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Over 175 million deaths during the Twentieth Century alone...
You may be a preacher with your spiritual pride,
You may be a city councilman taking bribes on the
side, You may be workin' in a barbershop, you may
know how to cut hair, You may be somebody's
mistress, may be somebody's heir
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
indeed You're gonna have to serve somebody, Well,
it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But
you're gonna have to serve somebody.
- Bob Dylan
The atheist, secular humanist, and ultra-liberal activists seem to continually point towards religion as the source of all wars and the root cause of global distress. With all that is going on in the Middle East, it is easy to jump on the bandwagon of religious critics. The reality is quite different than what you have been led to believe. The bottom line is that the atheists, secular humanist, and the ultra-liberal left will do more harm than good if the mainstream were to follow after their charge. Let history bear witness to that reality.
-Pete Grasso (Author: In God We Betrayed)
"Even more to the point, the 20th century is by all counts the most secular of centuries. If religion is the cause of bloodshed, how did this most secular of centuries fare? As Zbigniew Brzezinski sadly notes, it has been the century of “Megadeath,” racking up more death and carnage than all previous centuries combined. Nearly 90 million killed in non-religious wars. About another 90 million slaughtered by Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot, the greatest Secular Revolutionaries of the 20th century, in their efforts to establish their secular utopias.
May we count those murdered by abortion in America alone--50 million in the last quarter of the century and the daily average of 126,000 abortions world-wide (46-million per year)? How many from euthanasia?
At the beginning of the 20th century, it is somewhat excusable that Secular Revolutionaries were optimistic both about their own inherent goodness and the happy prospects for the dawning secular age.
The real lesson? Unbelief has proven to be a far more dangerous, ruthless, destructive force than belief"
- Benjamin Wiker (Ph.D) Vanderbilt University
Therefore I do agree with Mr. Dylan – irrespective if you consider yourself an enlighten atheist, secular humanist, or a dogmatic preacher, “you’re gonna have to serve somebody”.
If you believe in God, then you will serve one of two masters – the Devil or the Lord. If you do not believe in God, then in your eyes, my efforts to save the lost is nothing more than an exercise in futility. Alas, if you are incorrect...
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
The question then comes to mind, when you stand before your creator upon judgment day and the Lord of the Universe asks you, “Why should I allow you to enter into my kingdom?" What will be your answer?
In God We Betrayed