A note about Karl Marx

While I was reading something, I stumbled upon the following statement by Karl Marx:

I will wander godlike and victorious through the ruins of the world. And giving my words an active force, I will feel equal to the Creator [1], [2] (emphasis mine).

This statement was quite a surprise to me, given Karl Marx’s beliefs.  We all know that he opposed God, theology and religion. His other statement that religion is the “opium of the people” is very well known too. Since we hardly compare ourselves with something we detest and oppose and believe that it is a big lie and illusion, comparing himself to God and to the creator came as a surprise to me.

In my opinion, this reveals part of the inconsistency and confusion that troubled many of these well renowned men. Just like Friedrich Nietzsche who wrote a poem entitled To the unknown God which reads:

I want to know you, unknown one,
You who have reached deep within my soul,
Wandering through my life like a storm,
You incomprehensible one, akin to me!
I want to know you, even serve you.

There is a saying that reads thus: “The killer always returns to the crime scene”.

It seems that men like Marx and Nietzsche never even left…


[1] Cited be Charles S. MacKenzie, Marxism: A communist society, in Building a Christian world view, vol. 2, p. 319.

[2] Some translate the same statement thus: “Like unto a God I dare / through that ruined realm in triumph roam. / Every word is Deed and Fire, / and my bosom like the Maker’s own.”

Nietzsche’s “Antichrist” and his antichristianism

Our philosophical system is usually nothing but the story of our heart.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte

I had a good trip, I was shipwrecked.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The German poet, thinker and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is known worldwide for his robust, groundbreaking thinking and original, subversive perception on many issues. His philosophy, with its two main axes-mottos that dominated the 20th century, like Gott ist tot and Thus spoke Zarathustra, that is, the imposition of “the will of the power of super-humans with an ethic beyond good and evil”, is well known. Mankind has reaped the fruits of such slogans, implemented through Nazism, the so-called social-Darwinism and naturally, anarchism-nihilism, since his philosophy was a precursor of these…

Nietzsche said several interesting and perhaps, right things on the topics of art, philosophy, metaphysics. He catalytically criticized conformism and revealed some painful truths, fighting mercilessly against hypocrisy and demolishing the known idols.

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How possible is it to overlook the prophetic movement that permeated ancient Israel and the Old Testament? / Είναι δυνατόν να παραβλέψουμε το προφητικό κίνημα που διαπότισε τον αρχαίο Ισραήλ και την Παλαιά Διαθήκη;

Many people, mostly atheists, deny the prophesies of the Bible. There are many arguments supporting the reality of the prophesies, amply presented by many able men. I will add one more, in the words of the illustrious Robert Dick Wilson. He writes:

Those who would adequately explain the prophetic movement must ac­count for at least three factors.

  1. The psychological fact of the prophets’ con­viction that Cod had actually spoken to them;
  2. the continuity of the move­ment, consisting of men who lived over a period of several hundred years, all believing that God had spoken to them and,
  3. the teleological trend of the predictions (Messianic prophecy).

In all the nations of antiquity there is no real parallel to the prophetic movement (This last statement is corroborated by Professor R. K Harison who states: …the messianic concept of the Hebrews… has no proper counterpart in ancient Near Eastern culture. R. K. Harrison, Introduction to the Old Testament, p. 480).


In other words, if we accept that these men were mentally ill, we have to face a very bizarre fact. That the Hebrews and only them, produced mentally ill men, for a very long time, with the one and same conviction (that they were God’s spokesmen), and all of them proclaimed the same message.

That “fact” demands a lot of faith to believe it… Therefore, atheists are far from unbelievers…

Πολλοί άνθρωποι, κυρίως αθεϊστές, αρνούνται τις προφητείες της Βίβλου. Υπάρχουν πολλά επιχειρήματα που υποστηρίζουν την πραγματικότητα των προφητειών, που έχουν παρουσιαστεί επαρκέστατα από πολλούς ικανούς ανθρώπους. Θα προσθέσω ένα ακόμη, με τα λόγια του επιφανούς Robert Dick Wilson. Γράφει:

Οποιοσδήποτε εξηγήσει ικανοποιητικά το προφητικό κίνημα, θα πρέπει να εξηγήσει τουλάχιστον τρεις παράγοντες.

  1. Tο ψυχολογικό δεδομένο της πεποίθησης των προφητών ότι ο Θεός πράγματι τους μίλησε·
  2. τη συνέχεια του κινήματος, το οποίο αποτελούνταν από ανθρώπους οι οποίοι έζησαν κατά τη διάρκεια μιας περιόδου εκατοντάδων ετών, πιστεύοντας όλοι τους ότι ο Θεός τους μίλησε και,
  3. την τελεολογική ροπή των προβλέψεων (Μεσσιανική προφητεία).

Μεταξύ όλων των εθνών της αρχαιότητας, δεν υπάρχει πραγματικό παράλληλο του προφητικού κινήματος (Αυτή η τελευταία πρόταση επιβεβαιώνεται από τον καθηγητή R. K Harison ο οποίος γράφει: …η μεσσιανική αντίληψη των Εβραίων… δεν έχει αντίστοιχο στον πολιτισμό της αρχαίας Εγγύς ΑνατολήςR. K. Harrison, Introduction to the Old Testament, σελ. 480).


Με άλλα λόγια, αν δεχτούμε ότι αυτοί οι άνθρωποι ήταν πνευματικά άρρωστοι, ερχόμαστε αντιμέτωποι με ένα πολύ περίεργο γεγονός. Ότι οι Εβραίοι και μόνο αυτοί, παρήγαγαν πνευματικά άρρωστους ανθρώπους, με την αυτή πεποίθηση (ότι ήταν αντιπρόσωποι του Θεού), και όλοι τους μετέδιδαν το ίδιο άγγελμα.

Αυτό το «γεγονός» απαιτεί πολύ πίστη για να το πιστέψεις… Συνεπώς, οι άθεοι σίγουρα δεν είναι άπιστοι…

Robert Dick Wilson, A Scientific Investigation of the Old Testament, σελ. 160.

How much force does the statement of the atheist that “there is no God” have? / Πόση ισχύ έχει η δήλωση ενός άθεου «δεν υπάρχει Θεός»;

No one knows enough to be an atheist. There is no logical ground for atheism. Atheism is logically impossible. The basis by which the atheist proclaims his faith is empty. He has no foundation, rationality, or epistemology for his denial of God.


The above diagrams illustrate this truth. The first diagram represents total knowledge of reality. It includes everything there is to know, it represents one hundred percent knowledge. The logical question we must ask is, “How much of this knowledge does the atheist possess?” Very little! Einstein said he knew less than half of one percent. Let us be generous and give the atheist two percent of total knowledge. The second diagram represents the knowledge of the atheist in relation to total knowledge of reality. The next logical question: “Is it possible for God to exist outside the knowledge the atheist possesses?” The answer, logically yes! Then how can the atheist say there is no God? He cannot logically say there is no God. Is it any wonder the Bible says, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’” (Psalm 14:1 NIV)?

Steve Kumar, Christianity For Skeptics: An Understandable Examination of Christian Belief, σελ. 75.


To all the above add the following statement of Lee Smolin too:

Recent surveys reveal a universe that consists primarily of something unknown. 70% of the density of matter in the universe occurs in the form of dark energy, while 26% is dark matter. Only 4% is ordinary matter that we know. This means that less that the one twentieth (1/20) consists of material which we have observed experimentally or described by the standard model of particle physics. For the remaining 96%, besides the aforementioned properties, nothing is known.

Θεωρία χορδών. Όλα ή τίποτα; Lee Smolin, σελ. 53, 53.

Σε όλα τα παραπάνω προσθέστε και τις δηλώσεις του Lee Smolin:

Πρόσφατες έρευνες αποκαλύπτουν ένα Σύμπαν που αποτελείται κατά κύριο λόγο από κάτι άγνωστο. Το 70% της πυκνότητας ύλης του Σύμπαντος εμφανίζεται υπό μορφή σκοτεινής ενέργειας, ενώ το 26% είναι σκοτεινή ύλη. Μόλις το 4% είναι η συνηθισμένη ύλη που όλοι γνωρίζουμε. Αυτό σημαίνει ότι λιγότερο από ένα μέρος στα είκοσι αποτελείται από ύλη την οποία έχουμε παρατηρήσει πειραματικά ή έχουμε περιγράψει με το Καθιερωμένο Πρότυπο της σωματιδιακής φυσικής. Για το υπόλοιπο 96%, πέρα από τις προαναφερθείσες ιδιότητες, δεν γνωρίζουμε τίποτα.

Θεωρία χορδών. Όλα ή τίποτα; Lee Smolin, σελ. 53, 53.