The satanic element is smart. And that is why it is so … prideful. The devil’s pride lays in his intelligence, and the fact that Man, the bottom rung in the hierarchy of immortal spirits, has been elevated above the angels, simply because God Himself became Man. Most theologians agree that this is the reason behind the angelic rebellion.

Allow that to sink in. Supposing that God became an earthworm, and as a result worms themselves would be elevated above man, someday able to command us, requiring us to serve them, and be esteemed by us? This might provide a glimpse into the reason behind the rebellion of the fallen angels.

The good angels said: “Who is like unto thee, O God?”

The mad science of over-population and population control has been largely bought into by all elements of western society, including every single denomination of Christianity.

The evil angels decided: “Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.”

The war between heaven and hell is, in fact, over us. Those who follow the devil in discipleship are proud of their sins. Thus, we see “Gay Pride” and “Pride Month” and “Rainbow Pride.”

Satan’s point is that God made a mistake, not in creating Man as the highest of life forms in the material world, but that God became Man in order to redeem us. And while the devil cannot physically touch us, he must convince us to destroy ourselves, thus “proving” that Christ’s sacrifice was in vain.

Self-destruction of the human race is most obvious in war and genocide, but it has taken on many other colors. Some of the early and medieval Christian heresies foreshadowed our modern manifestations. Manichaeism went by other names, such as Catharism, Bogomilism and Albigensianism. Its stated philosophy was that only the spiritual world was good, denying the truth of Genesis, wherein God called the material and temporal world GOOD.

But these heresies, now under the new disguise of the Earth Religious Cult [ERC], say that Man ought to disdain himself by self-destruction. It is a warped version of self-denial and humility, which is always good. The devil is an expert at making evil imitate goodness.

Conservative Christians, in their desire to resist this cultural madhouse, must make a fundamental change in their habits before their prayers can be answered.

To begin the deconstruction of God’s plan, we see transgenderism as an insult to God: “Male and female He created them.” This also imitates the so-called “original sin” of Adam and Eve. Disobedience was only one aspect of their sin, the other being an attempt to elevate themselves into godhood. Thus, in his pride in the accomplishments of surgical techniques and the warping of true science into mad science, mankind is trying in a clumsy and ludicrous way, to outdo God.

Then, by the doctrines of the ERC, we must refuse to follow another divine command, “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it.”

The mad science of over-population and population control has been largely bought into by all elements of western society, including every single denomination of Christianity. While Catholic doctrine has not changed, Catholic practice certainly has, and it enjoys the blessing of defiant clergy. Hinduism and Islam have resisted, even while western money and technology have tried to ram it down their throats. Only in Africa has Christianity joined these two other religions in resistance.

Conservative Christians, in their desire to resist this cultural madhouse, must make a fundamental change in their habits before their prayers can be answered. God cannot and will not provide the grace to end the bloody and obvious evil of surgical abortion, nor the other manifestations of rebellion against the natural order, if Christians continue to fail to trust in Him, and go right ahead with contraception. This is not merely a Catholic doctrine. Every single Protestant and evangelical denomination denounced it until the 20th century.

Thus, the madness that engulfs western society now is the extrapolation of a rebellion against one of the greatest gifts God gave us: procreation.

“As the various Protestant denominations formed, their founders and leaders also condemned contraception in the strongest possible terms. John Calvin called the practice of contraception “condemned” and “doubly monstrous,” and saw abortion as “a crime incapable of expiation.”  John Wesley said that contraception is “very displeasing to God, and the evidence of vile affections.”  Martin Luther called those who used contraceptives “logs,” “stock” and “swine.”

Virtually every leader of every Protestant denomination condemned contraception explicitly and forcefully in their sermons and writings.” — Human Life International, May 2018.

The 19th century Physicians’ Crusade Against Abortion in America was also a crusade against contraception, and was a product of devout Protestant doctors, such as Horatio Storer, Hugh Hodge and the entire AMA, and began in 1858. Catholicism’s influence in American culture was quite minimal at that time.

In our times, Mother Teresa of Calcutta predicted the outcome: “Contraception cannot be an expression of total self-giving, because in contraception, something is done to oneself to destroy the power to conceive a child. That same selfishness that wants to prevent the child by contraception will grow until it wants to kill the child already conceived. We must fight selfishness with a true, generous and sacrificing love.”

Thus, the madness that engulfs western society now is the extrapolation of a rebellion against one of the greatest gifts God gave us: procreation. No angel, good or evil, can reproduce another angel. Thus, God permitted Man to share in His “image and likeness,” to cooperate in the creation of new and immortal souls. No wonder the satanic hates us.

Dear Christians, we want the secular world to change. Have we forgotten that first, we must change ourselves?

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OPINION: To resist the cultural madness, Christians must fundamentally change our habits

Bob Bird
Bob Bird ran for U.S. Senate in 1990 and 2008. He is a past president of Alaska Right to Life, a 47-year Alaska resident and a retired public school teacher. He has a passion for studying and teaching Alaska and U.S. constitutional history. He lives on the Kenai Peninsula and is currently a daily radio talk-show host for The Talk of the Kenai, on KSRM 920 AM from 3-5 pm and heard online


  • Lucinda says:

    This kind of magical thinking will destroy us. The many impossible claims of christianity stand opposite of evidence, reason and defendable conclusions. Science flies us to the moon. Religion flies us into buildings. Relying on the fear of the unknown, especially what happens after death,(the core of christianity) to pass judgement on who others can love disrupts civility and peace. Domestic terrorist Christian nationalist groups like the Oath Keepers that bring weapons to private drag shows feel compelled and justified by the bible. The bible is poison.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Lucinda, did the Oath Keepers bring weapons to a private drag show??? I had not heard about this. Can you please share your sources?

      • Lucinda says:

        This was in SLC Utah in January 2023: Proud Boys protest all-ages drag show at Tea Zaanti. “Outside the shop, at 1944 S. 1100 East, five people dressed in black, yellow and camo — identifying themselves as being with the Salt Lake chapter of the Proud Boys — stood on the public sidewalk in the freezing cold. They shouted at people going into Tea Zaanti, called them “groomers,” and said they should be ashamed. At least one carried a semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm handgun.”

        I said Oath Keepers. I meant Proud Boys. Hard to distinguish one bullet from another.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        I can’t find any other article referencing what you are talking about beside this video on utube I do not know anything about the proud boys and I find it interesting that these dudes are wearing masks and they have labels to show who they are. Looks like the fake, CIA/FBI run Patriot front group to me. Thank you for correcting yourself that this was not the Oath Keepers, but it is a little too late isn’t it? What you said is now out there forever. The truth is getting out there – people are finding out the truth. Drip Drip Drip. Watch out for the FLOOD!

    • StopTheMadnesz says:

      2,000+ years of “magical thinking” has given us hospitals, universities, and major scientific and mathematical achievements (think Copernicus, Roger Bacon, Galileo, Louis Pasteur, Gregor Mendel, Descartes, etc).

      Reason properly employed and faith properly understood will never produce contradictory or competing claims.

      • Lucinda says:

        Stop: No. Simply not true. The two approaches for understanding the world are incompatible. When your lawn mower won’t start, what do you do? Check for fuel and spark, or pray?

      • micah6v8 says:

        I wouldn’t bother responding to “Lucinda.” The handle we know isn’t a bot or part of a .50 cent army as they are so stupid they were kicked off of MRA. But all you will read is very low quality scrapping of corporate state propaganda. I guess is has some low value if you want to see the lure for the useful idiots or to mock the handle. It’s pretty easy to mock though… You can see the wheels slowly- very slowly-turn.

  • Mary says:

    I agree with you, Bob, in most instances in your recent post. “Manichaeism” was a title used during the Dark Ages to label any Protestant who would not recant and return to “mother church “. Manichaeism was the same as saying “heretic.” It was used to label Christians that were set to be burned at the stake or otherwise destroyed. The Albegensians in Southern France were a part of the Church in the Wilderness that refused to bow to Papal demands. They were geographically located as were others by various names such as the Waldensians of northern Italy and the Huguenauts and Calvenites.

    You state that all denominations have bought into birth control/abortion. That is rather a sweeping statement! Do you have statistics to back up that statement?

    Again, Bob, I generally think your posts are right on. Thanks for your insight.

    • StopTheMadnesz says:

      Lucinda, if reason and faith are incompatible “approaches to understanding the world,” how do you explain the scientific and mathematical breakthroughs of such men as Copernicus, Roger Bacon, Galileo, Louis Pasteur, Gregor Mendel, Descartes, among so many other men of faith who were also redoubtable men of science?

  • Toscano says:

    First of all, you don’t define “Dark Ages”. Some people erroneously think that was the entire middle ages. But the Reformation is part of “Modern Times” (1517). And Manichaenism was in ancient times, around 300 AD, in Persia. I don’t think replying to your ignorance will help you improve your distorted understanding of what heresy is. The Albigensians were a new manifestation of Manichaenism. They were so convinced that breeding new families would perpetuate the “evil” of human existence that they encouraged homosexuality, suicide and self-extinction. They had nothing to do with Waldensians, Huguenots or Calvinists. Better check your facts before posting.

  • Ben says:

    I’m not following the contraception argument. If you put on a seatbelt in a car, are you failing to trust God’s sovereignty over your transportation safety? If you advocate for your children’s interests, are you failing to trust God’s sovereignty to guide them? Contraception opinions formed in previous ages before very basic understanding of how life is created don’t seem particularly relevant. There is a clear, scientific moment, when egg and sperm are joined that life forms. Declaring that the use of contraception is a lack of trust seems like a very selective application of what it means to trust and an arbitrary point to place a limit on human self-determination.

    • StopTheMadnesz says:

      Ben, according to the Catholic Church, the marital act must be both unitive and procreative. To contracept is to interfere with both the unitive and pro creative aspects of the marital act as designed by God.

      Now, to say that the marital act “must be procreative” does not mean that a child must be conceived in order for the marital act to be moral and licit -clearly, God created women’s bodies to be fertile for only a very short window each month. It does mean that both persons engaging in the act must give of themselves without holding anything back and without putting a barrier between them.

      Unsung contraception holds back ones fertility, thus preventing the unitive aspect of the marital act from being fulfilled. Using contraception also prevents the possibility of conception from taking place, thereby preventing the pro creative aspect of the marital act.

      This is what the Catholic Church teaches -in my layman’s terms!- which is the basis from which Mr. Bird is arguing.

      Does it make more sense with this explanation?

      • Lucinda says:

        Maybe the problem here is with the Catholic religion.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        I agree StopTheMadnesz. It (not using birth control methods) was a difficult concept for me to accept until I started studying the Word of God. There will come a time when everyone will find out the truth as to whether foam, shields, condoms, birth control pills, day after pills, or abortion are acceptable to our Heavenly Father.

  • Toscano says:

    Ben, your question is a good one, and is what has convinced many Christians to fall for the contraception scam. Re-read Mother Teresa’s explanation, above. I would also quote Malcolm Potts, Planned Parenthood’s statistics guru. He said, within a closed-door banquet in 1979: “Contrary to what you might think, whenever contraception in legalized in a culture, the abortion rates go up, not down.” If you read the papal encyclicals “Casti Canubii” (1930s) and “Humanae Vitae” (1968) they accurately predicted what Potts later admitted. Evan Lenow, who teaches at SW Baptist seminary, actually uses these two encyclicals to convince future Baptist preachers this truth. So, how does the dynamic work? Contraception means “I/We don’t want kids.” It obviously encourages sexual promiscuity. And when contraception fails, the logical outcome is abortion. From Wikipedia: “The doctrine of various forms of Protestantism as a whole from the Reformation until 1930 strongly condemned contraception as the Catholic Church does, but such opposition has since almost totally been dropped. ” Check out PP’s promotion of contraception in the 1960s. It basically said that it would lead to happier and more stable marriages, by reducing the stress of raising children. So, with the divorce rate today, what does this say about PP’s predictions?

  • Dee Cee says:

    You wanna start a brush fire in the comments section? Offer the opinion that Western Civilization and Christianity are inextricably linked, and that returning to tradition might be the key to fixing some of our modern, Godless problems. Wowie, how people react when you suggest this! I popped some popcorn over the heat coming from this conversation today!! Yum Yum!

  • BackcountryBoy says:

    Great points Bob! Where the discussion gets complicated is what you mean by contraception. Since life begins at fertilization, anything that interferes with that life from that point forward is murder. So that eliminates all chemical/hormonal birth control pills, patches, shots, etc, abortion, and all IUDs since they all prevent implantation. What’s left are options to prevent the sperm and egg from meeting in the first place, which leaves us with surgery, barriers, cycle tracking, or abstinence. While I agree that never thinking about it would be nice, it’s just not realistic in a fallen world, nor wise. What if a couple just fell on hard times and has no money? What if a women just had a baby via c-section and needs to wait a certain amount of time to heal before becoming pregnant again? What if a couple is older and mom and baby are at high risk for complications or even death? Some might say that you just need to have faith and I absolutely agree. But I also agree that God gave us doctors, and brains, and reason to incorporate into life as well. I like to compare faith with family-planning with faith with financial-planning. Should I go out to eat every meal, buy whatever car I want, and leave the lights on all the time, all while having faith that God will pay my extravagant bills? Of course not! That would be foolish and God would not be pleased with my lack of judgement and managing the finances he has given me. On the other hand, I should trust that God will provide what I need. There is balance and moderation with faith and reason. In the same way, each couple should have faith that God will provide for them and their children, prayerfully considering all the options with wise counsel, all while making sure to stay away from sinful options and methods.

    • Lucinda says:

      Backcountry Boy: That was 100% contradictory! Never have I seen dichotomy dressed up as unity. For example, if your god will provide, why work? Why try to better yourself? Why not just wait for god’s blessings? Christians believe that god gave them free will to make decisions that will influence how they provide for themselves. So humans provide for themselves. But god will provide too. What the WTF?

      If your faith claims god is omnipotent and omniscient and so is in control of your life and your daughter is running a 103 degree fever, what do you do? Wait for god’s decision, which is the child gets better on her own or dies. What if she dies, is your god cruel? What if she dies and YOU could have intervened by taking her to the ER but you didn’t? How would you feel? Did you violate secular laws and should be punished?

      This statement is absurd and hypocritical: “There is balance and moderation with faith and reason.” No, there is not. You guide your life with one or the other, but not both. The fact is, you make 99% of your daily decisions based on the scientific method, but for the uncomfortable questions, like what happens after death, you chuck that strategy and replace it with magical thinking. I don’t get it.

      • BackcountryBoy says:

        Thank you for your reply Lucinda! You are asking great questions – some of which I have answers to and yet others I don’t. You’re right, it does seem contradictory – how can we have absolute faith and absolute reason at the same time? I’m sure there is a better way to explain this but I would challenge the assumption that they are opposites. The most reasonable and logical life is a life of faithful submission to God. Of course you may disagree, but then we are living different definitions of what is reasonable.
        To answer the question if God will provide, why work or better myself? Because He asks me to! Not because He won’t or can’t provide. Not because I can earn my way to Heaven. But because in my work I reflect His character and ultimately honor Him by submitting to His command.
        Regarding free will – that is one giant can of worms to open! Some Christians believe in absolute free will, some believe in absolute election (meaning God has already chosen who will be His and who won’t), and some believe in a combination of both. While it is a fascinating topic to dig into and I would encourage anyone to do so, ultimately it doesn’t matter because we are not God. Our job is to obey Him.
        Regarding humans vs God providing, humans don’t provide anything. God made everything and controls everything. If God allows us to enjoy His creation, and in most cases He has, then we work, play, and live life within the sandbox of provision and under the commandments/rules/laws of nature that He has created.
        Regarding a daughter with a fever – I would pray and ask God for guidance, wisdom, answers, and healing for my daughter. And I would help to reduce the fever through cold cloths, rest, medication, doctors, etc. If she gets better, praise God that He provided healing, either through methods seen or unseen, known or unknown. If she dies after trying everything in our limited human understanding, God is not cruel. God does not find any pleasure in pain, punishment, or judgement. God is perfect, God’s plans are perfect, and His judgements are perfectly just. If she dies and it appears that more could have been done, that is a difficult situation that would likely require a time of grief and healing. I may never know why. But this is not a problem specific to Christians. All people deal with unanswered questions in their lives. But unanswered questions are not case enough to reject the entire premise of an Answer.
        Regarding guiding life with only faith or only reason, I have not found this to be the case in my life. I see them as the same thing and not contradicting each other. Faith in God is reasonable and has certainly been the most logical explanation for the changes in my life. For over a decade I struggled with a certain addiction that was destroying my life. I tried literally every manmade “solution” that existed. It would work for a fleeting moment and then I would slip right back into my old ways. Until one day I finally gave up trying. I was so mad at myself that I hated myself. I wanted to die. Why couldn’t I change myself? Why couldn’t I better myself? Why didn’t anything or anyone help? And that’s just the problem – I was trying to fix myself. Me, a mere human, was trying use mere human means to better myself. And when all that failed and I finally gave up and looked up, God was right there to grab my soul and pull me up out of the pit. Not literally of course. But after calling out to God and letting go of control, I just stopped my addiction. I didn’t have any desire to do it anymore. That’s a miracle! I believe in miracles! I am the miracle! And God was the miracle worker! That’s reasonable faith.
        Keep asking these great questions and I know one way or another, God will reveal Himself to you!

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Amen BackcountryBoy.

      • River says:

        Such an old argument,no creative thinking here.zzzzzzzzz

    • StopTheMadnesz says:

      But, fertilization occurs before implantation. So, if you bring a baby into existence through the marital act while making your uterus hostile to a newly-conceived person, you cause the death of the newly-conceived person.

      It is possible, under all the circumstances listed above, to practice abstinence during the fertile period of a woman’s cycle. It’s only about one week each month.

  • Lucinda says:

    BackcountryBoy: It’s very generous of you to take so much time to respond to my questions. Your thoughtful even tone suggests you’ve had these sort of discussions before. It may come as no surprise that I disagree with nearly all that you wrote. The first reason is that I am an atheist. I’ve never seen a shred of evidence of god’s existence. Without a belief in god, the rest of your claims are meaningless to me. Second reason is the illogic of some of your statements, like this one, ” The most reasonable and logical life is a life of faithful submission to God”. There is nothing reasonable and logical about the supernatural. Third is the contradiction buried in this statement, “God made everything and controls everything” . Then how could prayer be successful? Doesn’t he have a plan for you? Isn’t it arrogant of you to ask him to change his plan? As an atheist, I am not troubled by the impossibilities, silliness and illogic of religion. Thanks Mom and Dad!

  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    We admire the research of Bob Bird as well as other learned Catholics and Christians who have commented. We especially look up to Father Pavone and Archbishop Vigano for courageously standing up for and leading us in Truth.
    The argument comes down to which worldview a person chooses to live our life. The worldview of “In the beginning God…” or the worldview that we evolved out of a premordial swamp from nothing to everything with no god involved.
    When we live by the Bible, we have Intelligent Design by a Holy God, our Creator. We have Laws, Marriage, Standards, and Meaning of Life. We have order and the Ten Commandments. We are created in God’s image making us very special. We have a place in heaven if we accept the gift.
    If no god was involved the theory is evolution, which by the way has been proved false for four reasons: [See Bill Nugent [ February 27, 2016] Practicing and believing evolution leads to lawlessness, homosexuality, pornography, abortion, and fake global crises. This atheistic/evolution worldvew creates confusion, chaos and disorder. Atheism leads to a place in hell along with Karl Marx and many other atheists.
    Some will argue that the Bible isn’t true. They could also argue that gravity does not exist.
    There are many evidences that have proved the truth of Bible History but the mainstream media is not acknowledging that Noah’s Ark exists. The Ark was found in 1983 by Ron Wyatt, buried and petrified, The Ark is located where the Bible describes, part way down Mt. Ararat in Turkey. Tourists can visit the visitor center on site. Have you heard or read this in the news?
    1) Go to Noah’s, or 2) the results of the burned area of Sodom and Gomorrah can be seen on Dr. Todd M. Fink’s video. The minister holds up a ball of sulfur, the remains of what God used as fire and brimstone to rain on these extremely reprobate cities. 3) Mt Sinai was found to be in Saudi Arabia and Ron Wyatt traced the route the Israelites walked through the wilderness. A map shows the place where the Red Sea parted with underwater chariot wheels visible on camera from the Roman soldiers’ chariots. 4) Giant weapons have been discovered proving that there were giants like Goliath in the land. You may know of some evidences yourselves.
    The atheist worldview that has taken over the American government and dominates our culture is the root cause of this dark time we are living in.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Very informative comment Jon and Ruth! Amen! I choose life and the world that our Heavenly Father has created!

  • Me says:

    Why don’t you just go create your own culty little 17th century pilgrim compounds in the woods, burn eachother as witches or whatever and leave the rest of us alone?