In the original Planet of the Apes, Charlton Heston takes a one-way voyage in a starship because he hopes to find “something better” than our Earth.
Leftids still seek something better; and they have a starship, too.
Faith of the Faithless
Their voyage to Utopia will be aboard the all-powerful, all-devouring State. What would you even call it? Science and Government and brute force and madness all rolled into one!
But when you turn away from God, sooner or later you find an idol.
Here’s a thoughtful essay by Mark Rushdoony, analyzing the deep divisions that afflict “a nation running from Christianity.”
“We have a great deal of historical and contemporary evidence that the democratic process has always been infected with, if not controlled by, blatant lies and fraud,” Mark writes. “Confidence in [our] institutions is now incredibly low.”
People who reject God wind up needing, desperately, to replace Him. Thrown onto their own sinful resources without the guidance of Scripture, when they run from Christianity, they run off in all different directions.
As James Madison would have said, “democracy” is a very poor substitute for justice.
Unlimited government–it always works!
Over the years, I’ve found “the Humanist Manifesto II” highly enlightening when it comes to trying to understand the often bizarre practices and beliefs of this current age. As a world view, humanism has a lot to answer for. Replacing the all-righteous God with fat-headed, fallible men is never going to turn out well.
“Choosing the Curse” is part of a series I wrote a few years ago, for the Chalcedon magazine, on the baneful effects of the philosophy so clearly laid out in Humanist Manifesto II.
This is the pseudo-religion that seeks to replace Christianity and literally dominate the world, through science and an all-powerful state.
If you can think of anything more nightmarish than that, please let me know.