Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Triumph of the Villains
Some Remembrance Day thoughts:
In 1935 the great filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, produced a documentary with the title "Triumph des Willens". Ten years later proud empires lay in ruins and 60 million people were dead.
In English, the title of Riefenstahl's film translates as "the Triumph of the Will" (a reference to the domination of the then newly-elected Hitler), but ironically the German word "Willens" in the title is pronounced like the English word: "villains". Hence the title of his blog: "Triumph of the Villains".
As a Christian, I believe that there will be a day of reckoning when the forces of evil will be defeated forever.
Yet even that sacred truth does not bring back all that was destroyed by the villainy that swept the world in the 20th century.
And, tragically, the legacy of Darwinism, Nietzschean atheism and eugenics that led to the slaughter of millions of people is still a strong force behind not only the abortion of millions of unborn children today, but also the undermining of the faith of countless children through nihilistic "religious education".
The villains still have their victims, as long as people are taught to believe that God has no objective existence and we are all mere animals who answer to nothing but our own self-interest, that of our "race" or of our national interest.
Maranatha - I say - come, Lord Jesus and end the triumph of the villains eternally.