Clash of Faith and Tyranny
By Sharon Sebastian
Tyrants in-the-making initially display the veneer of compassion for “their people.” They make irrational promises of a utopian existence to garner support of the masses. Their power often emanates from public adulation. Such adulation, combined with a tyrant’s narcissistic inability to be self-critical, imbues a superiority that progresses into self-worship. The greater their power, the more tyrants succumb to self-glorification even to the point of challenging the laws of God. Progressively, they enforce an aberrant legal system with fines, penalties and punishments to force compliance to their will. Those who disagree pay severe retributions. Devaluing life is key, in that it allows for mistreatment or eventual eradication of selected groups, whether they are in opposition or indefensible numbers. Absolute control comes with the power to decide the death of citizens without legal oversight. It is the way of tyrants.
The foundation for modern despotism was laid in mid-1800 when the false scientific justification to deny God as Creator started with a man named Charles Darwin. Darwin’s theory of evolution divided humans into superior and inferior status. Darwin, in his own writings, labeled people of color, in particular black people, as sub-par and sub-human. The theory was eventually applied to poor, white Europeans. The appeal of such a theory held great appeal to men who both denied the existence of God and sought personal and political superiority. Among them was Karl Marx, the father of Communism, who was so pleased with Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution that he sent him gifts, including a signed copy of Das Kapital in 1873 inscribed: “From a devoted admirer to Charles Darwin, Karl Marx.” Equally grateful to Darwin were mass murderers Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Hitler. All wrote of Darwin’s influence on them and their policies to oppress masses of people.*
Socialism seeks to diminish God in society. Marxism’s goal is to ultimately rid society of God. Exposure of both ideologies occurs when the tyrant’s diktats openly collide with God-given rights and laws. Christian Purge: The Hitler Factor states: Adolf Hitler allowed religions. Early in his political career, he praised Catholicism. Initially, he also was favorably inclined toward Christianity. In time, as he garnered power, Hitler came to find Christianity particularly troublesome when Christian pastors spoke out against his systematic annihilation of Germany’s Jews. Hitler set out to wash the veneer of Christian beliefs from German society. He sought a new religion that would spring from the Nazi party with the pagan Swastika as its symbol to replace the Cross as he sought to transform Germany into a new nation. In time, Hitler allowed comment that: “You can be German or you can be Christian, but you can’t be both.” Hitler declared, “Evolution was the natural order of things,” allowing him to debase Jewish people, homosexuals and the disabled to a lower evolutionary scale and send them to death camps for extermination. He allowed that, “National Socialism and Christianity cannot co-exist together.” Historians record that Hitler’s religious views vacillated as his power grew until it became difficult to discern if the god Hitler actually worshipped was himself.
Hitler created the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis) and surrounded himself with men who were atheists or occultists who shared the desire to replace Christianity with a religion that did not require conscience. Men like Hitler’s Deputy Chancellor of the Reich, Rudolph Hess, and Heinrich Himmler, who oversaw the Nazi death camps, were occultists. Himmler stated a preference for the faith of anti-Semitic Muslims who were willing to die for the German cause to attain a reward in their heaven. German school children were indoctrinated to sing praise songs, “Hitler is our Savior, Hitler is our Lord.” Hitler made his memoir, Mein Kampf, the official bible of Nazism.
Again, early in his career, Hitler stated a favorable view of Christianity. Historians reveal that, in time, power turned him inward to self-worship that perpetuated his growing alienation from Christianity resulting in the imprisonment and death of Christians and their pastors. Nazi Germany stands as a warning to all societies that look the other way or tolerate a denunciation or assault on Christianity and Judaism by their political leaders. Marxism and Fascism need to eliminate God so that conscience is muted and the government can become god in people’s lives. First to enable that vulnerability are pastors, rabbis and priests, clergy-in-name-only, who adhere more to the culture than to scripture. Government can displace faux faith, but never true faith.
Karl Marx described Socialism as a progression into Marxism. Socialism strips people of initiative, innovation and self-reliance and encourages a dependence on government, “the new god,” from cradle to grave. Historically, Americans have resisted becoming wards of the state. The danger today lies with a plethora of laws being passed that are currently suppressing faith and legislating values and morality out of American life. Laws in process in Congress or already enacted by Presidential executive orders carry fines and penalties to force all people to forego personal and religious liberties. Marxism, Socialism, and Fascism counter America’s founding faith and its inherent freedoms. History begs that Americans take heed if America is to remain one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.
*For more on Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Hitler’s views on evolution, see Chapter 5 of Darwin’s Racists – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.