Demonic Lies and the Agents of Violence Who Tell Them

Fyodor Dostoevsky is regarded as a prophet for foretelling the rise of totalitarian Communism in Russia. In Moscow and elsewhere Dostoevsky had associated with the philosophical and ideological circles where Socialism/Communism was the principle topic. Through these associations he became thoroughly knowledgeable with the central metaphysical underpinnings of positivism, materialism, progressivism, Hegelianism, socialism, naturalistic science, and the rebellion (revolutionary politics) against the true God founded upon them. The central underpinnings are atheism and metaphysical monism. Monism is a this-worldly doctrine asserting that the universe is a single evolving organism embracing all that occurs in nature and history and manifests in an ultimate reality called the Absolute. The Absolute takes the form of experience, reason and science in the finite human minds of man-gods.

Perceiving the connections between the Absolute and Spinoza's pantheism together with gnostic pantheism and Eastern-oriented theosophical mysticism, Dostoevsky knew that the socialist revolution must necessarily begin with anti-theism and atheism---with the death of the true God in other words.

The true God would be dethroned, heaven shut down, and Christian theism---the spiritual and moral foundations of Christendom ---utterly rejected. All of the following would have to be emphatically denied: the Bible--especially the book of Genesis, the teachings of Christ, the individual created in the spiritual image of God, the one-man one-woman family, property (both spiritual and temporal), moral responsibility, and sexual ethics.

Desperately concerned for his fellow countrymen and the future of Russia, in 1879 Dostoevsky declared,

"...a second tower of Babel stands in the place of the high ideals created by Christ. The sublime Christian view of human nature sinks down to the view of an animal herd and, under the banner of social love, shows entirely unconcealed its contempt for mankind." (Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor, Ellis Sandoz)

Socialist revolutionaries rejected the living, personal supernatural God for much the same reasons that the Pharisees rejected Christ as the Messiah: because God's plan of salvation did not agree with their own plan. The Pharisees preached, demanded and anticipated a Messiah who would be a great king who would exact vengeance upon and finally destroy the Gentiles and then build an earthly utopia, a heaven on earth with the Chosen People in command over all other nations. Just like their modern counterparts, the devilish socialist revolutionaries, the Pharisees were bitten with the temptation to be like God, to determine their own Messiah and like Nimrod, build a tower to bring heaven down to earth.

As with their modern counterparts, the Pharisees quickly poisoned the atmosphere with lies and unspeakable blasphemy:

"This man does not cast out devils, except by Beelzebub, the prince of devils." (Matthew 12:24)

In answer to this demonic lie Jesus Christ identified the Pharisees as sons of Satan and challenged:

"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters." (Matthew 12:20)

In his book, "The Roots of Violence," Vincent P. Miceli writes that the Pharisees, or sons of Satan, were agents of violence who willingly cooperated in the greatest act of violence in the history of angels and men: the crucifixion of the Son of God Incarnate as a blasphemer and a criminal. (The Roots of Violence, pp. 34-35)

Miceli identifies agents of violence as not just those who commit violence against people, places and things, but all who attack God's eternal truth and justice and stand in hateful animosity not only to His eternal moral code but also to the eternal Author of that code,the living and holy God.

Like the Pharisees, atheist revolutionaries of yesterday and today are sons of Satan, agents of violence imitating Satan's age-old attack,

"the creature's senseless, but profoundly exciting, fascinating, attempt to dethrone, degrade and destroy his Creator." (p. 35)

This mindless violence is also directed against the God-given life in man and it works itself out in the degradation, denial and destruction of man's individual soul/spirit. This particularly evil form of violence finds expression in the so-called scientific claims of cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett, one of the Four Horsemen of Atheism, who claims there really is no you, that soul, spirit and will are illusions caused by chemical interactions in the brain and in claims made by naturalist Tom Wolfe who arrogantly proclaims,

"Sorry, but your soul just died." (The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Beauregard and O'Leary, p. 4)

This fascinating violence is also at work in the denial of man's created condition as either male or female together with the destruction of the institution of marriage as exemplified in the article, "That's Indoctrination! Everything Your 4th Grader Needs to Know About Gay Marriage."

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The lie is the father of violence, thus if we wish to know how violence manifests itself among us today we must try to discern the greatest lies of our times.

The greatest lie is the lie that God is dead, that He does not exist. This lie has engulfed Christendom and Protestant America resulting in spiritual deformity, pathology, apathy, confusion, paranoia, depravity, death wishing and lawlessness.

The next greatest lies are the lies of Universal Evolution and scientism, which not only seek to be self-sufficient but to create a spiritually dead climate and mentality favorable to atheism.

These two lies make it possible for man to liberate himself from the living, holy God and place himself at the center of his own universe. Foreseeing this eventuality, Dostoevsky writes,

"If God didn't exist, everything would be possible."

The nonexistence of God is the starting point of atheism which proclaims that everything is now permissable. Atheists are skeptics who refuse all meaning except what they personally believe, thus atheism consists in repudiating eternal Truth, moral absolutes and every responsibility before God. Hence sin is no longer committed before God but before secularized humanity and whatever atheistic humanity allows is not sin. Thus abortion, euthanasia, lying, envy, and sodomy are not sins while dissent against any or all of these is sinful, hateful, bigoted and divisive.

In today's climate of lies and unspeakable blasphemy, the creature rejects and stands in judgment over his creator. And this is the most ungrateful and culpable of lies, said Miceli:

"It is also the most heinous of insults against the Tripersonal God of power, wisdom and holiness." (p. 36)

Moreover, the lie of atheism has created a poisonous climate of rampant lying, suspicion, disrespect, disgust, contempt, intrigue, treachery, gossip, envy, and betrayal that has pushed America through the looking glass into a theater of the absurd in which there is neither up nor down, male nor female, right nor wrong, true nor false, normal nor abnormal because the living God is dead.

In their senseless attempt to perversely dethrone, degrade and destroy their Creator, suicidal agents of violence are pushing America and the West into a downward spiraling vortex issuing into a void of outer darkness.

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