In "Update from Walmart," World Magazine writer Joel Belz writes that an informal sidewalk survey he conducted just outside of the Walmart entrance close to his office yielded not just sad but chilling results. After trying to talk briefly with 25 to 30 randomly-chosen blue-collar Americans to ascertain their knowledge about and interest in critical issues such as the 'fiscal cliff' and power grabs by our government Belz reports that most of them were simply unwilling to enter into any sort of discussion. Their attitude of indifference was chilling, said Belz. It was emptiness: "These were folks who seemed focused on little more than getting past the Salvation Army bell ringer without having to look him in the eye." (Special Year-End Issue World 2012, p. 10)
Emptiness is an apt description. Nihilism more so. For our generation of nihilists there is no heaven above nor hell below. There is only self.
Nihilism sees only self. It knows only personal selfishness, physical lust and hate. Being immeasurably proud (narcissistic), it hates moral absolutes, accountability, direction, rules, restraints, and truth since nihilists already know everything worth knowing.
Cutting Edge Ministries director David Bay identifies nihilist 'values' as Satanism, and adds that spiritually empty Americans at every level of society have embraced Satanic values without realizing it. When a people believe in nothing higher than self, they make personal selfishness, physical lust and hate/envy their gods. The elevation of these Satanic values produces in them other strong desires: for power over others; for material possessions (i.e., hoarding), privilege, status, star-power, and wealth as well as powerful sexual urges that must be satisfied at any cost, no matter who might be harmed. (Six Step Attitudinal Change Plan, Bay, Cutting Edge Ministries)
Dr. Carl Raschke, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver, concurs. His book "Painted Black" takes you through the minds of the deviant and murderous and then explores the growing darkness sweeping through our hometowns. He concludes that the decadence, pornography, heavy metal music, drug culture, fantasy role-playing games, cruelty, mass murders, criminality, the 'new religions' and upsurge in overt Satanism in American culture have certain social and spiritual ties that bind them together, revealing that they are part of a similar dark spiritual genus enabled by mystification of the most corrupt passions and secular values:
"Satanism is but the spiritual Frankenstein created by a social order that has attempted to sustain itself without God." (Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the West — Part 6, Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon)
The failure of nihilistic Americans to limit their corrupt passions under the guise of personal freedoms, special rights, change, equality and Christianity-so-called, soon becomes dictatorial both outside of the Church, where they demand all others give up their God-given freedoms and within, where they sweep away sound doctrine and tradition to make room for their Satanic values resulting in lawless Churches:
"Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother. (1 John 3:4-10)
Christian writer Dan Popp aptly describes lawless churches as social clubs,
"...that exercise no discernment, enforce no standards, and teach more pop psychology than timeless truth. Naturally, lawless churches are populated with lawless Christians, the greatest absurdity of them all. "What fellowship have righteousness and lawlessness?" asked Paul (1 Corinthians 6:14). How can I walk North and South at the same time?" (Lawless Christians, Dan Popp, Renew America, Mar. 10, 2012)
Because Satanic values cheapen life, the unborn, the unwanted, the righteous, the sick and elderly lose their God-given sanctity giving rise to hate expressed as destructive criticism, gossip, slander, scorn, ridicule, treachery and the politics of personal destruction together with an obsession with murder and violence.
In "Descent of Man, and Selection in Regard to Sex," Charles Darwin---the anti-Moses of evolutionary humanists---delineates his perverse Satanic thinking including his hatred of human life and obsession with death and killing:
"If....men were reared under precisely the same conditions as hive-bees, there can hardly be a doubt that our unmarried females would, like the worker-bees, think it a sacred duty to kill their brothers, and mothers would strive to kill their fertile daughters; and no one would think of interfering. To natural selection killing your siblings and offspring is all the same as loving them. Selection only favors what works to enhance survival and reproduction, and it does not matter if it is nice and moral, or harsh and brutal."
In summation of Darwin's Satanic values:
There is no living, supernatural God. Life after death does not exist. There is no ultimate foundation for morality and truth. There is no ultimate meaning and purpose for human life. Man is a soulless hominid or bag of chemicals making original sin and human free will nonexistent, therefore there can be no accountability for what man does here in this world.
As Satanic values dig deeper into our society, unspeakable practices begin to be discussed, shown on TV, are seen cavorting down our streets, taught to our children, and openly practiced. Like Sodom and Gomorrah, society becomes openly supportive of sodomy, incest, bestiality, necrophilia, pedophilia, pederasty and human sacrifice. Bay comments:
"...a story about Jeffrey Dahmer killing and eating homosexual lovers provides the sheer repetition necessary to wear down people's attitudes against homosexuality. This process is shocking and insidious."
On the growing fascination for Castro District's perversions and obsession with murder, The Village Voice announced a cultural milestone:
"This week (March 2-3, 2000) New York University hosts a conference to celebrate Dennis Cooper, the 47-year-old writer who has come closer than anyone to reanimating the spirit of Burroughs." A homosexual pedophile, Coopers' "two great themes are murder and rimming...A dedicated young following — of both sexes and all sexualities — has honed in on Cooper, and his name keeps popping up on the pomo pedagogy circuit." "Every work of Cooper's 'produces a minor insurrection on several levels'....his work is as dangerous and exhilarating as Madame Bovary (though) in Cooper's case, the object of forbidden desire is...a drugged-out, dissociated boy — the kind of kid who could get picked up on a freeway, taken to some basement, raped, and disemboweled." (Strange Fire: The Invasion of Pagan Spirituality, SCP Journal, Vol. 25:2-26:1 2002)
Lack of empathy eases the way for murder and other forms of death as well as for hideous experiments (human sacrifice) performed on humans in the name of 'science." Dr. Bruce Shortt reports that in the largest drug experiment in the history of the world, brain-damaging, mind-altering psychotropic drugs are being given to our military and children. Ritalin, Adderall, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and other psychotropic drugs are,
“…being used to drug schoolchildren at rates that are difficult to comprehend…The Drug Enforcement Administration has estimated that 8 million children and adults were on Ritalin in 2000. Prescriptions for Ritalin increased by 700 percent from 1990 to 2001.” (“Drugging Them Up,” Ch. 2, IndoctriNation p. 41)
Satanic death symbols begin to appear throughout society. Skulls, hideous black-eyed dolls, evil-looking Halloween costumes, vampires, walking dead, demonic extraterrestrials, zombies, werewolves, violence-filled rap and heavy metal music, porn and snuff films---all serve to fix the minds of nihilists on death.
Satanic values require death, so abortion on demand, babies tossed into trash-bins, mass murders, violent gangs, serial killers, school shootings, children killing each other and their parents, euthanasia, and the desirability of liquidating billions of people on behalf of saving the planet become commonplace.
Satanic values pollute the conscience. They systematically force open the door of the conscience until formerly objectionable, unspeakable practices occur constantly and for whatever reason:
“Your conscience is the part of you which embraces what is good and which rejects evil. It is like the doorkeeper of a house which is open to friends and closed to enemies.” Hilary of Arles, Ancient Christian Devotional, p. 127
The conscience that has been compromised eventually becomes severely sullied, even demonically occluded, thereby enslaving the soul to the seducer. When finally the soul ceases to live from the spirit and begins to live with the life of the body the disordered passions revive and absorb the life of the person who spiritually dies resulting in the spiritually dead nihilist of 2 Tim. 3:3--the slave of libido. (St. Tikhon, Works II, as quoted in Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor, Ellis Sandoz, p. 120)
An ancient malevolent intelligence has conspired to remove Christ from American society, thus opening the door to Satanic values resulting in nihilism. Once nihilists become a super majority devoid of empathy, full of unrestrained libido, and obsessed with killing and death, America will be lost:
"Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death." James 1:15
"...he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death" Proverbs 8:36
Without Jesus Christ we are lost.