Daily Archives: November 5, 2020

‘Religion Breeds Violence’: Another Myth

After the atheist President Macron of France with his usual tact insulted Muslims, several outrageous terrorist attacks have occurred, especially in France and Austria. As a result we hear all the usual: ‘Well, what do you expect from religion, they’re all fanatics. If there was no religion, there wouldn’t be any terrorism. Religion just encourages them’. What do we answer such nonsense?

First of all, religious faith is not responsible for terrorism or any other sort of violence. To this we will hear, ‘What about Charlemagne and the Saxons, the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Protestants and the Catholics, the Hindus and the Muslims, the Jews and the Catholics? Always at each others’ throats’.

However, in reality, the simple fact is that scoundrels always use the name of God for self-justification. (As, similarly, the writer Samuel Johnson long ago also remarked, ‘Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel’, not in any way meaning that patriotism is bad, but quite the opposite, that scoundrels use noble patriotism to justify their base actions).

After all, if I want to steal money, conquer territory or plunder oil reserves, murdering millions in the process, I am not going to say that openly, rather I am going to say, like George Bush’, ‘God told me to do it’, or else ‘I am bringing them ‘freedom and democracy’, or else as the Western European imperialists used to say, ‘I am bringing them civilisation’.

In other words, as religious faith is the highest and noblest instinct of mankind, it is always used as a pretext for the lowest and ignoblest actions.

The repulsive Islamist terrorists who murder the innocent do not believe in God. They are atheists, filled with hatred, anger, vengefulness, greed, jealousy and frustration. The same was true of ‘Catholic’ crusaders, inquisitors, Protestant cowboys, Hindu terrorists who murder Christians, Thai Buddhists who murder Muslims etc etc. None of them has any religious faith, just a flag or label, behind which they hide their base motives for organised violence.

Does anyone believe that Napoleon and Hitler were Catholics or that Stalin was Georgian Orthodox? Of course not, they were all persecutors of God and of God’s Creation, ruthless mass murderers, who not only did not believe in God, but espoused atheist ideologies which gave them the logical right or self-justification to murder God and anyone who believed in God.

Today they are no more, but instead we are governed by people who, under-reported, worldwide murder over a million babies a week (1) (about fifty times more than the over-reported death toll of covid-19, which, incidentally, leaves babies and children alive) because these unborn babies are inconvenient. Terrorists and murderers may claim to be Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, but they are not. ‘By their fruits you shall know them’.

Atheism breeds violence.

Note:

  1. https://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/worldwide_abortion_statistics/

 

 

Bad Losers

All those interested in current affairs will remember how the US Democratic Party refused to accept President’s Trump electoral victory in 2016, constantly, for four years, accusing him of cheating with fictitious Russian help and trying to impeach him. Torn by jealousy, they proved themselves bad losers. Now President Trump, threatened with losing, appears to be doing the same – another bad loser, if he has in fact lost, which is by no means certain.

However, these childish disputes between old men about who won, are petty questions. The big questions are elsewhere.

Firstly, whoever wins the US election, he will have to deal with the economic wreckage caused by the atheistic attitudes of the governing elite towards covid. He who has no faith fears death. His attitude towards life, as explained by Darwin nearly two centuries ago, is that of wild animals: survival is all they want because death is final and survival is only for the fittest, the strongest, the richest. Nothing else matters. Civilisations that fear death always die. They sentence themselves to death.

Secondly, in order to become and remain Number One, the only Global Superpower, the USA has bankrupted itself. Beginning with Reagan in the 1980s and going through Clinton, spending especially on the military-industrial complex has rocketed. Indeed, some would say that if the USA triumphed against the USSR, it was only because the world financial capital is in New York and the USA had the ability run up trillions of dollars of debt there, an ability which the USSR did not have. US debt has more or less quintupled since the year 2000 under Bush, Obama and Trump, rising from about $5.6 trillion in 2000 to over $27 trillion today. Now it is increasing by about $3 million every minute (https://usdebtclock.org/).

Thirdly, the USA has lost much of its manufacturing capacity. Thanks to greedy outsourcers, this has gone to Asia, above all to China, which has more or less overtaken the USA economically. The twentieth century of 1917-2017 was the American one. The twenty-first century is not.

Like the Roman Empire of old, on which the USA has always modelled itself and as the architecture of the White House in Washington, completed in 1800, proclaims, the US Empire is collapsing. Having compromised itself in 150 years of aggressive wars, starting with its own Civil War, bankrupting genocidal invasions and political and financial injustices and meddling all around the world, the USA has lost its moral compass. It has made itself hated. In other words, it has betrayed its own founding ideals and values: and when you do that, you have no future, because you have no foundation. Your house is built on sand. Prepare for the storm.

Technologically, because of its ability to attract the greatest brains from any country in the world, the USA is still Number One. But China has overtaken it as the world’s manufacturing centre and, in many respects, as the controller of US debt. The dollar is unlikely to survive as the world’s main currency.

Given the clearly visible bankruptcy of the secularist ideology of the USA, the question is: Which nation in the world will provide the new set of ideals and values by which the future USA, if it will still exist as a single nation, will need to survive. In a nation of chronically bad economic, ecological, national and personal health, reflected by bankruptcy, climate change, disease and obesity, what values will any future successor to the USA hold?

This question should interest not just the USA, but all of Western Europe, which is after all the source of the USA’s secularist ideology, and from there the whole Westernised world. We are living not just on borrowed money, but also on borrowed time. If there is to be a twenty-second century, all must change. That change is called repentance.

Now, bad losers never repent because they always blame others for their woes; only good losers repent because only they accept that they were at fault and so change accordingly. Let him who has ears, hear.