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Linda Kimball, 2017
In our own time, the pagan and pantheist antithesis of the Word of God remains substantially unchanged from what it was in Paul's time:
The Stoics and Epicureans were the two most prominent schools of nature philosophy, nature science and nature religion of that time. Theirs was a humanist, animist, monist, evolutionary, and occult scientific worldview predicated upon a one-dimensional universe of animated (evolving) physical matter or divine psychic energy (spiritualized matter). They were the physicists of their age.
The Greek Atomist Epicurus (341-270 BC) is the father of contemporary scientific materialism. The principle tenet of Atomism teaches that the world was not created by any deity, or with any design, but came about by a chance movement of physical atoms of various sizes and magnitude that cemented together and so formed the world.
The world and everything in it were not created but instead the accidental emergent or evolved products of a great cosmic event (exploding Cosmic Egg/Big Bang) that spontaneously generated animated physical matter from nothing. This way of thinking excludes everything unseen, such as the human soul, mind, angels and demons, and holds that humans are aggregates of physical matter in motion in a human form and the human mind an active principle of grey matter.
This ancient pagan way of thinking forms the basis of the materialist psychology of Sigmund Freud, Darwin's evolutionary conception, modern evolutionary biology, secular humanism, secular trans-humanism and Marxist quasi-pantheist and animist dialectical materialism.
Though modern materialism originated in the metaphysics of ancient Ionians and Stoics during the sixth century BC it was the Atomists (Leucippus/Democritus, 460-357 BC; Epicurus, 342-270 BC; and Lucretius, 96-55 BC) who methodically developed Atomism, the root and source of modern scientific evolutionary materialism. (1)
"An age of science is necessarily an age of materialism," declared Hugh Elliot early last century, "Ours is a scientific age, and it may be said with truth that we are all materialists now." (Darwin Day in America, John G. West, xiv)
Modern materialists such as Julien de la Mettrie (1709-51), Paul Henri Thiery, and Baron D'Holbach (1723-89) all agreed that the human mind is the property of physical matter and man nothing but a bio-machine. La Mettrie speculated that machine-mans rational life is entirely determined by physical causes that run the gamut from raw meat, to climate, blood circulation, and gender. Genetic inheritance, said la Mettrie, causes machine-man to commit crime. This view casts parents into the role of "first cause" and would later manifest itself in the belief that State 'experts,' or Hillary's "village" experts should have control of children. (Ibid, pp. 16-18)
Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827) viewed scientific materialism, as not only the pursuit of God-like omniscience but of the Holy Grail itself – power to create a New Man. If an intelligence could grasp "at a given instant...all the forces by which nature is animated" proclaimed Laplace, it could devise a mathematical formula that would predict everything that would ever happen, and "nothing would be uncertain, and the future, like the past, would be open to its eyes." Scientists should reduce everything in the universe to mechanical laws that could be expressed in terms of mathematics, advised Laplace, for the promise of such knowledge was incredible power...even over life and mind itself. (Ibid, p. 20)
Herbert Spencer, Fechner, Lotze, Wundt, and the pantheist Ernst Haeckel, inventor of the fraudulent scientism dictum – ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny – all agreed that life and mind are properties of physical matter. Haeckel moreover imagined ether to be the primitive life-making substance, which like the primitive fire of the Stoics, changed one part of itself into inert mass while the other part became the active principle, spirit. Today, many scientists routinely resort to Haeckel's postulate without ever inquiring into its pantheist implications.
Haeckel would later write,
During the century to follow, Charles Darwin (1809-82) helped spread evolutionary materialism to the masses and eager seminarians and theologians. As Stephen Jay Gould argues,
According to Darwin, natural selection (god substitute) and the laws of heredity acting on matter produced mind, morality, and civilization. By describing how deified natural mechanisms caused the complexity of life to emerge from deified matter, Darwin helped transform materialism from a fantastically bizarre tale told by power-mad Prometheans on the fringe of society to a hallowed scientism principle enshrined and worshipped by modern scientism and 'enlightened' Westerners.
Together, Darwinism and the Epicurean proposition that all that exists is matter in motion within the Void (monism) are the first principles of the naturalistic worldview proffered by atheists such as Richard Dawkins and other evolutionary materialists.
The Stoics were a celebrated school of severe and lofty mystical pantheist nature sages. Their main principle was that the universe of divine psychic energy was under the law of an iron necessity (determinism in Darwinian creeds and karma in Eastern creeds), the spirit of which was what they called the Deity, World Soul, or Goddess of the Earth (Gaia, Astarte, Isis, Cybele).
Stoic metaphysics has much in common with Eastern mystical pantheism, thus reality is not the physical world but rather the spiritual while the human spirit (divine spark) is deity in the same way that "The Self is Brahman" (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.5)
Modernized Stoic pantheism and its Eastern occult counterpart forms the basis of Carl Jung's psychology, Wicca, occult New Age spirituality, Luciferian Theosophy, spiritual or cosmic trans-humanism, Teilhard's Omega, Leonard Sweet's Quantum Spirituality, modern quantum physics, global warming and the science of climate change, to name but a few permutations.
Stoic and Epicurean sages received their ideas from ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Hindus, whose one-dimensional, evolutionary nature systems extended back centuries before Greek and Roman civilization to ancient Sumeria and the Babylonian Enuma Elish. The Enuma Elish is the original evolutionary cosmogony, the source and model for all ancient and modern evolutionary cosmogonies, Mysteries, nature religions, and evolutionary philosophy.
Though the Enuma Elish was found in Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrians, evidence indicates that it dates back to the Sumerians. It begins with an evolutionary account of beginnings. Thorkild Jacobsen comments:
In "The Making of the New Spirituality: the Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition," James Herrick writes that modern physicists claim to have irrefutable scientific proof for the foundational premises of pantheist spirituality. (p. 169)
For example, in the "Quantum Society," physics writers Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall advocate a new esoteric science of pantheism, psychology and sociology grounded in a breathtaking range of practical implications in the fundamental physics that underlies all else in the universe lending itself to a revitalized ancient mystical pantheist and monist understanding of the nature of the mind:
The two men also find that when physicists probe the deep recesses of the universe they are confronted by a void, an infinite field of energy they call the 'quantum vacuum,' that seems empty yet is where all physical objects originate.
The ultimate discovery of quantum physics is trumpeted as scientific proof of the basic correctness of revitalized Babylonian pantheist theology and the men call their divine energy field the quantum vacuum. Their quantum vacuum is strikingly similar to some Hindu and Buddhist accounts of the origins of everything that exists as emanations from the Void. Nor do Zohar and Marshall deny the similarity:
From Sumeria to our own age, the Void has been viewed as the ultimate ground of being and true mystical religious experience. As the beginning and ending of all reality, the Void or vacuum is "the vast sea of all else that is." Moreover, humans are nothing more than excited aspects or modes of the Void:
This means that since the soul of the Void and divine soul or spark of the human are one and the same substance then 'god' is within the human brain. Reality is therefore within human consciousness because man is an aspect of the Void:
The Apostle Paul warned against being taken captive by 'elemental spirits' that are 'not after Christ.' By perpetrating deceptions through the elements and powers of the cosmos, Satan lures people away from the Lord Jesus Christ and toward other beings that inhabit the universe, whether real or imagined. What this means is that the impersonal, mystical evolutionary 'powers' ascribed by evolutionary theologians and their pagan counterparts to natural selection, chance, the Void, Gaia, Teilhard's Omega, Christ-consciousness, the Force, evolution, and other idols of mans' imagination are the powers of elemental spirits applied to the inventions of deluded, superstitious men.
Over the past three hundred years the Word of God and the Western Christian tradition has been incrementally eclipsed by the empty deceit of dehumanizing pagan and mystical pantheist ways of thinking that have been artfully revamped and revised for modern Western consumption.
In "The Making of the New Spirituality," James Herrick masterfully demonstrates how each major tenet of the Word of God has been radically reinvented and disseminated by certain scientists, occult New Age gurus, evolutionary theologians, and new religious cults as well as through books, speeches, magazines, popular TV programs, plays, radio interviews, music, and websites.
With regard to the Word of God, Herrick lists seven major tenets:
Herrick calls the new pagan and pantheist spirituality "the New Religious Synthesis"and lists seven of its major components:
So stunning has been the transformation of Western consciousness under the shaping influence of scientism, evolution and modern pagan and pantheist spirituality that it has now supplanted the Word of God as the religious foundation of a large and growing number of Westerners, Americans and undiscerning Christians. James Herrick comments:
In his insightful essay, "Why Christianity Lost America?" Vishal Mangalwadi, author of "The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization," argues that Christianity lost America because 20th-century evangelicalism branded itself as the party of faith while secularism (science, evolution, university, media) became the party of truth. This is one reason why 70% of Christian youth give up meaningful involvement with the church when they grow up.
In other words, Christians have bought into a vast deception that defines ancient pagan and pantheist spirituality as "factual" empirical science. Thus if evolution and pagan presuppositions are true then the Genesis account is not true, so why bother with Christian theism if it has been scientifically invalidated? This is one reason why ancient pagan and pantheist spirituality revamped for our age have replaced the living, personal Triune God and His Word as the great explanation of the origin and subsequent existence of life in all of its forms.
The pagan and pantheist way of thinking represented by evolutionary biology, scientism, occult Eastern pantheist creeds, the Stoics and Epicureans are the principle enemies of the Word of God and by extension, of salvation unto life eternal. Thus in obedience to our Lord, and as an act of Christ-like love for the faithful and all who are open to truth, we are to actively contend against these infernal pagan teachings even though our paganized culture and increasingly paganized church not only ridicule, scoff, scorn and reject us but accuse us of insanity, intolerance, racism, homophobia, transphobia, divisiveness, and hate.
1.The Materialist Faith of Communism, Socialism, and Liberalism, L. Kimball, American Thinker, Feb. 23, 2008
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Date: Fri Mar 19 2021
From: Vic Biorseth
What a timely submission!
It addressed the main topics discussed at last night's meeting of the Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky Church Militant RESISTANCE group. I now wish you could have spoken instead of me. First, I am not much of a speaker. But more importantly, the depth and breadth of your coverage of the whole theme is, to me, almost breathtaking.
I am so glad I found this submission waiting for me this morning!
Date: Fri Mar 19 09:49:39 2021
From: Linda Kimball
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Thank-you Vic. Like you I am not much of a speaker. Just a 'thinker' for the Lord our God doing my best to think :-)
Date: Fri Mar 19 19:00:22 2021
Well, I can only say that the "quantum vacuum" does not exist in reality. Ms. Kimball is correct in identifying it with mysticism - because it's not real science, despite what the math-obsessed proponents of modern scientism say. Let's examanine the premise. "Quantum vacuum" - the term itself doesn't make logical sense. Vacuum is the absence of things - if there's energy or matter, then it's not a vacuum. Second - "quantum vacuum" is proof that magic sells. I mean, don't the W+ and W- and Higgs bosons "borrow energy from the vacuum" (they really do say this just like that - not only this sounds like magic, there's this little now-forgotten postulate of physics to consider that says that you cannot assign force, energy, mass, charge, i.e. any characteristic to the void). This is Scientism, folks - pure and simple. This is what happens when math takes a lead to experimentation - and math in "quantum mechanics" (an oxymoronic term, as quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynamics, for the most part, utterly lack mechanical explanations - there are only theories and maths). And when math became the new mystical language in physics, is it any wonder when we go into "borrowing energy from the vacuum", "virtual (i.e. not real) particles", "quantum tunneling (now this one's a laugh - because, if you examine it's premise, it is literal teleportation. Same as mystical Kefitzat Haderech, Shukuchi, Chukjibeop and Tayy al-Ard). Gee, and to them, Christians "superstitious". Oh, and there's quite an iron-fisted orthodoxy in the "halls of science", too - when people question this, they are told to "prove it with experiment". Yeah, right. But when it comes to playing mathematical magic, it's quite expected to go up the Capitol Hill - and demand a billion dollars. When it comes to these errors, it's nothing new. It's just that modern superstition masks itself with mathematical equations instead of mystery cults with exclusive membership.
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