Presentation on theme: "The Consequences of Atheism. Part 2 The War in the West – Culture Wars Session 2.9 The Fight for the Soul of the West Session 2.10 Freedom Is Rooted in."— Presentation transcript:
Part 2 The War in the West – Culture Wars Session 2.9 The Fight for the Soul of the West Session 2.10 Freedom Is Rooted in Biblical Theism Session 2.11 Militant Atheism Session 2.12 The Consequences of Atheism Session 2.13 “The Days Have Come Down in the West!”
Outline Civic Relativism – Multiculturalism Personal Relativism – License
Pre-Modern – Truth is found in Revelation + Reason - Absolute Truth Modernist – Truth is found through Reason - Truth is relative Post-Modern – Truth is a Social Construct - Truth is relative Truth
How Did We Get Here? God is Dead No Truth All Relative Civic Relativism Multiculturalism Personal Relativism License
Civic Relativism – Multiculturalism The Only Virtue – “Openness” / Tolerance
Cultures Are a Good Thing The God of diversity is good. He created “individuality”. Cultures and cultural diversity are to be celebrated. But multiculturalism is a philosophy that: –Supports moral and cultural relativism –Undermines the importance of a culture’s unique national identity
The Root of Multiculturalism The Lies: –all ideas, values and cultures are equally valid –Ideas do not have consequences Denies the reality that there is an objective standard for freedom, economic sufficiency, social health, and public justice
Soup or Salad Pot of SOUP Assimilate others into the nation Idea of Freedom Flavors contribute to the whole Unity of Diversity “Americans” SALAD Bowl Segregate ethnic communities Multiculturalism Each ingredient remains separate Diversity without Unity Collection of separate peoples
European “Dish Cities” European “dish cities” are “enclaves connected by satellite television and the internet to tribal societies they have not really left behind – many members of the minority are uninterested in assimilation into open societies.” George Will Ayaan Hirsi Ali: A Dissident of Islam
Multiculturalists Embarrassed by Their National Identity “[The Dutch] saw nationalism almost the same as racism. Nobody seemed proud to be Dutch.” Ayaan Hirsi Ali The Infidel
Multiculturalists Embarrassed by Their National Identity “Multiculturalism was conceived by the Western elites not to celebrate all cultures but to deny their own: it is the real suicide bomb” [emphasis mine]. Mark Steyn America Alone
Multiculturalists Embarrassed by Their National Identity “A civilization that feels guilty of everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself.” Jean Francois Revel French Writer
Civic Relativism – Multiculturalism Tolerating the Intolerant
Don’t Listen to the Jihadists Secular Humanists blame America for Jihad. –America is bad. –We support Israel. –Arab people are poor because Americans are rich. This makes sense from the lens of Secular Humanists.
Tolerating the Intolerant - Abroad Arab states –Murder thousands of their own citizens (Sudan, Iraq, Syria) –Deny civil rights to their own citizens –Allow women to be treated as property –Indoctrinate their children in hatred of Israel and the West With little response from the West
What Is Most Important? “The health of a nation is more important than the wealth of a nation.” Will Durant Philosopher and Historian
Definitions for a Self-Absorbed People nihilism –(philosophy) Extreme skepticism, maintaining that nothing has a real existence. –(ethics) The rejection of all moral principles. From Latin nihil - 'nothing' Synonym: empty, meaningless Leads to self-centered and self-destructive lifestyles
Definitions for a Self-Absorbed People Narcissism –Love of oneself –Sexual desire for one's own body Named after Narcissus, the fictional Greek hero who became obsessed with his own reflection. Synonyms: vanity, conceit, egotism, selfishness
Definitions for a Self-Absorbed People hedonism –(ethics) The belief that pleasure or happiness is the highest good in life –A general devotion to the pursuit of pleasure From Greek - hēdonē, ‘pleasure’ Synonyms: pleasure seeking, self- indulgence, self-gratification Motto: “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die!”
Questions How do these words describe your culture? What kind of lifestyles do these words lead to?
Personal Relativism - License Hedonism and the Sexual Revolution
The Marketing of EVIL “I call my book ‘The Marketing of Evil’ because that is exactly what we are dealing with – the packaging … of destructive philosophies and behaviors and selling them to the American people as though they had great value.” David Kupelian Writer/Editor
Results - Destruction of the Family 50% of marriages end in divorce Nearly 40% of American children are born out of wedlock 67% of women with small children work fulltime Abortions –30,000,000 in 30 years –Women who have never married obtain two- thirds of all abortions
Anti-Maternal "Replacement" fertility rate - 2.1 babies per woman USA 2.07 Blue States (most secular) lowest birthrates (approaching European) Red States (most conservative) highest birthrates
Drug Use Ratio 8:1 “A study published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse found that among heavy drug users, the ratio of Democrats [social liberals] to Republicans [social conservatives] was more than 8 to 1.” Jim Meyer Are Liberals Bigger Drug Users?
Cultural Suicide When a nation abandons its roots and assimilates self-destroying values, that nation or culture will die.