The decline in the fabric of American society has been progressing for decades. This assessment is grounded upon the tenants of traditional heritage. However, a much different viewpoint is shared by those who adopted the secular humanism ethos. For these romantic utopians, the surrender to the will of God is the greatest impediment to the advancement of the human race. Contrast this outlook with the remaining stable factions of society and it becomes obvious that the relativism zealots march to the heavy metal of their Black Sabbath mob. Achieving Arcadia is established upon the nihilism which imbues atheism. Examine the pattern that has been developing.
Is America becoming Godless?, provides a most disturbing trend.
“The number of Americans who identify as having no religion has risen 266 percent since 1991, to now tie statistically with the number of Catholics and Evangelicals, according to a new survey.
People with no religion – known as ‘nones’ among statisticians – account for 23.1 percent of the U.S. population, while Catholics make up 23 percent and Evangelicals account for 22.5 percent, according to the General Social Survey.”
The significance of this cultural dislocation shows few signs of reversing. The consequences are demonstrated with each additional level of incoherent hubris. Especially for progressive extremists, a deficient void cannot be filled based on a secular humanism, virtual value system.
Read the entire essay by prolific author and thinker, Al Cronkrite in his article SOZHENITSYN, AGAIN – DOES ANYONE HEAR HIM?
“The heresy of Humanism has contributed to the self-centeredness of Americans and most of Western civilization. Risking lives in a pursuit of truth and freedom is anachronistic and to the coming generation of Americans, Patrick Henry’s vow to “Give me liberty or give me death” seems a bit foolish.
Godlessness is reality in America. The Russian people have lived through the terror ridden results of a godless government; Americans have escaped but just now are beginning to feel its claws.”
Mr. Cronkrite is of a God fearing generation that humbled themselves to the Creator and His divine revelation and commandments. Solzhenitsyn is cited again.
“In a May,1983 speech entitled “Godlessness: the First Step to the Gulag” given on the occasion of receiving the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, Solzhenitsyn said, “It was Dostoevsky, once again, who drew from the French Revolution and its seeming hatred of the Church the lesson that “revolution must necessarily begin with atheism. That is absolutely true; but the world had never before known godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to Communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot.”
“As a survivor of the Communist Holocaust I am horrified to witness how my beloved America, my adopted country, is gradually being transformed into a secularist and atheistic utopia, where communist ideals are glorified and promoted, while Judeo-Christian values and morality are ridiculed and increasingly eradicated from the public and social consciousness of our nation.”
How many of the “so called” diehard university educated clones know of the Alexandre Solzhenitsyn persecutions by the Bolshevists, much less read any of his writings?
Legendary Russian Author’s Chilling Warning to the West goes on with this insight.
“Atheist teachers in the West are bringing up a younger generation in a spirit of hatred of their own society. Amid all the vituperation we forget that the defects of capitalism represent the basic flaws of human nature, allowed unlimited freedom together with the various human rights; we forget that under Communism (and Communism is breathing down the neck of all moderate forms of socialism, which are unstable) the identical flaws run riot in any person with the least degree of authority; while everyone else under that system does indeed attain “equality”–the equality of destitute slaves. This eager fanning of the flames of hatred is becoming the mark of today’s free world. Indeed, the broader the personal freedoms are, the higher the level of prosperity or even of abundance–the more vehement, paradoxically, does this blind hatred become.”
Indeed, secular humanism is the gratification and achievement of a hate society. Any sensible and experienced economic student understands that the debt financed prosperity party will eventually end. A musical chair scramble will ensue when the chamber opus stops. Then the blame game will take on an even more intensive malice.
The godless culture will refuse to accept any responsibility for the hell that they spawned. With the demise of the Soviet Marxist regime, the tenants of atheism grew expediently in Western Europe and America.
While institutional religion certainly proves that we are all sinners, the collapse in spiritual humbleness has become the hallmark of a failed society. Wickedness of human nature can only be checked through repentance and obedience to the Almighty.
Sadly, the answer to the Al Cronkrite question about Solzhenitsyn, DOES ANYONE HEAR HIM? – is very few. The earmark of American culture is to avoid serious discussions, critical inquiry or any information that might challenge the propaganda narrative designed to enhance the dumb down society.
The aspiration to achieve a Xanadu social order allows for the emergence of idiots like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and dozens more. Secular humanists like this crew of collectivists and a vast list of technocrats are archenemies of an authentic Western Civilization.
Such betrayers from the Deep State would eagerly dump Solzhenitsyn in a super max gulag. With his passing, the despotic establishment is working intensely on extraditing Julian Assange in the dead of night. Ungodly thugs routinely trash the common law and Bill of Rights. With the denial of objective and divinely endowed civil liberties, the canons of providence are relegated to the discretionary cruelty of an atheistic society and coercive governance.
SARTRE – April 9, 2019