Karl Marx Was No Atheist, But Neither Are Atheists
Mel Wild has written an excellent post, Karl Marx was no atheist (melwild.wordpress.com).
I wonder if many young people who revere Karl Marx, the father of modern Socialism, know that not only was he not an atheist, he vehemently hated God. I think so-called Christian Socialists should especially understand this, because it’s very clear from Marx’s writings that he not only believed there was a God but wanted revenge on Him in an almost Miltonesque “Paradise Lost” sort of way. This also helps to explain why Marxist ideology is so dark, divisive, and destructive, which is the opposite of Christ’s message: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10 NIV)Continued => Karl Marx was no atheist (melwild.wordpress.com)
Mel Wild observes that Karl Marx believed in God, but he hated God. James observed the same about demons (James 2:19).
What about Atheists? Supposedly, Atheists don’t believe in God, but in spite of what they say Atheists believe in God too. Why don’t they admit it, especially to themselves? Once we admit God exist we must also admit that God has sovereign control over our lives. Until we understand how much God loves us, that is terrifying. Even if we understand how much God loves us, if we do not return God’s love, we still don’t want anyone else in control of our existence. So, until we begin to learn to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, we rebel.
Consider how the Apostle Paul put it.
The logic for the existence of God is indisputable, but people dispute it away. Most people, unable to provide what passes for “scientific proof,” politely accept the Atheist claims that they don’t believe God exists. However, the existence of God falls outside the province of science. Since we cannot subject God to our experiments, scientists have no way to prove the existence of God. Therefore, the absence of scientific proof for the existence of God is meaningless.
How do we establish the existence of God? We study His Creation and observe that what we see shows us the character of — the logic for existence of — our Creator.
Still, as Karl Marx was no atheist (melwild.wordpress.com) shows, even though Marx believed in God, Marx designed an Atheistic system of government. Why? Because Marx hated God, he wanted to hurt God. So, he created religious/political system that denied God.
What motivated Marx’s hatred of God? Why did he write works like The Communist Manifesto (fulltextarchive.com)? Let’s return to Romans 1. The Apostle Paul explained the motivation of those who deny God.
What happens when we choose not to worship God? Paul observed that we create our own gods. We manufacture idols we manipulate with sacrifices to get the things we lust in our hearts to have, and we worship these idols instead of God.
In Paul’s day, instead of worshipping God, Pagans worshiped idols made of wood, stone, and metal. They even idolized their leaders. And in return for sacrifices they asked their gods to give them that which they most wanted: pleasure, wealth, knowledge, power, and adulation.
We have not change much. Today’s Pagans just skip the idols made of wood, stone, and metal. Modern Pagans worship sex itself, the stuff they want, science that confirms what they wish to believe, a state that promises them what they want, and their self. To justify our pursuit of our idols, we still lie. We still ignore the Truth. We still ignore the God that created everything and pretend He does not exist.
To Be Continued
- Part 2: When It Is All About Me, The Truth Doesn’t Matter