When U.S. Chief Justice Harold Blackmun passed away on March 4, 1999 at the age of 90, modernism lost one of her most infamous sons. Blackmun had brought to fruition what people like Charles Lyell, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Frederich Nietchze, Sigmund Freud, and Margaret Sanger could only dream of: the death of God throughout Western civilization.

Blackmun, who was appointed to the Supreme Court by Richard Nixon in 1970, gained infamy as the author of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in all 50 states and has since led to the deaths of tens of millions of unborn children. He was lionized by some, including former U.S. vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, as an individual who “helped define modern women.” Blackmun carried to the grave “the thanks of women and the nation,” Ferraro claimed.

Others, such as the Claremont Institute in the U.S., weren’t so sure. Claremont’s president, Larry P. Arnn, pointed out that Blackmun’s findings of “penumbras and emanations” in the U.S. Constitution in order to assert a right to abortion on demand, were nonsense, particularly when considered against his determination that capital punishment doesn’t square with the Constitution – even though it is mentioned three times in the document.

“It’s a testament to Blackmun’s legacy that this nonsense will long outlive him,” said Arnn. “Unfortunately, it’s also a testament to his legacy that Americans will have to live with it, at least for a time.”

What lay at the core of Blackmun’s reductio ad absurdum of human life, its sanctity and its meaning, was naturalism.

The commonly held belief of the people that humanity was God’s special creation had been replaced over the years leading up to the Roe vs. Wade decision by a new creation myth: evolution. There is no place in it for a supernatural Creator, and it therefore reduces all of creation to the blind choices of “natural selection.”

Promulgators of the new myth are unable to ever see otherwise, and so impose the paradigm of “survival of the fittest” upon all living things. And if that means the unnatural “right” of a mother to kill her own child, so be it.

The history of naturalism is an old one. It goes back to Aristotle, to Hermes Trismegistus, to Lucifer in the Garden of Eden. The establishment of the Church by Jesus Christ broke its power over humanity; yet still it lingered on in the secret societies. The medieval Rosicrucian alchemist gave it new life. It flourished once again in the Renaissance. It became synonymous with reason, rationalism, enlightenment, Darwinism and modernism. Without it, Blackmun could not have ruled for the destruction of millions of innocent children. He could not have denied them the basic right to life.

Along with the new myth of evolution and its subsequent religion of naturalism, comes the new evangelist: the libertine. There can be no moral absolutes if morality is a personal choice. Nothing is sacred and nothing is of any value, only the debased gratification of the flesh.

The legacy of Blackmun is that Roe vs. Wade became the decisive point in time when Americans formally replaced their old morality with a new one; when they cast out the God of their fathers for the god of this world; when they made the womb the most dangerous place for an American to be!

Blackmun was not acting alone, nor was he some loose cannon on the ship of state. What happened was ordained from the moment when the American people stopped believing in the Holy Bible, and started believing in The Origin of Species; when they stopped listening to their God and Savior Jesus Christ, and started listening to Lyell and Darwin and Huxley.

What also became apparent from Roe vs. Wade, was that the establishment of the American republic, “of government for the people and by the people,” was no longer in force. The checks and balances that had been instituted between Congress and the Supreme Court had been undermined. Law and morality were no longer decisions that the American people could make as a nation. They would now be exclusively in the hands of a ruling elite of judicial activists, whose interpretation of the Constitution (their sacred text) was given a magisterial infallibility.