I contend that Atheists, specifically radical Atheists led by Richard Dawkins, are conspiring to air brush history to conceal the connection between
Atheism and the worst atrocities of world history.
Richard Dawkins claims his inspiration for the book The God Delusion
was the terrorist attacks of 9/11. He claims it is faith, blind faith as
he calls it that leads to terrorism. He claims science has done away with the need for God. Darwinism and materialism have supplanted theism. And
because extremist religion hides in the fringes of moderate religion we must eliminate moderate religion. That is Dr Dawkin’s proverbial cry for
war in the name of Atheism against most of the world population. Most Atheists will define atheism as “not believing in any gods.”
The more common understanding of atheism among atheists is “not believing in any gods.” No claims or denials are made — an atheist is a person
who is not a theist.
Notice how the author walks on eggshells to not take a position on anything else in particular. This is because when God is eliminated it really only
leaves Darwinism and materialism as a world view. That is a little secret forward thinking Atheists like to keep in the closet. Dawkins has taken
this quite a ways further in advocating the abolition of faith in God. He calls parents teaching their children about God “child abuse”. If true
atheists make no claims or denials, then Dawkins is an atheist extremist, or perhaps a radical atheist.
So what Dawkins seeks to do is blame all war and violence on faith. I’ve noticed this technique employed here at ATS as well, Christians are
repeatedly having the Spanish inquisition and the Salem witch trials thrown in our faces. Atheism is completely devoid of any responsibility as a
world view because it simply means you don’t believe… The truth of history however tells a different tale. There have been more mass murders by
Godless regimes in the last century than in all the previous centuries combined. If you point this out to an Atheist, after they use the Spanish
inquisition on you, they are quick to point out it was not done in the “name” of atheism, it was only politics. I find this to be a convenient
conspiracy of “airbrushing” history to take Atheism out of the equation. Atheism was most certainly a profound influence in the dark equation of
death by Joseph Stalin and Chairman Mao and in no way deserves to skate away Scott-free.
It is widely accepted that Darwin started out as a theist until the latter part of his life when he openly doubted God. However, it now looks like
Darwin’s public theism may have been more for show. Upon studying his recently discovered private writings it looks as if Darwin’s theism may have
ended shortly before Origin of the Species
It is clear that Charles Darwin's hidden agenda for science was to drive out of the thinking of all scientists any concept of divine special
creation, divine intervention into the world, and divine teleology (purpose, plan or goal) in the natural world. This amounts to redefining science
wrongly to make it an automatic weapon against Christian faith. Darwin's theory has often been criticized by secular scientists, but his agenda for
science has long enjoyed universal success in the secular establishment.
Darwin probably put on a show of belief for the oldest reason known to man. He didn’t want to offend his wife, Emma, who was a Christian woman.
Emma married Charles in 1839, and shortly afterwards discovered his unbelief. She wrote to Charles revealing how dismayed she was, and expressed how
unhappy she would be if Charles didn’t belong to her for all eternity.(1) In Darwin’s Autobiography he states, “This very old argument from the
existence of suffering against the existence of an intelligent first cause seems to me a strong one; whereas, as just remarked, the presence of much
suffering agrees well with the view that all organic beings have been developed through variation and natural selection.” (p 90) I shall
demonstrate this belief in suffering outweighing a loving God creeps its way into philosophy and politics to become the greatest vehicle for human
suffering the world has ever known. I believe it is indeed fair, to infer a strong connection between Atheism and Darwinism.
The relationship between Darwinism and communism is firmly rooted in the founders of both these ideologies. The founders of communism, Karl Marx and
Friedrich Engels, read Darwin's The Origin of Species
and were influenced by it’s 'dialectical materialist' attitude. Dialectic is
defined as the tension that exists between two conflicting or interacting forces, elements, or ideas (Encarta dictionary) The letters of Marx and
Engels showed that they saw evolution as ' the basis in natural history for communism.' In his book The Dialectics of Nature
, Engels lavished
Darwin with praise, and even went so far as to make his own contribution to evolution in his chapter 'The Part Played by Labour in the Transition
from Ape to Man
The predecessors of Marx and Engels were Russian communists such as Plekhanov, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin. They all agreed with Darwin's theory of
evolution. Historian, Alex de Jorge, notes in his work Stalin and The Shaping of the Soviet Union
the fact that Stalin was religious in his
youth, but became an atheist because of Darwin's books. (3) In a similar fashion, Mao Tse Tung, who established communist rule in China, openly
stated that 'Chinese socialism is founded upon Darwin and the theory of evolution.' (4).
There is an undeniable unity between Atheism, the theory of evolution, and communism. Evolution claims that life is the product of blind chance, we
are not made in the image of a divine creator, and we are simply animals. Evolution is the scientific support system for atheism. Communism is an
atheist political ideology. It is for that reason firmly tied to Darwinism. More importantly, the theory of evolution proposes that development in
nature is due to violence and conflict (survival of the fittest). This “natural selection” mechanism supports the concept of 'dialectics' which
is a fundamental tenant of communist totalitarianism as witnessed in the 20th century.
Richard Dawkins is wrong. Faith is not the root of all evil. Dialectical conflict as a socio-'political entity is a byproduct of Dawkin’s beloved
Darwinism. Then consider the fact that this communist concept of 'dialectical conflict,' has instigated and rationalized the murder of some 120
million people throughout the 20thcentury. If you consider the dominant world views and ideologies, when Darwinism is taken away, no philosophy of
'conflict' remains. The three monotheistic religions that most people in the world believe in, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, all oppose violence.
The root of the terrorism that plagues our world is not in any of the monotheistic religions, but is in atheism, and the “fruits” of atheism:
'Darwinism' and 'materialism.'
1 Charles Darwin The Autobiography of Charles Darwin:, ed. Nora Barlow (New York: W. W. Norton, 1958), p. 237
3 Alex de Jonge, Stalin and The Shaping of the Soviet Union, William Collins Sons & Limited Co., Glasgow, 1987, s. 22
4. Mehnert, Kampf um Mao's Erbe, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1977
[edit on 3/21/2008 by Bigwhammy]