The Queensland Department of Education recently decreed that students in schools — all across Queensland — cannot talk to other students about Christ.
But it doesn’t stop there, these hard-core gutless secular fundamentalists have also cited the exchanging of Christmas cards referring to Jesus’s birth, making Christmas tree decorations and beaded Christian bracelet gifts as crimes against the State.
The new dictatorial secular decree wants principals across the state to enforce a mute order on mentioning the name of Jesus to other students.
Leaders such as Mao, Stalin, Hitler, the Cambodian communist leader Pol Pot, the Albanian communist leader Enver Hoxha, Prime minister of Cuba Fidel Castro, Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu and Kim Jong-il would have fully endorsed the Queensland Department of Education’s silence of the Christian voice, so would have Adolf Hitler, Friedrich Nietzsche, Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx.
Maybe the Queensland Department of Education could post up some of their quotes in the classrooms given that they have a whole lot in common.
“…I call Christianity the one great curse, the one enormous and innermost perversion…”
“When all is said, we have no reason to wish that the Italians and Spaniards should free themselves from the drug of Christianity. Let’s be the only people who are immunized against the disease.”
Jesus promised that where two or three are gathered in His Name that He would be in the midst of them, but for Pol Pot, if three people gathered and talked, they could be accused of being enemies and arrested or executed. Such is the joyous liberation that secular — atheistic interference brings.
If these Godless, power-hungry despots don’t like hearing the Name of Jesus being mentioned in schools then they should set up their dictatorship in a country more compatible with their values.
Better to live in a country where none of the plagues of Christianity are an inconvenience. Better to move to a country where Islam is the supreme ideology, or to a country like China or North Korea where people have virtually no rights or freedoms. Better to go to Syria, Cuba, Libya, Burma, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Haiti, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nigeria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Jordan, Algeria, and Angola. Better to go to a country where Christianity has not spread its influence.
Better to live in a country where there is virtually no freedom of speech, no free enterprise, no representative government, no civil liberties, virtually no rights for women than live in a country where Christianity has installed and disseminated such vile values. Better to live in a country where Christianity has no place to install its principal values of high regard for human life, high regard for women, freedom of speech, civil liberties, representative government, free enterprise, capitalism or the elevation of human sacredness.
Who wants to be imposed upon by the Good Samaritan with its ethic that extends sacred value and worth to the individual? Who wants an ethical system that’s responsible for ending cannibalism in nations all around the world or the predominant principle of helping the weak and destitute that has alleviated the suffering of the poor to the farthest corners of the globe?
Who wants to be a part of a system that is virtually single handily responsible for ending slavery in the west, given that over a third of those in the abolition of slavery movement were Christian ministers?
The Roots of Liberty
These secular tyrants are clueless in regard to the freedoms that make Western nations the desired haven of the world’s oppressed.
Egalitarianism, freedom, justice, democracy, human rights, freedom of conscience, and freedom of religion, speech and assembly all grew out of a Judeo-Christian worldview. Part of the secular strategy, conscious or unconscious, has been to rewrite the history of Western civilization without any reference to the source of these contributions.
The liberty and justice that are enjoyed by humans in Western societies and in some non-Western countries are increasingly seen as the products of a benevolent, secular government. There seems to be no awareness that the liberties and rights that are currently operative in free societies of the West are to a great degree the result of Christianity’s influence.
No other religion, philosophy, teaching, nation, movement—whatever—has so changed the world for the better as Christianity has done. Christian influence on values, beliefs, and practices in Western culture are abundant and well ingrained into the flourishing society of today.
The Fruits are in the Roots
The Australian government seeks to instill a neutral position, and that position is secularism, but not only does secularism have a dark and horrendous past but it is not a neutral position and has its own ideology.
Historian Charles Taylor claims that secularism has been the hegemonic master narrative for the last several hundred years in the west. It is hegemonic because we are all forced to submit to this reality in public life, whether or not we believe it, and regardless of the fact that it may or may not be true or in our best interest.
“Two ideological ideas currently dominate the West; they are secular humanism and material naturalism.”
— Mary Poplin
“Secularism is not a neutral position and therefore cannot be the answer to pluralism.”
— Hunter Baker
Many people do not realise that this secular meta reigning political hegemony; this ideological steel rule of faith in human reason has its roots in The Enlightenment, an intellectual movement rooted in 18th century Europe.
The Enlightenment — which the late Christopher Hitchens never tired of praising, also known as The Age of Reason, gave birth to liberalism, rebellion against Christianity and promoted skepticism and the glory of disbelief, and before long it led into the French Revolution.
The French Revolution made the guillotine infamous and gave us a bloodbath and horror story like nothing else. This period was known as The Reign of Terror and great crowds from all over would gather to be entertained as heads rolled and the blood flowed down the streets.
The fathers of secularism — the philosophers of the Enlightenment — wanted their fill of unfettered pleasure, and they made no secret of their antagonism towards Christianity. Pure reason devoid of God was their gift to us written in Christian blood, and it this ideology that serves as the foundational reigning meta-narrative. So we should not be surprised that it is fundamentally and intrinsically antagonistic towards Christianity.
Paul Ross lives in Brisbane, Australia, and is a Christian apologist and author of The Case Against Skepticism. Paul is also a speaker and writer on cultural issues relating to Christianity & politics, and a cutting-edge debater – a formidable spokesperson against unchecked materialism in our times.
Paul is currently completing his new book, The Rise of Atheism in Australian Politics, which will be released January, 2018.
The Fruit of Secular Philosophy
I have read many, many biographies of men and women that spent much time in atheistic secular concentration camps: atheistic Chinese concentration camps, atheistic Cambodian concentration camps, atheistic North Vietnam concentration camps and atheistic North Korean concentration camps. All have testified to the fact of being indoctrinated extensively with Godless materialistic philosophy.
In fact the camp philosophy was employed simultaneously with beatings and torture so that the one being beaten would understand at a philosophical level that there was no moral argument that could be raised to judge those doing the torturing.
The fact that these dictators, despots and governments championed a purely materialistic Godless secular philosophy of life means little to them. And the fact that these regimes of reason — in the pursuit of a Godless utopia — brutally butchered over a 130 million people is of little interest.
These guards made it clear that without God there is no final court of appeal. What is so hard to understand about this? In fact, torture, mass executions, forced labour and malnutrition were part and parcel of the new atheistic paradise.
Survivors of tortures too horrible to mention have told us that the guards and police in gulags, concentration camps and torture chambers used godless materialistic reasoning to justify their acts of genocide and murder and appealed to and invoked Godless materialistic philosophy to mitigate, tranquilise and dull their consciences, to keep at bay any feelings of guilt, shame or remorse. It’s always easier to kill something if you believe that the thing you’re killing has no intrinsic or ultimate value in a universe of blind pitiless mindless indifference.
North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un considers religion an opiate of the people. What he means by this is a chemical, sleep-inducing, dull, numbing narcotic. Of course, this is not an original thought for Kim because he is the by-product of a savage, barbarous and inhuman, atheistic system. This system brutally murdered 130 million people in the name of extracting this so-called narcotic from people by beating them to death and smashing their skulls against concrete walls.
It was Karl Marx that helped Kim to realise that God was the opiate of the masses. For Marx the solution was simple — religion had to be eradicated so that the creation of the new man and the new utopia, freed from the shackles of God and religion, could emerge.
When the revolution broke out in Paris in 1871, the Communard Flourens declared, “Our enemy is God. Hatred of God is the beginning of wisdom.”
“Every religious idea, every idea of God, every flirtation with the idea of God is unutterable vileness, vileness of the most dangerous kind, ‘contagion’ of the most abominable kind. Millions of sins, filthy deeds, acts of violence and physical contagions are far less dangerous than the subtle, spiritual idea of a God.”
— Vladimir Lenin
“Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.”
— Vladimir Lenin
“We make war against all prevailing ideas of religion, of the state, of country, of patriotism. The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilisation. It must be destroyed.”
— Karl Marx
Over 130 million people have been killed in state-authorised purges by a long line of atheistic leaders.
- 72 million people killed in China
- 40 million in the former USSR
- Hitler 15 million
- 2 million in North Korea
- 2 million in Cambodia
- 1.7 million in Africa
- 1.5 million in Afghanistan
- 1 million in Vietnam
- 150 thousand in Latin America
These were martyred by leaders such as Mao, Stalin, Hitler, the Cambodian communist leader Pol Pot, the Albanian communist leader Enver Hoxha, Prime minister of Cuba Fidel Castro, Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu, Kim Jong-il.
All these leaders were driven by a grand vision to impose an ideological package onto the whole world. Part of that package included the eradication of religion, which translated to systematic atheistic, materialistic indoctrination in all state schools as well as the closing down of all places of worship. It incorporated the subsequent pursuit and state arrests of all enemies of the state followed by their torture and/or death.
Religion, according to Karl Marx, was a crippling mass delusion that impeded social progress. Marx proclaimed that religion and God were the “opiate of the people,” and that it made the masses passive and stupid, blinding them to social injustice, thereby preventing the advancement of civilisation.
It needs to be said that this long dark night of atheistic state-imposed ideology did not eradicate or expunge the deeply-seated hunger for meaning and spirituality within the human spirit. The flame, the flickering light, could not be extinguished and a forest fire of a hunger for God would ensue.
“The amazing post-communist religious revivals demonstrate the ineffectiveness of decades of anti-religious policy and active promotion of atheism. In short, Soviet anti-religious tactics oddly enough provided both local and foreign religious activists with millions of eager hungry converts.”
— Paul Froese, The Plot to Kill God
I’ll leave you with the wise words of Martin Niemöller. Martin’s powerful words were penned to address the gradual encroaching German Nazi regime, who were targeting one group at a time in regard to silencing their voices.
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.”
— Martin Niemöller
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