Dan Popp
A shooting at nihilism school
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By Dan Popp
April 1, 2018

Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear.... There are NO gods, NO purposes, NO goal-directed forces of any kind. There is NO life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That's the end for me. There is NO ultimate foundation for ethics, NO ultimate meaning to life, and NO free will for humans, either. – W.B. Provine, "Origins Research"

The amazing thing about school shootings is not that they happen so frequently, but that they don't happen every day. After all, the kids in the government propaganda grinder are taught day after day, hour after hour, that their lives are meaningless. They are accidents. They are random accumulations of uselessness. It would be perfectly consistent with the prevailing teaching philosophy to gather all the first-graders in a circle, give them all guns, and tell them to fire. If there are any survivors, they can be instructed to jump in front of the school bus when it comes to pick them up.

Your life does not matter if you are only matter.

Most Americans mistakenly believe that we currently have no religious instruction in government schools – "Separation of Church and State, ya know." I hate to be the one to break it to you, but your tax dollars are going to teach the state's toxic stew of atheism, materialism, Darwinism, Scientism, and nihilism, topped with a big dollop of Baal worship (sodomy), with a side of Molech's child sacrifice. And let's wedge Islam in there, too. All faiths are welcome in the tax-funded schools! ...except Judaism and Christianity. Because, diversity!

"Secular" state education is a myth. Children are always learning from adults about Ultimate Things – accountability, truth, morals, and all those subjects that spring from religion. The question isn't whether government schools will teach religion; the question is, which one?

Now fortunately, these outrageously expensive indoctrination efforts have been miserable failures. Rare is the student that actually understands his coerced belief system and its implications, internalizes it, and acts on it.

Bravo to the kids standing up to their malformers, insisting that their lives are worth something. It makes me wonder where that spark comes from. There seems to be something inside human beings that desperately wants to believe that I am beloved, I have value, I am not nothing. If we're only non-thinking machines, accidentally made by nobody for no reason, why would we be hardwired with all these deep internal fallacies about "life" and "meaning" and "God" and "fairness" and "justice" and "reason" and "goodness" and "truth" and even "life after death?" Why are almost all humans stuck fast in these core beliefs, even after decades of contrary programming?

Non-cognitive dissonance?

But changing human nature is the (religious) mission of leftism. Barbarians will not rest until more children pass the course, and take the philosophy of nothingness to its inevitable conclusion. I'm old enough to remember people saying, "If they take God out of schools," then bad things would happen. At that time, the fight was about a token prayer at the start of the school day, not courses on the deity of Christ. Hardly worth the struggle, I thought. But surely now everyone must concede that those prophets were right: bad things have happened. It matters whether students hear, all day every day, "You were designed uniquely by God as a rational, moral being, to love and be loved by Him forever," or "You're some chemicals. Get over yourself."

If we continue to brainwash children to believe that God, meaning, and morality are ancient fictions, more and more bad things will happen.

Why would we allow it to continue?

The existentialist...finds it extremely embarrassing that God does not exist, for there disappears with Him all possibility of finding values in an intelligible heaven. There can no longer be any good a priori, since there is no infinite and perfect consciousness to think it. It is nowhere written that "the good" exists, that one must be honest or must not lie, since we are now upon the plane where there are only men. – Jean-Paul Sartre

Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning.... – C.S. Lewis

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