It is wrong to blame Charles Darwin and his cohorts alone for racism, because racism existed before Darwin. It is wrong to blame cruelty and conquest only on Darwin and those of his ilk, for these things have been around since the Fall of Man. What that post does is illustrate that Darwin and those who supported him wanted to and did use the pseudo-science of Darwinism for the purpose of destroying traditional morality and social mores and to give the cruel empire-builders a philosophical and supposedly scientific excuse for their atrocities. If racism and cruelty existed before Darwin, and they did, Darwin was the means by which these things were given an imprimateur of respectability and in many cases a reason to label evil deeds as "good."
This post will make five points:
1) Islamists use the name of a god, Allah, to justify outrageous and evil deeds. (Brainwashing 101)
2) European royalty used the excuse of God to justify their excesses and evil deeds. The Reformation and the advent of the printing press was the beginning of the end of that excuse.
3) The same European crowd that used Divine Right of Kings to have their way previous centuries found that Darwinism gave them a 19th Century excuse for doing the same evil deeds they once blamed on God.
4) The fatal mistake of the "mainstream church."
5) This is all about you.
Muslims disagree among each other as to what is or is not acceptable in 'lesser Jihad.' For instance, while many Muslims speak out against terrorist acts committed in the name of Islam, others approve of such acts under certain conditions (example).
Following are various views and comments regarding 'Jihad':
Lesser jihad is the traditional holy war launched in the name of God against the enemies of God and Islam. Thus, jihad is both a personal and community commitment to defend and spread the religion of Islam.
Muslims popularly refer to four expressions of jihad:
- Jihad of the Tongue: speaking about their faith
- Jihad of the Hand: expressing their faith in good works
- Jihad of the Heart: making their faith a force for good
- Jihad of the SwordL defending their faith when under attack
The Quaran urges those those fight for the cause of Allah and kill pagans wherever they are found. Whenever believers meet unbelievers, Muslims are encouraged to smite their neck and to fight those who believe not in Allah and the last day (2:244; 47:4; 9:5; 9:29).
Tradition approves of violence against infidels and those who leave Islam as their native or chosen religion. Fighting and killing are described as beloved activities. Apostacy is punished by death.
The Quaran and the traditions present jihad as coercive and violent. Muslims understand it to be an effort or struggle to bring righteousness and peace on the earth.
Shahada as taught by the PLO and HAMAS
Suicide terror & Shahada
People who see life as the supreme value have difficulty understanding the mind of the suicide terrorist. Why are so many Palestinians willing and eager to kill themselves in terror attacks against Israel?
In order to create willingness among the population to confront Israel violently, the PA took advantage of the ancient tradition in Islam, Shahada or Death for Allah, which mandates Muslims to aspire to die in combat for Islam. The PA told their people that this ancient tradition also applies to them in confrontation with Israel today.
This indoctrination began shortly after the start of the Palestinian Terror War in 2000 and continues today. The PA promotes Shahada as a mandatory religious Islamic duty, both for adults and children, promising great rewards.
Success of Shahada promotion
The Palestinian Authority's Shahada indoctrination has been very successful. Many parents celebrate the death of their children, and some even describe how they prayed for their children’s Martyr death. Even 11-year-olds talk about death lovingly, as if it’s the most they can achieve in life.
Darwinism makes no more sense than Islam and yet it is also a widespread belief system. I ask you, which of the two of them actually do more harm to mankind? Which religion, Darwinism or Islam, has killed more innocent victims?
Some of these were the financiers and behind-the-scenes kingmakers, most were part and parcel of the Royal Families who ruled not only Europe, but most of the known world at the height of European Emperialist power. In order to consolidate power and make alliances, these families intermarried so that, in many cases, a war might involve a nephew against an aunt and, while soldiers and sailors died in abundance, the royals themselves might simply fail to receive each other officially at court until the dispute was settled.
Divine Right of Kings was the principle by which these royal families ruled and expanded their territories. They would claim that their family had been chosen by God to rule over their nations and that God had granted to them powers that gave them absolute rights to do as they saw fit. Although most of them paid lip service to the Roman Catholic Church or an offshoot thereof, in fact they were allowed to be as predatory as they wished in terms of conquering territories and doing with the inhabitants and resources as they willed. After all, were they not the rulers by the will of God?
"...The theory of the Divine Right of Kings aimed at instilling obedience by explaining why all social ranks were religiously and morally obliged to obey their government..."
|"...One vital element in the theory of the Divine Right of Kings was the Bodinian concept of sovereignty. The political theory of Jean Bodin (1529/30-96) was aimed at ending the long period of conflict and confusion caused by Religious Wars in France between Catholics and Huguenots. A lawyer and economist, Bodin wrote Six Books of the Commonweal (Six livres de la république), which was published in French in 1576 (English translation 1606). Bodin, like other politiques, argued that only undivided authority could prevent endless dissension..."|
"Divine Right basics.
- In every kingdom, the king's power comes directly from God, to whom the ruler is accountable; power does not come to the king from the people and he is not accountable to them.
- In every kingdom, the king makes the final decisions on all aspects of government (including the church). Other people and institutions that exercise political power do so as delegates of the king, and are subordinate to him.
- However tyrannically kings act, they are never to be actively resisted. (The doctrine of non-resistance).
If the king orders an act directly against God's commands, the subject should disobey but must submissively accept any penalty of disobedience. (The doctrine of "passive obedience" ).
The doctrine was neatly encapsulated in the satirical song, The Vicar of Bray, which insisted that "Kings are by God appointed, /And damned are they that dare resist, / Or touch the Lord's anointed".
- Monarchy is the best form of government, but other forms are valid.
- (Some - but far from all - adherents of the Divine Right of Kings also maintained the principle of indefeasible hereditary right: i.e. the belief that while the legitimate heir to the crown is alive it is wrong to swear allegiance to any other ruler, even one actually in possession of power).
After the Glorious Revolution the doctrine of Divine Right of Kings ceased to have much influence in Britain.
Aside - Many events leading to the lessening of authority of the royals in England would take place, including the signing of the Magna Carta and the forming of the Houses of Lords and Commons. Even so, it would take the absolute unmitigated disaster of the First World War that put a practical end to royal rule in Europe.
Why did the Romanovs resist the industrial revolution and turn deaf ears to the Russian peasantry who suffered from famine and poverty during the turn of the century before last? They truly believed that they were appointed by God to lead their nations and in fact thought that the people loved them, although in fact the tendency of Romanov rulers to take consorts from the German royal family lines made the common man suspicious of them and made them appear less than devoted to the Russian Orthodox Church, which was the faith of the common man in Russia in 1900.
Why did World War One begin? In large part this was due to royals who would not listen to the complaints of the common man nor yield any authority to them without struggles. The absolute power of the monarchs began to wane after the Reformation and certainly the continual struggles between the various houses that resulted in continual conflicts between England and Spain and France and other nations would eventually lead to that First World War that signaled the end of the Era of Royal Houses and colonialism as well. One by one the colonies were revolting or becoming inconvenient for the ruling nations and those colonies became either primarily or entirely self-ruling.
As asserted earlier on this blog, it was the Reformation led by men like Luther and the printing press invented by Gutenberg that freed mankind from royal tyranny. Christian scholars led a revolution in the world of science by devising the scientific method and opening up schools to non-royals. The availability of the Bible led to literacy among the common man, thus allowing for better lives and less gullible serfs. The stage was set for the Divine Right of Kings to be overtaken by the principals as stated in our Declaration of Independence.
BUT THE STAGE WAS SET FOR DISASTER
As the new United States began, the era of colonialism was beginning to end. Rulers found themselves making accommodations with the elitists and money men of their kingdoms in order to extend their rule. In every ruling family there was an underlying belief that they, the superiors appointed by God to rule over their fellow men, had every right to do as they wished to further the interests of their kingdoms. The Divine Right of Kings, a construct devised by men to justify tyranny and absolute power, segued neatly into the concept that Darwinist Survival of the Fittest gave the strong fiat to dominate and eliminate the weak. So those men and women who had resorted to the concept of God's Will to cover their greed now could turn to so-called science and have Darwin stamped upon the deeds once labeled "Divine Right."
At a time when advances in science and technology promised a brighter future for mankind, the deadly poison of Darwinism was included in the mix. The United States of America thrived because it was a country built on Christian principles and dependent upon a common understood moral code and the freedom to work to accomplish your dreams should you be able to accomplish them. We saw the USA become the greatest nation on the planet and yet...as the 20th Century began to grow up, the US government began to accept and implement principles of Eugenics. Racism led to the implementation of Jim Crow Laws and plans to sterilize and weed out the "lesser" or "inferior" races were put in place. For awhile, the Eastern elitists applauded the forward-thinking Adolf Hitler for his version of family planning. Pictures of the concentration camps after WWII served as ipecac for many of these ideas, but Eugenicists simply changed their organizational names and toned down their rhetoric and began pushing for birth control and abortions...especially in poor and "colored" neighborhoods.
THE FATAL MISTAKE OF THE "MAINSTREAM CHURCH."
The Bible tells us in Psalms 19 -
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Do you, a Christian, really want to put your faith in people who keep changing the age of the Earth and the Universe, keep changing the basic myth of macroevolution, continue to censor and block any evidence that hurts their pet myth and seem incapable of clearly seeing the obvious design found everywhere in the Universe? Will you compromise on Genesis chapter one? On chapter three? How about chapters one through eight?
Do you, a Christian, realize that they laugh at you behind your back? How foolish can you be to give away the very foundations of your faith and then claim to stand upon that same faith? You can either choose a miraculous creation by a Creator God who made a glorious Universe with observable and understandable laws and processes and systems mankind could use to make life better for all. Or you choose some kind of strange and inexplicable cosmic accident devoid of purpose or design that cannot be explained and could therefore simply *poof* out of existence as randomly and purposelessly as it *poofed* in. You can choose to believe in a personal God who created the Universe to share with you, His creation, for all eternity or you can just try to please yourself as fast as you can as long as you can while making sure you don't get caught, because there is no purpose to life and therefore no reason to seek anything but pleasure for yourself.
THIS IS ALL ABOUT YOU
Darwinism as a philosophical entity is amazing in its paucity. If you buy the concept of Naturalism you cannot even be sure you are reasoning, for what proof have you that you even exist, or that you are actually having personal thoughts? Did you not evolve to this point randomly? Without any direction then there could be no freedom for you must be a prisoner to the undirected firing of brain synapses. Maybe you do not exist at all? Perhaps all you are and all you know is a chimera, a charade, a momentary cosmic burp of no consequence in a continuum of nothing.
But I know that God created this world and He created me and even the most recalcitrant and trollish of commenters. I know that many of you are still capable of critical thinking. Most of the trolls, probably not, some dies become set over time. This is about you, however. I promise you that, if you research creation science topics with a critical mind you will discover that the overwhelming evidence comes down on the side of Creation. Do a topic search on this blog, pick a topic, look at the links and research away. Do NOT be willing to just take what the propagandists taught you in government schools. Even the teachers who believe in Creationism are required by law to teach Darwinism at this time, unless you went to a private school.
Darwinism is popular and accepted but it is not for scientific reasons. It is promoted for political and metaphysical reasons. I think politics is a very bad reason to make a decision concerning scientific evidence. I think that a worldview that does not fit the evidence means that you change the worldview rather than twist the evidence. I urge you to consider these things. Darwinism is a great evil. The greatest evil of Darwinism is the impact it has on YOU. YOU are important to God. He will reveal the Truth to you if you are willing to seek with an open mind,
Who created the heavens,
Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it in vain,
Who formed it to be inhabited:
“ I am the LORD, and there is no other.
19 I have not spoken in secret,
In a dark place of the earth;
I did not say to the seed of Jacob,
‘ Seek Me in vain’;
I, the LORD, speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.
20 “ Assemble yourselves and come;
Draw near together,
You who have escaped from the nations.
They have no knowledge,
Who carry the wood of their carved image,
And pray to a god that cannot save.