Liberalism in a nutshell. . . .
"God is a Joke"
May 26, 1999
A man who identified himself as a Navy pilot spoke those words to me when I appeared on a television talk show last week. He said he didn't believe in God and welcomed the military's new policy of recognizing witches as a legitimate religious group.
Does it matter if our nation's leaders believe in God? Does it matter if the people we charge with the responsibility of protecting our nation believe in God? Our country's founders believed it matters.
Our second president, John Adams, said, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
What is it that contains the tyrannical tendencies of the Machiavellian if not a belief in God? What is that disciplines the hearts of those prone to ruthlessness if not a belief in God? Human laws, alone, are unable to control the passions and hatred of men. Only the law of God written in man's heart is able to accomplish this.
Herein lies the root of America's problem. For nearly four decades we have deliberately tried to expunge the laws of God from the minds and hearts of our people. We have told them by precept and by principle that man is his own god, that morality is situational and conditional. We have expelled God from our schools, from our homes, from our businesses and from our hearts. Is it any wonder that the dark, undisciplined side of human nature is beginning to prevail in our land?
This is not accidental or coincidental. It is a calculated strategy of liberalism. First, they create the environment from which lawlessness can proliferate. This is accomplished by moving men away from their relationship and responsibility to God. This breeds hedonism. Hedonism breeds anarchy. Anarchy breeds tyranny. As men grow farther away from God they become more evil. Government, then, must step in to protect society. In doing so, government becomes at once our protector, our provider and our master.
The cycle is then complete. Lost is freedom and independence. Found is slavery and servitude. An all-pervasive, all-powerful, all intrusive government has replaced God. What God was to us government has become. The difference is where God gives life and liberty government gives death and bondage.
Does it matter if that pilot carrying tons of nuclear explosives believes in God? Does it matter if that police officer carrying his 9mm pistol and nightstick believes in God? Does it matter if that president and congressman believe in God? Does it matter if that hotheaded teenager believes in God? Does it matter if my neighbor believes in God? Does it matter if that soldier with his M-16 rifle and hand grenades believes in God? You bet it matters! Our entire civilization depends on it!
The attempt of liberals to secularize and de-Christianize our schools, our military and our society is, in effect, an attempt to enslave us. Only God sets men free. No wonder Patrick Henry said, "It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." Can you hear that clanging in the background?
Of course, not all will submit to tyranny. There will be some that would rather die free than to live enslaved. As George Washington said, "The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is that he would rather die on his feet than live on his knees."
Winston Churchill put it this way:
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
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