Under Siege: The Secular War
against the Holy Scriptures
Michael L. Chadwick
Former Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution,
Committee on the Judiciary, U. S. Senate and Director of the National
Bicentennial Program on the U. S. Constitution, Washington, D. C.
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" . . . Any intelligent reader, without any knowledge of either Greek or Hebrew, can learn enough to understand the processes of criticism and the grounds on which the judgments of scholars must be based." – Sir Frederick G. Kenyon
Table of Contents
Preface: What is Reality?
Introduction: Does the Matrix Control the World?
Chapter 1—The Holy Bible: the Foundation of Reality
Chapter 2—The Rise of Agnosticism and Atheism
Chapter 3—The School of Higher Criticism
Chapter 4—Charles Lyell Seeks to Replace Biblical Catastrophism
Chapter 5—Charles Darwin Seeks to Replace the Holy Bible
Chapter 6—Thomas Huxley Defends Darwin in Academic Circles
Chapter 7—Theistic Evolution—the Seduction of the Clergy throughout the World
Chapter 8—Intellectuals throughout the World Embrace Darwinism
Chapter 9—American Intellectuals Embrace Darwinism
Chapter 10—Secularism Takes Over Education in America
Chapter 11—Secularism Takes Over the Government and the Courts in America
Chapter 12—Secularism Takes Over the Media in America
Chapter 13—Secularism Takes Over Publishing Houses in America
Chapter 14—Secularism Takes Over Business and Finance in America
Chapter 15—Secularism Takes Over Foundations in America
Chapter 16—A New Secular Religion Arises in America
Chapter 17—A New Secular State Arises in America
Chapter 18—Secularism Seeks to Replace Christianity In America
Conclusion: It Is Time to Destroy the Matrix!
When the Pillars of Christianity Are Overthrown
To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoy. In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation, either through unbelief, or the corruption of its doctrines, or the neglect of its institutions, in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom.
“Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present forms of government, and all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them.—Jedediah Morse, 1799
The Effect of Atheism on Society
The most horrid and cruel blow that can be offered to civil society is through atheism.—Edmund Burke, 1773
Eternal Hostility against Every Form of Tyranny
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.—Thomas Jefferson
Save America from the Hands of Oppressors
It is an indispensable duty, brethren, which we owe to God and our country, to rouse up and bestir ourselves, and being animated with a noble zeal for the sacred cause of liberty, to defend our lives and fortunes, even to the shedding of the last drop of blood.... To save our country from the hands of our oppressors ought to be near to us even than our own lives, and next [to] the eternal salvation of our own souls, [it] is the thing of greatest importance,—a duty so sacred that it cannot justly be dispensed with for the sake of our secular concerns.—George Washington, March, 1776
When Religion Is Destroyed among a People
When the religion of a people is destroyed, doubt gets hold of the higher powers of the intellect and half paralyzes all the others. Every man accustoms himself to having only confused and changing notions on the subjects most interesting to his fellow creatures and himself. His opinions are ill-defended and easily abandoned; and in despair of ever solving by himself the hard problems respecting the destiny of man, he ignobly submits to think no more about them.
Such a condition cannot enervate the soul, relax the springs of the will, and prepare a people for servitude. Not only does it happen in such a case that they allow their freedom to be taken away from them; they frequently surrender it themselves. When there is no longer any principle of authority in religion any more than in politics, men are speedily frightened at the aspect of this unbounded independence. The constant agitation of all surrounding things alarms and exhausts them. As everything is at sea in the sphere of the mind, they determine at least that the mechanism of society shall be firm and fixed; and as they cannot resume their ancient belief, they assume a master.... If faith be wanting in [man], he must be subject; and if he be free, he must believe.—Alexis de Tocqueville
The World Is Being Pulled into the Vortex of Atheism
We are witnesses to the devastation of the world, be it imposed or voluntarily undergone. The entire twentieth century is being sucked into the vortex of atheism and self-destruction. This plunge into the abyss has aspects that are unquestionably global, dependent neither on political systems, nor on levels of economic and cultural development, nor yet on national peculiarities. And contemporary Europe, seemingly so unlike the Russia of 1913, is today on the verge of the same collapse.... different parts of the world have followed different paths, but today they are all approaching the threshold of a common ruin.—Alexander Solzhenitsyn, May, 1983.
Preface: What Is Reality?
What is reality? What is the real world? Who defines reality? What is a dream world? How do you know when you are in the real world or in a dream world? What is truth? Is there really a difference between right and wrong? Is there really a difference between good and evil? Is there really a difference between light and darkness? Is there really a difference between truth and error? Is there really a difference between freedom and tyranny? Who are you? Who decides whether you are a person or an entity? Is there a spark of divinity in each person? Did man evolve through a natural process from a single cell? Is there a God? Is there a devil? Is the Bible the Word of God ? Is the Bible just a set of fables and myths? Is organic evolution true or false? Is Christianity true or false? How do know what is true and false? How do you judge between opposites in the world? Is Jesus Christ the Son of God? Is Jesus Christ the Savior and Redeemer of the world?
The Concept of Personal Worldviews
The answer to these and a host of other questions such as these depends upon your worldview. A worldview is a person’s mental image or construct of the world and the universe. A worldview is a person’s set of assumptions and beliefs about the world and the universe. A worldview is the lens through which each person looks at the world and the universe. A worldview is based upon a person’s acceptance of certain philosophies or religious beliefs. A worldview is a person’s definitive belief system. A worldview usually governs a person’s behavior in all areas of life.
Twelve Major Worldviews on Earth
There are twelve major worldviews on earth: (1) Jewish worldview; (2) Muslim worldview; (3) Catholic worldview; (4) Protestant worldview; (5) LDS worldview; (6) Sikh worldview; (7) Tao worldview; (8) Buddhist worldview; (9) Hindu worldview; (10) Confucian worldview; (11) New Age worldview; and (12) Secular worldview. Obviously, there are numerous divisions in each of the above belief systems.
A Worldview Is a Set of Beliefs and Philosophies
Since a worldview is derived from the acceptance of certain philosophies or religious beliefs, the people holding such views will seek to freely share them with others or force their acceptance upon others. The history of the world is a clash of philosophies and religious systems. It has been a bloody history in which millions of people have been killed and forced into bondage and slavery. Those who control nations, continents, societies and civilizations adhere to one worldview or another. The leaders of conquered territories usually forced their worldviews on people who were in bondage. There are many types of physical bondage and slavery. There are also many types of mental and spiritual tyranny.
The Most Dangerous and Pernicious Worldview on Earth
The secular worldview is locked into a deadly warfare with all other worldviews because those who accept it believe that they alone possess the keys and power to define truth and reality. It is the most dangerous and pernicious philosophy or belief system on earth. It is a unique blend and combination of humanism, agnosticism and atheism. It boldly proclaims that all living things evolved by a gradual, natural process over eons of time. There is no Creator, no Savior and no spark of divinity in man.
Basic Teachings of the Secular Worldview
The secular worldview states there is: no God who is the Creator of all things, no Son of God who is the Savior and Redeemer of the world, no Holy Ghost, no Supreme Godhead who governs the universe and all life forms, no eternal laws which govern the universe, no divine Creation of the earth, no Fall of Adam and Eve, no divine birth of Jesus Christ, no Atonement of Jesus Christ, no resurrection of Jesus Christ, no eternal life, no eternal spirit or soul in men and women, no free agency, free choice or free will, no right and wrong, no moral absolutes, no good and evil, no adversary, no evil spirits, no unalienable rights from the Creator, no divine principles of political, economic and religious liberty, no Holy Bible as the Word of God, no divine gospel of Jesus Christ, etc.
Secularism is based upon naturalism and has hidden itself deep with the fortress of science.
Secularism has penetrated the heart and soul of America and the nations of the western world. For far too long Christians and people of various beliefs have ignored this philosophy and belief system while it burrowed deeply into the body politic of society.
The Forces of Secularism Have Declared War against Christianity
The promoters of this new secular religion and belief system have declared war upon Christianity and seek to drive it far into the wilderness where it has no influence upon the inhabitants of America and the world. The secularists have gained such influence in America that they now formulate public policy in the government, media, courts, foundations, publishing houses, universities, public schools and major corporations. Each day millions of the youth of the nation are being indoctrinated into the tenets of this evil belief system.
A New Secular Religion and State Has Arisen In America
A new secular state and religion have arisen in America. An intense war for control of America and its free institutions is now underway, even though many people are seemingly unaware or oblivious of the conflict that rages all round them. Yet, the casualties of this war are located in nearly every family and community in the nation.
Our God-given, unalienable rights and liberties are now in grave danger. America’s unique Judeo-Christian heritage is being replaced by a new secular state and ideology. Freedom of religion, particularly the Christian religion, has been evicted from every facet of American life. Christians have slowly awakened to the poisonous nature of this new disease. They are now entering the battle to save America and its free institutions from a ravaging and rapidly spreading disease. It is a fierce war of immense proportions.
The Need to Stop Secularism before It Destroys America
There is a dramatic need for the business leaders, scholars, clergy and the people of America to stand firmly behind Christianity and its noble principles and values.
The war for control of America and its free institutions will require unwavering courage, persistence, dedication, stamina and inspiration from heaven. It is an intense and deadly war between good and evil, right and wrong, truth and error, light and darkness and freedom and tyranny. It is a war which affects every person in America and upon the earth.
Introduction: Does the Matrix Control the World?
In April of 1999 fans of Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne were astonished as they left the theater at the conclusion of a new movie entitled The Matrix. The Matrix carefully blended together a remarkable adventure story, spectacular action scenes, stunning martial art feats, special effects never before seen in a movie and a new science fiction world entitled, The Matrix. The world of science fiction has just gained three new heroes as Neo, Trinity and Morpheus flew across the screen and a new villain by the name of Agent Smith.
Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski had successfully accomplished a feat rarely seen in the movie world. They blended science fiction, martial arts, special effects and action heroes with religion and philosophy in a unique way that left audiences spellbound, excited, thrilled, enthused, intrigued and more than just a little puzzled at the intellectual messages sown into the dialogue. Overnight, the movie became a sensation as new fans spread the word about the Matrix.
In an interview in Time magazine, Larry Wachowski stated, “We wrote the story for ourselves and hoped others would pick up on it.... Every studio we showed it o thought no one would understand it. We told them it would be complex and dense, but we were also going to shoot the best action scenes and the coolest computer graphics ever. Even if audiences didn’t get all of the references, we knew they’d at least have a good time with t he visuals.” (Richard Corliss, “Popular Metaphysics”, Time, April 19, 1999.)
The audiences were stunned and genuinely pleased with the unique messages purposely placed into the movie to make audiences think about the deeper issues of life. As Larry Wachowski noted, “We are interested in mythology, theology, and to a lesser extent, higher-level mathematics....All are ways human beings try to answer bigger questions, as well as the Big Question. If you are going to do epic stories, you should concern yourself with those issues.... We wanted to make people think, engage their minds a bit.” (Richard Corliss.)
Andre Mason, the Executive Producer of the movie said, “The Matrix is really just a set of questions, a mechanism for prodding an ignorant or dulled mind into questioning as many things as possible.” (Glenn Yeffeth, editor. Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in the Matrix. Dallas, Texas: Benbella Books, 2003, p. 16.)
Part I—The Matrix Is Revealed
The writers and producers of The Matrix accomplished their goal in a way unparalleled in the history of cinema. Let us now look at one of the most remarkable and successful movies ever produced in Hollywood.
The Matrix begins with a stunning chase scene where the audience is introduced a new heroine. Her name is Trinity. And she is quite gifted. The new heroine is beautiful, skillful in martial arts and very intelligent. As the movie progresses we learned that there are two worlds—the real world and a computer generated world entitled the Matrix. Trinity escapes from the villains in the matrix and returns to the real world where she is the second in command of a hovercraft named the Nebuchadnezzar. The ship maneuvers in the real world and connects to the computer world by hacking into the matrix.
It seems that the captain of the Nebuchadnezzar has been looking for the One, a prophesied savior who would save the inhabitants of the last surviving city which is called Zion. The freedom-loving inhabitants of Zion are locked into a deadly war with the creators of the matrix—a group of highly developed androids or machines which are run by artificial intelligence.
Morpheus has been traveling throughout the matrix in search of the one destined to save Zion and free the inhabitants of the world who have been enslaved by the machines.
Wake Up Neo
We find the next hero in the movie whose name is Thomas Anderson asleep at his computer terminal in the matrix. Suddenly a message appears on the screen. “Wake up, Neo.” During the day Thomas Anderson works for a computer company, however, during the night, he goes by the hacker name of Neo. The screen next states, “the Matrix has you.” Neo tries to hit the escape button on his computer, but the message stays on the screen. They another message appears, “Follow the white rabbit.”
Neo then hears a knock on the door and he meets a group of friends who have come to pick up computer software from him. They are going to a club and ask Neo to join them. He notices a white rabbit tattooed on the arm of one of the young ladies. He tells them he will go.
At the club Neo is approached by a beautiful young woman who introduces herself as Trinity. Neo asks her how she hacked into his computer, but Trinity brushes the question aside and gets down to business. “Right now, all I can tell you, is that you are in danger. I brought you here to warn you.” Neo asks, “Of what?” Trinity responds, “They’re watching you.” Neo says, “Who is?” Trinity says, “Please, just listen. I know why you’re here, Neo. I know why you hardly sleep, why you live alone and why, night after night, you sit at your computer; you’re looking for him.
“I know because I was once looking for the same thing, but when he found me he told me I wasn’t looking for him. I was looking for an answer.
What Is the Matrix?
“It’s the question that drives us, the question that brought you here. You know the question just as I did.”
Neo then asks the question, “What is the Matrix?”
Trinity responds, “When I asked him, he said that no one could ever be told the answer to that question. They would have to see it to believe it.”
“The answer is out there, Neo. It’s looking for you and it will find you, if you want it to.”
The scene changes and we find Neo at work sitting at his desk. Suddenly a cell phone rings and says, “Hello, Neo. Do you know who this is?”
Neo asks, “Morpheus.”
Morpheus then says, “I’ve been looking for you, Neo. I don’t know if you’re ready to see what I want to show you, but unfortunately, we have run out of time. They’re coming for you, Neo. And I’m not sure what they’re going to do.”
Morpheus then tells Neo that Agents, the villains in the movie are coming to arrest Neo. Morpheus tells Neo that he can guide him out of the building, but he will have to follow his directions. Neo fails to follow the advice of Morpheus and is captured by the Agents and taken into custody.
The audience then is introduced to the main villain, Agent Smith and his two colleagues. Agent Smith tells Neo that he has been living two lives, one a software programmer and another as a notorious hacker who is guilty of numerous computer crimes.
Morpheus—The Most Dangerous Man Alive
Agent Smith then says, “We know that you have been contacted by a certain individual. A man who calls himself Morpheus. Whatever you think you know about this man is irrelevant. The fact is that he is wanted for acts of terrorism in more countries that any other man in the world. He is considered by many authorities to be the most dangerous man alive.”
Morpheus ─ a Known Terrorist
Agent Smith then offers Neo a chance to help them capture Morpheus. He says, “We are willing to wipe the slate clean, to give you a fresh start and all we are asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice.”
Morpheus—The Great Freedom-Fighter
Morpheus, the great freedom-fighter and Captain of the Nebuchadnezzar, is considered a terrorist by those who have enslaved the world and are seeking to destroy all of the inhabitants of Zion. It seems that the old saying that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter is true.
The Agents then implant Neo with a radio transmitter to trace his movements in the Matrix.
Neo next wakes up in his apartment within the Matrix. The telephone rings and it is Morpheus who says, “This line is tapped so I must be brief.”
Neo asks, “The Agents....”
Morpheus responds, “they got to you first, but they’ve underestimated how important you are. If they knew what I know, you would probably be dead.”
Neo asks, “What are you talking about....”
Morpheus answers, “You’re the One, Neo. You see, you may have spent the last few years looking for me, but I’ve spent most of my life looking for you.”
Neo Meets Morpheus
“Do you still want to meet?”
Neo then goes to the Adams Street bridge and meets Trinity and two of her companions. Trinity tells Neo that he must trust her because they know where each road leads inside the Matrix.
Neo agrees and they remove the bug or tracer placed inside his abdomen by the Agents.
Trinity then takes Neo to meet Morpheus and cautions him to be honest with Morpheus because he knows more than Neo can imagine.
As Neo enters a room inside a tall building inside the Matrix, he is greeted by Morpheus who says, “I imagine, right now, you must be feeling a bit like Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole?”
Neo responds, “You could say that.”
Morpheus then says, “I can see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up.
“Ironically, this is not far from the truth. But I’ m getting ahead of myself. Can you tell me Neo why are you here?”
Neo says, “You’re Morpheus, you’re a legend. Most hackers would die to meet you.”
Morpheus then says, “Yes, thank you. But I think we both know there’s more to it than that. Do you believe in fate, Neo?”
Neo answers, “No.”
Morpheus asks, “Why not?’
Neo says, “Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.”
Morpheus responds, “I know exactly what you mean.”
There Is Something Wrong With the World
“Let me tell you why you are here. You have come because you know something. What you know you can’t explain but you feel it. You’ve felt it your whole life, felt that something was wrong with the world. You don’t know what, but it’s there like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I’m talking about?”
Neo says, “The Matrix?”
Morpheus asks, “Do you want to know what it is?”
The Matrix Is Everywhere
“The Matrix is everywhere, it’s all around us, here even in this room. You can see it out your window or on your television. You feel it when you go to work, or go to church pr pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”
Neo asks, “What truth?”
People Are Born Into Bondage and Slavery
Morpheus responds, “That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, kept inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste, or touch. A prison for your mind.
“Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.”
The Choice: the Blue Pill or the Red Pill
Morpheus next opens his hand and there are two colored pills in it. He states, “This is your last chance. After this, there is no going back. You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe.
“You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Neo Is Offered Nothing but the Truth
“Remember that all I am offering is the truth. Nothing more.”
Neo chooses the red pill and swallows it with some water. He then follows Morpheus into a room where they find the location of Neo’s body in the real world.
Morpheus says, “The pill you took is part of a trace program. It’s designed to disrupt your input/output carrier signal so we can pinpoint your location.”
All that has taken place before this moment has been inside the Matrix. The red pill was a tracer and the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar locate Neo’s physical body which is inside a small pod that is housed along side millions of other humans that have been enslaved by the machines.
As Neo sits in a chair waiting for the trace program to work, Morpheus asks him a very important question.
“Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real...?
“What if you were unable to wake from that dream, Neo? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real worlds?”
Suddenly Neo awakens inside a small pod with electrical wires attached to his body and a large device plugged into the back of his neck.
A giant flying mechanical object appears and releases Neo’s body from attachments all over his body and especially the one in the back of his neck that attaches to the top of his spinal cord and base of his brain. After his release by the machine Neo is flushed down a long tube and his body is dumped into the sewer. In a few seconds the Nebuchadnezzar appears overhead and the crew retrieves Neo from the dirty water. He is taken on board for medical treatment.
After weeks of intense acupuncture treatments Neo is able to walk for the first time in the real world. His head is bald and he has a large plug in the back of his neck and large connecting portals all over his body.
Rebels Use Wireless Signals To Hack Into the Matrix
Morpheus takes Neo on a tour of his ship—the Nebuchadnezzar. At one point he stops and says, “And this, this is the Core. This is where we broadcast our pirate signal and hack into the Matrix.”
After Neo is rested Morpheus asks him, “You want to know what the Matrix is, Neo? The answer is right here.”
Neo responds that he would and Trinity escorts him to a chair and he lies down. She then inserts a coaxial line into the jack or plug at the back of his neck. Neo suddenly finds himself inside the Matrix or so he thought. Actually his mind went into a computer-generated software program which they called the Construct, a loading and training program designed by programmers on the Nebuchadnezzar.
Neo is surprised to find himself inside a computer program. He asks, “Right now, we’re inside a computer program?”
Morpheus explains that what Neo is seeing is a mental projection. He says, “Is it so hard to believe? Your clothes are different, the plugs in your arms and head are gone. Look at you hair, you were bald a moment ago.
“It’s what we call residual self image. The mental projection of your electronic self. Wild, isn’t it?”
Neo says, “This ... This isn’t real.”
Morpheus asks, “What is real? How do you define real? If you’re talking about what you feel, taste, smell, or se, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
Living Inside a Dream World
“This is the world you know. The world as it was at the end of the twentieth century. It exists now only as part of a neural-interactive simulation that we call the Matrix.
“You have been living inside a dream world, Neo. As in Baudrillard’s vision, your whole life has been spent inside the map, not the territory. This is the world as it exists today.
“The desert of the real.
“We only have bits and pieces of information. What we know for certain is that, at some point in the early twentieth-first century, all of mankind was united in celebration. Through the blinding inebriation of hubris, we marveled at our magnificence as we gave birth to A. I.”
Neo asks, “A. I. You mean artificial intelligence?”
Morpheus responds, “Yes. A singular consciousness that spawned an entire race of machines. I must say I find it almost funny to imagine the world slapping itself on the back, toasting the new age. I say almost funny.
A War between Humans and Machines Run by Artificial Intelligence
“We don’t know who struck first. Us or them. But we do know that it was us that scorched the sky. At the time, they were dependent on solar power. It was believed they would be unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun.
“Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive, Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.
“The machines discovered a new form of fusion. All they needed was a small electrical charge to initiate the reaction.
“The human body generates more bioelectricity that a 120 volt battery and over 25,000 B.T.U.s of body heat.
“There are fields, endless fields where human beings are no longer born; we are grown.
“For the longest time, I wouldn’t believe it. But then I saw the fields with my own eyes, watched them liquefy the dead so they could be fed intravenously to the living and standing there, facing the efficiency, the pure horrifying precision, I came to realize the obviousness of the truth.
The Matrix Was Designed to Control the Human Race
“What is the Matrix? Control.
A Computer-Generated Dream World
“The Matrix is a computer-generated dream world built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into this [a slave].”
Neo then revolts saying, “No! I don’t believe it! It’s not possible!
Morpheus responds, “I didn’t say it would be easy, Neo. I just said that it would be the truth.”
Neo then revolts again yelling, “Stop! Let me out! I want out!”
At that moment Morpheus ends the lesson in the Construct and the crew takes Neo out of the program and back into the real world where he becomes sick and throws up.
Later Neo asks Morpheus, “I can’t go back can I?”