Naziism, Communism, and Feminism? (2 of 4)
|June 7, 2013||Posted by Joseph Keysor under Blog|
At the heart of all three philosophies is/was a radical philosophical egalitarianism. In Communism, differences in classes had to be eliminated—everyone was supposed to be the same. Never mind if someone was intelligent, diligent, creative, practical—he must not be allowed to rise above the lazy, the stupid, and the shiftless. Society (in theory) was supposed to be uniform. In Naziism, the ruling class of Aryans had to be the same. Inferior races were to be wiped out, or subjugated and separated. The ideal society should be one, thinking the same thoughts, sharing the same beliefs. In Feminism, differences between men and women are seen as unnatural and wrong. Women should be like men and men should be like women. There must be no essential distinctions, we must all be the same. Even Feminists who concede there are differences confine those differences to the realm of theory. In practice, men and women should be interchangeable.
All of this is based on colossal ignorance and conceit—ignorance that God has created the world, and conceit that we can revise it to our liking. God has designed different races and peoples. Slavs, Asians, Africans, Caucasians, Arabs, Jews—it is a part of his marvelous creative diversity. God has also created a world in which there are rich and poor, successes and failures, hierarchies and degrees of wealth. Jesus said, “ye have the poor always with you.” Yes, we can and should make improvements, but we cannot alter the basic nature of reality.
God has also created masculinity and femininity. He has done this for his glory, and our benefit. Innate differences between men and women add richness, beauty, and meaning to life. Attempts to significantly alter or eliminate those differences lead to misery, sorrow, confusion, and suffering. This relates to another similarity between the three “isms.” The first two caused immense suffering and grief. The third is doing the same and will produce yet more.
This suffering includes immense loss of life. The millions of unborn babies killed because of the false philosophies of Feminism and secularism can be placed in the same category as the millions killed in the death camps, concentration camps, and slave labor camps of Nazi Germany,China, and theSoviet Union. One might addCambodia,Cuba, and all of the other countries where fanatical secularists and atheists have sought to bring paradise prematurely to birth. That so many helpless children should be ripped apart or otherwise killed in the most cruel and heartless manner does not bother many people who say “Never again” when it comes to the Holocaust but do not bat an eye at a new form of atrocity of like nature – because, after all, babies are not really humans anyway, and a woman has the right to do what she wants with her own body.
Of course, the Nazis claimed Jews were not fully human either, with equal logic and equal justice. But a fetus is not capable of surviving on its own? So now we can kill all invalids? Neither is a one year old child capable of surviving on its own. What if a mother decides that her one-year-old child is interfering with her lifestyle and decides to kill it? And a woman’s right to choice? We were created by God, and were meant to obey God. We do not have the right to do whatever we please to the harm of other people. A Nazi had just as much right to kill any Jew as a woman has the right to kill her own child. It is not just her own body, it is another human being’s body as well, and people who are so callous, cruel, and selfish as to think only of themselves even to the detriment of human life are deeply degraded morally.
What about miscarriages though? That many fetuses are lost by natural means has been used as an argument to show that God is not involved with what happens in the womb—but people die naturally and unexpectedly at all ages. If a fifty-year-old man drops dead of a heart attack, does that mean we are now able to freely kill people in their fifties? People can die at any time, in the womb or out of it—this does not mean we can kill whomever we please.
An unborn baby is not yet human? A woman’s newly fertilized egg is alive. It grows, it develops, it changes. Even a one-celled amoeba is alive, even a fungus is alive, and a fetus is vastly more complex, with the full potential for humanity, for love and hate and creativity and sorrow and joy. Not only is it alive, it is human in its origins—a man and a woman—and human in its end—a child, an adult, a man, a woman. Can we reasonably say it is human in its origin and human in its end, but inhuman in between? Human life begins the instant an egg is fertilized.
The crime of abortion has defiled the world with innocent blood, and there will be a reckoning from God. This does not mean atheists have to be frightened of those who believe in the Bible. God’s judgment, when it comes, will not come from serious Christians, for we are called to be agents of reconciliation, not of wrath. It will come from God himself, who has various means to accomplish his purposes.
People need to consider that the greatest threat to America’s peace, prosperity, and security today is not terrorism, the destruction of the environment, or people who sincerely try to follow the teachings of Jesus. The greatest threat to America now is the will of that same God that America as a nation is currently despising and rejecting. If some experts are correct, and they may be, there is nothing to stop nuclear bombs from going off in American cities—nothing, that is, except God’s remaining purpose for America. Who knows when that purpose will be fulfilled, and America will be cast into the rubbish bin of history?