The Communist atheist nations rejected God more proactively than any other nations. What was the result? Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918 – 2008) was a Russian writer, and winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in literature. He wrote revealingly about his own nation:
• “Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” (‘Voice from the Gulag.’)
At a recent book fair, I asked a Communist:
• How can you, in light of the universal horrors that have accompanied each instance of Communism, still be promoting this genocidal ideology?
He insisted that there were Communist/Atheist success stories and gesticulated excitedly towards the literature on his book table. He added that Cuba specifically stood out as a success story.
I knew that Communist Cuba had been an economic flop, but perhaps its “success” could be measured by other indicators. I admitted that I wasn’t aware of a massive genocide in Cuba. I therefore googled “genocide in Cuba,” prepared to find that perhaps Cuba had been an exception to what happens when atheists reign.
However, I found that this small island had slaughtered 125,000 of its own, and for what?
Communism/Atheist had presented the world with an alluring vision of a workers’ paradise. It is therefore not surprising that many were willing to give it a try. However, what is surprising is that this ideology still has its proponents after such unmitigated horrors over such a short period of time.