Karl Marx wrote in his Communist Manifesto that religion was the opiate of the masses. What he meant by this is that he believed religion was used to make men feel as though they had a purpose in life. For the world's believers we know this purpose is to serve God and follow His Word, while expressing a morality that is pleasing to Him. This caused a problem for Marx and Engles as they attempted to develop their philosophy of communism where people would voluntarily submit themselves to an all-powerful state in exchange for a government created utopia. People who understand that we were created with free will for a reason and that life has a divine purpose are unlikely to do such a thing. Marx went on to say that in order for his ideas to be successful God would have to be destroyed in the minds of men.
What many people don't realize is that Karl Marx and Fredrick Engles, in searching for a scientific explanation that would back their ideas turned to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Darwin saw man as nothing but an accident of evolution with no soul and no purpose. If men had no divine connections and were devoid of a purpose than surely training them to behave in a manner they thought more appropriate would be an easy thing to do. What was appropriate for Marx was that men be herded like cattle and persuaded to devote their entire existence to the state. People's lives needed to be managed because without a soul or without a purpose we were after all, according to Darwin, just another species of animal incapable of making the right decisions. Furthermore, many people simply do not understand the real evil behind the idea of Marxism. Karl Marx claimed at one time to be a devout Christian, who in a fit of rage turned on God, and developed his idea of communism with the explicit purpose of destroying man's free will. Would it not be safe to say that destroying man's free will is exactly what the nanny/welfare state does?
What significance does this information have in our modern society today? Most people understand Marxism as a class struggle where the proletariat will rise against the "bourgeoisie" and then institute a workers' paradise. First of all, men who are believers know that man cannot create a perfect utopia on earth because we are born sinners and are "imperfect." Through the destruction of God and his morality the concept of being a natural born sinner is also gone. What replaces it is moral and cultural relativism, where all morals of all cultures are equal in virtue. Those who desire to institute Marxism in a society believe that man can be perfected through a process called Dialectic Materialism. This theory claims that all evolution is a result of "natural conflict" and therefore, by pitting the proletariat against the bourgeoisie the old world of capitalism and Christianity would be destroyed and man would have evolved into a higher "consciousness" or a higher evolved form of society. This higher form of society, to the Marxist, is communism. The method used to create the conflict is known as the Hegelian Dialectic. This is also known as the "problem, reaction, solution strategy."
No one could argue that religion, particularly Christianity is under full assault in The United States of America today. (If you don't see this then it is likely that you are a self-professed atheist.) We have a president who admits to "seeking the Marxist professors" in his college days, and it is beyond obvious to anyone who pays close attention that his tactics at fermenting class hatred are definitely Marxist in nature. We are also witnessing an unprecedented attack upon our natural rights protected in our constitution. These are rights that we as Americans understand being granted by God and are inalienable; they cannot be taken by man, period. This brings me to my point, as long as Americans understand that their rights, as listed in THE BILL OF RIGHTS, are inherent to the existence of man by the Grace of God, we will not surrender them. This is why the left is attempting to destroy Christianity. They cannot disarm us if we believe in our very soul we have a God given right to exist and defend our liberties. They cannot silence us as long as we believe we have vocal chords in order to speak the truth of God.
Over the course of the last several months, we have seen an increase in deliberate attacks against the Christian religion in our public schools, and in its place we are seeing the rise of Islam. We have seen the left deliberately rewrite the amendments in a text book called, "American History: Preparation for the Advanced Placement Examination." Just today there was another instance in the pro-gun state of Arkansas where an assignment was given to a class where they were given the task of eliminating two of the amendments in the Bill of Rights. Day after day we see a rise in the number of kids being punished for the ridiculous reason of playing guns or wearing an NRA shirt. Finally, Freedom Outpost ran an article describing the U.N.'s definition of human rights being taught in the common core curriculum. Human Rights, according to the communists at the U.N., are given by governments and can be taken by governments. This is institutionalized Marxism designed to break your children of your influence and teach them the necessity of being subservient to the state. This is training your children to be good little communists.
If this continues, then it will only be a generation or two before the majority of people in this country believe we have no divine purpose. Without God, people can be persuaded to do horrible things and whole populations can be dehumanized and eliminated simply for not sharing the same ideas as good little communists. Isn't this the version of history we should be ensuring our children learn; the dangers of forsaking God? I can only pray that people see the seriousness of this.
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