When God’s protective care is rejected in any particular, the rejector bears the price of that sin against himself and against the life-giving boundaries of creation’s nature.
An insightful experience as been shared by Marvin Olasky, Distinguished Chair in Journalism at Patrick Henry College, editor of WORLD magazine and author of more than twenty books. A former Marxist intellectual, Olasky was highly regarded by the chairman of his PhD academic program and dissertation committee at the University of Michigan. Olasky, who became disillusioned by the shallowness of socialistic panaceas, became a solid convert to Christianity. He concurs with Whittaker Chambers who came to believe in God after being a Communist Party member in the 1920s and 1930s. In the autobiography Witness, Whittaker Chambers writes: “A Communist breaks because he must choose at last between irreconcilable opposites—God or man, Soul [conscience] or Mind [emotions], Freedom or Communism. The crisis of the Western world exists to the degree in which it is indifferent to God.”
“Chambers’ diagnosis troubles us today because of the West’s retention of so many of the ideas that shaped Communism. We still remain distant, if not cut off, from the intellectual and religious sources that shaped the West from its beginning. The contemporary West still asserts that reality should be understood through empirical reason alone, that man is merely a highly evolved creature, or that liberty is only a useful fiction because history, science, economics, and the state are the real movers carrying man forward.”
In this book, the focus upon the danger to American liberty has been narrowed to those who are at the seat of the problem—atheist secular militants. The first principle adopted by leftist or atheistic evangelicals, and upon which their lesser initiatives rest, is the God-rejecting theory of evolution. Revisionist morality, supported by the Darwinian theory for life’s origin, meaning and purpose, represents one of the greatest evils of our time. Charles Darwin published his theory for a God-rejecting worldview in the book The Origin of Species published in 1859. There is some adaptation within species, but the herculean efforts of science-pretenders to find evolution between species fail. Sir Arthur Keith, a leading evolutionist, has written truthfully: “Evolution is unproved and unprovable. We believe it only because the only alternative is special creation which is unthinkable” (Sir Arthur Keith, a citation in Wallie A. Criswell’s Did Man Just Happen? Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1967).
American conservatism transcends both the good and evil intentions of today’s adherents to the old European secular philosophy*—the religious and political left.
* “Old European secular philosophy” is a general term that includes the many sects championed by God-rejecting intellectuals. The traditional American use of the word secular is to distinguish national, state and local governments from church governments. This has become too confusing for modern day use on two counts. First, used by radicals, the word “secular” leaves people blindsided to the fact that the science of their agenda is driven by deception and the insistence on an atheistic secular worldview monopoly. Secondly, their atheistic worldview is religious, with a deeply-held Darwinian view about the origin and meaning of life. In 1961, the Supreme Court in Torcaso v. Watkins classified secular humanism (the title used by secular militants in academia) as a religion. To avoid the misleading use of the word “secular,” we suggest there are times that the phrase atheistic secular be used. Instead of being secular-authoritarian based, the American predicate for determining public policy is impartial, higher-authority and morality based.
~ D. Norris