RESTORING AMERICA

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Danny Jeffrey

PLANNED CHAOS, PART III, THE ATTACK ON OUR RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS Submitted By Dee Fatouros


Sociological Definition Of Religion:

A unified system of beliefs and practices pertaining to the supernatural and to norms about the right way to live that is shared by a group of believers. Sociologists treat religion as a social rather than supernatural phenomenon.

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.   Karl Marx


While the above is a very simplified excerpt of Marx's views on the subject, it reflects the nature of the burgeoning anti-religious belief systems. In order to gain complete control over the national psyche, the "authorities" must must lure or tear the citizenry away from their religious faith. Loyalty to the nation state, spirituality, and religion are usually not compatible. Totalitarian regimes must have total domination over mind, spirit and body in order to achieve their goal of absolute oppression. 


Subtle and not so subtle events have been growing nation wide over the past decades in an attempt to rip away the Judeo/Christian foundations of America. It would appear that the attempt to weaken our religious institution is growing and, in some cases, becoming outright militant.

For an interactive map of anti-religion organizations in the various states and their composition go to this link on The American Family Association's website. Click on your state if you wish to see where they are located. The post also contains a graphic with keys and a brief description of the following groups:

HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA
ANTI-CHRISTIAN
ATHEIST
HUMANIST
BUSINESSES

Many Protestant denominations and the Catholic Church openly support unfettered immigration. Some Protestant denominations also condone gay marriage. Apparently, neither realizes that the true agenda is to destroy our culture and to eliminate marriage altogether.

Excerpt from: Book Review of 'Breach of Faith -- American Churches and the Immigration Crisis' by James C. Russell
I met James C. Russell at an annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution society. He is as comfortable with religion as he is with the behavioral sciences. From an evolutionary perspective, religious behaviors developed because they enhanced the survival prospects of individuals and groups. Russell sees the paradox Self-destructive religious behavior is an anomaly that demands explanation.He reminds us Christianity developed organically over a long period and its recent abrupt decline is evidence of the deliberate efforts of liberal intellectuals who have penetrated the churches "to dismantle the traditional Western socio-religious order and replace it with a multicultural, socialist utopia, bound together by a secular religion of universal brotherhood.(pp.7-8)"Descriptive terms like "socialist utopia" and "secular religion" sound a lot like communism to me, a disastrous route to utopia for all who've taken it. Continue
A Brief Introduction To The History Of Religion In America:
The issue of religious freedom has played a significant role in the history of the United States and the remainder of North America. Europeans came to America to escape religious oppression and forced beliefs by such state-affiliated Christian churches as the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England. That civil unrest fueled the desire of America’s forefathers to establish the organization of a country in which the separation of church and state, and the freedom to practice one’s faith without fear of persecution, was guaranteed. That guarantee was enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution (text) as, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...”The splintering of Christianity resulted in more than 900 denominations of that faith currently existing in the United States, of which the vast majority of Americans are members. The U.S. was the first western nation to be founded predominately by Protestants — not Roman Catholics. That fact alone expresses America’s willingness to experiment with the novel and a defiance of tradition. Its history includes the emergence of Utopian experiments, religious fanaticism, and opening the door to such exotic religions as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Taoism. Such has been 
For an extensive discussion of the following, go here:
The role of religion among American Indians 
Colonial religious splintering
Evangelical movement roots and branches
Major Protestant denominations in the coloniesCongregationalists
Methodists
Lutherans
Presbyterians
Major liturgical denominations in the colonies
Anglicanism
Eastern Orthodoxy
The rise and fall of Utopian communities
Ever-changing tide of 20th-century religious followings
Fundamentalism
Israel gains statehood
Black leaders of the Civil Rights movement
Spiritual hunger of the Sixties and Seventies
New Age movement
As noted above, religion has had many different sects and denominations in American History. Unlike nations with a state religion, America has had unbounded religious freedom. Unfortunately that freedom has been under stealth attack for many decades, and has now become overt.

Now, for some examples of the bigotry and harassment currently taking place in America:

Blurred line': Anti-Israel campus climate leading to bigotry, warn critics


The question stung Rachel Beyda, who, like her inquisitors, was hoping to make her campus – and world – a better place.“Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community,” one member of the Undergraduate Students Association Council said to Beyda as she stood before the board, “how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?”Over the next 40 minutes, a humiliated Beyda stood before the board that would eventually confirm her and defended her faith and fairness in an ugly confrontation that ended when a faculty adviser intervened. Alarmed critics say the incident illustrates how increasingly pro-Palestinian college student governments across the country routinely go beyond legitimate criticism of Israel and into the realm of unvarnished bigotry.  Continue reading
Anti-Christian Bigotry On Campus

There used to be a time when universities were known for being bastions of freedom of speech in which openness to ideas and genuine intellectual inquiry were affirmed. But that is no longer the case at many Western campuses. Instead a stifling political correctness is curtailing open debate and unfettered learning.
More and more we find the major universities have now become a hot house for secular left ideology. Christians and conservatives have a difficult time making a go of things at such places, and many are now becoming the target of official campaigns of anti-Christian bigotry.
There has been a lot of documentation on this, with full-length treatments available for some time now. Back in 1991 Dinesh D’Souza wrote, Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus. The stranglehold of political correctness and leftwing ideology was well in place by then, and case after depressing case of this are documented by D’Souza.
He makes clear that this radical transformation of the universities is having serious repercussions: “instead of liberal education, what American students are getting is its diametrical opposite, an education in closed-mindedness and intolerance, which is to say, illiberal education.”
Plenty of other writers have spoken to this issue. Other volumes worth mentioning include:  Continue reading
IS THERE A WAR AGAINST CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA?
On the surface war seems like a harsh word to apply to what we are beginning to see more and more of in the press, on the news and in the courts. War is the attempt to destroy and subdue what one considers its enemy. This “war” is not being waged against any other religion. It seems likeCrosses11 copythese groups that are waging this “war” are more than willing to embrace any other religion as long as it does not name the name of Christianity. Anything that bears the name of Christ or relates to Christ in any way is legal game for their attacks. I could go into detail about the attacks against the Ten Commandments, Christmas, manger scenes, and on and on and on.
The very real and present danger lies in greater agendas though. These groups that are attacking Christianity have a deeper and far more sinister reason for their attacks.......

The other focus is an idealistic and political desire to have the world come together in one mind and spirit of working together for what is called the betterment of all of mankind without God. These people see religion as the source of all the worlds evil. They blame most wars on religion and they are right. The problem is that they place true Christianity in this group and nothing could be further from the truth. Perverted Christianity by people who have private agendas and an anti-Semitic mindset use Christianity to further their ends just like they use any convenient vessel to spread their hate. The people who believe this are blind to the truth and they do not want to see how Christianity has been used by corrupt people.   These groups believe man is his own God. John Lennon who was a member of the communist party spoke of this in his song “Imagine”. This song was written to promote a world without God, heaven or hell. This song could be an anthem for communism and people embraced the song like it was the greatest thing that ever came along. It received accolades for greatness and the song was a slap in the face to democracy and Christianity......

Some have called this mindset that is working to bring the world together in one accord “The one world order”. Some of you will laugh at that. Laugh on, but read on please. Many of you have seen logos and different things at work depicting this mindset, even if you did not recognize it for what it was. The company I worked for had these. One was a screen saver they encouraged everyone to install on their company computers. They also have it in printed form that can be posted around the plant. It started out with the company logo in the center of the screen and then sentences began coming outward from the logo. These sentences were comprised of statements such as “One World”, “One Team”, “One Mind”, “One Goal”, “One Thought”, “One Voice”, etc. Christianity is the only religion in the world that distinctly teaches against and has dire warnings concerning this order. Christianity relates this time to a world leader that will bring the entire world together for a brief time in a peace and prosperity like the world has never seen. This leader will be hailed as the true Messiah. All of the world will flock to his banner. This peace will only be a short lived one though. His leadership will usher in a time of violence and war like the world has never seen. Continue reading
Christianity Under Attack in America:
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According to information released at a May 9, 2013 press conference by the families of Navy SEALs killed in an August 2011 helicopter shoot-down in Afghanistan, “military brass prohibited any mention of a Judeo-Christian G-d” and “invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL Team VI heroes who disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah.” The accusations arose over a “ramp ceremony” held at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan as flag-draped caskets of the dead soldiers were loaded onto a plane for transport back to the United States.  The shocking words of the Muslim cleric, revealed in later translations, were spoken at a memorial service meant to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  They were yet another example of the abject disrespect of Christians and Christianity endemic to the Muslim world. Continue reading
Why did the Military allow such a travesty!
Is the Obama Administration waging a war on religious belief in the military?According to Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), troops and military chaplains who oppose gay marriage are under attack for their religious viewpoints, Fox News' Todd Starnes reported Thursday.“There is a war on religious belief in the military,” Akin told Fox News.The Chaplain Alliance For Religious Liberty, an advocacy group for military chaplains, says an effort is under way "to silence, and in some cases punish, those opposed to gay marriage," Starnes reported.The group added that allegations began to surface after the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance, said that those who approve of gay marriage "can speak boldly."“But if you are opposed, you are silenced,” he said. For more, continue reading 
There are a plethora of examples and studies on the evolution of and degradation of our churches via the "popular culture". This essay has barely scratched the surface. Weighty tomes on the subject of the erosion of our various social institutions have been published, but the intent of this series is to more or less give a map rather than excessive detail.
By now, the reader may have noticed that there is an overlapping of the methods used in the weakening of our social institutions discussed so far e.g. the LGBT agenda.

There are many who are aware of what is happening, but maybe do not have the complete picture.

Hopefully, this series may give a view point as to the evolution of the softening up of our culture so as to render us ripe for the globalist agenda.


Parts Four and Five will be forthcoming.


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