"I do not believe that man was created by God. My belief is he evolved from a protoplasm...What is there to atone for if there has been no wrong [in killing six million Jews]?" – Adolf Eichmann, mastermind of the Nazi holocaust, during his trial in Israel
Adolf Eichmann did what he did because of his atheist views. In this article, we look at what happens when atheists live consistently with their atheistic worldview.
Let's examine what some famous atheists had to say at their death:-
Contrast these people with Paul, the Christian apostle (2 Timothy 4:6-8)!
Richard Wurmbrand, a Christian who was imprisoned and tortured for 14 years by the atheistic government in communist Romania gives us a view of prominent Soviet atheists in his book Tortured for Christ:-
"Prominent atheist (communists) who committed suicide include poets Essenin and Maiakovski. Writer Fadeev had just finished a novel called Happiness in which he explained that happiness consists in working tirelessly for communism. He was so happy about it that he shot himself after having finished the novel. It was too difficult for his soul to bear such a great lie. Joffe and Tomkin, great communist leaders and fighters for communism in Czarist times - likewise could not bear to see how communism looks in reality. They also ended in suicide...After Stalin had killed nearly all of his old comrades, he was constantly in feat of being poisoned or killed himself. He had eight bedrooms that could be locked up like safes in a bank. No one ever knew in which of these bedrooms he slept on any given night. He never ate unless the cook tasted the food in his presence."
A couple of centuries ago, western Europe (which had a large Christian influence) dominated the world almost completely. Then in Europe, atheism replaced Christianity as the dominant influence. Meanwhile, the rest of the world adopted some of the Christian heritage of Europe (education for all, freedom of conscience, etc). The result? Europe is being eclipsed by the rest of the world, and in danger of being taken over by Islam.
What happened in America? Two hundred years ago, America was considerably influenced by the Bible. School textbooks relied on the Bible and taught children that they are made in the image of God, they should treat others well, they should honor their parents, and so on. The people were hardworking and illustrious. Crime was rare. In fact, many people would not bother to lock their houses when they went out. The nation became extremely rich and powerful. Gradually, atheism took over. School textbooks are now based on evolution and contain statements such as "You are an animal. Your heritage is the same as that of an earthworm". What has been the effect (the image is by Caleb Salisbury)?
What about Australia? Here is input from someone who grew up there:-
"In my country [Australia], in the 1950s when the vast majority of the population believed there was a Creator-God to whom they were accountable (I am not saying they were all genuine Christians, but almost all shared a Christian worldview), the property crime rate was 1 reported per 1,000 people per year. This was the rate from the 1920s to the 1950s, including during the Great Depression (according to our secular ‘all-knowing’ sociologists, poverty is the cause of crime, isn’t it?). Then the rate began to rise in the 1960s, when the secularization of education began in earnest. It rose to around 20 per thousand in the late 90s (a 20-fold increase!), in spite of a much-increased police force, security systems, CCTVs, etc. (and such crime is under-reported today because we know that the police are not going to be able to do anything about a theft unless it is really serious). I remember when I was a child that we did not have locks for our family home (no keys) and cars had no keys, and, with those that did the owners left them in the ignition switch; the idea of something being stolen was not on the thought radar. Similar trends can be seen with other measures of social decay, such as male youth suicide, divorce, drug abuse, etc." – Don Batten
“The white man is to the Black as the Black is to the monkey” – Voltaire, quoted in Fiedler, L., Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret Self, Simon and Schuster, New York, p. 240, 1978
Voltaire would have been spared from making this naive conclusion about humans and apes based on his careless observations if he were a Christian, because the Bible says that both whites and blacks are descended from Noah and Adam, made in God's image, of "one blood". But Voltaire was an atheist, and you can see the effect it had on him.
According to evolution theory, all humans are descended from ape like ancestors. However, if you and I are descended from the same ape, or the same unicellular organism, there's no guarantee that our separate lines of descent evolved at the same rate. So, it could be that my ancestors evolved faster than yours, and thus, that I'm superior to you. Besides, atheism gives me the license to do anything about it – after all, survival of the fittest is the name of the game!! In the image illustrating human evolution, notice how the skin color becomes lighter as evolution progresses. Racism is the logical fallout of evolution theory, and evolutionists also admit this:-
"Biological arguments for racism have existed before Darwin. But their magnitude has considerably increased following the acceptance of the theory of evolution." – Stephen Jay Gould (evolutionary professor at Harvard), in Ontology and Philogeny.
Some examples [emphasis has been added in all cases]:-
Today's evolutionists do not make the same racially charged claims (at least in public) that their counterparts a century ago did – but this is only due to the changed political climate, not due to new discoveries related to evolution. Thus, my charge that atheism leads to racism remains valid.
Examples include Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot and Mao. These people had an agenda. In order to accomplish their goals, they tortured and killed hundreds of thousands of people – more than the worst religious bigots. In doing so, they were consistent with their atheistic worldview because only atheism suggests that it is okay to kill people to bring in progress.
“After all, if a person doesn’t think there is a God to be accountable to, then—then what’s the point of trying to modify your behaviour to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we, when we died, you know, that was it, there is nothing…” – American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, Interview with Stone Phillips, Dateline NBC, 29 November 1994
“You can see we no longer really believe in God, because of all the CCTV cameras keeping watch on us.” (in an interview in The Guardian (U.K.), 3 April 2011). – A.C. Grayling, prominent British atheist
"You will know them from their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn-bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree produces excellent fruit, but a corrupt tree produces evil fruit." – Jesus Christ.
The fruits of atheism betray it to be a most corrupt tree, whereas the fruits of Biblical Christianity indicate its great value.The destruction unleashed by atheism should prompt every open minded atheist to question whether atheism is true.
Of course, all atheists do not do all the above – for the same reason that all Hindus are not caste-minded, all Muslims/Catholics are not violent, etc: they live inconsistently to their beliefs.