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Fanatical Atheism – A  Growing Threat?
NOT TOO DIFFERENT FROM THE FANATICALLYRELIGIOUS, HISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT FANATICALATHEISTS CAN BE JUST AS RUTHLESS AND INHU...
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a creationist and I don’t rejectevolution. My problem is with blind, atheistic evolution. It’s...
Let me be clear. Moderate atheists aren’t doing this, butfundamentalists are and their population is increasing. Theypassi...
Just a couple of decades after you and I are no longer around,much of this country – indeed our world – can have slippedin...
But “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely,”observed the English historian Sir John Dalberg-Acton. Thereis...
What changed? Their worldview. Only fanatical atheism (andfundamentalist religion) can brew such brutality in otherwisedec...
Consider this: though its basic intentions seem benign,communism is inherently totalitarian. Equality is the mantra.Divers...
Like fundamentalist religion, fanatical atheism is a veryslippery slope. If left unchecked or unchallenged it couldpossibl...
Did you know that democratic governments such as of the USin the early 1900s enforced inhumane policies such ascompulsory ...
Fanatical atheism robs people of sympathy, empathy, andrespect for fellow humans. Only people with similar beliefs areheld...
If a group can be as vicious as this to a person as caring asMother Teresa, imagine how they would treat other spiritualpe...
They were suicide missions. And those pilots weren’t fightingin the name of God, but in the name of their country. Theywer...
Finally, I emphasize again that most atheists are moderate andextremely nice people. Many are highly charitable. They arei...
Just as atheism and agnosticism are naturally arisingworldviews, so are theism and faith.But fundamentalism is a scourge o...
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Fanatical atheism – a growing threat

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There is one major point of distinction between the two, however. The fanatically religious can be weakened by pointing to statements promoting peace in their own religious texts. But fanatical atheists cannot be pacified by pointing to anything. The ‘science’ they believe in (atheistic evolution) implies no moral principle. Morality and ethics is optional. It’s a personal choice. It means you can do ‘wrong’ – just don’t get caught. Visit: http://sanjaycpatel.com/is-atheism-a-growing-threat/

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Fanatical atheism – a growing threat

  1. 1. Fanatical Atheism – A Growing Threat?
  2. 2. NOT TOO DIFFERENT FROM THE FANATICALLYRELIGIOUS, HISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT FANATICALATHEISTS CAN BE JUST AS RUTHLESS AND INHUMANE. There is one major point of distinction between the two, however. The fanatically religious can be weakened by pointing to statements promoting peace in their own religious texts. But fanatical atheists cannot be pacified by pointing to anything. The ‘science’ they believe in (atheistic evolution) implies no moral principle. Morality and ethics is optional. It’s a personal choice. It means you can do ‘wrong’ – just don’t get caught.
  3. 3. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a creationist and I don’t rejectevolution. My problem is with blind, atheistic evolution. It’sdeadly. Literally. Insidiously, atheistic evolution states there isno right or wrong. In the final analysis, it’s not important howdecently you live your life. It’s only important that your genessurvive into the next generation. This is the bottom line ofatheistic evolution. Fanatical atheists are so eager to embracethis fallacious doctrine, they cling to any scientific evidencethat seems to support it.Today, fanatical atheists are bending backwards to subvert anddistort all spiritual belief in an effort to poison younger minds.
  4. 4. Let me be clear. Moderate atheists aren’t doing this, butfundamentalists are and their population is increasing. Theypassionately seek to influence what our children think andbelieve even when they’re not in school. Their ultimate aim isto turn them into atheistic parents who will teach their childrenthe same. It’s apparently a parasitic scheme to proliferate andperpetuate atheism across generations automatically throughhuman hosts. It’s the ultimate virus.Though this fanaticism is currently small, in this age of theinternet, it seems to be spreading like a virus. This is how itbecomes insidious. 2 become 4. 4 become 8. 8 become 16.Very soon, within a few generations, a small group of athousand fundamentalists can become millions or even billions.
  5. 5. Just a couple of decades after you and I are no longer around,much of this country – indeed our world – can have slippedinto a godless, communist-like brutal regime.Am I exaggerating? Is it possible? Yes and many others believeso, too. The threat should not be taken lightly. Nobody dreamtwhat Stalin’s and Mao’s worlds would evolve into. They werenot nightmares. They were reality. We cannot allow it tohappen again.Most historians will agree that communism and most of itsvariants have been lethal for its people. Originally intended tobe an elixir for all troubles, communism was the great leveler.All people would be equal. All would live under the sameconditions. Corruption would be uprooted. All would beanswerable to one power. Not God, but the government. Anunchallenged, totalitarian, atheistic government.
  6. 6. But “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely,”observed the English historian Sir John Dalberg-Acton. Thereis perhaps no greater truth uttered by a man. The slippery slopeof absolute power and atheism – the unbridled belief inevolution as the determinate of humankind’s past and future –the survival of the fittest – has horrendous consequences.Communist regimes around the world such as those of Stalinand Mao killed 100 million people. Did either of these leaderskill so many personally? No. They did it through their policies,military, police, and special groups. All these positions werepopulated or enforced by once law-abiding, benign individualsworking hard to put food on the table and feed their families.
  7. 7. What changed? Their worldview. Only fanatical atheism (andfundamentalist religion) can brew such brutality in otherwisedecent people.Fanatical atheism is like a dry rot that slowly devalues thehome it infests. It was a core value of the world’s worstpolitical leaders. In modern history it fostered the death ofcountless innocent women, men, and children. This is what canhappen again if we take fanatical atheism complacently.The threat of fanatical beliefs is real.
  8. 8. Consider this: though its basic intentions seem benign,communism is inherently totalitarian. Equality is the mantra.Diversity and plurality of political parties or personal beliefsare not allowed. Spirituality is subdued as superstitious andevil. Churches and other places of worship are commonly razedto the ground. Violence and executions are conducted ‘for thegreater good.’ Only atheistic, evolutionist, Marxist, Leninist,and Stalinist beliefs are considered rational and scientificallyfactual. All else is falsehood. Pre-1989 communist Russia is thetrademark of such atheistic regimes. Indeed, during its highperiod students were forced to complete a mandatory course ondialectical materialism. Spirituality was considered for foolsonly and it was rarely spoken of.1Does history repeat itself? As you know, too often.
  9. 9. Like fundamentalist religion, fanatical atheism is a veryslippery slope. If left unchecked or unchallenged it couldpossibly resurrect it’s ugly head some time. The burgeoningnumber of movies and publications promoting such fanaticismin the name of free speech are like an infectious pus. Likefundamentalist religion, absolute atheism has a dark side. If itcomes to power, even in small pockets of communities, itcommonly uproots or subdues opposing individuals.Our environment can change very quickly. A few years issufficient. All it takes is a fundamentalist to get elected or tostage a coup or revolution. Even democratic elections can putfundamentalists into power.
  10. 10. Did you know that democratic governments such as of the USin the early 1900s enforced inhumane policies such ascompulsory sterilization of people considered weak, mentallyunstable, genetically deficient, or people who were simply deafor blind? In fact, the US government was the very first in theworld to begin this unthinkable cruelty. It was for the purposeof eugenics.If this can happen with a government that puts “In God WeTrust” on its notes, just imagine what an atheistic governmentthat printed “In Marx / Lenin / Blind Evolution We Trust”could do? In fact, you don’t have to imagine. Just inspect thehuman rights records of Russia, China, and other communistcountries in the not too distant past.
  11. 11. Fanatical atheism robs people of sympathy, empathy, andrespect for fellow humans. Only people with similar beliefs areheld with respect. Fundamentalism robs them of their emotionsand soul. They become heartless. Many simply cannot agree todisagree without trashing people personally. They feel insecureor threatened by anyone who believes otherwise. They respondwith aggression. They don’t even want you to respect bothscience and spirituality. They want to enter your mind andstamp out your spiritual beliefs all together.Because of their fanaticism these people can become soobnoxious, some even scorned Mother Teresa when she wasawarded the Nobel Peace Prize. They claimed she had “cock-eyed judgment.” I think they should look in a mirror.
  12. 12. If a group can be as vicious as this to a person as caring asMother Teresa, imagine how they would treat other spiritualpeople if they actually came to power.These fanatics claim that faith is not a virtue, but an evil. Theytry to argue that it allows room for practices like suicide-bombing.The argument is disingenuous. If it was true, why don’t we seesuicide bombers proliferating in Christianity, Judaism,Hinduism, and Buddhism amongst other religions? Look at theJapanese Kamikaze pilots in World War II. They flew theirbomb-laden planes into US warships. Their planes were notdesigned to land or return to Japan.
  13. 13. They were suicide missions. And those pilots weren’t fightingin the name of God, but in the name of their country. Theywere nationalists. In truth, then, suicide-bombing is not aproduct of religion per se, but of culture.The falsehoods about spirituality that fanatical atheists arepromulgating need to be countered.One strong method is by educating people about theagreements between the worldviews of modern science andancient spirituality. These new agreements are not a result ofdistortion. They have been published in reputed international,peer-reviewed, scientific journals and have been vetted bywell-know astrophysicists. More people – particularly childrenand youth – should know about this.
  14. 14. Finally, I emphasize again that most atheists are moderate andextremely nice people. Many are highly charitable. They areintellectually honest and open-minded individuals. Indeed,some of the people who have read my book GOD IS REAL –The Stunning New Convergence of Science andSpirituality are atheists and have written 4-star reviews! Thatin itself speaks of their moderation. They are not belligerenttowards the spiritual, just skeptical. I think that’s normal.Almost everyone becomes an atheist or agnostic at one time intheir lives. All it takes is an unanswered prayer or a tragedy outof the blue. Just ask your teenager after an incident like theAsian Tsunami or Batman movie theatre massacre whether s/hebelieves in God or whether God is good. A common responsewill be “I don’t know.”
  15. 15. Just as atheism and agnosticism are naturally arisingworldviews, so are theism and faith.But fundamentalism is a scourge of which we should be wary.Free speech is one thing, sheer ignorance is another. Fanaticalatheism and its latent threat can be resolved amicably throughopen-mindedness and exposure to the newly discovered factsof science and spirituality.
  16. 16. Contact Us Author of GOD IS REAL &Website: http://sanjaycpatel.com/

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