No concept gives "deeper insight into the enigma that is man" than original sin said Richard Weaver, author of "Ideas Have Consequences." Evil is not just a "bad dream," warned Weaver, nor is it "an accident of history," or the "creation of a few antisocial men." It is a "subtle, protean force," and original sin is a "parabolical expression" of this "immemorial tendency of man to do the wrong thing when he knows the right thing." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement, George Nash, p. 53) Two of the twentieh century's most evil regimes were the Soviet Union and National Socialist Germany. Both regimes created social orders that attempted to sustain themselves without the living God and Moral Absolutes. The Soviet Union was a spiritually-dead materialist society while Nazi Germany was occult-pagan but Illuminist (Luciferian) within higher circles. Both regimes were saturated with flames of hatred that consumed somewhere between 100,000,000-120,000,000 men, women, and children.
These and other genocidal regimes led historian Eric Hobsbawm to describe the twentieth century as the century of megadeath.
In Russia, disciples of hatred terrorized citizens into submission and then systematically stole their property, confiscated and perverted their children, desecrated and blasphemed churches, crucified thousands of nuns and priests, and in general, committed monstrous crimes against humanity which took the lives of sixty-million men, women, and children. For example:
"About 200,000 clergy, many crucified, scalped and otherwise tortured, were killed during the approximately 60 years of communist rule in the former Soviet Union, a Russian commission reported this week. In addition, another 500,000 religious figures were persecuted and 40,000 churches destroyed in the period from 1922 to 1980, the report said. Half the country's mosques and more than half the synagogues were also destroyed"Clergymen were crucified on churches' holy gates, shot, scalped [and] strangled,"said Alexander Yakovlev, head of the Commission for the Rehabilitation of the Victims of Political Repression. The commission prepared the report for Russian President Boris Yeltsin. "I was especially shocked by accounts of priests turned into columns of ice in winter," Yakovlev said. "It was total cruelty."
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The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who delighted in calling himself the antichrist, is the humanist prophet who foresaw and foretold the coming of the beast of violence that consumed Russia and Germany and is now consuming America and W. Europe.
Having declared the death of the living God Nietzsche proclaimed that those who faithfully practice hate, violence and deception would create a society of savages. "The time has come," he wrote, "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."
Like his Illuminist admirers and disciples such as Hitler, Nietzsche took delight in knocking down, trampling upon and destroying things:
"O My Brothers, am I cruel? But I say: What is falling we should still push. Everything today falls and decays: Who would check it? But Iâ€”I even want to push it. Do you know the voluptuous delight, which rolls stones into deep depths? These human beings of todayâ€” Look at them! How they roll into my depth! I am a prelude of better players. O My Brothers! A precedent! Follow my precedent! And he whom you cannot teach to fly, teach to fall, faster! â€¦To this mankind of today I will not be a light, nor be called a light. Those I will blind! Put out their eyes, O Flash of my Wisdom! (Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra, p. 321)
In his classic work, â€œNew World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies,â€ William Still reveals that Communism and Fascism have their origins in Luciferian Illuminism, as does the contemporary occult New Age spirituality sweeping over and across the West and America.
Illuminism is the 'religion' of the 'enlightened elite class' who control the West and America and who hate both societies with every fiber of their being. Illuminism is the Religion of Lucifer said Still, hence it fosters hate, lying, violence, deception, revolution and chaos. Its tenets are summarized in the following five points:
1. Abolition of all ordered governments and national boundaries 2. Abolition of private property and inheritances 3. Abolition of patriotism and nationalism 4. Abolition of family life and the institution of marriage, and the establishment of cradle-to-grave state-controlled communal education 5. Abolition of all religion with particular emphasis upon orthodox Christianity and faithful Judaism
Ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn managed to survive Russia's holocaust of demonic hate. He eventually testified to the evils he had committed and repented of, and perceptively noted that Communism and the gulag are the logical end of modern history once God the Father, Original Sin, immutable truth and universal morality have been removed from men's lives. Evil cuts through the heart of every man, noted Solzhenitsyn, and atheism is the outworking of that evil â€” the madness â€” in man's nature while the unrestrained madness, murder, and Gulag are the logical expressions of this evil. Communism, said Solzhenitsyn is "... a concentration of world evil, of hatred for humanity..." (Communism: A Legacy of Terror, 1976)
In 1970 Solzhenitsyn delivered a commencement address at Harvard and warned that America was already tilting towards the evil that left Russia a smoking ruin. Americans â€” specifically the ruling class and intelligentsia â€” have rejected the living God and Moral Absolutes and embraced humanism's religion/politics of hate, violence and destruction, said Solzhenitsyn. America is on the same highway to hell taken previously by the Russians.
But since nothing has changed for the better since Solzhenitsyn's warning, as a result, contemporary Westerners and Americans live in an age of meaninglessness, hedonism and violence because we live in an age of organized and spreading atheism controlled and financed by an 'elite class' of Luciferian Illuminists.
Whether they realize it or not, global 'elites' are the human carriers of the dark forces striving to destroy all religions, in particular, true Christian theism and faithful Judaism so as to prepare the way for the regime of the Antichrist.
"Human beings are capable of unspeakable moral evil. We are shocked by...atrocities, but only because we have some distance from the last one. We cannot afford to be shocked when humans commit grotesque moral evil. It tells us the truth about unbridled human sin." (The Dark Night in Denver---Groping for Answers, Dr. Albert Mohler, 7/20/2012, AlbertMohler.com)
In "The Taproot of Violence," Fr. Vincent P. Miceli, S.J. zeros in on the ultimate cause of the rampant growth of hate, lying, violence, and grotesque moral evil throughout the West and America. He writes:
"It is the attack against God. It is hatred of the truth. Behind the metaphysic of murder lies the metaphysic of hatred of the created order. "I refuse to accept this order of things. I will not serve, therefore I am." Refusal to serve God was the cry under which Satan brought violence and rebellion among the angels as they stood trial in the vestibule of heaven. Christ told his apostles: "I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven." Elsewhere, we read: "Satan and his wicked demons were drawn down by infernal ropes into the depths of hell." Christ himself testified that this "father of lies was a murderer from the beginning," thus making the connection between hatred of the truth and the lust for violence. He warned the Pharisees that men who reject God's plan for their salvation will imitate Satan's deeds."
The murder of twelve people and the wounding of over fifty at a Colorado cinema is yet another explosive outworking and/or human imitation of dark forces and their metaphysics of hate, violence and murder.
So maddened are human disciples of hate that they seem hell-bent on striving to experience both the subject and the object of Shakespeare's truism: "Violent delights have violent ends. "
Dr. Carl Raschke, a professor in the Dept. of Religious Studies at the University of Denver has been tracking Americaâ€™s downward spiral. He points out that the decadence, pornography, mass murders, criminality, the â€˜new religions,â€™ and Satanism in American culture have certain social and spiritual ties that bind them together, revealing that they are part of a similar spiritual genus. In â€œSatanism and the Devolution of the â€˜New Religions,â€™ Raschke notes that Satanism is so widespread today that there are even U.S. military personnel who are members of secretive Satanist groups.
Raschke concludes that the â€œupsurge of Satanist practicesâ€¦must be interpreted not as some kind of odd wrinkleâ€¦but as a culminating phase of the â€œNew Ageâ€ movementâ€¦The Satanist mindset is not â€œreligionâ€ in the regular sense of the word, but a mystification of the most corrupt secular passions and valuesâ€¦Satanism is but the spiritual Frankenstein created by a social order that has attempted to sustain itself without God.â€ (Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the West â€” Part 6, Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon)
Behind the flames of hate, violence, destruction, murder, lying and grotesque moral evil is the Religion of Lucifer, the anti-tradition of Nietzsche and the Illuminism of the 'enlightened' elite class. Behind this satanic religion is the attack against God and the hatred of Truth and the created order, thus Jesus Christ said of human imitators:
"He (Satan) is your father, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and was never grounded in the truth . . . for he is a liar and the father of lies." (John 8:44)