Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Imagine a World with No Religion

Atheists, agnostics, and people who just don't give a darn about God keep telling us they are just as moral as, if not more moral than, people of faith.
Really?  All the following exist because countries reject religion and adhere to moral codes generated by men.
  • The casual killing of those whose lives "aren't worth living."
  • Murdering 56,000,000 unborn babies each year because they are inconvenient, or because they are women to be.
  • The mass murder of 100,000,000 people in the last century.
  • Sexual objectification of women.
  • The use of violence to silence "offensive" speech.
  • A hedonistic ruling class oppressing all who object to its "values."
The reality is that without God, men become monsters.
The only God-free cultures we know of, the various communist regimes of the this and the last century, have been the most oppressive, evil, and aggressive "civilizations" that the world has ever seen.  In less than 100 years, they killed around 30,000 times as many people as the Inquisition, which was mostly a governmental, not a Church activity, did in 500 years.
In religion-free Cambodia, roughly 25% of the population was exterminated for the "greater good."
It's true that many people in those hellholes still had faith, but the people who made the rules and who oversaw the horrors rejected God.  From a purely functional perspective, those countries had no religion.
How can this be, given that we all know atheists, agnostics, and those who just don't care who are decent folk?
The answer is that in a Christian society, even those who don't believe in God absorb through the culture Christian values – what Catholics call the Natural Law.
Take the Golden Rule, for example.  It says, "Do onto others what you'd have them do onto you."
Faithless people often point out that one doesn't need to believe in God to believe in that rule.  That's true.  The problem is that without God, there can't be any objective moral code.
If there is no God, then morality is defined by people, since there is no other option.  But people disagree on what is moral and what isn't.  Many people thought the Holocaust and black slavery in the South were perfectly moral, for example, and there are even groups, small in size at the moment, thanks be to God, that support raping children.
But since people don't agree on what is moral, and there's no objective way to decide which people are right, that means that morality is subjective.  It's what an individual says it is.
History has taught us that when people believe they are the source of morality, horrible things tend to happen. 
For example, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot rejected the Golden Rule.  Yet without God, all we can say is that we disagree with their opinions on morality.  Those who lack faith can't say that Stalin, et al. are wrong or evil – only that they, good people with no faith, disagree with them.
It's true that in societies where religion exists, things aren't perfect, but if that religion is Christianity, we see that the horrible things that happen go against what Christianity teaches – though there are always those who feel they can redefine what Christ taught to support their beliefs.  Jesus told us to love one another as we love ourselves, which would clearly rule out slavery of the sort practiced in the South, yet there were some people who professed Christianity but rejected that truth.  But there were many more Christians who rejected that bizarre interpretation and who eventually died in huge numbers to end slavery.
In a sense, religion is like the speed limit.  If the speed limit is 55 mph, a lot of drivers will go 65, but few will go 75.  If we relax the speed limit to 65, a lot of people will drive 75, and some will drive 85.  In a world without religion, a world with no moral speed limit, the Gulag becomes common.
If a society relaxes its moral rules by rejecting God, it gets more evil and greater evil.  That's why in England, the government can prevent parents from trying to save the life of their own child with their own money.  That's still not something that can happen in America, because America is far more religious than England.
Sadly, the left in America is working hard to oppress and eliminate religion.  The left speaks of freedom of worship, being able to go to a church in private and worship, rather than freedom of religion, being able to publically live one's faith by condemning slavery, for example.  The left has ensured that teachers in public schools can safely extol the wonders of sexual hedonism and atheism but must fear instant termination if they proclaim the Gospel.
The reality is that the left rejects religion because religion stands between the left and the total control of others that the left wants.  Like their ideological fathers Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot, leftists in America believe they have the wisdom to rule over the rest of us rubes.  We see this in large things, the left denying science and saying men can become women, and little things, the left telling us how big our glasses of soda can be.
America was founded on the uniquely Judeo-Christian belief that individuals have intrinsic value and rights that the State can't take away:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Note that if rights aren't endowed by our Creator, then they can come only from government, which means that government can take them away.  This means that the powerful have literal life-and-death control over the lives of the powerless.
Thomas Jefferson, a Deist, not a Christian, also said our rights wouldn't be respected if people weren't religious:
God who gave us life gave us liberty.  Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?  Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.
Imagining a world without religion means imagining that America had never been founded, or that if it had, it wouldn't have been different from the hundreds of other countries where rights flow from the powerful few, not from God.
Religion can be bad; witness Islam.  But Christianity, for all the faults of Christians, supports the fundamental American belief in the value and equality of men.  Without Christianity, what's wrong with racism, income inequality, or raping children?  After all, if we're all just meat machines with no free will – Hawking points out in The Grand Design (Kindle Locations 311-313) that without God, we can't have free will – what's wrong with any of those things?
If everyone, from a crack addicted inner-city baby to the president, isn't of equal value, then what's wrong with the more valuable oppressing the less valuable?
The left wants the benefits of religion – belief that we need to help the poor, belief that racism is bad, etc. – without actually allowing people to live religious lives.  We've seen how that works out in the communist regimes, and there is no reason to believe that if leftists succeed in throwing God out of public life, America will turn out any better than the Soviet Union did.
We need to fight the left and keep Christianity as the moral bedrock of our nation while allowing all people to live their faith, no matter what they are, if we are to avoid descending into a fascist state where the government controls every aspect of our lives.
You can read more of Tom's rants at his blog, Conversations about the obvious, and feel free to follow him on Twitter.

Koran 2:191 "slay the unbelievers wherever you find them"
Koran 3:21 "Muslims must not take the infidels as friends"
Koran 5:33 "Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam"
Koran 8:12 "Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Koran"
Koran 8:60 " Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels"
Koran 8:65 "The unbelievers are stupid, urge all Muslims to fight them"
Koran 9:5 "When the opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you find them"
Koran 9:123 "Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood"
Koran 22:19 "Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water, melt their skin and bellies"
Koran 47:4 "Do not hanker for peace with the infidels, behead them when you catch them".


Two priests slaughtered while conducting morning mass are the latest victims.

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Reprinted from Gatestone Institute.
Around 30 Muslim herdsmen stormed a church during early morning mass and massacred nearly 20 parishioners and two clergymen on April 24 in Nigeria.
Rev. Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha were slaughtered while officiating at the altar of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Mbalom village, Benue. Worshippers were gathered in the church for the daily 5:30 a.m. service when they heard gunshots.
"People started scampering and wailing," said Terhemen Angor, a local resident. Several people were "gunned down in cold blood while many sustained injuries including bullet wounds... After attacking the church, the invaders descended on the community and razed over 60 houses. The community is on fire and deserted, people are fleeing to neighbouring villages hoping to find a safe haven for their families."
As in similar occurrences, "concerted efforts to get [a] reaction from the Benue Police Command failed," according to Vanguard News. As far back as January 3, and further indicative of the authorities' indifference, one of the slain reverends, Fr. Gor had written on Facebook, "Living in fear. The fulani herdsmen are still around us in Mbalom. They refuse to go. They still go grazing around us. No weapons to depend on ourselves."
"In their classic style they burn down homes, destroy food items and kill," a statement concerning this latest atrocity from the local Catholic diocese read. "The police seem to know nothing of the attacks which have been going on in other villages within Benue State."
The statement suggests that Fulani herdsmen attacks are part of the anti-Christian jihad in Nigeria that is more commonly associated with the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram:
Many people are asking why the International community has remained silent over the massacre of Benue citizens? The answer is simple: It has been the goal of the jihadists to conquer Benue and Tiv people who resisted their advance into the middle belt since 1804; the [Christian] people who rejected Islam and fought for the unification of Nigeria in the civil war of 1967 - 1970... [T]he Muslim North is enjoying a sweet revenge overshadowed by an insensitive regime.... The diocese has been active in providing relief materials including education and skills acquisition lessons. To go for the priests means total destruction of everything we stand for and believe in!
The frequency and deadliness of Muslim herdsmen raids on Christian farmers is "now more deadly than the Boko Haram jihadist insurgency that has ravaged Nigeria's northeast," reports Agence France-Presse.
"I have just returned from Nigeria where over 100 Christians were killed in the 2 weeks I was there. The killings are now weekly and this isn't even Boko Haram!" a leading human rights lawyer, Emmanuel Ogebe, whose hometown is the site of this latest massacre of Nigerian Christians and their priests, told Gatestone.
The Fulani Herdsmen are jihadists who invaded the region in 1804 and imposed a puritanical form of Islam. It is impossible to separate their antecedents from their present. More than just a land dispute, the attacks on an American mission compound last month and today's attack on a church service are indicators of the Islamist extremism driving this genocide.
The Boko Haram and the Fulani "are not only allies but have collaborated on attacks in Nigeria," continued Ogebe. "It is no coincidence that both are now waging jihad on Nigeria given their long history."
Many Christians in Nigeria accuse its president, Muhammadu Buhari of being complicit. Although he publicly condemns the ongoing massacre by Fulani herdsmen of Christians, they contend that he does nothing to stop them. Ogebe goes further with his accusations:
Buhari, who is himself from the jihadists' Fulani tribe, has filled his security council with his kinsmen. He infamously refused to visit Benue State after the New Year's Day Massacre that claimed over 70 lives then commanded the state governor to go and "accommodate" the Fulani Herdsmen who had killed his people. The minister of defense has justified the killings and General Buhari's Government condones and sometimes outrightly supports the Herdsmen. Worse still, General Buhari is a life patron of one of the Herdsmen associations that has claimed some of the attacks.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is set to visit the White House next week, April 30.
Asked if he could relay a message to the White House, Ogebe said:
General Buhari is presiding over a low-grade genocide perpetrated by his Fulani Herdsmen tribe. He must be told to fish out the murderers of Rev Fathers Joseph and Felix and bring them to justice. The killings must stop. US should halt aircraft sales to Nigeria until these attacks are halted and the perpetrators convicted.
More on Emmanuel Ogebe and his work on behalf of Nigeria's persecuted Christians can be read here; he can be contacted at


"But the Obamas are the center of the most delusional cult of personality that the media has yet spawned. And so we get bizarre pieces like these."

The mullahs rolled in cash as a result of rolling Obama and his gullible team over the deal, knowing that Obama was desperate for some sort of legacy.  MONICA SHOWALTER


"If good Muslim women are seen and treated as possessions, how are


infidel women seen and treated?" RAYMOND IBRAHIM

"Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war." –Qur'an 9:5

Once a Muslim, ALWAYS a murderer!

Praise be to Allah the great fornicating dog!

"The Times also reported the story of one 13-year-old victim who was

collected from a children’s home, drugged with cocaine and mephedrone,

and raped by up to seven men at so-called “sessions”, or sex parties, held by

the groomers."

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