In the book “God & Man at Yale” published 1951 William F. Buckley Jr—-we find this:
“I consider this battle of educational theory important and worth time and thought even in the context of a world situation that seems to render totally irrelevant any fight except the power struggle against Communism. I myself believe that the duel between Christianity and atheism is the most important in the world. I further believe that the struggle between individualism and collectivism is the same struggle reproduced on another level.”
Nathan Harden quotes Buckley in his article—-January 2013 Volume 42 Number 1 in the “Imprimis”. I quote Harden from that article:
“Whether ‘God & Man at Yale’ had any effect on Yale’s curriculum is debatable, but it impact on American political history is indisputable. It argued for a connection between the cause of religious faith on the one hand, and the cause of tree market economics on the other.”
I would like to make but one comment regarding Buckley’s quote. The tone and the how the argument was to be framed changed in the 60’s and the enemy knew best to soften the tone (taking the attack away from being religious) and the what the issue represented.
If the year1951 and the using of Buckley’s quote as the bench mark in framing the discussion one would be forced to recognize how wily the enemy is, in that, they went to an entirely different tactic. Saul Alinsky attack of the 60’s came into being and the distinction as to the issue changed radically. The issue remained Christianity against Atheism but the Atheist dare not focus on the truth of the matter. Yes it was Sin and yes it was that battle with “Evil” in 1951 but something far more sinister and evil was to develop from those early stages of what Buckley was trying to warn us against.
The evil that has manifested itself (today) some 60 years later is a serious threat and in essences the same “Evil against Good” that Buckley spoke of back in the 1950’s—-the only difference now is it has effected the family, the culture, the country and strangely it is coming with a main thrust from the government. The unusual-ness of this evil is that the citizen does not want to recognize it as danger and if recognized——those that do recognize the danger are powerless to fight it.
I SAY——If the church does not want to lead and/or guide the sheep—-there will be major repercussions because this has evolved into a full blown “Spiritual Battle” and someone had better start recognizing sin and evil——-for it surrounds us and someone had better realize what must be done—-like calling on the Lord Jesus Christ.
We Shall See—Don’t you think?????