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"What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" - Jesus Christ

Consistent atheism leads to decay and destruction

"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.

Atheism leads to disillusionment

Let's examine what some famous atheists had to say at their death:-

  • "I am suffering the pangs of the damned." – Talleyrand
  • "Give me laudanum that I may not think of eternity" – Mirabeau
  • "I am abandoned by God and man. I shall go to hell. Oh, Christ, Oh Jesus Christ" – Voltaire
  • "What blood, what murders, what evil counsels have I followed! I am lost, I see it well" – Charles IX, King of France
  • "I would give worlds, if I had them, if The Age of Reason (an anti-Christian book) had never been published. Oh, Lord, help me. Christ, help me. It is hell to be left alone" – Thomas Paine

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." 

Atheism leads to the disintegration of society

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)?

  • School kids shoot each other. Many youngsters are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Venereal disease is rampant among teenagers. Example: The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine,  Colorado, United States. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold embarked on a massacre, killing 12 students and a teacher, as well as wounding 23 others, before committing suicide. An investigation into the possible motives revealed a school that was a moral gutter – rampant indiscipline, cliques between students, widespread bullying, favoritism towards athletes, and a blind eye being turned by the authorities (themselves atheists I guess; a Christian teacher who stood his ground would not last long in an American public school). Thus, notice two things: firstly, the role atheism has played in bringing down the level of morality in schools. In the 18th century, American students learned from the Bible, and schools were very different. Secondly, note the role of evolutionary thinking in the response of these students to the hell that their schoolmates subjected them to. Eric's T-shirt read "Natural Selection". According to their biology textbook, natural selection and evolution go hand in hand. Eric said of one of his victims: "He doesn't deserve the jaw that evolution gave him. Look for his jaw. It won't be on his body." Just imagine how differently these two boys would react to their situation if they believed in a God of love and justice who would help them as well as take each bully to task. Further discussion
  • As preparation to write his 2004 novel I am Charlotte Simmons, atheist writer Tom Wolfe studied sexual and status relationships among American college students by talking to students at North Carolina, Florida, Penn, Duke, Stanford, and Michigan. He found that a significant percentage of students are amoral because they don't have any basis for ethics. Supposedly "liberated" from moral restrictions imposed by the Bible, they live promiscuous, depraved, lives but are in bondage to their own egos – living for others' approval, accepting ill-treatment from those who are "cool", and ill-treating those who aren't. And no matter how much sex, "status" and alcohol they try to "enjoy" themselves with, they aren't happy. When asked how this situation has come about, Wolfe pointed to the "God is dead" thesis of German philosopher Nietzche. That is, just as Nietzche had predicted, atheism has led to a breakdown of purpose, ethics and responsibility.
  • In an October 2014 news item titled "More college students support post-birth abortion", the College Fix reports how college students in the US today think that killing infants and children is okay. Remember that infanticide stopped in the West about 1500 years ago because of the spread of Christianity. What about old people? Atheists already support euthanasia, and it won't be long before atheist socialists tell us that healthcare resources should not be wasted on people who are going to die soon anyway. Summary: atheism leads to loss of respect for human life.
  • During 1960-1968, crime in the US increased at 122%, while the population grew at 11%. – US News and World Report (August 25, 1969, Source: FBI)
  • During the 2008 financial crisis, the financial system in the US was plagued with fraud and irresponsible behavior. The government decided that the best way to deal with the situation was to bail out the cheats with tax payer's money, thus pushing the nation further up its neck in debt, so that the people would not lose faith in the [evidently fraudulent] "system". When Christianity was the dominant worldview in the US, all paper money was backed by gold, and there was no central bank to manipulate things. Governments would not pressurize banks to give loans to people who cannot repay, and common investors would not invest in funds that aim to get something out of nothing.
  • Atheist organization Planned Parenthood was caught selling body parts of aborted babies. Atheism takes us back to the level of the ancient pagans who burnt their little children alive in human sacrifices for material gain (better crops, livestock, etc).
  • The US and other nations whose dominant worldview has changed from Biblical Christianity to atheism have seen a rise in crime, unwed pregnancies, abortion, divorce and venereal disease.

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

More on atheism's effect on Australia

Atheism led to eugenics and forced sterilization

If evolution theory is true, it means that not all human "races" are equally advanced. This means that for the advancement of a population, certain "races" need to be suppressed and others need to be enhanced. It is therefore not surprising, that policy makers in America advocated eugenics – efforts to get some humans to reproduce more, and others to reproduce less or not at all. Eugenics was even taught to American school children in the notorious biology textbook, A Civic Biology (1914), defended by the ACLU at the famous Scopes Trial (1925). Thousands of Americans were forcibly sterilized as part of the US government's eugenics policy.
 
Today, the establishment does not promote eugenics and forced sterilization; this is because these policies have proven to be unpopular (for obvious reasons – intuitively, people know that killing and interfering in child bearing are wrong). It is not because evolution theory or the propositions of atheism have changed. Therefore, atheism cannot escape culpability for eugenics and forced sterilization (just like the Catholic Church is still culpable for inquisitions, although it does not practice them today).

Atheism leads to racism

“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]:-

  • Darwin's book that provided atheists with a foundation for their beliefs is titled: "The Origin of Species and The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle For Life"
  • When Dr Hornaday, the evolutionist director of the Bronx Zoological Gardens put an African, Ota Benga, on display in a cage along with an orangutan, he was behaving consistently with atheism. The image is a picture of Ota Benga with Polly, the chimp who was taken along with him to America.
  • When "Darwin's Body Snatchers" murdered scores of Aborigines, and displayed their skulls in museums as possible evidence of evolution, they were behaving consistently with evolution and atheism.
  • "The human type, in all probability, first emerged from an ape in southeastern Asia, possibly in India. The higher types forced the Negro from the continent in an eastward direction, across the intervening islands, as far as Australia, and westwards into Africa. Even today, ape-like negroes are found in the gloomy forests, who are doubtless descendants of these early types of man, who probably closely resembled their simian ancestors...their faces are hairy...in general they are quite unintelligent and timid" – Munn and company, editors, "Pygmies of the Congo". Scientific American, vol. 93, August 5, 1905, p107-108
  • "[Darwin proved] that all humans descended from apes, and that some races had descended farther than others...some races, namely the white ones, had left the apes far behind, while other races, Pygmies especially, had hardly matured at all" – Bradford and Blume; Ota Benga, the pigmy in the zoo
  • One way in which atheists ingrained evolution in the minds of people was by parading humans with defects in the circuses as "ape-men". Details

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.

Atheism produces mass murderers

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 

Atheism inspires slavery

The erstwhile USSR, China, North Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Albania, Romania, etc. – all these countries embraced atheism. All their communist governments believed that it was okay and appropriate to force atheism and communism on their citizens because there is no God. Hundreds of thousands of Christians and others suffered and are suffering in their slave camps (they call it 'reeducation through labor'). The image shows a Chinese labor camp. Learn more
 
Western atheists believe that the porn industry is a good thing and tenaciously defend it in the name of "freedom of expression". Atheist apologists would have us believe that porn videos are produced voluntarily, transparently and safely. The reality is different (yes, very different). As you can see from the links, a lot of porn artists are actually slaves, victims of cheating and blackmail, trapped into allowing themselves to be humiliated, brutalized and violated.
 
Atheists complain that the Bible sanctions slavery, but with two major categories of current atheism-sanctioned-slavery, atheists should address the skeletons in their own cupboards before pointing fingers at the Bible.
 

Conclusion

“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.