Man Without God is Doomed

1Modern man thought that when he had rid himself of God, he had freed himself from all that repressed and stifled him.  Instead, man discovered that in killing God, he had killed himself.  For if there is no God, than man’s life becomes absurd.

If there is no God then man and the universe are doomed.  Like prisoners condemned to death, we wait our unavoidable execution.  If there is no God and there is no immortality, what is the consequences?  It means that life is without ultimate significance, value or purpose.

The concept of morality loses all meaning in a universe without God.  In Jean-Paul Sartre’s words: “The concept of moral obligation [is] unintelligible apart from the idea of God.  The words remain but their meaning is gone.”  In a world without God there can be no objective right or wrong, only our culturally and personally relative, subjective judgements making it impossible to condemn war, oppression, crime or evil.  In a world without God no one can praise brotherhood, equality, and love for in a universe without God, good and evil do not exist  –  there is only the bare valueless fact of existence.

Without God life would be without purpose for man and the universe would be nothing more than simple accidents of chance, thrust into existence for no reason.  Without God the universe is the result of a cosmic accident, a chance explosion  –   There is no reason for which it exists.  Man is a freak of nature  –  a blind product of matter plus time plus chance  –  a lump of slime that evolved rationally.  As philosopher W.E. Hocking put it:  “Human life is mounted upon a subhuman pedestal and must shift for itself alone in the heart of a silent and mindless universe.

Our nation once proudly served as the moral and spiritual foundation for not only our citizens, but for the world. We were once a nation that accepted the true God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  We were once a great nation that built its walls on the cornerstone of just men acting in compliance with the moral and spiritual guidance of a just God.  Adherence to our spiritual principles and obedience to the laws of God, not man, were necessary to keep evil in chains.

We have abandoned our spiritual foundation and not only accepted, but invited evil into our lives under the false pretext of societal tolerance.  By our own acquiescence to moral and spiritual perversity cleverly packaged as tolerance, we have embraced the very evil that is embodied within tolerance.  In that form, tolerance itself becomes evil, and we become enraged at the mere symptoms of a great spiritual problem rather that the problem itself.

But what should we expect from a nation of men and women who for years and even generations have demanded and subsequently celebrated the successful eviction of God from our lives, our national institutions and country as a whole, all in the name of tolerance, of equality, of the perversity of equal rights at the behest of our elected leaders and their spiritually bankrupt appointees and minions?.  And let’s not forget the “big-box,” all-inclusive faux Christian leaders who have drunk from the cup containing a devil’s brew of a tainted tincture of secular coexistence with evil.  Have we not considered the ramifications of the redefinition of spirituality and morality, of good and evil, rather than its reinforcement?

Are we so naive to think that we are not now reaping the whirlwind of the unjust, and suffering for our own acquiescence and moral and spiritual relativism?  Until we realize that all of our nation’s problems began when we declared God an unwelcome guest in our nation,  only when we opened ourselves to a coexistence with evil, will we begin to repair the damage caused by years of spiritual defilement.

Man can certainly flee from God but he can never escape him.

Read Douglas Hagmann’s article, published at CFP in full at this link.   Read “The Absurdity of Life Without God” by William Lane Craig at this link.

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