Voltaire, Darwin, Marx and Lennon: The last laugh

Voltaire, was a deist. He said that one hundred years after his death Christianity would disappear from the face of the earth. In the beginning, Darwin, like Voltaire, was also a deist; he believed a supernatural force kicked the world into motion and left it and Darwin to their own spin. Karl Marx came alongside Darwin and spun the yarn that religion was the opiate of the people and in the perfect society to come would die a natural death. And then John Lennon came along in 1966 and said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. They were subsequently banned from the radio.

They were the kings and the rage of the earth.

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

(Psalm 2)

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