Eternal Life on Earth: “It’s not that I’m afraid to die,” Woody Allen writes. “I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”[i] The Atheist has always dreamed of eternal life. Just like nearly everyone else, he has his mythology for that too. Futurist Ray Kurzweil has boldly predicted that by the year 2045, man…

Introduction: On the shoulders of Friedrich Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, and H.L. Mencken stands a new group of God-haters, the New Atheist Movement. The adherents include Lawrence Krauss, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens, among others. These are men who are bent on abolishing traditional religion. They claim that other forms of…

Introduction: On the one hand, we’ve already seen how a rise in Atheism is directly proportional to a decline in education. There was France during the Reign of Terror, the Soviet Union during the Great Terror, and China during the Great Famine. On the other hand, we’ve already seen how a rise in Christianity is…

Trends In The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen Dedalus, James Joyce’ alter ego, translates Aquinas, saying that, “Three things are needed for beauty[:] wholeness, harmony, and radiance.”[i] In Renaissance Italy and the Protestant Netherlands, these three elements were clearly present in the art.  There is wholeness in the figures and forms, and harmony…

Worldviews While artists of every movement struggle with personal demons, culture makes the difference in the art pieces themselves.  Whether in 16th Century Catholic Rome, 19th Century Protestant Holland, or 20th Century Atheist New York, the art that we remember represents the culture of its day. The first worldview is one where Rome meshed the stories…

Introduction I was traveling through London in June of 2012 when I began a conversation with an older stranger after an Anglican service. Eventually, he suggested a few popular sights that I should be sure to visit, including the Tate Modern. “It’s all rubbish,” he said, “but it’s just interesting.” I had already made plans…

Introduction Scandinavia is a region of the world that is culturally Protestant, Capitalistic, and prosperous. They have avoided the economic turmoil that has been plaguing Europe, as well as the salary gap in America. Some economists call successful modernization “Getting to Denmark.” That is because Scandinavia ranks among the highest in the world in all…

Introduction: During the 2016 race for the U.S. presidency, candidate Dr. Ben Carson voiced an opinion on how it must have been God, not nothing, that created the world.[i] Shortly thereafter, an Atheist author and scientist, Lawrence Krauss, commented in a piece for the New Yorker, claiming that “An inability to separate religious beliefs from…

The Chinese Revolution: An Enlightenment that Led to Mass-Starvation The word “discernment” comes from the Greek, meaning, “to split apart.” Understanding the transition from Confucianism, one form of Atheism, to Mao’s Cultural Revolution, another form of Atheism, requires discernment. Today, there is a Confucian Renaissance brewing in the East that’s causing China to prosper. It’s the…

The Soviet Union & The First Five-Year Plan Stalin’s first Five-Year Plan, implemented between 1928 and 1932, was supposed to force economic success through industrialization and collectivization, based on the philosophy and steps described in The Communist Manifesto. He banished “that single, unconscionable freedom—Free Trade,” and he made progressive steps towards the abolition of bourgeois private…