I thought about this thread this morning and wanted to share a few more things with you all.
I'll take off from some of the things that Brothertom wrote in regards to the song:
"...it would serve as a road sign to mark the decline of Christianity and social morality and decency in the western world.
It's sends a message of Anarchy...
...anti-Christ sentiments. It speaks of a new level of pure hatred and venom, against our Lord and His church..."
I've noticed alot of things over the past year. There are two anarchist book stores now on the street that I told you all about before where a group of people were riding on bicycles, naked.
I've seen socialist propaganda and advertisements posted near a university campus, and anti-Israel propaganda in several places. And recently what was described as a molitov cocktail was allegedly found along with some anti-Israel books in a downtown parking garage.
I even found an invitation to some sort of communist organisation on the ground one night. Around the same time, I had stopped to talk to a group of three young men. I had noticed that one of them had a picture of Che Guevara on his clothing, who is descibed in a biography on Wikipedia as a "Marxist revolutionary".
After we talked for a bit about that, they all claimed to be communists. The one that spoke up the most(if I recall it correctly) was even wearing a green military style jacket and smoking a cigar. But otherwise they appeared to be typical North American youths. His 'speil' for communisim was for the most part this: to downplay the crimes committed under communist dictatorships and to emphasise those done by western or capitalists states. That, and to claim that he had been disadvantaged to suceed by the greedy capitalisitc system.
All of the things that have been mentioned here I think can be summed up in one word: subversion.
I've mentioned in several places a book that I've recently read by Pastor Wurmbrand called [i]Marx & Satan[/i]. As the title suggests, a connection is attempted to be made between Marx and Communisim, and Satan and Satanisim.
Some qoutes from the book have really stood out to me in different topics of late. I think they are relevant here especially.
For instance, Lenin is qouted as saying:
"We have to use any ruse, dodge, trick, cunning, unlawful method, concealment, and veiling of the truth. The basic rule is to exploit the conflicting interests of the capitalist states."
He also qoutes a man named Mikhail Bakunin, who he says was a partner with Marx in something called 'The First International' and who he describes as having been a russian anarchist:
"In this revolution we will have to awaken the Devil in people, to stir up the basest passions. Our mission is to destroy, not to edify. The passion of destruction is a creative passion."
Finally, he qoutes Marx from a poem he attributes to him titled "Human Pride":
"With disdain I will throw my gauntlet
Full in the face of the world,
And see the collapse of this pygmy giant
Whose fall will not stifle my ardour.
Then will I wander godlike and victorious
Through the ruins of the world
And, giving my words and active force,
I will feel equal to the Creator."
The theif does not come, but for to kill, and to steal, and to destroy.
Christopher Joel Dandrow