Newt Gingrich: Atheism Is More Dangerous To Christians Than Terrorists Are

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Newt Gingrich - married three times, having cheated on two wives with their replacements - is decrying 'atheist values'.

According to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, atheism presents a greater threat to Christians than terrorists, saying "radical secularists" are purveyors of "radical values".

From the Friendly Atheist:

> Gingrich made the comments on Saturday at an event for the Ave Maria School of Law.

> “The rise of a secular, atheist philosophy” in the West is “an equally or even more dangerous threat” to Christianity than terrorist organizations that will kill Christians if “they don’t submit,” Gingrich said.

> He said religious institutions such as the Ave Maria School of Law in North Naples can serve as “centers of resistance” to those “two horrendous wars underway against Christianity.”

> The secular philosophy dominates universities and is embraced by newspaper editors and Hollywood, Gingrich said. It represents “a repudiation of everything we’ve learned about the importance of the spiritual world,” he said.

Gingrich perceives the struggle between believers and non-believers as a spiritual battle and suggests that only one side can win:

> “Either the radical secularists will succeed in controlling the government and driving religion out of American life or the people who believe in faith will succeed in controlling government and insist that you cannot impose radical values on American people.”

> He expressed optimism that the religious side could prevail.

> “We’re not going to give up on America,” Gingrich said. “We’re not going to give up on God.”

But Gingrich discussing non-Christian ideals as negative for the country is interesting, considering he does not embody Christian ideals himself.

Not only did Gingrich cheat on his first two wives, he also lied about the circumstances of at least one divorce when it was politically convenient.

According to CNN, during his 2012 bid for president Gingrich insisted that his first wife initiated their divorce, but records showed it was he who filed for the divorce. Further, records showed that Jackie Gingrich did not want the divorce and was surprised by his decision.

At the time, Gingrich was having an affair with a 28-year-old staffer who would become his second wife six months after his first divorce.

> "When asked, Gingrich has admitted he has not led a perfect life and has at times had to go to God for forgiveness," Hammond said. "Over 30 years later, the family has long put these matters behind them."

The former House Speaker also admitted to cheating on his second wife with Callista Gingrich, who became his third wife not long after that divorce.

Here is the laundry list of Gingrich's marriages:

Wife 1. At the time of his first divorce, Gingrich said to a friend about his first wife, “'You know and I know that she's not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of a president.” (Gingrich wanted to be President). (CNN Politics / Newly recovered court files cast doubt on Gingrich version of first divorce)

Wife 2: “When Gingrich filed for divorce, he was already seeing a 28-year-old congressional aide, whom he married six months after his divorce was final in 1981.” (CNN Politics / Newly recovered court files cast doubt onGingrich version of first divorce)

Wife 3: “Gingrich divorced Marianne Gingrich 19 years later, after an affair with a younger congressional aide whom he married soon after his divorce. The third wife, Callista Bisek Gingrich.” (CNN Politics / Newly recovered court files cast doubt on Gingrich version of first divorce)

As the Friendly Atheist aptly notes:

> He who is without sin should cast the first stone, and all that.

Comments (6)
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Gary Markle
Gary Markle

~ It doesn't really seem to matter at this point if you believe in God and Christ or not. What we have are Anti-Christians, the antithesis of the persona Jesus, and they are attempting, through legislation, to declare America to be a theocratic state and nation, legitimizing discrimination under the false guise of "religious freedom". If you're not one of the "chosen" you're fair game for persecution, oppression and abuse. It’s a perfect "us" and "them" scenario. If you express opposing views to the “Order” or you're a non-believer, or in any way perceived as a “sinner”, they'll be coming for you.

~ Anti-Christians ~ The scriptures flow as sweet as honey from their lips, seducing and robbing in the name of God. These are the ones Jesus spoke of that would come in the End Times and deceive many in His name. Anti-Christians: You will know them by their bigotry, their hatred, and their contempt for “others”.


^i love this.. I did find myself wondering if he can possibly be serious? Can a person w his power and education really be this dim? There is so much dumb in here addressing each reason would be exhausting!


Anti-Christians..very good description of these false prophets. These people are modern-day Pharisees, using religion as a way to get absolute power. There is nothing Christian about them if you look at the way they conduct themselves, their blatant dishonesty. I remember the religious right in the 80's and 90's and they were some of the most corrupt politicians once they gained access to the levers of power.

Gary Markle
Gary Markle

The Christian Dilemma:

The greatest threat to America, and indeed to the rest of world, at this point in history, comes from the staunch advocates of right wing ideology, and I must submit this warning to you: There is a grave problem with the right wing movement, in that; they seem to possess a distorted sense of entitlement. They’ve set themselves apart, and seem to think that their faith gives them the right to view the world from a platitude of conceit, through condescending eyes, and with a false sense of superiority. They actually believe themselves to be superior beings, with a manifest destiny and some strange notion that God is on their side. A people with a desire to conquer, under the false guise of Christianity, seeking to dominate in the name of Christ, their view of humanity being reduced to nothing more than a matter of “us” and “them”.

What they fail to realize is; if the Christ you believe in leads you to view other humans as lesser beings, then you are a follower of the anti-Christ. The plain truth is; God doesn’t have a religion and God doesn’t discriminate. Any religion that professes to be the only true religion, or that they‘re special in the eyes of God preaches false doctrine. If the Spirit of God is truly with you, it will only be known by acts of “unconditional” love and charity. No religion can claim exclusive rights to God. He belongs to all that He has created, and to foster a belief in “us” and “them” is to divide humanity, not unite it.

And so it will be, in The End, that those who have set themselves apart from their fellow man will find that they have set themselves apart from God. The worth of a soul will only be measured by how much it has loved, nothing more, nothing less. Woe to those who have taken the widow’s mite and built castles and empires in His name. They have incurred a great accountability, their suffering will be unending.

Even Jesus will not claim to be Christian, but will only proclaim the glory of the Father. And when He returns they will shout: "Here we are Lord!" And He will respond: "I never knew you". They have forsaken the Word and have become prisoners of the Numbers.

Those who have put themselves first will be last.


He is right! Atheists requests for proving their gods is a threat to their existence --- If we can get them into the courts to enforce them to prove their claims of their gods will destroy the religions!!!


Fake Christian fundies are America’s equivalent of Islamist Jhihadist and a threat to the planet!

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