Friday, July 6, 2012

Why I'll Never Vote for an Atheist

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female He created them." Genesis 1:27

"We hold these truth to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."  United States Declaration of Independence

"Of all the dispensations and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports." President George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

"My objective in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism."  Karl Marx, 1848

"The basis of those ideals is a commitment to freedom and personal liberty that, itself, is realized only where the blessings of God are avidly sought and humbly accepted." President Ronald Reagan, Evil Empire Speech, 1983

Yesterday, on MSNBC, S.E. Cupp made the following statement:

S.E. Cupp nailed it. I couldn't agree more.  Man was created in the image of God; once you reject that you open yourself up to the temptations of utopianism.  When political leaders start thinking they don't report to a higher power, really bad things happen.  That is why Godless people need to be kept as far from political power as possible.

History is quite clear on this topic.  From the French Jacobins, to the Soviet Communists, to the Nazi's, to countless other examples (*cough* Fidel Castro *cough), governments built on a foundation of Godlessness always lead to Mass Murder, Major Wars, and Economic Collapse.  The reason for this is that, once a government rejects the belief that it's individual citizens are created in the image of God, the earthly temptation to use government to 'perfect' citizens and create heaven on Earth will eventually overwhelm those in charge.

This is not to argue that governments built on a biblical Judeo-Christian foundation have a perfect track record; they certainly don't.  One need look no further that our own government under (Democrat) Andrew Jackson to understand that.  The difference is that governments built on a biblical Judeo-Christian foundation will self-correct and (at least) contain the horrors.  In the United States, as horrific as (Democrat) Andrew Jackson was, he led directly to (Republican) Abraham Lincoln a generation later.  In Russia, by contrast, Vladmir Lenin and Joseph Stalin has led to ... Vladmir Putin.  There's a reason Martin Luther King succeeded where Dietrich Bonhoeffer failed.

Man was created in the image of God.  Political leaders who understand this are far less likely to succumb to the tyrannical temptations of power.  This is not to say they are perfect.  Any honest comparison, however, between the shortcomings of biblical Judeo-Christian governments and the deliberate horrors unleashed by Atheistic, Godless governments speaks for itself.  And that's why I will never vote for an atheist.

Update: Morgan Brook Hancock addresses some similar stuff today.


  1. Thanks for linking. Great article. I agree 100%

    1. No Problem, your post was part of what motivated me to write this!


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