The Return Of The Gods

I guess that many of you have asked these questions that I have asked myself.
How could all these crazy, insane and downright evil things happen that we have witnessed in these almost three years of pandemic?
How did human behaviour change so quickly and how did a mass hysteria take grip of whole societies?
How did all rational thought and the scientific method go out the window?
How did people get into a zombie-like state where they became inaccessible to any kind of reason, logic and common sense, accepting only the version of reality allowed by our governments as true and vehemently rejecting dissenting opinions from real experts?

How could decent people suddenly treat their fellow human beings with cruelty, cold-heartedness and indifference, and in many cases feel recognizable pleasure in doing so?
While most of us have the latent capacity to go from Dr. Jekyll to Mister Hyde, a lot of things usually have to occur for that to happen.
These things don’t just happen.

In my own way and in many posts I’ve described the insanity we’ve lived through. I’ve tried to find explanations but neither my own explanations nor the explanations of scientists/experts could adequately explain reality.

In my post “Revelation” I wrote “It’s as if a spirit of darkness and oppression has settled over the world.”
That’s how I felt then and that’s how I still feel. Something suffocating, something supernatural has settled over the world.
Naomi Wolf, a feminist and a “Liberal” was thinking in the same direction. The monstrous evil we have witnessed was too great to be rationally explained. After all, it’s difficult enough to explain individual irrational behaviour.and virtually impossible to explain such behaviour on a global scale.

Thanks to my podcast addiction, I found the only explanation that makes sense – at least so far.
Over the Christmas season I’ve listened to three episodes of the Monica Crowley Podcast in which she interviwed Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jewish minister, about his book “The Return of the Gods” (see here, here and here).
Cahn explains that the gods that were worshipped in the ancient, pagan world were spirits or demons which possessed humans.

As Christianty spread they were driven out. Now that more and more people in the West abandon God and Chrisitianity those same spirits find an empty house which they reinhabit and repossess.
Isn’t possession the word that best describes the behaviour of the people these days? Doesn’t it best describe their crazy, irrational destructive behaviour?
A possessed person is not susceptible to arguments and reason and totally blind to reality.

Cahn calls the process of the collective repossession of the West also the repaganisation of the West.
That’s a very apt description because, although Cahn doesn’t mention it, it is my observation that another distinctly pagan phenomenon has returned with a vengeance.
It’s the god-king, the ruler who is man and god at the same time like the Pharaohs, Roman emperors and other such rulers.
The modern god-kings are not yet worhipped as such but like the ancient god-kings they claim to have the superior knowledge and the right to dictate upon humanity how the “lesser” beings should live.

There are the god-kings who want to create a new man through social engineering and then there are the transhumanist god-kings who want to create a new, superior man through genetic engineering, turning humans into cyborgs and connecting them to an omniscient AI with superhuman intelligence. Of course, the masses would become slaves while only the god-kings would become like gods. Transhumanists even talk about immortality, about uploading your brain to some machine, thus enabling “you” to “live” forever.

Not all problems today are caused by the retreat/abandonment of Christianity but the ones threatening society and humanity certainly are.
A spiritual vacuum cannot exist longer than a second. It will be filled either with the spirits of darkness or the spirit of God, the Holy Spirit.
There is no neutrality in this war of good against evil that has been going on since the beginning of time.
Whether one likes it or not, whether one knows it or not, everyone chooses one side or the other every second of every day.
In the words of Bob Dylan:

But you’re going to have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re going to have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re going to have to serve somebody

Cutesy time is over. Christianity must go on offense.
As powerful as the god-kings are and as powerful as the demons empowering them may be, they are nothing compared to the power of THE ONE AND ONLY true god-king, The Lord of lords, The King of kings, The Wonderful, The Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

13 thoughts on “The Return Of The Gods

  1. I had not thought of the demon aspect, but it makes sense.

    Before I was born again, I occasionally did things, nasty things, I regretted the minute I did them. In retrospect, it makes me think of the devils C. S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters. I wonder how much Lewis’s Screwtape Letters reflect reality.

    Unfortunately, demons of no demons, Atheism/Agnosticism looks very much like Paganism in practice. The growing influence of devils and demons probably explains that.

    Has someone flipped a switch? Overall, I think the change has been more gradual than that. Because of the public school system, the education of each generation has become more secularized with the passing of each generation. That is, as each generation dies off, a new generation that knows less about the Bible and history takes over. So it is that the number of Pagans (Atheists and Agnostics) has slowly increased and the affect of our Christian heritage has slowly diminished.

    So, what I think we are seeing is that the Pagans within our society now have the numbers to obtain power, and they are exercising that power, and they are exercising that power out in the open. In our lifetimes that is especially new and shocking. However, looking back at what has happened we should not be surprised. God told us to instruct our children in the Bible, and too many of us have failed to do that.

    1. Yeah, I did nasty things that I regreted too. Nothing overtly occult but these things, like all evil, come camouflaged. So, who knows.
      Never read the Screwtape Letters but I have no doubt that evil spirits exist.
      You’re right. This didn’t happen over night. In my view it did build up for at least a century.
      It’s like a disease that is growing under the surface till it breakes out.
      Still, the ferocity and the speed of the radical change in behaviour as well as the blindness to and denial of reality is inexplicable for me. Possession is the best description.
      Perhaps, the disease is not the best analogy. I think it’s more like preparing and priming society for the day when the demons move in and take over.
      The subversive and corrosive activities of cultural marxism and other groups have been ignored for too long.
      Yes, they are exercising power out in the open. The good thing about that is that it generates resistance because it flies no longer under the radar.

      1. What analogy makes the most sense? Well, here is a suggestion. Blood in the water.

        Evil has trouble controlling itself. Why? The hunger of Pagans is restrained primarily by fear, that is, the immediate threat of punishment. Therefore, the Pagans among us are trying to remove and pervert all the institutions that enforce our laws. They have been doing it for years, but now they are like sharks in a feeding frenzy. Fear once restrained them, but the smell of blood is in the water. Unless they are afraid, godless people don’t exercise much wisdom.

        Too much fear makes them just as crazy. Many of our leaders have committed serious crimes. They don’t want to be exposed and punished. If their corruption is exposed, that dual system of justice that they are now enjoying will disappear.

        We are at critical juncture. Unless we can frighten or convert (revival is probably the only realistic possibility) enough of these Pagans, they will tear what remains of Western Civilization apart. Then our enemies will finish the job. The Dark Age that follows will be ghastlier than I want to imagine.

        It is beginning to look a great deal like the Great Tribulation. America does not seem to be mentioned in Revelation. Like many I wonder if it will have already been destroyed.

        We each have our responsibilities, but what happens next is up to our Lord. All we can do is obey His commands and see what God makes of it (Romans 8:28).

      2. There is much truth in what you have written.
        Fear of punishment though is not the complete picture.
        The question is always: What do you fear more?
        Do you fear God more or the opinions of your peers?
        Do you fear the German soldiers in front of you more than the Soviet commissars that will shoot you if you retreat?
        Do you fear your conscience more than losing your job?
        Yes, absent fear of punishment is part of it but with regards to the pandemic another fear was the determining component.
        It was the fear of a “deadly” virus. The danger of the virus was hyped up beyond all proportions and had the desired effects.
        Fear, panic and hysteria turned people into easily controlable sheep. The reason why I think possession is the best description is because many people turned into blind automatons, losing all control over their lives.

      3. I have read what the Bible says, but I don’t think we know much about possession. Most people would not believe it happens. Most Christians would be skeptical it is happening today. Nevertheless, the fact that Marxists can and have maintained a concerted effort to subvert our society for so many decades is difficult to explain. In some way Satan exercises his influence. That is all I know, and I know because I see the results, not because I understand how those results came about.

      4. I’m VERY far from being an expert or from knowing nearly enough.
        I found this very helpful:
        I don’t throw these things around lightly and I’m usually reluctant to voice such opinions. I prefer always the rational answer which requires the least amount of faith or any kind of supernatural explanation.
        Anyone who reads my blog or my comments can see, I think, that this is true.
        So, on this one we have to agree to disagree.

        As for marxist infiltration and subversion, that is very easy for me to understand because I have LIVED it.
        Born into a communist family I was a member of a communist youth organisation (no, not social democrat, not “liberal” but hardcore communist).
        In the 1980s the green movement in Germany founded the new party “The Greens”.
        I will always remember how at a festival of the German communist party, the DKP, their members were being to told to become also members of the new Green party. If you ask yourself how this is even possible, the answer is that the German election system and the party system is very different from these systems in the USA. You don’t have to register as member of any party or identification such as Democrat, Republican or Independent in order to vote. This is only one example of the many differences.

        Marxist infiltration/subversion was very real for me but I never became a member of the Green party because I was not a good communist, never taking part in any political activism. As a teenager and as someone in his early twenties I was more interested in the things people my age were interested.

      5. With so many East Germans in the country, I sometimes wonder why Germany has such a powerful centralized government. Aren’t the East Germans afraid of a powerful government?

        What is your impression?

      6. There’s no easy answer.
        Like the USA, Germany is a Federal Republic. The offical name is “Bundesrepublik Deutschland”, translated to Federal Republic of Germany.
        Unlike France which was most of the time a centralized kingdom, Germany was almost never a unified state till the “German Reich” (German Empire 1871-1918). For most of the time it was a collection of kingdoms and duchies often fighting wars against each other.
        I’m sure you have heared of the Hessians 😉
        From 1815 to 1848 all the separate kingdoms and duchies were part of the “Deutscher Bund” (German Confederation).
        A federal republic was therefore a natural choice for a post WWII political strcuture.
        East Germany became of course a centralized state.
        Technically and constitutionally Germany is not a centralized state like France and federalism worked pretty good for a long time but like in the USA the central goverment grabbed more and more power.
        Beginning in the 1990ies more and more national powers were delegated to the EU.
        During the pandemic Chancellor Merkel insisted on a centralized approach and the states caved.

        Back to your question.
        East Germany is splitted roughly into 3 blocks. The left and the right are much stronger than in West Germany while the center is much weaker.
        Many who grew up in the GDR and who have nostalgia for the old regime are on the left.
        Many who don’t want a strong central goverment or EU are on the right.
        That’s why we have seen the worst and the best in the east.
        The worst: The most stringent and draconian covid restrictions.
        The best: The strongest, most powerful demonstrations for individual liberties and against tyrannical emergency rules.

      7. P.S.
        The other European country with a similar history is Italy. For most of the time an entity known as Italy did not exist but states like Genoa, Venice etc. did.
        The first unified Italian state, the Kingdom of Italy was founded in 1861.
        This history is not reflected in today’s political structure but it’s very much reflected in Italian culture.
        It’s only recently that parties that are calling for regional independence such as Lega Nord have emerged.

        I think this parallel with German history explains the hypernationalism of both countries leading up to WWII.
        It was a way of compensating for the great regional diversity.

  2. Good post and very true. I’ve believed for awhile that something demonic has taken over. I’ve always been skeptical of government and it’s near endless capacity for corruption and incompetence, but Covid really opened my eyes up to the evil in our so called enlightened country and has forever changed the way I look at things.

    I think evil rises and falls through time. We are obviously in a high tide line stage.

    1. Thanks, It definetely felt and still feels unreal, alien and inexplicable, as if someone flipped a switch,
      I fully agree. I can never again view the world the same way..
      Evil will be ultimately defeated. It may take a long time but we can do our little part to shorten that time.

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