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The Dangers of Dialectical Materialism – By Richard Allen – February 28, 2022
We live in an age in which just following the science is a similar refrain, with some claiming Special Knowledge like the Gnostics almost 2,000 years ago. The sad thing is we’re all experiencing the bitter harvest from the Enlightenment! The Enlightenment (1685-1815) launched the “Age of Reason,” and replaced God as the measure of all things with Man, as the arbiter of truth. We’re now reaping a whirlwind of our own making. Our whole modern age in one way or another, has been defined by the so-called scientific experts, giving us a rationale for life apart from God. As the Age of Reason evolved, it’s been clear that man decided he is God, and the sole arbiter between good and evil. The results have been bloody and ruthless. Let’s consider the Darwinian Model as the “crowning jewel” of Enlightenment thought. It colors all other sciences not based on observation and facts, but on a NEW MORALITY WITH MAN AS THE MEASURE!
The above phrase comes from Paul’s letter to his young protégé, Timothy (1 Timothy 6:20), whom Paul was in the process of mentoring. In his letter Paul is once again combating the sect of Gnosticism (i.e. knowledge), which was a constant threat to the gospel of Christ in the first century AD. The Gnostics taught that they had additional science, that is, special knowledge. This special knowledge had been revealed to their group alone, and made their exclusive message of extreme importance for the common, unlearned man to hear. So, with apostolic authority, Paul rebuffs their claim of special knowledge. He goes on to teach his young protégé that their special knowledge (i.e. science) was just so-called knowledge, that is false! Both Paul and John the Apostle were already dealing extensively with Gnosticism in several other epistles in the New Testament, so Paul’s exhortation was not new.
I’m reminded of a learning experience I had as a young man. Having fallen in love with the idea of materialistic evolution, I became convinced that the Darwinian Model of evolution was the mechanism for the origin of life and not God! Religion was just superstition, an old wives’ tale that people with low intelligence need to salve their consciences and keep the boogeyman away! A water-shed moment for me was watching the 1960 classic movie, “Inherit the Wind” with Spencer Tracy and Fredric March (pictured above). I was too young to know that this movie was a parable of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial. Now, years later, I know that it was a total setup by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU is the offshoot of the Marxist “Wobblies” that Roger Baldwin created to use our constitutional freedoms against the American people, all to bring about a Marxist Revolution without firing a shot! In the movie’s storyline, atheist lawyer Henry Drummond was pitted against the Reverend Jeremiah Brown, a religious blowhard. This drama was a tense courtroom portrayal of the prosecution of a school teacher who dared to “teach science” (i.e. the Theory of Evolution) to high school students in a small southern town. Without getting too deep into the plot, suffice it to say that the movie portrays people of faith as hicks, rubes and functional imbeciles – without the ability to understand the nuances of scientific thought and hard scientific facts.
The reason I mention this is that religion has in many ways yielded the public square to science. In the Christian West, where people of faith used to care for the poor, build orphanages and try to better the world around them – science has now replaced Christianity as the “religion of state.” Modern science – with its materialistic, amoral, utilitarian and valueless beliefs does not, and cannot feel pity, empathy or emotionally attach to anything. Science observes, tests and records what it sees with a benign, technical and emotionless perspective – where good or evil, right or wrong aren’t even considered! This valueless approach to life has been promoted with evangelical zeal to a whole generation of unchurched followers and then rigorously enforced through the public schools, medicine, media, academia and our public policy makers. And if you dare to bring up morality or biblical truth, you’ll hear “Separation of Church and State” faster than you can say Roe v. Wade, a turning point in giving Man the right to kill the unborn without due process. Don’t get me wrong, I have great respect for learning in all of the sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Botany, Archeology, Physics, Astrology, Zoology and even Earth Science. There was a time when all of the sciences were believed to actually help us understand God’s creation. Science wasn’t an enemy but a handmaid to the greatest study of them all: Theology – the study of the God who is. The intricacy of creation and the harmony of the sciences proclaimed the glory of God (Psalm 8). Sadly, that’s no longer the world we live in as the Theory of Evolution changed everything.
Very few people know the profound impact that Darwin’s Theory of Evolution has had on the Socialist Utopia that Marx and Engels dreamed about. Make no mistake, Evolution is still just a theory, not a settled science after all these years! Here’s a quote from the “All About Worldview” website:
“While Karl Marx and Frederick Engels were developing their communistic worldview, Charles Darwin was presenting his theory of evolution and creating quite a stir among the intellectuals of the nineteenth century. Many people perceived that Darwin’s theory could provide the foundation for an entirely materialistic perspective on life. Marx and Engels were among those who recognized the usefulness of Darwin’s theory as just such a foundation for their theory of dialectical materialism.” Quoted from AllAboutWorldview: https://www.allaboutworldview.org/marxism-and-science.htm
Many people don’t understand the connection between “Dialectical Materialism” (the view of Socialism) and Darwinism. To make it simple, let me state it this way: Since man is materially nothing more than an animal and has no purpose other than the survival of the fittest (i.e. strongest, most superior among the species), then it follows that men can be bred just like animals for the greatest functionality, that is strength, intelligence, survivability, etc. Point of fact, Hitler, Stalin and Mao were huge proponents of Darwinian Materialism. They believed that unlike all other species where only the fittest were able to reproduce and pass their superior traits down to their progeny, Man and Religion had interrupted the scientific process of survival of the fittest, and had allowed those who were unfit to survive! Hitler, Stalin and Mao merely sought to reverse human interference in Natural Selection (showing mercy upon the sick and feeding the poor). They promoted the extermination of those who were imbeciles, suffered with birth defects, insanity and other weak traits that should never be passed on to the next generation. The Gas Chambers, Soviet Purges along with Chinese Executions and forced sterilizations – served to restore the Darwinian order to function as it had among other species. There is no right or wrong, good or evil – it’s just survival of the fittest, and if Science did provide a positive benefit, it was working to cull the herd of the weak, sickly and inferior among the human species. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE DO WITH LIVESTOCK AND OTHER ANIMALS! And while we still recoil at the term Nazi (National Socialist German Workers’ Party), truth be told – Hitler was not the exception, but the norm for all Socialist Societies, employing Science to produce a better, more superior species! There are those who will argue, claiming that Hitler’s Socialism was Fascism and not to be compared with the “fair distribution of goods” that Marxist Socialism promotes. They are totally uninformed, as 130+ Million who died from Marxist-Socialism Fascist-Socialism can attest!
We’ve just lived through a global pandemic, that more than likely was launched by a whole group of modern Darwinian Socialists (Fauci, Gates, WHO, CDC, NIH and the Davos Elites), all convinced that science alone has the answers. And in the name of preparing for a global outbreak of the Sars related virus, they more than likely facilitated its release – all to help only the fittest of mankind to survive! Well, at least that’s what they tell each other – using their godless and muddled superior scientific knowledge. They know better than we do, we in the middle class couldn’t possibly understand the subtle nuances and their long-range plan to promote the survival of the fittest among us. How ironic that after two years of government responses across the globe, many are waking up to the fact that the policies they enacted did nothing to stop the spread, flatten the curve, or find cures or effective treatments for Covid. That wasn’t their goal. The responses of Western Bureaucracies have all been right out of the Hitler-Stalin-Mao Socialist playbook, MORE GOVERNMENT CONTROL OVER EVERYONE’S LIFE, FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE! Then add to Global Pandemic the Overpopulation myth hyped by “The Population Bomb” (1968 Paul Ehrlich) and Man-Made Global Climate Change (also a myth), and you have the perfect excuse to CULL THE HERD OF HUMANKIND AS THEY SEE FIT!
And now this science, falsely so-called, has come full circle. Contrary to everything they know about Biology – they proclaim with straight faces that there are at least 157 genders, and that the Homosexual lifestyle is just as healthy and productive as Heterosexual. Traditional heterosexual sexuality leading to child birth is destroying the planet, so it must be abandoned for more creative ways of obtaining sexual fulfillment. Their own science, which states exactly the opposite, unquestioningly spouts the radical Socialist agenda. We should ask why? What do the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and all aberrant lifestyles have to do with this science, falsely so-called? The answer is simple, Scientific Materialism has become the religion of state for the Marxist-Socialist New World Order, and sadly, that includes the United States, the UK and Western Europe. Mankind, rejecting God’s truth – has bought into the “limited resources lie” that has been propagated since Thomas Malthus’ Essay on the “Principle of Population” (1798). Malthus theorized that wars, disease and famine help Natural Selection along by weeding out the enemies of the earth, that they worship. The Socialist State, in order to create their version of “an orderly cosmos,” has to reign supreme, there can be no higher authority. Neither God, Family and certainly not a Constitution that grants free men “certain inalienable rights” can be allowed. Faith, Family and Freedom have to be opposed and anything that supports these three pillars of Western Society, has to be destroyed at all costs – all in the name of science, falsely so-called!
But we do have hope that God will not only preserve his own, but will judge the world with justice, and make all things new. In a day coming soon, Jesus will come to judge all mankind. Even now, He stands at the door – ready to bring in a new heaven and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness and virtue. Let’s not be deceived as many around us are thinking they have special knowledge, but let us be led with the Spirit and the wisdom that comes from God’s word!
“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.” (Revelation 22:12-15)
We who have trusted in Jesus as the final word of truth from the Father (Hebrews 1:2), and not in the capricious and ever–changing science, falsely so-called, can all heartily say with a loud voice:
“Even so, come Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 21:21)