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Humanist Agenda – When Man Became Godless

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 26, 2014

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All cultures and civilizations throughout history have one thing in common: they all have belief systems called “religion.” All peoples regardless of time, location, or race understood the mysterious act of Creation as a consequence of divine inspiration or intervention; either by a Supreme Being or by a pantheon of lesser powers acting co-operatively. No culture or civilization regardless of time, location or race has believed man to be alone or unsupervised in the Cosmos: that was until the present day. Beginning with the Renaissance humanists, west European intellectuals have slowly but inexorably stripped away every authority possessed by organized religion in its claim to be the proper government of society. The attack by science upon the tenets of Christianity, based upon the revealed Word of God and the Church’s claim to be the voice or vehicle of God on earth, was devastating. Very powerful dark spiritual forces energized the intellects of the Enlightenment to initiate a devastating attack on the ancient belief in a divine being that was God. That is, an age-old belief in a Prime Mover and Creator, that had existed eternally and of necessity, who is the Cause of Himself and whose Essence is to exist: who is all-knowing, all-powerful and all-good, and who is the First Cause of everything. 

The burgeoning rational capacity, then taking hold of the human psyche, was directed to destroy the Christian conception of God the Unmoved Mover who takes a personal interest in His Creation, who had become a person, in flesh and blood, in the figure of Jesus Christ. Moreover, that in the person of Jesus Christ, God bridged the otherwise impassable barrier between the phenomenal and transcendental world of our belief. The humanists did this by proceeding to “prove” that God, in fact, did not exist and therefore, by inference, religion was superstitious nonsense. That is, the Renaissance savants sought to describe religious feeling as ghostly residues arising from our primitive past. The humanists achieved this fateful pyrrhic victory by using a rational and logical system of analysis called The Theory of Scientific Method.

This method of analysis was a powerful tool used to great effect by rationalists who employed it diligently in their efforts to extract the secrets of the phenomenal world from Nature. The Scientific Method was used to such effect by the intellectual elite that its results provided wonderful theories of apparent usefulness as well as novel labour saving inventions. Science’s success became a very persuasive argument for a materialistic explanation of reality in direct opposition to the Divine Creation Principle held by all world religions. Yet a great change was required in the human constitution to allow the nurturing of the rational faculty in the psyche of man that would produce the intellectual marvels necessary to transform Nature.

In the tumultuous era commonly called the Renaissance, theologians and men of reason tried valiantly to reconcile the estrangement of Church and Science and produce a new synthesis in the manner of Aquinas. These attempts at reconciliation were heartfelt and at times desperate. However, something profound was happening at this time that irrevocably changed the way in which man viewed the world; and, by necessity, how he saw himself in relation to Nature who was beginning to yield her secrets and was becoming less and less mysterious. Nature was prostrated and subjected to exhaustive mathematical treatment through the activity of measurement by science experimentalis, first promulgated by Roger Bacon (1220-92), whereby laws of nature are determined. That is, knowledge of Nature apprehended by scientific experimentation and quantifiable by figure, laws and formulae. Such scientific laws were conceived as number as function-related, and expressed in the dynamic principle of cause-and-effect. These nature-laws were achieved not from divine revelation but by careful observation and experiment. In short: a world full of causes and effects was posited and understood by reasoned observation and experiment.

The medieval monks and book-men began to intellectually penetrate the secrets of Nature not out of idle interest but with an ultimate aim to extract useful knowledge with practical application. And to serve this great desire for practical solutions and therefore command over Nature, the purpose and function of “theory” was redefined. The Schoolmen understood that any theory they developed was judged not as putative attempts to explain Nature per se but by its utility as a working tool. Thus every theory was from the outset a working hypothesis, and thus it did not have to be “correct” it was only required to be practical. It aims, not at embracing or unveiling the secrets of the world, but at making them serviceable to definite ends. Moreover, “theory” was also understood to be a disposable commodity with only temporary utility. If it provided some truths that were durable or appeared absolutely true then that was fine, these could be incorporated in the new theory but belief in ‘the theory’ never developed into a creed.

Bacon’s scientia experimentalis was an expression of a peculiar mind that perceived Nature as prey to be hunted remorselessly and apprehended by the intellectual hunter using his weapons of rational thought, theory and experiment. The great medieval theorists, using the stratagem of intellectual beasts of prey, “experimentum enim solum certificat” as Albertus Magnus put it, which was nothing less than the interrogation of nature under torture with rack, lever, and screw. The medieval theorists of Europe not only concerned themselves with the task of wresting the enigmatic secrets from Nature, but they also cherished a dream whereby the invention and wit of the researcher would eventually wrest the creative mantle from Nature. Enslaving and harnessing Nature’s very own forces, so as to multiply man’s own strength, would achieve this vaunting ambition. This gargantuan task was conceptualised in the search for “perpetual motion.”

The great philosopher of history, Oswald Spengler (1880-1936) understood the character of scientific experimentation and its shallow treatment of Nature. Thus, with regard to the urge to conquer the motion problem he tells us that:

“… for its success would mean the final victory over ”God or Nature” (Deus sive Natura ), a small world of one’s own creation moving like the great world, in virtue of its own forces and obeying the hand of man alone. To build a world oneself, to be oneself God – that is the [Western] inventor’s dream, and from it has sprung all our designing and re-designing of machine to approximate as nearly as possible to the unattainable limit of perpetual motion.

This Will, possessed by the Western savants, to apprehend Nature by measurement and thus control her is what Spengler called the “passion of the third dimension.”

Past civilisations had attempted some degree of control over the forces of nature but their attempts were concerned with small victories over local problems. Western medieval culture and its burgeoning science concerned itself with the grand victory over the big problems with global possibilities. The rapacity shown by Western scientists in their desire to utterly command Nature, and to regard her (in her entirety, complete with her secret of force) as booty to be hauled away as spoil, is the root cause of the antagonism towards science. Such a mind-set would have shocked the pious natural scientists of antiquity and it is also the reason why the new nature investigators were called heretics by more enlightened contemporaries. The religious pagan saw the scientists’ lust for power and their attempts at humbling the great goddess Nature as nothing less than devilish.

Throughout Renaissance Europe men were formulating a codified system of rational investigation by which they could interrogate Nature and extract her secrets. A new breed of book-men, the intellectual, promulgated this rational methodology, and foremost amongst these was Francis Bacon who dismissed the collective works of the ancients, such as Plato, Aristotle and Homer, as so much “contentious learning.” Bacon taught that fluffy clouds of metaphysical speculation obscure any substantive truths contained in the works of these ancient authors. He thus advocated a revolutionary rational method based upon objective knowledge and experiment thereby avoiding the deficiencies in the Aristotelian Theory of Procedure and from which substantive knowledge of the world can be gained.

Bacon was the leading propagandist of a rational methodology called Objectivism or more popularly the Theory of Scientific Method. The adoption of this powerful rational method by the radical intellects of Europe was the major destabilizing blow aimed at the established Christian Worldview. Another crushing blow to the established order came when the scientific proofs were produced that indicated that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe, as demanded by the Aquinas Synthesis, but merely a very small and apparently insignificant planet orbiting a relatively obscure star. Although the Church responded savagely to this theory the work of rationalists such as Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe and Kepler eventually dissolved the Medieval Christian Worldview as a coherent and comprehensible whole. Geocentricism, which was central to both Aristotelian doctrine and Scripture, was ridiculed by the heretical heliocentric theory. 

The promotion of the heliocentric theory created a severe intellectual dilemma. Not only was it a staggering blow to theological dogma and that it also rejected the common-sense view that the heavens seemed to revolve around the Earth, more importantly, it also confounded the spiritual-sense that each individual was the centre of his universe. And the simple statement made by Melancthon in 1549 that “the eyes are witness that the heavens revolve in the space of twenty-four hours” no longer appeared to hold true. Henceforth, the great divide thus created between the intellect and spirit created a void in the soul of European Man. The dichotomy between religion based on unquestioning faith and the natural philosophy of the Baroque geniuses offered an opportunity for the free thinking radicals, with their skeptical Humanist Agenda, to finally break away from the intellectually stultifying influence of the Church. Rationalists exploited this opportunity and eagerly replaced, one by one, Church doctrines and dogmas with their own freethinking, practical reproducible proofs.

God suffered attack in the Renaissance, the Baroque and early Victorian periods from three sorts of critic:

  • Those who hated the Theistic proofs and argued that there were no good reasons for believing God exist.
  • Exponents of the problem of Evil who argued that there were no good reasons for believing that God does not exist.
  • Positivists who claimed it equally meaningless to assert or to deny the existence of God.

The rationalists and humanists that were part of this conspiracy to immolate God from rational discourse and civil society and replace him with human constructs did not yet have the temerity to declare Him dead. This was for a later time: when Darwinism had arrived, when foolish and wicked men worked to remove God from the field of human endeavor and public concern. And when a man, the son of a Protestant minister and the grandson of two, who with eloquent anti-Christian polemics, a man who was eventually driven insane by his inner demons, declared: “God is dead.” Of course God is not dead, but foolish people wriggling out of their obligation to their Creator would do and believe anything that absolved them from this sacred duty. Wicked evil people who knew better used such formulations to attack the God they hated. And the powerful secret cabal of evil men who control the temporal affairs of this world give support and succor to this pernicious philosophy. For, this secret cabal of men are the human agents of Evil that are part of the Great Conspiracy against God, which is orchestrated by the Dark Gods who are Ahriman and Lucifer and who are the truly Overlords of Chaos.

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Atheist Group to Distribute Pamphlets in Schools of Cartoon Bible Sexually Assaulting Woman

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 26, 2014

But that is how society begins to fall apart. But these creatures would be the first to holler for help when they are in need and who comes to their rescue but those who believe. Remember the blacks would still be in slavery if it were not for believers. It wasn’t the atheists who were .the first abolitionists, It wasn’t the atheists ho hid the Jews from the Nazis. It wasn’t the atheists who went over to help the Ebola victims. They contribute nothing to this world. They are empty people who only believe in themselves. Which is fine as long as they leave believers alone.

An atheist group is planning to distribute a pamphlet in several Florida public high schools that depicts an illustration of a cartoon Bible sexually assaulting a young woman.

According to a report by Brittany Hughes at CNSNews.com, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) plans to hand out a pamphlet entitled “An X-Rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the Bible,” with a front cover that is illustrated with an animated Bible with arms, legs, salacious facial expression, and salivating mouth, with its hand aggressively extended up the dress of a screaming woman, who is attempting to run away from it.

On its website, FFRF states that its free speech lawsuit filed last year against the Orange County School District was dismissed by Judge Kendall Sharp of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, since the school district had agreed to allow FFRF to distribute all the literature it had initially prohibited. FFRF says it filed a free speech suit after the school district allowed an evangelical Christian group to distribute Bibles.

This is a victory. The court has acknowledged that the school district is allowing all the materials that were initially prohibited,” said Dan Barker, FFRF co-president. “We disagree with how the court and the school district chose to handle this clear-cut discrimination, so we’re planning to appeal on some issues, but overall, it’s a win.”

In its motion to dismiss the case, the U.S. District Court did agree, however, with a previous Florida court ruling relating to materials outside groups may distribute in public schools.

Indeed, Defendant may lawfully prohibit outside groups from distributing materials that are not appropriate for distribution in a school setting with the aim of controlling student conduct in the schools,” said the court. “This includes dissemination of content that is sexually explicit, indecent, lewd, or offensive in [sic] such would ‘undermine the school’s basic educational mission.’”

The memo, dated April 22, 2013, and referencing “passive distribution of atheist materials,” provided the following list of “approved materials” that FFRF and Central Florida Freethought Community (CFFC), FFRF’s local chapter, may “passively distribute” on May 2, 2013, in schools:

  1. The Age of Reason
  2. What They Said About Religion
  3. Ten Common Myths About Atheists
  4. What is Wrong with the Ten Commandments?
  5. What is an Atheist?
  6. Nontheistic Students in Your School
  7. Humanist of the Year Award

The memo also stated, “NO OTHER MATERIALS MAY BE DISTRIBUTED.”

High school principals are instructed in the memo, “You must have a member of your staff ensure that only the materials identified above are on the tables to be passively distributed.”

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Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 26, 2014

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Oklahoma City: Secret Service Arrests Ten Commandments Statue Smasher

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 26, 2014

ሙሴየሚለውን ቆንጆ ፊልም አይቼ ስጨርስ ይህን አሳዛኝ ዜና አነበብኩ፤ አጋጣሚው በጣም ገረመኝ!

የፍዬሉን ባፎሜትኃውልት እዚያው ኦክላሆማ ከተማ፡ ለአሠርቱ ቃላት ከተሠራው ከዚህ ኃውልት ጎን ለማቆም የወሰኑት ሰይጣን አምላኪዎች በአሜሪካና በአውሮፓ በዘመናችን በጣም እየበዙ በመምጣት ላይ መሆናቸው እጅግ የሚያሳዝን ጉዳይ ነው። ምን እየሠሩ እንደሆነ አያውቁም ምን እንደሚመጣም የተገነዘቡት አይመስሉም! የሚያመልኩት ሰይጣንን መሆኑን ማሳወቃቸው ግን ምናልባት እንዳንታለል ሊረዳን ይችል ይሆናል

The assailant told authorities that Satan made him do it

Secret Service have arrested a man who allegedly slammed his car 1414198146053_Image_galleryImage_The_damaged_remains_of_a_Thursday night into a controversial Ten Commandments monument near the state capital building in Oklahoma City. The statue is now smashed to pieces.

Officials said the suspect, whose name has not been released, ran his car into the monument at about 9:00 p.m. Thursday night, reportedly saying that Satan made him do it. Oklahoma City’s KOCO news station reported that the suspect also threatened to kill President Barack Obama and said he urinated on the monument before knocking it over.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which has sued to have the monument removed, condemned the desecration of the statue. No evidence suggests there is a connection between this incident and a Satanic group wishing to install a monument to Satan alongside the Ten Commandments.

The vehicle involved in the incident was left at the scene and has been impounded.

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