Dr. Keith Ablow is horrified that Carla and K Roundtree, parents of a 6-year-old boy, put him in an erotic music video in which he, "raps about having sex with an adult woman and shoots a long, tubular and very phallic water pistol into the airâ€”mimicking orgasmâ€”while sandwiched between two bikini-clad woman who dance erotically within inches of him. The six-year-old is clearly exposed to erotic behavior from adults who appear in the video and is portrayed as a sexual conquerer himself." (Why aren't 'Booty Pop' boy's parents in jail? foxnews.com, 2012/07/11)
Ablow's outrage is not that of a self-gratifying narcissist toward one who has failed to prostrate himself before the delusions and bigotry of the self-worshipper or failed in some other way to submit to his demeaning egoistic demands. No, Ablow's moral outrage is not on behalf of self but on behalf of a child being sacrificed by his own self-centered parents on the altar of the pagan deity Hedon.
Ablow ardently desires to save the six year old from his own parents who, like increasing numbers of Americans at every level of society, from the White House to our cities mean streets, are self-gratifying moral imbeciles, the morally relatvistic inventers of their own 'truths' and 'realities.'
Ablow asks why the parental rights of the Roundtrees are not suspended pending an investigation by child protective services and then responds that more than likely, the right thing will not be done by the boy.
Despite the facts, said Ablow, none of this will likely happen because Americans have declared open-season on children as sexual objects:
"We seem to have no will to enforce the notion that little girls and little boys at five or six-years-old ought not be commandeered for profit or notoriety and made to strike seductive poses or simulate sex acts."(ibid)
In painting all Americans in this manner, Ablow has over-generalized. That said, he is not too far off the mark because it is true that vast numbers of Americans do in fact worship various idols of destruction.
For some, the idol is hedonism. All self-centered Americans who worship the pagan deity Hedon willingly sacrifice babies, toddlers, older children and teens, their own and others, on the altar of Hedon, or perhaps on the altars of other idols such as Carnivale, the sadistic Baal-Peor and the obscenely unnatural deities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Other egoists willingly sacrifice everything on the altar of Mammon---from the rights of hard-working Americans to defend their lives, personal property, wealth and society from being plundered to the sovereignty of America itself. These self-worshippers seek the power and parasitic-lifestyle that comes from wealth, status symbols, star-power, and the exhilaration of belonging to exclusive inner-circles.
The two idols of destruction common to the majority of self-worshippers are Molech, in our own age known as abortion, euthanasia, and population control and that most popular idol, evolutionary thinking.
In his book "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy," Catholic philosopher and historian Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) notes that the two recurring themes of modern ideologies such as socialism, positivism, communism, liberalism and fascism 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)
The two most favored evolutionary conceptions are Teilhard de Chardin's spiritual pantheist monism and Darwinism, which is materialist monism.
In "Towards A New Science of Life," Jonathan Tennenbaum dismisses Darwinism as a cult religion:
"(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)
America was not founded by self-gratifying narcissists on the basis of idols of destruction but rather by morally informed individuals on the pillars of self-sacrificial Christianity. The most important pillars are the living God and man created in His spiritual image, the fallenness of man, God's transcendent Moral Law and eternally unchanging Truth, and procreation within the confines of the one-man-one-woman family.
While not all of America's founding generation were practicing Christians, even those who were not recognized the unique merits and blessings of these pillars.
With regard to man's fallenness, the founding generation accepted the absolute need for all men to acquire self-discipline through submission of their base passions, appetites and ambitions to unchanging moral absolutes and social taboos because:
"... when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." â€” Samuel Adams, Founding Father
And should the time come when unbelief, ignorance, moral relativism and debauchery prevails over belief, higher Truth and Moral Law, and self-discipline, then the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown and,
".... our present republican forms of government, and all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them." â€” Samuel F.B. Morse, the son of educator Jedediah Morse, known as "Father of American Geography."
America is indeed fallen, for it is almost universally turned away from all of the sacred pillars on which it was grounded and subsequently blessed. Thus Truth and Moral absolutes are no longer sacrosanct and any honest citizen who claims they are is hated and suppressed.
Like the prophet Jeremiah in his own age, the honest man of our age who dares to contradict popular lies and delusions--whether secular or apostatizing 'Christian'-- finds his message coldly ignored. He is shunned, verbally abused, openly ridiculed, his good-name destroyed, and he is even physically attacked. Honesty wins only persecution because it has become the crime of politically incorrect heresy. All public utterances must now reflect the delusions, lies, self-gratifying demands and bigotry of the mob, or win persecution. For Truth there is no defense, thus its' adherents must either deny that white is not black or face psychological torment and perhaps even physical execution.
Verse 3 Of Paul's Second Letter To Timothy describes the self-worshippers of our age. It says they are selfish, greedy, boastful, and conceited; they are insulting, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, and irreligious; they are unkind, merciless, slanderers, violent, and fierce; they hate the good; they are treacherous, reckless, and swollen with pride; they love pleasure rather than God; they hold to the outward form of Christian theism, but reject its real power.
Early Church Father John of Damascus describes self-worship as barbarism, and adds that in the days of Noah barbarism prevailed almost universally. Barbarism is the primordial heresy, the conscious or subconcious 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)
Unless there is a spiritual transformation as the result of society-wide repentance and turning back to God, America's death looms in tandem with a rising spiritual catastrophe as the demonic in back of the idols of destruction penetrates ever deeper into the souls of Americans, turning them inward, away from the cleansing power of Light and Truth. On a daily basis, America's secularized, morally debauched media, institutions of learning, Hollywood, law, and politics reinforce the demonic closing of souls to God the Father. Thus every day witnesses the spread of barbarism, that is, the inversion of reality resulting from the delusions, lies, self-gratifying demands and bigotry of the mob.