Cancelling God is the Worst Western Mistake Ever: Hanne Nabintu Herland, Herland Report

How Cancelling God is the Worst Western Mistake Ever as Empathy is Founded upon Religious Thought


When Karl Marx called for cancelling God and the abolition of eternal truths such as justice, religion, and morality, he legalized contempt for the traditional moral standards of “do not lie, do not kill, do not envy others what they have”.

The evil in man’s nature was no longer restrained, and the knowledge of how to tame it removed from the Western public consciousness.

From this radical pool of thought has come the fiercest attack on Western stability, traditional jurisprudence and virtues, the right to life, freedom and property, in addition to a fundamental denial of the existence of the metaphysical dimension.

The idea was that since the existence of God cannot be empirically verified by examining the materialistic sphere—that which is observable by the naked eye—they do not exist. The denial of the metaphysical dimension led to the denial of traditional morality, which was based on the concept of God as its source, and this was his advice to humankind as to how to live the best possible life, writes Hanne Nabintu Herland is a historian of religions and bestselling author. She is the founder of The Herland Report.


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Cancelling God is the Worst Western Mistake Ever: Marxism defines the ultimate revolt against the Enlightenment belief in the law of nature and the universal moral compass within each man, the conscience.

The German philosopher and atheist, Jürgen Habermas, is famous for changing his stance on the need for religion in society.

He writes in The Dialectics of Secularization: On Reason and Religion that secular political theory has erroneously removed Christian ethics from society. Habermas’ change of heart in later years as he increasingly has questioned secular societies’ ability to motivate individuals to solidarity and empathy, relates his newfound views in this book.

“Secular society needs to acquire a new understanding of religious convictions”, as Florian Schuller, director of the Catholic Academy of Bavaria, describes it the foreword: “Habermas discusses whether secular reason provides sufficient grounds for a democratic constitutional state. Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI argues for the necessity of certain moral principles for maintaining a free state, and for the importance of genuine reason and authentic religion, rather than what he calls “pathologies of reason and religion”, in order to uphold the states moral foundations.” The book is well worth reading.




Cancelling God is the Worst Western Mistake Ever: In history, it has been religious morality and its belief in the universal law of nature enshrined in each man “which willeth the peace and preservation of all mankind”, to quote John Locke, the intuitive knowledge about right and wrong, and the demand of men to do what is right that has been the most successful normative thought system able to motivate individuals to do good, show compassion, and act more in accordance with the principles of solidarity with others.

These are the values upon which a democratic system depends, as it has the ability to make its citizens care about one another and trust the state governors to do what is in the best interests of its people.

The point Habermas was making was that with the removal of traditional morality, as philosophers and scientists have noted, empathy tends to slowly evaporate. Former Pope Benedict XVI has pointed out that the secular focus on scientific and technological progress alone has created a moral vacuum in the West, and that our culture now suffers from a lack of emphasis on moral energy.

He deemed this to be the greatest threat to contemporary culture. Without religious values, the relentless human struggle to improve oneself for the betterment of humankind halts, and society slowly dismantles its ability for genuine solidarity.

The traditional moral codex taught firm borders between right and wrong, as truth is universally objective—a category that applies to all men regardless of culture or social standing. The concept of the law of nature outlined each individual’s right to freedom and obligation to do his duty—to do what is right. It taught humility, self-restraint, self-control, patience, and unselfish love.

It strengthened the mental, inner war against greed, gluttony and lust and fundamentally instilled the fear of God as the eternal judge of human kind who watches the world with a keen and observant eye.

Cancelling God is the Worst Western Mistake Ever: This is why each man should tread carefully as judgement is awaiting him in the afterlife. The idea was that since man is frail and lacks perfection, he needs the most glorious of God’s qualities: grace and forgiveness.

In other words, he needs compassion, a quality notably absent from the host of demonic forces who are not capable of genuine love—agape—in any form, as their nature is based on selfishness, greed, lust, hatred, anger, deceit, grudge-holding, and pride.

The central commandment in the Christian faith is the definition of how to overcome the darkness in the world and live the best, possible life, that is, by engaging in loving God, the Creator, with all one’s might and to extend the eternal source of light to the human race according to one’s ability. The traditional moral codex taught that the heart of man inhabits the seed of evil and, therefore, the war against one’s own lower nature is of utmost importance.

This ideal was slowly removed in the West as atheism gained ground among the elites, substituting it with the belief in the Marxist idea of the “inherent goodness” of the human. Atheism began the slow undermining of man’s ability to connect to the metaphysical, denying him the knowledge of the transcendent which could help him overcome that which is evil in this world. Man was now rendered without the spiritual tools to combat the demons, both within himself and in the outside world.

It was now rendered not necessary to fight one’s evil nature, as the heart of man did not need the grace of God—nor any help in life from the Creator. Emancipation was defined as relief from the constraints of the conscience. Man was, in his own view, to become God and rule the earth without any help from the metaphysical dimension, since it was not empirically provable in the tangible part of the world.

The nihilist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s view of religious rituals was that it served slavish mentalities that urged men to attempt to keep the Gods happy, suggesting that human maturity and independence implied freeing oneself from the constraints of the traditional morality of the conscience. The ultimate revolt against religion became the atheist force that opened up the floodgates of hedonism, greed, lack of boundaries, and the legitimization of promiscuity that now engulfs the West.

Atheist socialism went as far as to explain that if anything went wrong, it was society’s fault. The legalization of selfishness conquered the cultural moral vacuum left wide open as Christian morality was cast aside as old, unwanted relics from the past.

Yet, religion is not as easy to root out as many an atheists hoped for, as was proven by the Soviet experience. Even if a small elite are allowed to control the mainstream narrative, research still shows that in the United States alone over 80% state that they “believe in God”. According to Pew Research Forum, ISSP 2008, only 2.4% among the world population say that they are atheists.


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Hanne Nabintu Herland is a historian of religions and bestselling author. She is the founder of The Herland Report and its corresponding YouTube Channel and Podcast. This is a great place to watch interviews with leading intellectuals from across the political spectrum. Herland’s latest book, number 1 bestseller on Amazon, The Billionaire World. How Marxism Serves the Elite (2023) is a razor sharp analysis of how the elites use Marxist repression of the people to achieve their goals. Buy it here. Other books include Alarm, Respect, Det Nye Babylon (2018), Tyranni (2020) and in English – Crime and Refuge (2013), The Culture War. How the West lost its Greatness (2017)Trump. The Battle for America (2020),  New Left Tyranny. The Authoritarian Destruction of Our Way of Life (2020), The Billionaire World (2023).


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