishment of legal precedents and by increasing public awareness." 

A rising tide of anti humanism is pouring out of the academy and radical think tanks like a pyroclastic flow, and if we are not careful,  said Smith,

"...it will destroy the universal human equality backbone of Western Civilization just as surely as Vesuvius did Pompeii." 

Although the terms "transhumanism"  "anti-humanism" and "personhood for nonhumans"  seem freakish and of no importance to most people, these movements are politically powerful, both nationally and internationally, as well as  extraordinarily well-funded.

Nor do the majority of people see how these movements actually go back many millennia in history, pre-dating the first Pre-Socratic philosophers and Gnostic cults, and are grounded ultimately in ancient anti-human (nihilist) naturalistic cosmogonies and dogmas dating from 5000 B.C. at least.    All are forms of pagan and mystical pantheist monism that deny man's soul/spirit (the seat of personality), lack an ultimate source for life, and invert and destroy supernatural Christian theism beginning with the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo. 

The idea that matter is eternal is a pattern of thought stretching back to the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks in the West and in the East to the Upanishads. 

With Greek nature sages such as the Atomists, matter (atoms) is a more or less physical substance that bumps around in a void.  With Upanishads, Prakriti substance (matter) is energy called Universal Mind or Soul.  Either way, matter is not personal. It cannot produce life and  being (soul/spirit), nor can it think, speak, or move.  It is neither male nor female.   As a result, the human soul is not created in the image of anything, making man a walking dead body that somehow speaks.

With great mastery, Ravi Zacharias illustrates this point in his book, "The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha."  Through captivating dialogue between Jesus Christ and Buddha we learn that when God the Son and Buddha, the man worshipped as a god, talk about 'self' (soul/spirit, seat of personality) they mean something entirely different.   Jesus loves the soul:

"The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul.  It is the soul alone that God made in his own image and the soul that he loves....For the sake of the soul...the Son of God came into the world...." (Incomplete Work on Matthew, Homily 25, Ancient Christian Devotional, Oden and Crosby, p. 153)

 Buddha however, sees man's individual soul as the primary source of suffering:

Jesus to Buddha,   "You seek to solve the problem of suffering, and in order to solve it, you say that the self doesn't exist.....you took God away from them (and) your espousal of an absence of self is the most unique and fearsome claim you made...First, you told them there is no God. Then you told them there is no self.  You also told them there is no one to pray to.  You told them there is no evil one to fear. You told them everything is only within themselves, even though those selves do not exist...You gave them scores of rules to live by (a great debt)....You told them you would cease to be, and, when they have paid (their debt), they will cease to be."    (The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha, Ravi Zacharias, pp.59, 60, 67, 70)

Vishal Mangalwadi, India's greatest Christian scholar concurs:

"Six centuries before Jesus Christ, the Buddha already knew that if God does not exist, then the human self cannot exist either......Therefore, he deconstructed the Hindu idea of the soul. When one starts peeling the onion skin of one's psyche, he discovers that there is no solid core at the center of one's being. Your sense of self is an illusion. Reality is nonself (anatman). You don't exist. Liberation, the Buddha taught, is realizing the unreality of your existence." (The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, Vishal Mangalwadi, p. 6)

In "The Pagan Temptation," Christian philosopher Thomas Molnar writes that for ancient nature sages in the centuries after Buddha as well as for their contemporary evolutionary monists (i.e., Hegel, Darwin, Blavatsky, Marx, Nietzsche, Teilhard, Joseph Smith and James H. Austin, emeritous professor of neurology at the University of Colorado) the thought that God assumed materiality is as distasteful,

"...as the idea of creation ex nihilo, which meant that matter too was God's creation and did not preexist creation as a separate and evil principle." (pp. 26-27)

In his book, "Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness" James Austin elaborates an  840-page synthesis of brain research and anti-human  Zen Buddhism that serves as a bridge between Darwin's biological progressivism and the more spiritually oriented evolutionary conceptions of mystical pantheist thinkers such as the Hindu-style alchemist Teilhard de Chardin. (The Making of the New Spirituality: The Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition, James A. Herrick, p. 141)  

  While faithful Christians adhere to the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, the fact that Christ's birth was the result of a miraculous conception, that Mary was a virgin yet still conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18) modern nature sages in company with scientifically enlightened priests over and across the entire denominational spectrum reject creation ex nihilo and by extension the Incarnation and their own soul/spirits---whether wittingly or unwittingly--- in favor of evolutionary conceptions and pre-existing matter.

Dr. Albert Mohler illustrates the growing rejection of creation ex nihilo by evangelicals in "Total Capitulation: The Evangelical Surrender of Truth,"   In this example, Mohler reports that two so-called evangelicals, Karl W. Giberson and Randall J. Stephens,  brazenly accuse faithful evangelicals of “simplistic theology, cultural isolationism, and stubborn anti-intellectualism,” because they refuse to embrace evolution:

" They point specifically to the rejection of evolution, which they call “the rejection of science,” and then refer to this as “textbook evidence of an unyielding ignorance on the part of the religious.” (AlbertMohler.com, October 25, 2011)

Over in the Roman Catholic Church, Teilhard's mystical pantheist alchemy is taught by nuns to children and evolutionary thinking accepted in general:

"....the evolution model states that life forms have changed through the ages; the word "evolve" simply means to change. Two scientists, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace, proposed the theory during the 19th century. Darwin amassed a tremendous amount of data, which indicated that many plants and animals that once lived on the Earth had become extinct or had changed through time to become the present-day forms. He described a process of change that he called "natural selection." Although some scientists were at first hesitant to accept Darwin's conclusions, evolution has become a cornerstone of science during the last century.   The view prevailing among most theologians today is that there is no conflict between the evolution model of the origin and development of life and the truths presented in the Book of Genesis...We can say simply, as Christians who learn from science, that God created the universe, which evolves as time goes on." (Evangelization Office, Diocese of Lake Charles, 1991, With Ecclesiastical   Approbation)

Though Wallace was a man of science he also believed in spiritualism because of his first-hand experiences of it.  He rejected Christianity and argued for evolution but of an altogether more enlightened, spiritual kind than Darwin's biological treatment. It was during a fit of fever that Wallace's theory suddenly came to him.   (Spiritualism and Science, Alfred Russell Wallace, SurvivalAfterDeath.org, uk)

As for Darwin's philosophically materialist theory, which he received from his pagan grandfather Erasmus Darwin, Dr.Wolfgang Smith, physicist and mathematics professor at Oregon State University, has identified it as an anti-human Gnostic cosmogony:

"...As a scientific theory, Darwinism would have been jettisoned long ago. The point, however, is that the doctrine of evolution has swept the world, not on the strength of its scientific merits, but precisely in its capacity as a Gnostic myth. It affirms, in effect, that living things created themselves, which is in essence a metaphysical claim....Thus...evolutionism is a metaphysical doctrine decked out in scientific garb....it is a scientistic myth. And the myth is Gnostic, because it implicitly denies the transcendent origin of being; for indeed, only after the living creature has been speculatively reduced to an aggregate of particles does Darwinist transformism become conceivable. Darwinism, therefore, continues the ancient Gnostic practice of deprecating 'God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth.' It perpetuates...the venerable Gnostic tradition of 'Jehovah bashing.'" (From Old Gnosticism to New Age I, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 30-31)

 In his book "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy," Dr. Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) notes that the two recurring themes of modern ideologies, nature religions and systems 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)

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27, KJB

For fifteen hundred years, Christendom and then later Protestant America had followed St. Augustine (AD 354-430) in affirming that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent Triune God then it logically follows that each person is a trinity of being — of soul, spirit, and body.

But for over two hundred years,  ancient anti-human (nihilist) cosmogonies, philosophies and dogmas such as naturalism, monism and alchemy have been working their way through our culture, embedding themselves, often unconsciously, within our psyches, causing us to believe that we are less than nothing.  

Nihilism is spiritual, moral, and intellectual suicide, yet for the last two hundred years, Enlightenment humanists — rationalists, materialists, positivists, their modern naturalist counterparts such as occult New Agers and Trans-humanists together with scientifically enlightened priests have been moving the West and America closer and closer to Buddha's denial of the soul.

How did it come to this?   Jesus answers:

"Wherever the worship of the living God has been perverted, it has always been the result of a departure from my Word."   (The Lotus and the Cross, p. 74)

Without exception, every worldview  has a beginning. It must give an account of how the cosmos, life, consciousness and all other things came into being.  The answer determines what follows in the narrative.

The Bible begins with the declaration that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). The doctrine of creation ex nihilo forms the starting point for our understanding of the cosmos, of who we are, what is wrong with us, and our need of a savior. 

The early Fathers regarded Genesis, especially the first three chapters, as Divinely inspired text that tells of actual, historical events and people.  St. Cyril of Alexandria, for example, wrote that Genesis is Divinely inspired and cannot be apprehended rightly without respect for its’ historical meaning:

Those who reject the historical meaning in the God-inspired Scriptures as something obsolete are avoiding the ability to apprehend rightly, according to the proper manner, the things written in them…whenever some historical events are presented to us by the Holy Scriptures (a) useful search into the historical meaning is appropriate, in order that the God-inspired Scripture be revealed as salvific and beneficial to us in every way.” (St. Cyril, “Commentary on the Prophet Isaiah 1,4, PG 70, 192AB)

The Bible rejects the ancient anti-human idea of pre-existing matter, evolutionary change over vast periods of time and all forms of  pagan, mystical pantheist, and polytheist monism, leaving the living, supernatural God of the Bible as the sole explanatory principle of the universe.  

On these truths we must take our stand lest we destroy ourselves after the fashion of transhumanists.    By their own choice they are annihilating themselves, thereby serving as a stark and terrible example of the failure of man, not the living God.

@Linda Kimball

Modern Liberals: Dangerously Insane Revolutionaries from the Void

In "Who Is Winning the Gun War?" Pat Buchanan observes that after the bombing of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City America's liberals blamed Rush Limbaugh.  After the murder of six innocents," including a 9-year-old girl, and the wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and a dozen others in Tucson, Ariz., by a certifiable lunatic,"  Sarah Palin was charged with moral complicity and after the "slaughter of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.,"  blame was laid at the feet of the National Rifle Association. (Townhall.com, April 12, 2013)

That liberals are very seriously morally and mentally unbalanced is obvious.  Ex-liberal Evan Sayet  agrees and writes that to say they are,

"...morally and intellectually retarded at the level of the five-year-old child, it is not hyperbole: it's a diagnosis."   (http://evansayet.com/)         

If they weren’t so dangerous and destructive said Sayet,

"... one could smile and pat the Modern Liberal on the head and tell him how cute he is and go on about the business of being an adult. But he is dangerous and destructive, with the True Believer’s very purpose being the total destruction of everything that God and science—most obviously Western Civilization—has ever created. ...The Modern Liberal will invariably and, in fact, inevitably side with evil over good, wrong over right and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success.” (Evan Sayet “The Kindergarden of Eden," http://evansayet.com/)

There are five  things we must understand about liberals if we are to make sense of and defend ourselves against their obvious intellectual and moral insanity.

First, they are self-indulgent narcissists who deny their own proclivity for evil.   The delusional self-conception they hold of themselves is of superior intellect and moral purity as befits gods.   No matter how obscene their language and destructive their actions, they are essentially good. Their lies for example, are 'caused' by hateful, bigoted authoritarians who prevent them from telling their own version of 'truth,' and after Adam Lanza,

'...no one is more to blame for the massacre of 20 first graders and six women at the Sandy Hook Elementary School than the National Rifle Association..." (Progressives Plan March On NRA In DC Monday, Evan McMorris-Santoro, talkingpointsmemo.com, Dec. 16, 2012)

Second, liberals reject the living, supernatural God and the Fall and choose instead to embrace evolution, materialism or pantheist conceptions of an immanent god-force, and fantasies of earthly utopias. 

In his commentary, "Guns, Guns, Guns" Daniel Greenfield points out that if you reject the Genesis account and  Original Sin and instead embrace evolutionary thinking, then evil is a chicken and egg question and man is its' helpless victim:

"... Violence had no beginning, except perhaps in the Big Bang, it was always here, coded into the DNA. If people are just grown-up animals, more articulate versions of the creatures who eat each other's young, and sometimes their own young, there is as much use in wondering about the nature of evil as there is in trying to understand why a killer whale kills."  (http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/12/guns-guns-guns.html)

Third, liberalism is neo-pagan animism dressed up as science.  Like their ancient pagan counterparts, liberals  are superstitious animists who believe that man is the helpless victim of unseen forces beyond his control.  Good and bad forces are in everything from mystical genes, memes, chemicals, the Bible, Ten Commandments, prayer to God, guns, laws of nature, chance, natural selection, and neurons firing within the grey matter of all evolved humans.   As lifeless neurons and chemicals somehow produce "thoughts" then "thoughts" can be either good or bad and of course only insane liberals are  possessed of the gnosis allowing them to decide what is acceptable or not.   

Fourth, liberalism is monism.  Monism is held in common by materialism, pantheism, and spiritualism and dates back to pagan antiquity and was or is taught by all non-biblical thought systems from Buddhism to  Epicureanism, Gnosticism, Luciferian Theosophy, Satanism,  and today's  occult New Age mystical pantheism.

Monism  teaches that all that exists is "one self-creating, self-sufficient substance" an impersonal, unknowing, lifeless substance which may be thought of as atoms bumping around in the void (Epicurean materialism) or divine world soul (mystical pantheism).  Within this framework, all things are merely diverse parts of the one-substance.

Monism's greatest appeal lies in the fact that it conceptually erases the vast fixed-gulf  between the supernatural God of Revelation and the natural dimension and man, thereby bringing heaven to earth (naturalism) and allowing man to divinize himself.  Rousas  Rushdoony explains:

"... much... is known of the concept of divine kingship, the king as god, and the god as king, as the divine-human link between heaven and earth. The god-king represented man on a higher (evolved, naturally selected) scale, man ascended, and the worship of such a god....was the assertion of the continuity of heaven and earth. It was the belief that all being was one being (materialist-pantheist monism), and the god therefore was an ascended man on that scale of being. The power manifested in the political order was thus a manifestation or apprehension and seizure of divine power (through the conceptual murder of God). It represented the triumph of a man (i.e., Hegel, Marx, Darwin, Freud, Teilhard, Lenin and Hitler) and of his people (i.e., Bolsheviks, Marxists, National Socialists, Teilhardian Trans Humanists)." (Rousas Rushdoony cited in "The Antichrist," by Vincent P. Miceli, S.J., pp. 246, 247; emphasis added)

Fifth, liberals are envy-bitten hypocrites who project their own wickedness onto others, that is, onto scapegoats who they daily crucify...psychologically bully, coerce, and terrorize.  The abuse takes many forms:

 Character assassination, baseless charges of hate, bigotry, fascism, homophobia and insanity.   Malignant backbiting, merciless ridicule, cruel scoffing and scorn, and malicious accusations aimed at producing a false sense of guilt that can be manipulated for the empowerment of the wicked.

These and other evil tactics have been systematized by the wicked as mind-control techniques and used to manipulate unsuspecting Americans.

 Sixth, liberals are nihilists.  Having rejected the living God who is the only source of life, their souls are dried out and materialized.  Like the spiritually desolate Gollum, their darkened souls are turned inward and downward, making them prisoners of their own cosmically-inflated egos, seething hatred, gnawing envy, churning lusts, rapacious greed and gluttony, teeth-grinding wrath as well as of afflictions of the spirit (mind) — paranoia, obsessions, fear of the void, anxiety dreams, horrible nightmares, thoughts of murder, evil fantasies, and peculiar ideas.

Believing in nothing higher than "self," their consciences are depraved and even demonically occluded while their reason has degenerated into sophistry. They are dangerously insane revolutionaries of the void.

@Linda Kimball

Devilish Mind Games: Why the Loveless Forbid Faith and Belief

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.

@Linda Kimball

The original lie: basis of America's ruling class modernists

By the close of WW II, Richard Weaver and many other early conservative intellectuals apprehensively discerned that the Western civilized nations were on the road to breakdown and totalitarianism. Suffering "progressive disillusionment," Weaver perceived that old cultural restraints had failed to control man's propensity for evil. This led him to ponder the fallacies of modernist isms that had produced the holocaust of evil visited upon the world from WW I to WW II. By late 1945, Weaver published his conclusions in his book, "Ideas Have Consequences."

The subject of Weaver's book was "the dissolution of the West." Its deterioration was traced by Weaver to the late 14th century when certain highly placed Western Christians had made an "evil decision." Enticed by William of Occam's (d. c. 1349) philosophy of nominalism, they abandoned belief in transcendent "universals" and thus the position that "there is a source of truth higher than, and independent of man..."   The consequences of this revolution in ideas were catastrophic:

"The denial of everything transcending experience means inevitably...the denial of truth. With the denial of objective truth there is no escape from the relativism of 'man is the measure of all things." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 30-33)

Things worsened as the downward spiral continued:

The God of Revelation was conceptually murdered, the 3rd Heaven shut-down and nature itself (or with Sagan, the cosmos) elevated to the supreme reality. The doctrine of original sin was abandoned and replaced by the "goodness of man." With only the physical world of the senses held to be real, Christianity declined, rationalism arose, and evolutionary materialist science became the most prestigious way to study man. With knowledge limited to the sensory realm, man's God-endowed spiritual attributes---soul, mind, conscience, and free will---were soon lost in an endless cycle of reductionism and determinism. Man, created in the spiritual likeness of his supernatural Creator would be lost. In his place would stand the soulless human ape or bio-machine, an accidental emergent product of mindless evolutionary forces.

Weaver dubbed modernism the "spoiled-child psychology" of modern apostateswho had "not been made to see the relationship between reward and effort."   This orgy of mindlessness is traceable to certain terrible-willed modernists who, no longer wanting to be created in the spiritual likeness of their Creator, had failed to achieve an integrated world picture, a "metaphysical dream," said Weaver.

Weaver concluded with an ominous warning:

"....the closer man stands to ruin, the duller grows his realization (for) the annihilation of spiritual being precedes the destruction of temple walls." (ibid)

What Weaver dubbed a "spoiled-child psychology" can be broken down into a legion of poisonous "isms:" naturalism, positivism, materialism, idealism, mystical pantheism, empiricism, relativism, determinism, reductionism, scientism, biological and spiritual evolutionism, Freudianism, Jungianism, progressivism, liberalism, socialism, communism, utopianism, and underlying them all....atheism, antitheism and the original lie.

By 1951, modernism had already contaminated America's Supreme Court. In "Dennis et al. vs. U.S." Chief Justice Fred A. Vinson observed:

"Nothing is more certain in modern society than the principle that there are no absolutes ....all concepts are relative." (ibid, p. 37)

Around the same time, conservative intellectual Anthony Harrigan noted that a process of decay was being deliberately fostered in America by a "fierce and subtle" modernist orthodoxy. "Modernists are determined," he argued,

"....to force the acceptance of pornography as medical science, filth as artistic realism, and abnormality as a mere difference of opinion...Though the life of the country is basically decent, Americans are in the hands of a cultural ruling class which...is conducting us to ruin."   Modernists seek to raise up a "liberal-bred barbarian" motivated by a "destructive impulse" and unchecked by "traditional values and restraints," in order to destroy America from within noted Harrigan. (ibid, pp. 39-40)

That the devil's human tools have succeeded in their unholy quest can be seen by America's gross moral decay, our drug and sex saturated society, breakdown of the family, rampant abortion and sale of baby parts, "modernized" churches, normalization of sodomy, lesbianism, and transgender  and in our music industry, as Dennis Prager makes clear in hisarticle, "F — You" from the Music Industry:"

"....the music industry, from producers to artists, is largely populated by people who regard social and cultural norms as stifling. Their professional lives are dedicated to lowering that which is elevated, destroying that which uplifts, and to profaning that which is held sacred." (Townhall.com, Dec. 7, 2010)  

The vicious mindset described by Prager is not restricted to music industry insiders. No, it is the prevailing attitude of the class of treacherous egoists described by Angelo M. Codevilla as America's "Ruling Class..."

In his book by that name, Codevilla notes that contemporary America is a kingdom divided against itself. Today there are two distinct classes and they are as different as day from night.

On the one hand there is the Country Class, the traditionalists.   Though in general the Country Class holds a disparity of beliefs, it nevertheless remains the repository of America's founding Judeo-Christian philosophical worldview. Hence it is the Country Class that maintains the traditional founding belief that all men are created in the spiritual likeness of the God of Revelation and that all men are therefore subject to His moral laws.

On the other hand are the modernists---the Ruling Class and their voting constituency--the destructive 'special rights' barbarians who accept their point of view.    Though the Ruling Class is comprised of the people we commonly think of as Leftists, Socialists, Communists, Marxists, Liberals, Progressives, New Age insiders and anarchists it also includes people identified as rightwing, notes Codevilla. They are certain atheist GOP and Wall Street insiders, global corporatists, and international bankers.

The Ruling Class was formed by a revolutionary educational system that exposed them to the very ideas described by early Conservatives such as Richard Weaver as evil and by Harrigan as amoral.   But the key to understanding the ruling class says Codevilla, is its first principle, which is that self-centered "we" are the best and brightest while the rest (the Country Class) are retrograde, racist, backwards, illiterate, unscientific, mentally ill, and dysfunctional and must therefore be properly constrained and managed.

Whereas unscientific, unenlightened Country Class bumpkins still believe in the God of Revelation, ruling class egoists are modern Gnostic pagans who know by way of a "Gnostic knowing" that Country class bumpkins are not the image-bearers of God but rather the emergent product of mindless evolution. Hence the ruling class "know" that they are the "naturally selected" ones, the highly evolved Trans-humanists possessed of superior intellect while the unevolved masses are human apes who cannot be trusted with reason or science and certainly not with guns, their own children, the money they earn or their personal property, as the recently murdered rancher LaVoy Finicum found out. (Statement from the LaVoy Finicum Family, Oathkeepers.org, 1/29/2016)

To the ruling class egoists, science is only science in the "right" hands just as consensus among the "right" people is the only standard for knowledge, notes Codevilla. By identifying science and reason only with themselves, the ruling class have delegitimized the Country Class, thereby freeing themselves to demonize, ridicule, shame, and scorn the "lower class"  as mentally-ill, as domestic terrorists, haters, bigots, homophobes, and fascists. And though the ruling class has as yet been unsuccessful in destroying the Country Class' faith in God, they have managed to make it as socially unacceptable and embarrassing as smoking — to be done furtively and with a bad social conscience, said Codevilla.

It is as a whole that ruling class egoists regard America's quickly disintegrating social and cultural norms and traditions as stifling and are therefore dedicated to lowering that which is elevated, destroying that which uplifts, and to profaning that which is held sacred, such as traditional marriage.   Early Conservatives knew this, and as previously stated, viewed modernism by any name as evil.

For example, Forrest Davis, an adviser to Senator Taft asked:

"Is not the prevailing political 'liberalism'...that potpourri of indiscriminate do-goodism trending into statism and Marxism and blending so indistinguishably with treason, that is the deepest enemy of the traditional America and the West?" The Liberal, exclaimed Davis, "has looked upon the face of evil and found it half good." (Nash, p. 95)

William Rusher, publisher of the National Review in 1957 remarked:

"...the Liberal Establishment...shares Communism's materialist principles." (ibid, p. 137)

In summarizing the conservative case, Frank Meyer commented:

"...Liberalism is in agreement with Communism (it sees) the necessity and desirability of socialism...it regards all inherited value — theological, philosophical, political — as without intrinsic value or authority....therefore (there are no) irreconcilable differences...between it and Communism (thus) Liberals are unfit for the leadership of a free society, and intrinsically incapable of offering serious opposition to the Communist offensive." (Nash, p. 137)  

or are they capable of offering serious opposition to illegal immigration, 'gay' persecution of American Christians, drug overlords, or ISIS and the genocide of Middle Eastern Christians. 

It was Fyodor Dostoevsky's penetrating insight that ultimately revealed the real source of the evil lurking at the bottom of modernism's so-called "scientifically enlightened" canon of isms. The real evil, said Dostoevsky, is the Original Lie: "Ye can be as gods."

In agreement,  many years later ex-modernist Whittaker Chambers argued that the crisis of the 20th century was a crisis of faith. Communism, the evangelism of modernism, is a religion, "man's second oldest faith," man's "great alternative faith," observed Chambers. 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." Communism proclaims an inescapable choice between two irreconcilable faiths: "God or Man, Soul or Mind, Freedom or Communism." To Chambers, the "crisis of the Western world exists to the degree in which it is indifferent to God."  (ibid, Nash)

Chambers despaired of the West because as the death of God movement that gave rise to modernism's poisonous "isms" broadened and deepened, in the blackness of the shadow it cast, the majority of mankind appeared to Chambers to be spiritually blind to the titanic struggle between these two "irreconcilable faiths." (ibid, p. 92)

Like Chambers, Alexander Solzhenitsyn had been a dedicated modernist, that is until he was thrown into an earthly Hell called the Gulag built and run by demonized humans. After many long years of unbelievably brutal suffering he emerged one of the 20th century's most powerful Christian prophets. In a message of immense importance to contemporary Americans he said if we surrender to the corruption of devilish modernism,

"........we do not deserve to be called human. But let us note that the absolutely essential task is not political liberation, but the liberation of our souls from participation in the lie forced upon us...this requires no physical, or revolutionary...measures. No. It requires from each individual a moral step within his or her power....No one who voluntarily runs with hounds of falsehood will ever be able to justify himself to the living..."

Solzhenitsyn is saying that modernist "isms" have corrupted all of us to greater and lesser degrees, both inside of the Christian Church and outside of it. This is because at the heart of modernism is the serpent's Original Lie and all men are naturally attracted to and and tainted by it in some fashion.

Once the Original Lie in its many deceptive guises is institutionalized, it becomes the basis for policy decisions and legislation pertaining to hate crime laws, speech codes, Global Warming, Agenda 21, the transnational corridor and highway, redistributive justice, progressive taxation, population control, sustainable development, gay marriage, and Darwinism taught in schools.   Within the Christian Church it leads to abandonment of Biblical inerrancy and the supernatural and miraculous in favor of science and evolutionary thinking and accommodation with the world system while in law enforcement it underlies speech codes, hate crimes laws, androgyny, sodomy, separation of church and state, and tolerance for and even celebration of the lewd and criminally-minded at the expense of peaceful, law-abiding Americans.   This means that many lies have already been installed as laws, covered by a shroud of other lies and enforced by broken, upside-down law. Already in America, to oppose the lie is to be either accused of a hate crime or labeled mentally ill.

Solzhenitsyn is also telling us that we must liberate our souls from the power of the Lie whose father is the devil.    We must become warriors for truth. To fight for truth means defining, exposing, and attacking lies — Darwinism for example.   But isn't Darwinism empirical science? No, absolutely not. At bottom, Darwinism is a Gnostic myth notes Dr. Wolfgang Smith, physicist and mathematics professor at Oregon State University:

"...As a scientific theory, Darwinism would have been jettisoned long ago. The point, however, is that the doctrine of evolution has swept the world, not on the strength of its scientific merits, but precisely in its capacity as a Gnostic myth. It affirms, in effect, that living things created themselves, which is in essence a metaphysical claim....Thus...evolutionism is a metaphysical doctrine decked out in scientific garb....it is a scientistic myth. And the myth is Gnostic, because it implicitly denies the transcendent origin of being; for indeed, only after the living creature has been speculatively reduced to an aggregate of particles does Darwinist transformism become conceivable. Darwinism, therefore, continues the ancient Gnostic practice of deprecating "God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth." It perpetuates...the venerable Gnostic tradition of "Jehovah bashing." (From Old Gnosticism to New Age I, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 30-31)

Darwinism is the Big Lie that allows ruling class egoists to conceptually dehumanize the Country Class, to look down upon them in utter contempt and resentment, to terrorize and run roughshod over them. Without realizing it, the Country Class has been reduced to tax slaves to feed the insatiable appetites of Ruling Class parasites.

To destroy the power of Darwinism is to literally knock the pinnacle out from under the ruling class, thereby casting them down to earth from atop their imagined high place.   Suddenly they will be just like the Country Class — fallible, sinful men made in the spiritual likeness of the God of Revelation and subject to His moral laws. This is the true equality envisioned by the Founders.

However, before we can be effective warriors for truth cautions Solzhenitsyn, we must first cast out our own lies and other sins through confession and repentance. For only with a clean conscience can we be effective warriors for truth.

@Linda Kimball

Resources:

The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It, Angelo M. Codevilla

Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America, Hilmar von Campe

First published in 2010, this version of "The Original Lie..." is an updated version.  

Unconscious Satanism Transforming America's Christian Denominations

"R.C. Sproul, Jr. (himself an Evangelical) said that an Evangelical is a Fundamentalist who wants the respect of Modernists, and sells his soul to get it. Some wags would say that Evangelicals are better at selling souls than saving souls. Sproul added, “We evangelicals are they who cut this deal with the Modernists, ‘We will call you brother, if you will call us scholar.’” Ah, yes, “scholar.” That is the driving desire of most Evangelicals–intellectual respectability." (Biblical Christians Will Never Fit into Polite Society! Don Boys, Ph.D, donboys.cstnews.com)

Modernism: the Synthesis of All Heresies

Modernism and/or liberalism first developed in 19th century Germany.  Its first real manifestation was at the University in Tubingen where a lapsed Christian theologian named Ferdinand Baur (1792-1860) had formed a school of theology which would raise questions about the Christian faith, a tactic designed to undermine its status as the fount of truth and moral law through destructive criticism.  Among areas which came under attack were the person of Jesus Christ, the Genesis account, the fall and nature of sin, the authority of the Bible, the way of spiritual salvation, apostolic tradition and Church doctrine.

But by far the most heretical and destructive incursion into divine truth was the modernist assertion of the immanence of God at the expense of His transcendence (separateness from His creation) so that the Creator becomes an expression of an evolving cosmic process.  J. Gresham Machen understood that immanence by any definition is pantheism:

"The truth is that liberalism has lost sight of the very center and core of the Christian teaching. (The) one attribute of God (that) is absolutely fundamental in the Bible...is the awful transcendence of God.  From beginning to end the Bible is concerned to set forth the awful gulf that separates the creature from the Creator...Between the creature and the Creator a great gulf is fixed."  (Christianity and Liberalism, Machen, 1923, pp. 62-63)

The concept of immanence owes much to the philosophy of the occult pantheist Georg Hegel (1770-1831).  Hegel and Friedrich Schelling (1775-1854) were the first major apostate Christian philosophers in the West to propound a philosophy of spiritual evolution (Hegel's dialectic).  This was many years before Karl Marx de-spiritualized Hegel's philosophy to produce dialectical materialism and Charles Darwin published his biological theory.

Hegel is an important link between modernism and ancient Gnosticism.  According to Professor Kurt Rudolph, Hegel, Jakob Boehme (1575-1624), Friedrich Schelling (1775-1854), and Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1854) were the philosophical heirs of ancient Gnosticism.  (Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism, Rudolph, p. 368, in From Old Gnosticism to New Age," Alan Morrison)

Mircea Eliade concurs with Rudoph's conclusions.  Eliade claims that Hegel's early writings were strongly influenced by Christoph Oetinger (1702-1782), the gnostic Kabbalist and disciple of Jakob Boehme and Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1722). 

In his book, "Scientific Mythologies," James A. Herrick traces the contemporary 'aliens from outer-space' idea back to certain Renaissance astrologers, occultists, and mystics such as Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) who claimed to not only receive telepathic secrets from spirits but to have visited populated planets during out-of-body experiences.

Swedenborg's influence is far-reaching.  From Kant to the occult theosophist Madame Blavatsky and points in between and on into our own time to psychologist J.B. Rhine, a vast array of science fiction writers (i.e., Clarke, H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Steven Spielberg) and numerous modern evolutionary scientists including Francis Crick and Richard Dawkins.

In a historical analysis of mystery religions, secret orders and Gnosticism entitled, "From Old Gnosticism to New Age," researcher Alan Morrison writes:

"This period also marked the appearance of the sister discipline of theological liberalism, "higher criticism," which questioned the authorship and dating of individual books of the Bible...Such unsanctified exploration naturally led to an enquiry into the identity of the historical Jesus---typified in the anti-supernaturalistic book, "The Life of Jesus," written in 1835 by Baur's pupil, D.F. Strauss (1808-1874)" (Morrison, SCP Journal, Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 33-34)

Modernists eagerly embraced Hegel's dialectic and then later Darwin's biological variant and Teilhard's idea, which posited the emergence of an immanent god out of matter that had been evolving for vast periods of time.  Evolution dovetailed neatly with theological moderns who had already posited evolutionary development of religion throughout the millennia based on Hegel's idea.  When Darwin published his biological version mid-century, apostate moderns were more than ready to jettison Biblical teaching:

"We death-of-God theologians, along with many others today, accept without reservation the relativistic intellectual and spiritual climate of our time...We have given up believing that there is something about Christians that makes our views inevitable or necessary or (by definition) better than alternatives.  We merely represent one of the possible intellectual options today."   (ibid, Rev. William Hamilton, Playboy, Aug, 1966, p. 84)

This way of thinking is held by a great many liberalized "Christian" theologians, archbishops, ministers, reverends, priests and pastors of the church today.

By the turn of the century,  the beginnings of a  counter-tradition hierarchy of modern Godless theologians, many with backgrounds in Theosophy and spiritism, had arisen and were assaulting and destroying the Church from within.   

 In 1907 Pope Pius X noted with alarm that modernist "thinking" was taking hold of the contemporary mind, and in that way taking possession of Western civilization, including Catholic laity and priests.   The Pope identified  "Modernism" and its primary doctrine evolution a synthesis of all heresies in the encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis.

The Pope noted that  Modernist heretics were claiming that Christ is in us (Gnostic divine spark together with mystical pantheist monism) and that through evolution an immanentist Christ-force progressed and/or "emanated from nature spontaneously and of itself," a distinctly Gnostic concept that presupposes either eternally existing or spontaneously generated matter.

Since evolution implies continuous change, becoming, and/or progress, apostates claim that immutable (unchanging) truth and moral laws do not exist, therefore there is nothing immutable in the Bible or the Church.   All are relative, that is, subject to change because everything is infused with impersonal divine spirit (animism) in continuous process of change, therefore truth, tradition, religion and dogma live and evolve and "must in fact be changed" as their purpose is to express the religious feelings of each new generation.  

Hence, a fundamental idea for Modernism is "consciousness" - individual and social.  This mystical pantheist notion is expressed repeatedly in modernist writings  in terms such as "immanence", "consciousness raising," the "world spirit", "the One Spirit," "the spirit of the age," "oneness" "Christ consciousness" "we are the world" and other like terms.  Since this "spirit" is always evolving and changing with the dominant ideas of the age religion must change, it must become modern and/or contemporary.  If religion doesn't change as the One Spirit changes it is worse than useless. Thus the Modernist anti-tradition agenda of change, of going forward, becoming contemporary, of constantly changing. (The Heresy of John Paul II, the Aquinas Site, sedevacantist.com)

Progress or change also refers to reincarnation. Modernism replaces resurrection with reincarnation, as the respected traditionalist metaphysician Rene Guenon (1886-1951) reveals in his highly acclaimed critical analysis of modernist Theosophy and Spiritism entitled, "The Spiritist Fallacy."

Guenon writes that in early Theosophist and spiritist circles use of the word 'progress' or 'progressivist' preceded the use of the word 'evolution.'  The roots of Theosophy, hence of evolution, stretch back to the ancient Upanishads of India and to ancient Greece, and in its modern version, progress and/or evolution describes the progress (transmigration/reincarnation) of soul  as it inhabits in succession the bodies of different beings over the course of thousands  or even  millions and billions of years.

Eventually the word evolution became preferred, especially by empirical realists and materialists like Karl Marx because it had a more 'scientific' allure:

"This kind of  'verbalism'...provides the illusion of thought for those incapable of really thinking..."  wrote Guenon. (ibid, p. 231)

Guenon defines progress, progressivism, evolution and their derivatives as satanic and adherents as unconscious Satanists because for the most part their hubris and ignorance blind them to the extreme dangers of the "infernal fire" they play with:

"..every theory that notably disfigures the Divinity should in some measure be regarded as satanic; and conceptions of a limited God and of a God who evolves should here be placed in the front rank...."   Thus "evolutionism" in general and Modernist "conceptions" in particular are satanic.  The 'immanentist' Christ-force of the Liberal Church is satanic because it "openly submits the Divinity to becoming."   (ibid, p. 257)

In many ways, the spirit of Modernism has infected Roman and Eastern Orthodox Catholicism as well as Evangelicalism.  In his book, "New Evangelicalism: the New World Order," Paul Smith writes that New Evangelicalism (i.e., Purpose Driven Church) has the anti-tradition objective of change, of transformation, of becoming,

"....postmodern and seeker friendly in order to better communicate with the postmodern homogenous groups.  Accommodation became the oil that lubricated the process." (p. 110)

Since socialism (healing of the world; mystical pantheist oneness) is Modernism's evangelism it rejects the sinfulness of man and individual spiritual salvation in favor of feel-good therapeutic models and good deeds:

"The Purpose Driven model ushers in a new reformation based on behavior rather than beliefs; deeds rather than creeds; and what the church does rather than what the church believes." (Smith, p. 111)

 The spirit of New Evangelicalism wages war against every manifestation of the traditional church from hymnals to rules and reverence for God's House.  New Evangelical Rick Warren views traditionalists as pillars holding up progress, thus they must be driven off.  Paul Smith comments:

"The new evangelical seminary trains men and women to take a traditional church and mold it into a postmodern accommodating mindset that will reach a postmodern culture." (Smith, p. 128)

Smith sees that New Evangelicalism is preparing Christians for what is in process of being birthed---a New World Order.    Agenda 21 describes the coming order in exoteric political and environmental terms.  Esoterically  it is occult mystical pantheism necessitating a "profound reorientation of all humans," meaning a conversion of souls away from the worship of the transcendent living God and toward worship of the One Spirit.   A counter-conversion of souls is the goal of the spirit of change:

Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by every person on Earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of all people… Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced… ” Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993).

The Spirit of Change

"For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places."      Ephesians 6:12 

The average Christian today appears either apathetic or blind to the ominous changes around them, let alone what they portend:

"...the very idea of tradition has been destroyed to such an extent that those who seek to recover it no longer know which way to turn, and are only too ready to accept all the false ideas presented to them in its place and under its name."  (Rene Guenon, False Dawn, p. 436) 

A vast dark wing covers the West.  Within its' shadow America implodes as the Church fractures and radically transforms as it merges into the broad path that leads to destruction.  A vigorous shaking and threshing is going on.  Something is happening that "we as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ should see and understand," warns Dr. Albert Mohler:

""People no longer know what they have lost, much less that they themselves are lost....The landscape is changing, the skies are darkening — and this is something we know with a... spiritual sense, a spiritual urgency."  (Albert Mohler, The Disappearance of God, p. 158)

@Linda Kimball

Nietzsche's Dire Visions: Universal Madness and Genocide

In the wake of the insurrection against the God of Revelation that started many centuries ago and finally  erupted in fire, brimstone and spurting rivers of blood during the 20th century, ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn said,

".....the world had never before known a godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to Communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot.”

The principle driving force behind all of modernity's 'isms,' whether ideological and scientistic (i.e., dialectical materialism, scientific socialism, antitheism) or secular immanent 'Christian,' 'is hatred of the living God of Revelation, leading  Will Durant and Adler Mortimer to observe:

"The greatest question of our time is not communism versus individualism; not Europe versus America; not even the East versus the West.  It is whether men can live without God." (Will Durant quoted by Ravi Zacharias in "The Real Face of Atheism," p. 19)

"....more consequences for life and action follow from the affirmation or denial of God than from any other basic question." (The Synopticon: An Index to the Great Ideas, vol. 1, Britannica, 1952, p. 543, Mortimer Adler)

In agreement, Ravi Zacharias remarked,

"Nothing, absolutely nothing, has a more direct bearing on the moral choices made by individuals or the purposes pursued by society than belief or disbelief in God." Key issues of the day "whether it be...sexual orientation and practice, or life in the fetal stage, sooner or later filter down to whether there is a God, and if so, has he spoken?" (The Real Face of Atheism, p. 21)

The assault against the living God that began during the Renaissance gained speed and force with the philosophical materialist implications of Darwinian theory.  The idea that humans evolved by chance and natural selection from indifferent primordial water lay the axe at the very foundation of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo.  On the heels of Darwinian theory Christian theism came under forceful attack allowing an atheistic-mindset to be declared a scientifically supported reality.

Karl Marx's exuberance for Darwin's idea prompted him to consider dedicating his Das Kapital to Darwin, an honor which Darwin declined.   Marx was a materialist, hence the rationale behind his invitation to Darwin was that he saw howDarwin's materialist theory provided the scientific framework to support his economic infrastructure on which he could build his godless communist utopia.  

Darwin's materialist theory (loss of a living Creator-God), and Marxist materialist presuppositions (new economic theory based on hatred of God) together with Freud's materialist- based analysis of religion and human sexuality threw faith in God and Christian theism "over the wall of civilization,' said Zacharias:

"With such abusive attacks directed at religious belief coming from so many directions, it was left for someone to cast this creature called theism completely out, and exorcise the world of all such influence.  The one who did that was the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche." (p. 25)

By the time of Nietzsche, perceptive thinkers had already been expressing apprehension at the prospect of the awakened multitudes who would eventually be exploited by materialist haters of God (i.e., Lenin, Stalin, Hitler).  With Nietzsche, dreadful apprehension deepened into certainty, for Nietzsche despised religion in general, but upon Christianity he poured his unbridled fury:

"I call Christianity the one great curse, the one enormous and innermost perversion, the one great instinct of revenge, for which no means are too venomous, too underhanded, too underground, and too petty." (Nietzsche in "The Life of Nietzsche," Faru Forster Nietzsche, 1921, p. 656)

It was Nietzsche, the dark prophet, the son of a Lutheran pastor, who pronounced the death of God and saw that His death had already begun to,

 "....cast its first shadows over Europe," and though "the event itself is far too great, too remote, too much beyond most people's power of apprehension, for one to suppose that so much as the report of it could have reached them," still its advent was certain, and it was men like Nietzsche who were "the firstlings and premature children of the coming century," the century of the "triumph of Nihilism." (Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Eugene Rose, p. 44)

Nietzsche was the first apostate Christian philosopher to gaze fully upon man's loss of faith and its terrifying consequences.  With no living God to obstruct his vision, the nihilism he saw was agonizing.   In "The Gnostic Religion," Hans Jonas provides a full-scale study of the heretical world of pre-Christian and Christian era Gnostic nihilism together with its modern variant--- Nietzsche's Nihilism. 

Jonas writes that while ancient Gnostic man is thrown,

"...into an antagonistic, anti-divine, and therefore anti-human nature, modern (Gnostic) man (is thrown) into an indifferent one." (p. 338, emphasis added)

Whereas the ancient gnostic conception is still anthropomorphic despite the nihilism, hostility and demonic, its modern counterpart with its' indifferent nature, its' completely godless, soulless, spiritless nature, represents the "absolute vacuum, the really bottomless pit."

At least the ancient Gnostic dualism, as fantastic as it was, was at least self-consistent, as there was a source for 'self' (being).   Not so for its' modern counterpart:

"So radically has anthropomorphism been banned from....nature that even man must cease to be conceived anthropomorphically if he is just an accident of nature.  As the product of the indifferent, his being, too, must be indifferent.  Then the facing of his mortality would simply warrant the reaction, 'Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die." (p. 339)

In other words, the death of the living God means the loss of man's soul/spirit (mind), the loss of eternity and the loss of purpose and meaning.   For man the evolved ape there is nothing---no  heaven above, no hell below and no, 

".... vast mind behind the framing of the world; no transcending voice giving counsel to this world...no light at the end of the tunnel (hence only) the loneliness of existence in its most desolate form."  (Zacharias, p. 27)

Nietzschesaw only darkness---no entry from the outside into this hermetically sealed world, a world devoid of God, higher truth, moral law, eternity, soul, meaning, and purpose.  The paralyzing darkness that fell said Zacharias,

"....was not so much an exterior phenomenon crowding inward but rather an inner blinding that spread outward." (p. 27)

Hans Jonas concurs:

"...modern nihilism (is) infinitely more radical and more desperate than gnostic nihilism ever could be for all its panic terror of the world and its defiant contempt of its laws.  That nature does not care, one way or the other, is the true abyss.  That only man cares, in his finitude facing nothing but death, alone with....the objective meaninglessness of his projected meanings, is a truly unprecedented situation." (Jonas, p. 339)

This was precisely Nietzsche's point.  With the death of God objective meaninglessness would penetrate every avenue of thought and life, making life itself unbearable.  

Nietzsche went on to say that because God had died in the 19th century there would be two direct results in the 20th century.

First, the 20th century would become the bloodiest, most catastrophically destructive century in history, and second, that a universal madness would break out and turn the West upside-down.  Truth would become lie and lie truth; evil would become good, the unnatural would become natural, and the unholy would become holy.    Nietzsche has been right on both counts.

But what is ironic about his prophetic vision about universal madness is that Nietzsche led the way.  In a self-fulfilling prophecy, Nietzsche spent the last eleven years of his life insane.

@Linda Kimball

 

 

Rev. 18:3: evolution...primordial heresy as the science of becoming God

From the days of Adam right down to our own time, the devilish belief that man is God has danced across history, seducing millions in its path.  Early Church Father John of Damascus identifies barbarism as the primordial heresy, the idea that man is god:

"Barbarism is that which prevailed from the days of Adam down through ten generations to the time of Noah.  It is called barbarism because of the fact that in those times men had no ruling authority or mutual accord, but every man was independent and a law unto himself after the dictates of his own will."  (John of Damascus, "The Fount of Knowledge," cited in Political Apocalypse, Ellis Sandoz, p. 131)

After studying civilizations across the whole span of history, noted historian Arnold Toynbee concluded  that the paramount religion of mankind is self-worship...of man as god.    Tal Brooke concurs, noting that historically there has always been an exoteric polytheism-pantheism for the general masses and a high level esoteric "advaitic" mystical monism for the higher initiate.  For initiates then:

".... the Great Lie (is) the foundation stone of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, the Kabala, the Greek Hermetic, Eleusinian and Gnostic beliefs, Neo-Platonism, all the occult creeds from Theosophy and the Masonic orders to the Rosicrucian's (and) the New Age movement.  The Great Lie is...the belief that man is God, that his true identity is the immortal self...that as God, he will never die (and) Sin and depravity are...illusions since this inner divinity is at man's core."  (The Great Lie, Tal Brooke, SCP Journal, Vol. 29:2-29:3, 2005)

The Book of Revelation pinpoints Babylon as the post-flood center both of an organized religion based on the primordial heresy and as the first utopian or heaven on earth project.  Babylon embraced the Great Lie.  Its inhabitants claimed the title, "I AM."  They were earmarked by their "advaitic monism," science of magic-transformism, exalted priesthood, gnosis, secret initiations, sorcery, astrology, channeling, psychic-powers, familiar spirits, and hedonism.  But the root source of this evil religion and its occult power was the Great Dragon himself....Lucifer.

God abhors these practices and sternly reminds His people through the prophet Isaiah  (45:18-19) not to be seduced by Babylon's deadly delusion:

"I AM the Lord, and there is none other. I have not spoken in secret, neither in a place of darkness."  "I said not to the seed of Jacob..."  seek me in the monistic 'one thing'....eternally existing or spontaneously generated matter, chaos, the formless void,  Kant's deified reason,' Hegel's Geist, Marx's dialectical matter, Natural Selection,  the Force, the Overmind, Absolute Spirit, the Christ consciousness, Teilhard's Omega, the collective unconscious or the "thought-universe" of quantum mechanics.

Primordial Heresy as Modern Ideology

"Exalting mankind to the status of deity...dates from the farthest reaches of antiquity, but its development into an ideology embracing the masses is a characteristic of modernity."  (Herbert Schlossberg, cited in The Seduction of Christianity, Dave Hunt and T.A. McMahon)

Toynbee pinpointed the bloody French Revolution as the first orchestrated reappearance of the primordial heresy, and in tacit agreement with the findings of early Conservative intellectuals, of the entire,

"....nightmare of destruction in which America and other nations participated" from WWI through WWII as further manifestations.  (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, p. 31)

Primordial heresy as modernist ideology takes many forms:

rationalism, positivism, naturalism, materialism, evolutionism, social Darwinism, Natural Selection, empiricism, Hegelianism, Marxism, scientific socialism, scientism, Secular Humanism, Trans humanism, Freudianism, Teilhardism, existentialism, progressivism, 'Christian' liberalism and/or New Theology, utopianism, revolutionary activism, fascism, communism, national socialism, determinism, reductionism, nihilism, deconstructionism, New Age, moral relativism, antitheism, behaviorism and underlying them all, atheism.

In his book "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy," Catholic philosopher and historian Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) notes that the two recurring themes of modern ideologies 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:

"....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, Darwinism is materialist monism and as the pillar of natural science is the devilish idea by which naturalist god-men have "decapitated God" and seized control of the order of being.

In short, Darwinism is powerful magic 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)

Indeed, Daniel Dennett tacitly agrees, for he describes Darwinism as a 'universal acid.'  In other words,  Darwinism is a Gnostic cosmogony, an "acid bath" in which God the Father and His entire order of being are in process of dissolution, a diabolical conjuration requiring the conceptual dismantling of:

" .....human individuality through the dissolution of individual conscience and consciousness, and then to replace these with the collectivity (oneness) and coalesced consciousness (i.e., Omega, Ucadia, Collective Unconsciousness, Christ Consciousness)." (Molnar, 227, emphasis added)

"...they seek my soul to destroy it..."  Psalm 63:9

In this light, when Daniel Dennett, the Wizard of Reductionism claims that there really is no you, that soul, spirit and free will are illusions caused by chemical interactions in the brain and Tom Wolfe, Sorcerer of Naturalism waves his magic wand and intones, "Sorry, but your soul just died," they speak as sorcerers (Acts 13:6-10) conjuring away  man's  "individual conscience and consciousness" through words that destroy.  (The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Beauregard and O'Leary, p. 4)

Return of the Primordial Heresy: A Brief Timeline

"The leading principle of Utopian religion is the repudiation of the doctrine of Original Sin." (H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia, 1905)

Repudiating Original Sin necessitates the obliteration of the transcendent , living personal God and His order of being, a project already underway by the time of Descartes.  In her book "Total Truth," Nancy Pearcy, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, writes that one of the great ironies of history is that the enduring impact of Descartes philosophy has been precisely the opposite of what he had intended.  Descartes had intended the defense of the human soul over and against the dehumanizing mechanistic and materialistic conception of the universe.  Instead, the soul — and its citadel mind — was reduced to a shadowy substance totally irrelevant to the material realm known by natural science.  The immortal soul became a kind of ghost only tenuously connected to the physical body.  The novelist Walker Percy speaks of the:

"....dread chasm that has rent the soul of Western man ever since the famous philosopher Descartes ripped body loose from mind and turned the very soul into a ghost that haunts its own house."  ("Total Truth," Nancy Pearcey, p. 103)

After the success of Newtonian physics natural science began to be viewed as the way  of progress and enlightenment and nature described as a cosmic machine, governed by deterministic energies working through natural laws as strictly as the gears of a clock.  Though soul and spirit are crucial for reason, conscience, morality, belief, faith, prayer, theorizing, science, and religion, there was no room for them in the mindless cosmic machine.

The mechanistic conception gave rise to rationalism, determinism, positivism and scientific materialism (atheism), which grant naturalistic science a monopoly on so-called "real" knowledge while trivializing everything else to personal belief and social constructs.

"Evil thoughts...generated evil deeds."  (George H. Nash, The Conservative Intellectual Movement, p.48)

"Observing the modern intellectual crap, it is time that someone knocked at the door of...Immanuel Kant and told him the fatidic words from that famous Brazilian comic samba — Here, take back your child."  (The Father of the Crap, Olavo de Carvalho, Mar. 5, 1998, www.olavodecarvalho.org/ )

The German philosopher Immanuel Kant was a pivotal figure in the obliteration of  man's immortal soul.  Kant desired to cut loose from God, and being morally defective he eagerly embraced the Enlightenment's mechanistic image of man and the universe.  Thus he took it upon himself to recast mind and freedom as  "autonomous self" and the material realm as the deterministic Newtonian world machine.  In praise of the cosmic machine he wrote:

"(it is) necessary that everything which takes place should be infallibly determined in accordance with the laws of nature." (Total Truth, p. 104)

Though Kant saw the need for reason and morality, which presupposes the soul (mind and free will), he nevertheless sought autonomy from God the Father, thus foolishly negating the existence of his own soul....and reason.  Undeterred, Kant went on to define self-autonomy as being subject only to laws imposed on himself by himself.  In short, Kant would be sovereign and  influenced by nothing but his own deified reason.  This is a variant of idealist monism that teaches that reality and creative powers exist within man's mind.  As one theologian commented:

"The creation of universal (moral) law was traditionally the function of God alone, and this function is now arrogated to the individual human rational will."  Thus it can be said that "Kant has made reason into God."  (ibid, p. 105)

It is crucial to realize Kant's dichotomy is outright contradictory.  For if mindless nature really is the deterministic machine of Newtonian physics, then mind (i.e., reason), morality, belief, and science  are not possible in that man is nothing but a puppet dancing to the mindless tunes of mindless nature.  Even Kant admitted this was a paradox he was unable to resolve.  The trick, he said, is to enter into a charade.  We will be swindlers who on one hand will publicly pretend to be fully caused and determined by nature while on the other we will quietly participate in a spiritual world where we conceive of ourselves as free moral agents.

According to Kant's swindle the material realm is the realm of publicly verifiable scientific facts which in our own time are for example, Darwinism, secularism, man as evolved ape, 'gay' genes, determinism, and moral relativism while the spiritual is the politically-incorrect realm of belief, faith, religion, creation ex nihilo, the living God, and moral absolutes. 

Kant's swindle is behind the Orwellian-speak or politically-correct cognitive dissonance that has become pandemic in our own day through the efforts of contemporary Kantians: social scientists, evolutionary biologists, Hollywood, media, higher education, apostate theologians, jurists, and sorcerers such as Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and  Richard Dawkins.

Following Kant's lead, a legion of neo-pagan ideologues openly advocated total integration into mindless nature.    What these malcontents sought was salvation from God the Father, Original Sin, Universal Moral Law, sexual ethics, and their own immortal souls by immersing themselves into the "forces and rhythms of nature."  Lester Crocker summarizes the Enlightenment premise:

"There existed in the eighteenth century a widespread desire to equate the moral with the physical world...." What was desired  above all was,  "total integration of man in nature, with refusal of any transcendence, even though it was admitted that his more complex physical organization gave him certain special abilities and ways of thinking.  The important thing, as La Mettrie,  d'Holbach,  and others made clear, is that he is submitted to the same laws; everything is response to need — mechanically, some added, like a tree or a machine.  Man merely carries out natural forces — without any freedom  whatsoever — in all he does, whether he loves or hates, helps or hurts, gives life or takes it."    (Monsters from the Id, E. Michael Jones, p. 5, 7)

In his influential "History of Jacobinism," Abbe Barruel commented:

"With Voltaire, man is a pure machine; Frederick the Great maintains..."I know that I am an animal organized, and that thinks; hence, I conclude that matter can think, as well as that it has the property of being electric."    La Mettries'  "man-machine, or his man-plant, only caused the Sect to blush from the open manner in which he had said what many of them wished to insinuate." (ibid, p. 6, 7)

The Enlightenment was in effect a diabolical effort to  murder God the Father and obliterate His order of being, allowing for reality to be replaced with escapist fantasy:  the cosmic machine and soulless machine-man, fully caused and determined by unseen forces of nature, with Newtonian physics as its guide.

Though Kant and others had speculated on a naturalistic origin of the universe, the picture was not complete until Darwinian materialism replaced the living, personal God the Father and creation ex nihilo with  a Gnostic counterfeit: eternally existing or spontaneously generated matter from nothing.

The roots  of evolution stretch back to the ancient Upanishads of India and to ancient Greece, and in its modern version  evolution describes the progress (transmigration) of a divine spark, pattern or energy as it inhabits in succession the bodies of different beings over the course of millions and billions of years.  In the words of  mystical pantheist Emergent Church leader Rob Bell:

"There is an energy in the world, a spark, an electricity that everything is plugged into. The Greeks called it zoe, the mystics call it 'Spirit,' and Obi-Wan called it 'the Force'.....This energy, spark, and electricity that pulses through all of creation sustains it, fuels it, and keeps it growing. Growing, evolving, reproducing..." (Love Wins, pp. 144-145)

For initiates and adepts however, evolution magically transforms man into god:

".....the evolution of man into superman — was always the purpose of the ancient Mysteries, and the real purpose of modern Masonry is not the social and charitable purposes to which so much attention is paid, but the expediting of the spiritual evolution of those who aspire to perfect their own nature and transform it into a more god-like quality.  And this is a definite science, a royal art, which it is possible for each of us to put into practice..." (The Meaning of Masonry, W.L. Wilmhurst, p. 47)

Charles Darwin received the idea of evolution from his grandfather Dr. Erasmus Darwin who was a neo-pagan monist 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-religious 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 evil 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)

Gnostic God-men Remake 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 Gnostic Darwinism 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, worldviewweekend.com )

Primordial Heresy as Natural Religion of Science

The Christian Truth which had been undermined and displaced by primordial heresy developed as ideology and natural religion was no mere philosophical truth but the Truth of Life and salvation. Once there began to:

".......gain ground, among the multitudes who have been nourished by that Truth, the conviction that it is no longer credible, the result will be...a spiritual catastrophe of enormous dimensions."  (Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Eugene Rose, pp. 44-45)

The climate of naturalist scientism established by eighteenth-century rationalists was extended by nineteenth-century positivists and evangelists of the idea of collective progress (monism), giving birth to the first natural religion of science: scientific socialism and/or Marxist Communism.

Fyodor Dostoevsky  had a bitter foretaste of the demonically malignant effects of  Gnostic scientific socialism, "a spiritual catastrophe of enormous dimensions."  This evil religion, said Dostoevsky:

"....is that terrible scourge of mankind, a scourge worse than plague, famine and war, an evil that didn't exist until this century... one that has its own priests and slaves; a tyrant that is worshipped with unprecedented awe and adulation before which science itself fawns and cringes."  (The Restitution of Man: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism, Michael D. Aeschliman, p. 37)

Toward the close of the nineteenth century the dark prophet Nietzsche foresaw the spiritual catastrophe that would engulf the world in the genocidal "nightmare of destruction in which America and other nations participated" from WWI through WWII.

Rev. 18:3  The West....drunk on the Primordial Heresy of Babylon

Today the Christian West is dead,  leaving it with no moral defense against either jihadist fanatics and the imposition of Sharia on one hand or the approach of the satanic New Age  'green environmental movement' on the other.

The contemporary West is drunk on the primordial heresy of Babylon. As progressive Christian and Emergent Liberalism, it is the carrier of the devilish occult spiritual virus into the embattled Body of the Church where it acts to divide Christians against themselves.  Peter Jones, author of "Spirit Wars: Pagan Revival in Christian America" connects progressive Christian Liberalism to ancient devilish Gnosticism, saying they are kindred-spirits.

And as  the natural religion of America's bipartisan (left-right) Ruling Class, it leads them to pray:

"....to themselves as saviors of the planet and as shapers of mankind in their own image." (The Ruling Class, Angelo M. Codevilla, p. xix)

The Primordial Heresy is at the root of the 'scientific' religion of New Age Transnational Progressives, the transhumanist and mystical pantheist Masters of the Universe, who with their Transcended Spirit Masters, aspire to complete control of the world and every man, woman, and child.

Lee Penn notes that evolution is absolutely central to New Age theology, a syncretistic, monistic stew of Liberal Christianity, Theosophy, Spiritism, Hermetic magic, the Ancient Mysteries, Buddhism, Wicca, Goddess worship, and adulation of Lucifer.  In the newest version of that "terrible scourge of mankind, a scourge worse than plague, famine and war,"  New Age god-men  envision a spiritualized version of Marxist Communism that includes:

1. Praise for Lucifer

2. Progressive adepts as gods

3. Advocacy for massive global depopulation

4.Utter contempt for authentic Roman Catholics, Protestant Christians, and faithful Jews

5. Forecasting a pending (and for them, desirable) "selection" of mankind, in which the progressives enter the New Age and the reactionaries face extinction. For the New Age Apostles of "progressive" Social Darwinism, these casualties are a necessary price to pay for human evolution."  (False Dawn: The United Religions Initiative, Globalism, and the Quest for a One-World Religion, Lee Penn, pp. 5,7, 23-26)

The West's suicide looms in tandem with a rising spiritual catastrophe as the demonic in modern ideological movements penetrates ever deeper into the souls of Westerners, materializing and disordering them.  On a daily basis, evolutionist ideologues  and other secular naturalists in control of media, institutions of learning, Hollywood, law, seminaries, and politics reinforce the demonic closing of souls to God the Father.  Thus every day witnesses the spread of barbarism as more and more Westerners become "independent and a law" unto themselves.

"One Ring to rule them all...One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them." J.R.R. Tolkien

Though all of the ideologies have gone into the casting of the devil's One Ring, none are so mesmerizing nor powerfully attractive as evolution, the Primordial Heresy as the royal science of becoming God.

copyright 2011 Linda Kimball

Additional Source:

The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: Illuminating the Occult Origin of Darwinism, Phillip D. Collins