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Why The Secular Left is Anti-God and Dangerous

Why The Secular Left is Anti-God and Dangerous

By Brannon Howse


 


 


This article is excerpted from Brannon's upcoming book One Nation Under Man: The Worldview War Between Christians and the Secular Left-in bookstores September 1st. 


 


Today's modern-day liberals desire to free themselves and America from God and the Christian worldview, the foundation of conservatism as well as our republic itself. They concern themselves less with America's war on terror than their own personal war on Christianity. Former secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, Robert B. Reich, echoes their perspective when he declares:



 


The great conflict of the 21st century may be between the West and terrorism. But terrorism is a tactic, not a belief. The underlying battle will be between modern civilization and anti-modernist fanatics, between those who believe in the primacy of the individual and those who believe that human beings owe blind allegiance to a higher authority; between those who give priority to life in this world and those who believe that human life is no more than preparation for an existence beyond life; between those who believe that truth is revealed solely through scripture and religious dogma, and those who rely primarily on science, reason, and logic. Terrorism will disrupt and destroy lives. But terrorism is not the only danger we face.1



 


Do you realize what this former high-ranking U.S. government official has declared is equal to terrorism and is a foundational threat to America? That's right, conservative Christians.



 


Reich says today's worldview battle is "between modern civilization and anti-modernist fanatics." If you don't believe, accept, and value postmodernism and its belief that all truth is created by man and not God, you are an anti-modernist fanatic. Reich himself acknowledges that today's worldview war is between secular humanists and Christians, "between those who believe in the primacy of the individual [secular humanism] and those who believe that human beings owe blind allegiance to a higher authority." He goes on to attack those that believe in life after death as well as the authority and validity of the Bible. If Reich and his radical liberal friends have their way, there may one day be a division in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security dedicated to monitoring not only terrorists but also tracking and prosecuting Christians that openly live out their Christian worldview.



 


In 2002, Charles Kimball, a college professor at a prominent university, wrote When Religion Becomes Evil, in which he suggests that one indication a religion has become evil is when it makes claims of absolute truth: "When zealous and devout adherents elevate teachings and belief of their tradition to the level of absolute truth, they open the door to the possibility that their religion will become evil."2



 


Ironically, Professor Kimball misses the point that, by his own definition, he is evil. Kimball maintains a religious worldview whether he cares to admit it or not. There is no such thing as a nonreligious worldview. All worldviews uphold some perspective about God and truth. The professor is practicing an evil religion by forcing on his students his absolute belief that Christians are evil.


The political arena is similarly awash in an anti-Christian point of view. In September of 2004, former vice president Al Gore showed his anti-Christian colors when he attacked the faith of President George W. Bush. In a twelve-thousand-word profile on his "life and times" in the New Yorker magazine, Gore revealed how the liberals like to preach tolerance but are the most intolerant. Here's what Gore had to say about the faith of President George W. Bush: "It's a particular kind of religiosity. It's the American version of the same fundamentalist impulse that we see in Saudi Arabia, in Kashmir, in religions around the world: Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim."



 


Al Gore equated Wahhabi Islam-which has fostered beheadings, massacres, the September 11 attacks, the killing of children, and countless horrors-with the president's evangelical Christian faith. When was the last time an evangelical Christian beheaded someone, blew up a building filled with innocent people, flew a plane into an office tower, or slaughtered children in the name of God? Secularists may try to paint conservative Christians and radical Muslims with the same brush, but the facts mitigate against such attempts. Their worldview led Christians, instead, into "radical" activities like founding the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the first American hospitals, the first rescue missions for homeless people, and pro-life clinics that provide health-care and adoption services, which save thousands of babies from abortion each year.



 


President Bush may well have offended the postmodern crowd when he called the terrorists evil and sought to bring capitol punishment to bear upon them through the use of military force, but he has stated clearly in several interviews that he cannot separate his Christian faith from his job as president. That, as you no doubt know, drives the secularists crazy.



 


It is the worldviews of people like Al Gore, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Robert Reich, and their liberal, humanist compatriots that pose the real threat to America. Their worldview has resulted in the taking of innocent life through abortion and now active euthanasia in the case of Terri Schiavo.



 


The precursor to Adolf Hitler's annihilation of Jews and Christians was his murder of 275,000 handicapped individuals.3 The worldview by which Al Gore and those of his ilk justify legislation and policies that allow for and fund the killing of unborn babies is the same worldview that allowed Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini to justify the murder of millions. Hitler's paganism and hatred of Christianity fueled his vile regime. The Fuehrer once proclaimed, "The heaviest blow that ever struck humanity was the coming of Christianity." Heinrich Himmler, the brutal head of the Gestapo, dictated the policy that followed from Hitler's view: "We shall not rest until we have rooted out Christianity."4



 


Hitler's atrocities were birthed from a worldview that rejected God and His laws-a rejection that humanists in America share. The twentieth century was the bloodiest of all centuries, and humanism-the worldview of Robert Reich, the Third Reich, Al Gore, and Charles Kimball-was the foundation for those committing the atrocities. Such a comment may seem extreme to some Americans, but facts are facts. It has been the godless worldview of America's radical liberals that has permitted, encouraged, funded, and profited from our nation's holocaust-the slaughter of forty million unborn babies and counting. And now picking up steam in America is the liberal's barbaric love affair with active euthanasia.



 


As humanist liberals decry Christianity, they undermine the very worldview upon which America was founded, thus making themselves the true enemies of America. Founding father Dr. John Witherspoon would certainly agree with my analysis, for it was he who wrote, "[H]e is the best friend to American liberty who is most sincere and active in promoting true and undefiled religion and who sets himself with the greatest firmness to bear down on profanity and immorality of every kind. Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not [do not hesitate] to call him an enemy to his country."5



 


Americans must realize that it is the worldview of humanistic liberals that poses the real threat to our American way of life. How can our nation long survive if the worldview of the secular humanists is allowed to permeate every American institution? According to William Provine of Cornell University, a prominent evolutionary biologist, the following are five foundational beliefs of a secular humanist: "There's no evidence for God, there's no life after death, there's no absolute foundation for right and wrong, there's no ultimate meaning for life, and people don't really have free will."



 


So who is promoting a false and dangerous worldview for America? Conservatives that desire to continue as one nation under God or liberals who daily move us closer to becoming one nation under Man?


 


[1] Robert B. Reich, "The Last Word: Bush's God," The American Prospect, June 17, 2004.


[2] Charles Kimball, When Religion Becomes Evil. New York: Harper San Francisco, 2002


[3] Dr. D. James Kennedy, Lord of All: Developing A Christian World-and-Life View (Wheaton, IL, 2005), p. 86.


[4] Dr. D. James Kennedy, Lord of All: Developing A Christian World-and-Life View (Wheaton, IL, 2005), p.85


[5] David Barton, quoting John Witherspoon, The Works of the Rev. John Witherspoon (Philadelphia: William W. Woodward, 1802), Vol. III, p. 46.