Today we have pornography piped directly into our homes. Sexually transmitted diseases are rampant, and abortion is commonplace. Unprovoked violence has escalated at an unbelievable rate.
There is little respect for authority, whether it’s teachers, law enforcement, and now even our country. As a result, people are asking, “Where did this come from?”
The root of these problems is exemplified through Friedrich Nietzsche. From Darwinian science, Nietzsche concluded that the Bible was untrue about creation. From this he made his famous proclamation, “God is dead.”
By taking God out of our lives, fear of retribution of immoral acts began to disappear. Seeing that people would lose their faith, he later predicted that the 20th century would be the bloodiest century in history.
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So, did his prediction come true? The “Encyclopedia of Wars” by Charles Phillips and Alan Axelrod document the following. Deaths by atheistic leaders in the last two thirds of the 20th century: Hitler 20,946,000; Lenin 4,017,000; Stalin 42,672,000; Chiang Kai Shek 10,214,000; Mao Zedong 37,828,000; Pol Pot 2,397,000. That’s more deaths than in all previous wars combined.
His point was without a moral base, people would revert to greedy, self-centered lives.
Gary Johns, Madera Ranchos