God, Faith and Reason by Chris Knight

   Michael Savage, popular US radio host and critic of the Left:
https://www.amazon.com/God-Faith-Reason-Michael-Savage/dp/1478976713/?tag=breitbart035-20
http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2017/11/24/michael-savage-americas-crisis-faith-god-not-dead-man-dead-god/
  has published a book about the need for the restoration of the Christian faith as the foundation of American society, and I think he would agree, the West as well.  But the mainstream media, surprise, surprise, are not looking at his book, God, Faith, and Reason:

“I’m banned from Fox News,” he remarked. “They’ll have Charles Manson on, they’ll have an ISIS killer on, a rapist, a murderer, deviant, pervert – they don’t mention my name. This is what was done to people in the Soviet Union.”

  After laboring long and hard on God, Faith, and Reason, Savage decided to hold it for publication during the holiday season – a season he discusses in the book by trenchantly noting that Halloween seems to have become a bigger holiday than Christmas.

“You know, you drive around in San Francisco or most cities in America, there used to be St. Christopher medals on the dashboards of cars in Queens where I grew up in New York. You’d see a little St. Christopher. It gave me a sense of, I don’t know, continuity and calmness to know that there were religious people around. You know what I’m saying? You drive around now, St. Christopher is dead. You have dream catchers, voodoo dolls hanging off the mirror. You can’t even see out of the windshield. If that doesn’t symbolize the debasement of our society, I don’t know what else could say it better than that,” said Savage.

As for the “reason” component of God, Faith, and Reason, Savage noted that he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley along with two master’s’ degrees, so he considers himself “an extremely logical, reasonable person.”

“It’s not as though I haven’t any education in the sciences. I do. I have a strictly logical mind. However, with reason you come to understand that you must have faith. With faith you come to understand that there must be God,” he declared.
“It’s a three-way system here,” he explained. “At the end of the day, when you sit in that church and you contemplate your little dance in the sun called life, the short dance in the sun that we all have, and then you say, ‘Is there an eternity? What does it all mean? Am I really judged? Does it really matter what I do, or should I throw caution to the wind and do what the heck I want?’ you come to understand that there has to be a grand designer. There has to be a judgment day. There has to be another world. And so as I say, reason leads you to faith, which leads you to God.”

  Savage said he believes the United States is on the verge of a spiritual revival and warned that unless such a revival occurs, “this country will be overtaken by Islam.”

“It’s only a matter of time,” he elaborated. “They’ve had their spiritual revival, and that’s called jihad, or war against the West, namely Christians and Jews. There’s no question about it. Only the idiotic would disagree with that statement. They’re not coming here to assimilate, especially those coming from throwback nations living in the Ninth Century, bringing their women in wearing costumes from the Middle Ages. That’s crazy! How can this end good for Western civilization? By the way, this is not the first time that this has occurred. It’s many times it has occurred.”

“Now, only a revival of faith can save the West,” he asserted. “The question is, can the West overcome the deeply ingrained, anti-God faithlessness of the government media establishment? That’s the only question there is. I don’t know that Trump is the man to do it. I don’t know that he’s Constantine. But something, somebody has to come along to save this nation, because we’re not going to save it in a secular manner.”

“We’ll just be overrun and disappear completely,” Savage feared. “When I say ‘disappear,’ I don’t mean the land mass will disappear, I don’t mean the people will disappear – our entire way of life will disappear, which is what the left has wanted for over 70 years. How about the chants from the early feminist movement: ‘Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western civilization has got to go?’ Well, they’re getting their wish, aren’t they?”

“And what happens when Western civilization goes, to all those radical feminists? Do you think that the Muslim invasion and the Muslim invaders are going to treat them well? Are they that crazy?” he wondered.

“I’ll stop right there because this really is not about Muslims. It’s about America. And moreover it’s not even about America, it’s about mankind in general, because every human on this planet, no matter what their religion may be, ultimately thinks about the eternal questions,” he said.

   Savage worried that in the current cultural, political, and media environment, people are “afraid to even express faith in God.”

“They think they’ll be seen as an idiotic, primitive rube. That’s because of the ‘smart men’ in the world, like Harvey Weinstein. It’s men like him who have chased God away. It’s men like him who have killed God. It’s men like him who have driven a stake in God’s heart,” he charged.

“But as I have said, God is not dead. Man is dead to God. That’s one of my main lines in God, Faith, and Reason. Think about that one. God is not dead, as Nietzsche said. Savage says man is dead to God. What that means is that if man is dead to God, God can come back in our lives if we become alive to God,” he said.

“It’s not a paradox. It’s not a riddle,” he insisted. “God is not dead, man is dead to God, but man can be reborn to God no matter what his religious beliefs are. Even an atheist can be reborn to God.”

   The point is a good one, that it is man who is dead to God, not god who is dead, as the atheists such as Nietzsche proclaim. The return to faith will be an immense task, as the decay and disintegration has been left to rot for so long.  Indeed, Savage believes that even Rome at its fall was more faithful than the West, so our fall will be a great crash. When the dust settles, the rest of human existence will be rebuilding from the pieces.

 

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Wednesday, 17 August 2022