I took my bike to the dealership to have some repair work done and – having forgotten to do so beforehand – more or less randomly grabbed a book of a shelf that struck me as the thing to read in the haste of the moment as I ran out the door.
It was The Battle For Truth” by David A. Noebel. I’d read through it before years ago, but it was a great refresher.
Noebel accurately describes in his introduction secular humanism as both a worldview and in fact a religion that is at hostile warfare with Judeo-Christianity for the soul of America. And then he states the following:
The influence of this Humanistic way of thinking is prevalent in every sector of our lives. Consider, for example, the way that atheistic evolutionary thinking has become the accepted and undisputed truth within the scientific establishment and for those who are teaching the next generation of young people. Although the overwhelming majority of Americans believe in the existence of God, 90% of the leadership of the National Academy of Sciences consider themselves to be atheists. Their atheistic dogma reaches into every public school of America via naturalistic evolutionary propaganda. Evolution is not treated as a theory, but as an unquestioned fact. “In China,” writes a Chinese paleontologist, “we can criticize Darwin, but not the government; in America, you can criticize the government, but not Darwin.” — Page ix, The Battle For Truth by David A. Noebel
Ben Stein documented that last point is profoundly and terrifyingly true in his documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. Stein documents, among many other things, a number of tenured professors who were destroyed for nothing other than committing the heresy of believing in Intelligent Design rather than in random and mindless evolution. He specifically compares the Stalinists in their ideological purges to what we see going on today in American colleges and universities as the most intolerant people on earth impose their belief system. Here are a couple of links to quotes from that movie - 1, 2, – to give you a flavor. I also found this insight into the film insightful.
I submit to you that fact and that fact alone is why China is doing so much better than America and why China is rising while America is falling.
China and Russia – as evil as both nations are – don’t deserve to die. America does. Because as evil as both these nations are, America under the control of the Democrat Party is even MORE evil. And as a result of Democrat Party godless fascism, we have so pissed on the vision of this nation as “one nation under God” that it is beyond laughable.
THAT is why Russia and China are both in the Bible in the last days and America is nowhere to be seen.
I didn’t used to understand this. I mean, is America more wicked than China? Than Russia? After all the awful things these nations have done and the Bible says will YET do?
Now I’ve come to realize something: when you were once a nation that powerfully called upon the LORD – as America did – and then you turn your back on Him and spit in His eye and say ‘We don’t need you any more,’ you subject yourself to a FAR harsher penalty of judgment than those nations that never turned to the Lord in the first place.
As a powerful example, think back to World War II during the most critical moment of the war as the D-Day Invasion of Normandy began. The war would have turned in an awful direction had America failed to land in Europe that June 7, 1941.
Joseph Stalin didn’t pray to the Lord for divine assistance. Neither did Mao Tse Tung.
FDR did. And the American people by the millions sank to their knees in factories, in offices, in shopping centers, in homes, and prayed that God would spare this nation and grant us success.
And now when America shakes its new socialist-collectivist fist at God and snarls, “We don’t need you any more!” God says, “That’s fine. I don’t need YOU any more, either. And One of Us is great enough and powerful enough to live while the other one dies.
God is not mocked. And this nation that once worshiped God but now worships abortion and sodomy and socialism is a mockery unto God. And we will fall because of it.
The crisis facing America is that the Democrat Party is the party of the 90% of the “intelligentsia” who are atheist and who have – having gotten their foot in the door – acted like fascist thugs to purge everyone who disagrees with them from journalism, from academia, and from government bureaucracy.
The Democrat Party is the Party of the Middle Finger Salute to God.
And we like sheep have been led astray. And sheep poorly led are invariably sheep led to slaughter.
And America is going to go pay for it. We’re going to go down hard – in a way that even nations such as China do not deserve to go – as God “gives this nation over” to the depravity imposed by the Democrat Party that worships the murder of more babies than all the deaths of all the people on all sides killed during the entirety of World War II in addition to their worship of homosexuality.