If there is no God, there is no moral order. We are free to rape, rob, and murder at will. The only thing preventing us is fear of getting caught. There is no right or wrong, good or evil.
From Vincent Thomas Paine:
Many folks on both sides of the political divide:
“We don’t need religion to have a free society! God is not relevant! You can be moral and be an atheist!!!! Separation of Church and State! Don’t tell me what to believe!!!”
The truth and facts from past and present history:
The more a society moves away from God or religion, the greater the immorality. The less faith, the more government turns socialist.
Igor Shafarevich, a mathematician and Soviet dissident, wrote a book entitled The Socialist Phenomenon. In it, he studied socialist based societies. He concluded that Socialism seeks to do 3 primary things:
- The abolition of the nuclear family.
- The abolition of private property.
- The abolition of Religion, primarily Christianity.
Shafarevich argued that we become individuals through our relationship with God, and that socialism is death. A society that embraces it eventually dies.
Arhropologist and Social Scientist George Murdoch, conducted the most extensive cross cultural study of civilizations, past and present. He found the one variable that all successful societies possessed was a nuclear family. That is, one MAN, one WOMAN, and children. Societies that veered from the nuclear family always fell.
St. John Vianney stated that a society that rejects God will revert to barbarism within 3 generations.
Our Founders, influenced by Christian thought and Western ideas, based our Republic on the idea that there is a God who created us equally. That He gave us unalienable rights. That those rights can be inferred by observing God’s natural and moral order.
All this is to say that there is an objective morality. It is a spiritual and psychological truth, instilled in our collective unconscious by a Creator.
Once we try to separate God from our lives and our society, we alienate our souls from His truth…fron His Word.
Cut off from God, we begin a slow descent into nihilism, false morality, false rights, and eventual tyranny and barbarism.
Ultimately, our current crisis in which we are witnessing all this truth being played out before us like a tragic play, is the result of one thing.
Rejection of God or religion.
This is a a spiritual, psychological truth.
You can deny it, bask in your arrogance and pseudo intellect in claiming it’s just an opinion as you deny the real life evidence of it right before your eyes, but the truth is this…
Only a true return to God can save us.
If there is a God, anything is possible.
If there is no God, EVERYTHING…. including the denial of His natural law and infringement of our rights, are permissible.
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom.” ~ 2 Corinthians 3:17