Godlessness: An un-reasoned, mal-directed, purposeless and pointless existence,
looking for a proper direction in all the wrong places.
The faith versus atheism contest once did not even exist. Then, it became a hot topic. Now, it rarely is even thought about. Atheism seems to have won by default.
“Don’t you hate people who have to bring God into everything?” is a common comment you might hear as an openly devout Christian departs from the group conversation.
”Don’t you hate people who have to divorce God from everything?” is a quiet thought I frequently have when conversing with elitists of one sort or another, whether the conversation revolves round science, politics, social problems, literature, music, art, gardening, animals, sports, cars, – anything at all. Once upon a time, God was everywhere; He still is, but what is different now is that, back then, everybody knew it. Today, most frequently, I feel like the Lone Ranger.
The Secularism movement has done its evil work well, and is still doing it. Most people think of the “secular” position to be somehow neutral and above the argument, and therefore the fair approach, to science, or whatever. It is not neutral, and it is not fair; it is evil. What secularism is, what it has been, what it still is, and what it is about is a purposeful, relentless and systematic excising and expunging of faith in God from mankind.
We talked about the breakup of philosophy into the now divorced sciences of theology and material science in the Modernist Heresy page, and we won’t belabor those points again here. And, we discussed the “advance” of knowledge, and it’s direction, in the Enlightenment and Scientism page, and we won’t go over all that again here. What this page will cover is some of the broader areas adversely affected by man’s rejection of God, and the attempt to put man in charge of nature, of man himself, and everything.
Arguments for God’s Existence. St. Thomas Aquinas presented five proofs, or reasoned arguments, supporting the existence of one and only one God in his Summa Theologica.
These then were Aquinas’ arguments supporting the existence of God.
Arguments Refuting God’s Existence. Well, in a nutshell – there aren’t any. “You cannot provide empirical evidence for the existence of God” is all atheism has in its arsenal, disregarding even the fact that empiricism may only address the material, and not the ephemeral or other-worldly. “There is no other world” they say, as they theorize about worm-holes and alternate universes, and “there is no such thing as super-natural” as they delve into Freudian “repressed memory” and Jungian “collective consciousness” and even “psycho-kinesis” on the therapist’s couch.
Atheism has no empirical evidence supporting the non-existence of God, yet atheism believes, in the absence of any good evidences, that God does not exist. Atheism is thus a strictly faith based belief system, which is pretty close to the definition of a religion. Perhaps superstition might be a better word. Judeo-Christianity has its Revelation, in which God revealed Himself to man; and Judeo-Christianity has history, which strongly backs up it’s Revelation story, and Judeo-Christianity has strong logical arguments, as in the Aquinas arguments listed above. Atheism has only the thin pretense that there is no God. Standing in the midst of and as an integral part of an obvious intricate design, atheism flatly states that all of this just happened by accident.
Atheism is thus both a silly and dangerous superstition. Atheism is a strictly faith-based belief regarding the supernatural that cannot be backed up by any observations, material evidences or even logical arguments.
What the secularism movement has done to us over time is to get us to take our eyes off of what’s most important long enough to rearrange our priorities, so that what is most important has become least important, as we live our daily lives. We have lost track of the fact that the sins of the father are visited upon the son. The reason is that children raised up in abomination and sin are as disgusting to God as the abominable and sinful parents who raised them up. Thus, Moses lead his people forty years before sending them across the Jordan, so that an entire generation would perish first. We see this again and again in Scripture.
We are doing again, and again, what the Jews did before us, again, and again. Read Jeremiah if you don’t believe me. Whole peoples turned from God, and whole peoples were severely punished for it. Whole peoples turned back to God, and whole peoples were rewarded for it. We need to look at what’s happening here today and recognize why.
The First Turning Away. Because God wanted man to love God, man was made in the image of God, with free will. Free will is required to love; without free will, there can be no love. Therefore, free will allowed man to not love God, and to make his own choices. In Genesis 3 we first hear the smooth, reassuring, sophisticated voice of the serpent, “Did God say, “you shall not eat of any tree of the garden?”” followed by the temptation that was camouflaged as a revelation: “You shall not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Making God out to be a liar, and pretending to educate man into a new set of knowledge by which man might hope to make himself to be like God, knowing good and evil.
To be like God is to be able to disregard God, to some degree. Perhaps totally. This set the pattern, and set the stage, so to speak, for many repetitions of the same story. The whole notion is to be like God, to be in charge, to take over. To put God aside.
Note this well. When man seeks to be like God, knowing good and evil, he always tends to define evil down, and to define good down, until there is virtually no difference between good and evil. There are only “outcomes” that may only be judged worthy or unworthy, by the mood of the moment. God does not change; His Revelation and His Gospel Message do not change; His recorded holy Scripture does not change; so then, how is it that, over time, good and evil can change?
Man changes; and when man makes himself like God, knowing good and evil, good and evil change. Man then raises up his children in iniquity.
Results of Man Centered Programs. We don’t have to look too far back into history, or even to far around ourselves this very day, to see the results of moving God out of the social conversation and allowing Man to take charge of everything.
Did you ever wonder how it ever came to be that very nearly a whole people, in Hitler’s Germany, could, even at first, welcome such an obviously evil national mission? Look at all the veterans of the various lauded German military units with the name SS attached to them. These were the units assigned to execute “The Final Solution” to “The Jewish Problem.” How could so many good men stoop to such depravity as these men demonstrated in carrying out their orders? The answer is that they were no longer good men. They had become Nazis, and Nazis are not good men. They were an abomination.
Germany had undergone a systematic secularization process, began with the Kaiser’s Socialism, continued under the Marxism-tinged Weimar Republic, and perfected, by man, not by God, under Hitler’s National Socialist Worker’s Party. God was disregarded in Germany. Men thought they had become like God, knowing good and evil, and men were in charge of everything. And now we can all look back at what those men did.
No form of Marxism – not as experienced in Germany, not as in Russia, not as in China, not as experienced anywhere, ever – can peacefully coexist side-by-side with the Judeo-Christian Ethos, the clear morality established in the hearts and minds of believers by God. For the Marxist rule that says that “The Ends Justify The Means” flies in the face of God’s law, and God’s law lies at the root of all morality. And, I would say, sanity.
Before one may be a true Marxist one must first be a true Atheist.
Any Marxist, by any name, including Socialist, Fascist, Nazi, Liberal, Progressive, Democrat, Redistributionist, Egalitarian, Leninist, Trotskyite, Stalinist, whatever, is first of all an atheist, and any claims at religiosity are lies committed for political reasons. Because for Marxists, the ends justify the means, and all of their posturing, pretenses, play-acting and lying are therefore justified in their Marxist minds. They have made themselves like God, knowing good and evil, and the rest of us should recognize that, shut up and listen to them.
Human history is loaded down with characters who either denounced God or didn’t even consider Him, as they assumed themselves to be like God, knowing good and evil. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, established notions of racist eugenics as a worthy “scientific” goal, to actually remake man in another image, because she was like God, knowing good and evil. Hitler carried it a step further, and set a goal of remaking The World in another image, because he was like God, knowing good and evil. Every Marxist dictator in history set the goal of remaking the socio-political order, (at the least,) in another image, because he was like God, knowing good and evil.
The Demonic Seeds of Atheism. I have
argued strongly against the quasi-religion of Darwinism all over this
Website, but most importantly in three separate Webpages:
All we have, among holders of this silly superstition, are the two major denominations of Darwinism. First, we have the old-school, GESGOEAEOT2 gradualism, or, fundamentalist denomination. And, we have the newer and more avant-garde PEWAG3 school, or denomination, as you prefer. Neither sub-theory has a shred of empirical evidence to back it up. Both are therefore strictly un-empirical faith-based belief systems, which may be religious or superstitious, depending on how you define religion. They most certainly are not science. But, you see, when God is out of the picture, and man is like God, knowing good and evil, man can redefine science any way he wants to. And he has.
I have argued strongly against the quasi-religion of Freudianism all
over this Website, but most importantly in three separate Webpages:
Those who hold to Freudian theory hold to a strictly un-empirical faith-based belief system which, again, is closer to a religious belief or a silly superstition than to science. But Freudians have put God aside; assuming that they are like God, knowing good and evil; they therefore make up their own truth, and they back each other up. It’s called peer review.
I have argued strongly against the quasi-religion of
Marxism all over this Website, but most importantly in three separate
In point of fact, Marxism has resorted to hideous lies to promote itself, as can be seen in the Great Communist Lie Webpage. Every single thing Marxism claims about itself is a flagrant lie. Not one thing about it is true. But, Marxists believe they have made themselves like God, knowing good and evil, and they make their own “truth.”
Worldly Perfection, or, Utopia, or, man-made Heaven right here on earth, is what atheism strives for. American faith, which is Judeo-Christian faith, says that perfection is not of this world, but of the next. That we can achieve Paradise, which is to say, close communion with God, by making good use of our God given free will and loving God in this life. Atheism says there is no God, man has become like God, knowing good and evil, and man can make himself, his environment, his entire world, and perhaps eventually, his universe, perfect, in some new imagined image.
Darwinism-born eugenics envisions the selective breeding of perfected forms of man, to make man perfect, in a new image. Freudian-born psycho-analysis envisions helping the natural evolution of the human psyche to make perfect minds, in a new image. Marxian-born social science envisions making a new and perfect socio-economic order, in which history will stop, society will be perfected and man will be perennially happy, in a new image.
Atheism-born scientism envisions controlling climate and weather, once it forces you to buy an electric car, your stubborn neighbor to finally change all his light bulbs, and your cousin to properly recycle, making the earth and its weather perfect, in a completely new image. Now, the famous Stephen Hawking announces that man has perhaps from 100 to 1,000 years to evacuate the earth and colonize other planets, and he has no doubt that man can do that, and achieve perfection, in a new image of human life.
I submit that it’s all a lie. Perfection is not of this word, but the next.
Is there a valid argument for atheism? The world population is overwhelmingly comprised of people who profess a religion of some kind. There are well over two billion Christians in the world. Well over one billion of them are Catholics. Some 86% of America is Christian. One out of every four Americans is a Catholic. Everywhere you go on earth, from rain forest to major metropolis, atheism is a minority. Even Russia, in its blackest hours, still had a majority of Christians, many of them hiding their faith from the authorities. Atheism is merely an opinion, based on nothing other than a belief. It has no revelation, no empirical or historical evidences, not even a logical argument for it’s claim. Yet it dominates science, journalism, education, academia, entertainment, social commentary and politics, almost everywhere.
In the face of overwhelming world opinion, atheism expects us all to just roll over and accept atheism as fact, rather than even considering what faith has to say for itself. Elitism recognizes no trend except those elitism sets and maintains. That is the nature of elitism. Atheism is arrogant, and assumes the world is too stupid to understand the unfounded claims of atheism.
This Website is getting kind of long of tooth; it’s been around awhile, and it has been arguing against atheism and atheists in all sorts of pages on all sorts of topics. There has not been one good, logical and coherent argument supporting atheism ever submitted anywhere on this site, and I’ve never heard or read one anywhere else. Yet, as a faith system, it seems – that is, it appears – to dominate everywhere. Why?
Atheism owns the media; atheism has a very loud voice. That’s it.
Now, I’m just a simple working man. I am a local delivery driver. It would please me to no end if some Ivey-League educated super intellectual with lots of advanced degrees and lots of letters after his name would offer a concise, coherent, logical explanation of how atheism makes any sense at all, and exactly how atheism might even be possible. It has never happened yet, and I won’t be holding my breath until it happens.
Where is God in your life? Are you like God, knowing good and evil? Do you make your own truth? Is whatever is right or wrong for you not necessarily right or wrong for your neighbor, or your child, or your fellow soldier, or your shipmate, or your political representative, or your pastor? Is abortion not for you, but you believe in “choice” for somebody else? Do you know right from wrong, or do you make up your own rules, like everybody else? Is it every man for himself morality here? Or does God still rule.
How does education, the media, the entertainment you watch treat your American religion? As a joke, with contempt and mockery? How do you treat it? With contempt and mockery? With lukewarm-ness?
What kind of a people are we?
God has not moved.
We – you and I – have got to change things here. But, in this discussion, I’m putting it all on you, because you cannot depend on me. It is time to turn, and it is time to stand.
This is America, and this is the place. This is the time. You are the one.
If not here, where? If not now, when? If not you, who?
You have got to turn this around. If you don’t do it. it wont’ get done.” … Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?” – Luke 18:8
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Various unrelated topics that stirred thought and provoked writing (or quoting) at one time or another. The Everything Else Bucket.
Undoing Evil: Unraveling the sly "Good Intentions" destroying the West. Undoing Evil means reversing Political Correctness and Amorality, and returning to Pure Meritocricy.
Letter to an American Warrior, from an old American Citizen, with Love. An old man's advice to a young man, sent in a letter to an American Warrior.
The Judas Complex: How a traitor may not recognized his own treason. The Judas Complex explains how Judas Iscariot - like many a modern day Bishop - compromised with the world.
Christmas 2014: Hope is Reborn; Salvation has come into the world. The Christmas 2014 Turning Point: The Kingdom is upon us; our King is among us.
A Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ deepens faith and faith commitment. A Personal Relationship with America deepens love of country and patriotic commitment.
Work at home jobs that have had me. A long, costly and unsuccessful run at work from home jobs that didn't work for us.
Truth versus Agenda addresses the simplest of problems greatly complexified. Truth versus Agenda examines the contest between reality and its opposition.
Vic has Iron Weights for sale; Mama says they have to go. Lots of iron weights for sale; all have to go at once, in one sale.
My poor old truck is again starting to look like a poor old truck. After half-a-million miles, we're now approaching another decision time; another paint job, or a new truck.
A Palin Parker Ticket? My Dream Candidates for 2012. Why a Palin Parker ticket is better than any professional politician Republican ticket you can come up with for 2012.
Elitism Vs Palinism: Why the Left and the Elites Loath and Fear Sarah Palin. It isn’t just Marxism Vs Palinism; it’s also established intellectual elitism vs Palinism. The elite need someone to look down upon.
Here we see Bush family class captured in a simple private citizen’s photo. George W. (and Mrs.) Bush quietly demonstrate Bush family class without hoopla or fanfare.
Marxists love crisis, and they love an oil spill crisis most of all. Marxists even create and drive crisis. Their favorite crisis of all must be the Oil Spill Crisis, which is even better than a Banking Crisis.
The Godless Left leads the young and naive to their utopian Hell. For an honest comparison of the effects on youth, we need to look to the history of the Godless Left versus the Religious Right.
On Threats to America's National Existence. A look at the nature of our national existence, what makes us America, physical threats to that, and the possibility of just going out of existence.
On the ethics of language: English dictionary Vs. Political-Correctness taboos. Language evolves, yet morals are (or should be) fixed. This poses questions re the ethics of language.
Thinking Catholic direction: threats to America, Church, Ethos, even History. The Thinking Catholic Direction is multi-faceted, facing threats to American National Existence, Catholic Liturgy, our common Guiding Ethos - emphasis changes to meet the threat of the moment.
The website is going on hold for at least the next five weeks. Business calls, and I must respond. Will be traveling, and not taking the laptop this time.
Current Website Status. Still too busy for individual responses to questions, comments & criticisms.
Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide. The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce.
On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket. As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.
A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish. May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.
Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals. In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.
The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed. You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words. The Passion? "Unreservedly Bad." The DaVinci Code? "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam? "No Comment."
Home For Christmas 2008. Website Getting Active Again
Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future. Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.
Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC. There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.
What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite? I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic. But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.
Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences. The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE NuVo Initiative still stands pat.
The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard". The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.
Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative. A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.
Come, let us sit and reason together. Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.
Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper. If you can't really present a good argument, sit down. On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.
Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left. The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.
Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited. The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.
"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great) Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.
Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture. What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?
So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible. Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.
Taking a look at Illegal Imigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.
First journal / blog entries when the thinking catholic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing.
On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006. Adding items to book store.
Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.
Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.
Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.
Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.
The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now. Well … so what?
Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.
Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.
More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.
Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.
Website Status Update 11/09/10. Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.
Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.
Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.
A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?
Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.
Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.
Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.
The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.
Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.
We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?
Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper. The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.
Tea-Party-Candidates-04-18-2014. The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.
Ecce homo; Behold the man. Ecce Homo. Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.
When your system slows down or hangs, it's time for a Total System Reboot. America, the World, and even the Catholic Church may need a Total System Reboot.
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