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.  

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