The abolition of man… becoming reality?

CS Lewis

In 1943, the great Christian apologist and philosopher, C.S. Lewis, published a small but significant work entitled The Abolition of Man. In Abolition, Lewis argued that unless any society has some kind of objective standards for reality, that society will soon crash in upon itself.

In his day, Lewis was lamenting the direction modern education was taking in ill-preparing the next generation to lead the world and build society. One wonders how Lewis would view our modern world in the almost three-quarters of a century since his writing. If nothing else, what we see all around us today only confirms the prophetic nature of Lewis’ observations.

Since the western world has largely abandoned the Judeo-Christian world view, a huge vacuous void has resulted; logic, reason, and intelligence have all become casualties of the absurd.

One of the more recent controversies – “transgendered” individuals (read “gender confused”) using the public bathrooms of the “sex” to which they identify as opposed to what their very DNA defines them – is a potent and tragic example. Of course, Hollywood, the national media, and the radical left in the country have gotten on the bandwagon of this new faux “civil right.”

Perverts, pedophiles, and radical anarchists are rejoicing everywhere. People will now be forced to allow these degenerates access to children and women in the most vulnerable of circumstances. And, the new “celebrity elite” will never see the toll of tragedies that will result because of their on-going worship of “tolerance.”

We now live in a world where rationality, common sense, and decency are long-forgotten “buzz words” of a bygone era.

Other examples of this “race to intellectual oblivion” include the phony BLM “civil rights” movement; the NFL fad of kneeling for the national anthem; and the left’s most recent push to make sure millions more babies are aborted, with taxpayer money no less.

This is also the only feasible explanation for the 2016 election cycle’s rise of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump – millions of brainless, emotional, fanatical commitments to dubious individuals that just a decade ago would have been laughed off most stages anywhere in the country (well perhaps not on many college campuses).

The p.c. definition of these deluded masses is “low information voters.” What they really are is highly akin to the past few decades’ term, “groupies.”

Just as teen-age girls and young women used to swoon over Elvis and the Beatles, now we see supposedly rational adults swooning over the “celebrity” Presidential candidates that are next to absolutely clueless about any important issues a U.S. President will be facing in the modern, dangerous, complex world.

Maybe Trump and Sanders should have formed a ticket?

Talk about bringing on a zombie apocalypse!

Thankfully, America still has a percentage of rational people who are thoughtful about the future direction our country needs to take in order to survive. Many of these people still hold to the Judeo/Christian worldview, and their brains are still intact — although, a sad percentage of the “evangelical” church has paid 30 pieces of silver and sold their souls to buy “Trump Kool-Aid.” But, for those who haven’t, this election has become a terrible tragedy.

The very survival of America is at stake and there appears to be no good outcome lying ahead in the immediate months.

If America’s future is to include leering perverts who have exchanged rain coats for high heels and plus-size dresses in Ladies’ rooms all across the land, then America will die a sad and sorrowful death, ending up just a clicking footnote on the tongues of future historians.

If phony media narratives replace actual events and result in the total undermining of American law enforcement, then Communist-style “community organizing” will lead to anarchy and the inevitable government totalitarian response.

If basic patriotic practice becomes societally shunned, America will come apart at the seams. If our culture of death becomes even more pervasive and we insist on destroying our very future generations, then America will fall from populational attrition.

For those of us who refuse to “go slowly into the night,” this election means far more than just network ratings and massive phony Twitter campaigns.

Our government is all but broken – thoroughly infested with the profane, the incompetent, and the corrupt. Radical changes are needed if we want to have any remaining semblance of freedom.

Barack Obama (and the Clintons before him) have done all they could to destroy all that was best about America. The self-god of socialism has been their master; a master they are hell-bent on forcing on all of us.  But, a stubbornly Constitutionally-committed, free people must continue to work tirelessly to turn the current “race to oblivion” around and set things right again.

Our Constitution has always worked whenever it was followed, debated, and even altered legally. It is only since it has been ignored, violated, and demeaned that America has suffered such grievous problems as we now face. The reason for our success as a nation has been because the Constitution embodies the Judeo/Christian world view fleshed out and put into practice. It presupposes a foundation of Biblical Law and Truth.

Despite what brainless, atheist historians might attempt to assert, the American Constitution cannot be divorced from the dominant American world view of its day; that of Protestant Biblical Christianity. This then is the key to saving the culture ; a return to the objective reality the Bible declares and the Constitution embraces.

If we don’t want the next wave of “culture wars” to normalize things like incest, bestiality, and other all sorts of weirdness, we have to demand standards that trump “tolerance.”

If we don’t want “mob rule” to replace the “rule of law,” then we have to practice ourselves, and insist our leaders embrace, the very foundational structure that created America.

Unless we have the limited Constitutional government given to us by our Founding Fathers, our nation will be without mooring for anything in society. And, we need to have leaders who “get it”; not demagogues who can’t stop looking at themselves in the mirror long enough to see reality for what it actually is.

If America doesn’t change the current path it is on, it will be time for Don Meredith to sing, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”

Let us hope and pray that C.S. Lewis’ assertions in The Abolition of Man were a warning and not an evening news report.

Russ Hepler

Russ Hepler is a pastor, teacher, political activist, author, and conference speaker with over 30 years of experience. He holds a B.A. from Messiah College and an M.A.R. from Evangelical School of Theology. He has been an issues’ advocate, a campaign volunteer for local, state, and federal candidates, Regional Field Director for PA Christian Coalition, president of a county chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life, local Republican Committeeman, and an elected member of a town council. He is also a former and current homeschooler and taught in a Christian school (middle school History and Bible) for a number of years. He was formerly a blog writer for The Federalist Papers Project with over 900 articles published. He has been a guest on the American Family Radio program Today’s Issues with Tim Wildmon and on the Bill Martinez Live radio show. One of his sermons – Father’s Day – Where Have All the Heroes Gone? – was featured on the American Pastors’ Network. His first book – Yes! We Can Turn This Nation Around! A Practical Guide for Christian Political Involvement – was published in 2012. It has recently been updated and expanded for 2016 – Yes! We STILL Can Turn This Nation Around! An Updated and Expanded Practical Guide for Christian Political Involvement. Both works are available at He and his wife, Sherry, have founded Transformation 1202 Ministries to educate, encourage, and challenge people of faith to get involved in the political and cultural issues of our day. The ministry has a website, a blog, and a Facebook page: Turn This Nation Around.

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