The man who called himself the Antichrist, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, foretold the coming of the "new" immorality which would usher in the day of the amoral superman. Having declared the death of the Triune God he said, "The time has come to oppose morality with immorality, to call what priests call good, evil and what they call evil, good. The time has come for the transvaluation of all values." (Thus Spake Zarathustra, p. 144).
Nietzsche was the prophet of nihilism, of meaninglessness, for the death of the Triune God meant the conceptual death of man's immortal soul, eternity, Original Sin, eternally unchanging Truth and Moral Law, "He made them male and female," the linear view of history, and of course the spiritual foundations of Christendom and later on America. All of this has become meaningless and is doomed to die said the prophet of unbridled hedonism and revolution who boasted that the adherents of terror, force, propaganda and radical thought,
"...would come into power without the truth....The magic that fights for us is the magic of extremism." (Karl Jaspers quoting Nietzsche in his Nietzsche and Christianity).
As it turns out, the dark prophet did not forecast something new but rather the continuation of something very old, something that had been slowed down considerably by Christian theism but never stopped---the fall of mankind. Historian James Baily affirms this in "The God-Kings and the Titans: The New World Ascendancy in Ancient Times:"
"....human history can now be hesitantly traced back as an unbroken narrative to 4000 B.C. (and)the picture emerging....is one of the Fall of Man in historic terms as well as his rise; it is a picture ...more of degradation than of success; it is a picture of monotheism breaking down into polytheism and of the struggle to return to monotheism. The establishment view of the history of religion gradually progressing from animism to polytheism, from polytheism to monotheism is the reverse of facts." ( Baily, 1973, p. 296)
Nihilistic adherents of immorality, perversion, terror, force, propaganda of the lie, and revolution took their axes to the Biblical foundations of Christian-based Western civilization and then later Protestant-based America and they sowed the seeds of confusion, discord, immorality, and perversion. In their reprobate minds this represented "a step forward" from the certitude of the Triune God's Holy Word, Moral Law, and traditions built thereon.
Joseph Sobran noted that since the conversion of Rome, most Western rulers had been more or less inhibited by Christian morality, and even warfare had become somewhat civilized for centuries:
"This bred the assumption that the state and its' government isnâ€™t necessarily an evil. Christians, and especially Americans, have long been misled about all this by their good fortune. But as Biblical morality loses its cultural grip, as it is rapidly doing, this confusion will dissipate as the state shows its real nature." (The Reluctant Anarchist, Sobran)
In other words, Christians will come to realize what Baily made clear, that the history of man and state is one of an all too brief rise followed by distintegration and death. The history of both man and state, said Baily, is more of degradation than of success. Hence the essence of the degraded state is its legal monopoly of force. And as force is subhuman, it turns people into things---slaves and corpses.
Writing during Rome's last days, St. Augustine saw the degraded state as a punishment for sin. Every man from slave to king, said Augustine, is the slave of his most corrupt passions, thus every man has as many masters as he has vices. Thus the degraded state is entirely corrupt, even unto its foundations. It is without justice and is therefore nothing but a gang of reprobates writ large.
Slavery to sin brings destruction to the mind and soul, but as Early Church Father St. Peter Damian explains, addiction the vice of sodomy "surpasses the enormity of all others," because,
"Without fail, it brings death to the body and destruction to the soul. It pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the mind, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, and gives entrance to the devil, the stimulator of lust: It leads to error, totally removes truth from the deluded mind . . . It opens up Hell and closes the gates of Paradise . . . It is this vice that violates temperance, slays modesty, strangles chastity, and slaughters virginity . . . It defiles all things, sullies all things, pollutes all things . . . " (The Book of Gomorrah).
When the "light of the mind" has been extinguished within a majority of a societies' citizens, the resulting state is their mirror image, a darkened, corrupted state that trangresses against and "defiles all things, sullies all things, pollutes all things" from the traditional family and the innocence of children, to the body of the Church, entertainment, arts, and politics. Nothing is safe, sacred, or inviolable within such a state where coercion, diabolical manipulation, perversity, terrorism and chaos means the rule of the most amoral and cunning and of those most ready and willing to resort to force.
The "light of the mind" has nearly been extinguished within a majority of America's citizens, hence the founding documents are meaningless and the Constitution dead.
Politically this means that rule is increasingly by Executive Order, imperial decrees and Judicial fiat enforced at every level of society by willing bureaucrats.
Over and across the entire denominational spectrum of the Church it means takeover by heretics and apostates such as Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson and "New" Evangelist Leonard Sweet. Robinson is an "out-and-proud" sodomite who asserts,
"We will live to see th day that the church of Jesus Christ, in whatever form it is, will repent from what it has done to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people the way it has repented for slavery." (Episcopal "Bishop" V. Gene Robinson: Let the demon of chaos reign in the church," Paul Melanson, La Salette Journey, July 6, 2012)
Sweet and other "new" Evangelists are busily conforming the Bible to evolutionary scientism. The quantum â€œnew spiritualityâ€ for example that is being developed in churches is exemplified by Margaret Wheatleyâ€™s appearance at the Leadership Networkâ€™s May 2000 â€œExploring off the Mapâ€ conference with Leonard Sweet and others. As described by Warren B. Smith in his book, A "Wonderful" Deception, Wheatley first encountered the â€œnew scienceâ€ of Eastern pantheism in Fritjof Capraâ€™s book The Turning Point:
"I opened my first book on the new scienceâ€”Fritjof Capraâ€™s The Turning Point, which describes the new world view emerging from quantum physics. This provided my first glimpse of a new way of perceiving the world, one that comprehended its processes of change, its deeply patterned nature, and its dense webs of connections." (How the Quantum Christ--God is in Everything--is Transforming the World---and Entering the Church, Warren B. Smith, LighthouseTrailsResearch.com)
Warren points out that Sweet is one of the leaders of todayâ€™s emerging/postmodern/Purpose Driven Church:
"As Rick Warren has aligned himself with Sweet, it is important to remember that Sweet has described former and present New Age figures as his â€œheroesâ€ and â€œrole models.â€ He has openly acknowledged that his quantum â€œnew cell theoryâ€ understanding of â€œnew light leadershipâ€ was formulated with the help of veteran New Age leader David Spangler." (ibid)
As the takeover of Americas education system by reprobates is almost complete, on a daily basis our children are dumbed-down, drugged, and taught by occult pagan spiritists how to open their minds to receive spirit revelations (known as channeling in the schools), to disrespect and hate their own parents as well as become slaves of sexual perversion. The pro-life, traditional values Mass Resistance reports:
"Every May the state-funded "Commission on Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth" and other state-supported homosexual groups (along with privately funded GLBT organizations) bring schoolchildren from across the state to the Boston Common -- along with homosexual and transgender adults -- for a day of "gay" youth activities. It includes entertainment, tables with pamphlets and paraphernalia by local homosexual groups, and a "youth parade" around the block, past the State House, and back. Then in the evening they go to the Boston City Hall for a "private" gay/transgender "prom." This is a "kids" event, for ages middle school through high school and early college. But a lot of adults come in and join them."
On a daily basis our children are being defiled, sullied, and corrupted in mind, body and soul. For example, a graphic "gay" sex flier given to kids at state-supported "youth pride" event and a Mass Youth Pride Event can be seen here:
(Caution: Material is utterly repugnant)
At its founding, a morally-informed and restrained â€œWe the Peopleâ€ created a Constitutional Republic and a government whose powers were very limited and specific. Our rulers swore before Almighty God that they would respect the limits imposed on them. But the Constitution could not prevent "We the people" from falling into corruption anymore than it could prevent an equally degraded state from trampling down those limits. Yet our duty to obey remains.
What is wrong with Western society and America is spiritual, meaning that political and legal fixes cannot cure what is wrong. And what is wrong is the Fall of Mankind.
This being the case we must remember Jesus Christâ€™s injunction to â€œRender unto Caesar the things that are Caesarâ€™s," meaning render unto him taxes owed but in no way render unto him your immortal soul.