Who is the greatest mass murderer of all time?
Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
Can you name the greatest mass murderer of all time?
In previous letters you have read about different evils wrought by the assumption of evolution in society and its extension to “Social Darwinism”. Such phrases as “survival of the fittest” have been applied in various ways to support social and political experiments ... with dire consequences.
The presumption that evolution is a scientific fact, disproving God and validating a philosophy of “might makes right”, has justified terrible atrocities in the post-Darwin 20th Century. So, as a committed communist ideologue who understood that Darwin’s theory supported his ideology, Mao Tse Tung murdered 77 million people in the course of his tenure to assume the title of the greatest mass murderer of all time. Mao worked, starved or had beaten to death millions of people while enforcing his “Great Leap Forward”, and he “purged” millions more as he eliminated political enemies to consolidate power, especially during what he called “The Cultural Revolution”.
Mao is reported to have said the following: “Chinese socialism is founded upon Darwin and the theory of evolution.” The runner-up to Mao for greatest mass murderer is Joseph Stalin, who similarly saw the value of evolution to his plans for a collectivist state. He used purges, starvation and prison camps to force people out of their own property and into acceptance of the ideology where God is replaced by Government.
Now, in our day in the United States of America, a political and legal philosophy has taken hold which says that moral-political truth is not permanent, but is always “evolving” – evolving as history advances and society “matures”.
Such evolution of society is regarded as positive and necessary by “progressives”, who call themselves such because “progress” is supposedly the scientific hallmark of living things. And society in such a view becomes essentially a living organism itself, throwing off the chains of religious tradition and adopting secular materialist values in a continually evolving and enlightened world, marching through history. This, they think, is a form of Social Darwinism’s “survival of the fittest” idea.
Several weeks ago we saw the Supreme Court of the United States rule against moral tradition and against Biblical/Judeo-Christian heritage in its decisions endorsing same-sex marriage. Doesn’t it seem strange to you that a legal system which for years supported the traditional God-ordained design for marriage is now not only advocating what was once “abnormal” and a “perversion”, but is lifting such behavior to a sanctioned/sanctified status?
In the Social Darwinian/evolution-inspired view, governing by founding principles and truth is the way of decay – a “death wish”. Evolution of principles and truth is life, especially if it allows us to have pleasure with the formerly taboo. Such a progressive vision of truth has been taking root in academia, media and government for many years in concert with evolution’s dominance within our institutions of education.
For many years, law schools have been teaching a “living Constitution” which undermines the American Founders’ ideal of a limited Constitution based on faith in eternal truths. The Founders had great faith in revealed and rational truth that would not change with history but would transcend time and place. As the Declaration of Independence puts it, “the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”.
But today’s view is that we have a Constitution that should be interpreted in light of continually evolving notions of the individual, the state and society. This modern, evolutionary approach to the Constitution has been embraced by law school-trained legislators and judicial appointees who look for historical precedent (progress through history) as the basis for decision-making rather than faith in eternal truth. The lack of faith promoted by the evolutionary mindset permeates not only education but all our institutions, and it frustrates conservative Christians who are kept busy and off-balance fighting the symptoms instead of going to the root of the problem.
And that root, which more Christians need to get to, is the diabolical lie of evolution, with all its tentacles into the socio-political and scientific realms.
The legalization of same sex marriage in our day reflects an ongoing corruption by evolutionary ideas – ideas which you are helping us fight! And for your prayers and financial support, we are deeply grateful! Thank you for helping us stand for the truth of the Creator Almighty, Who established His principles from the beginning and gave us His eternal Word to live by for all time!