November 1956, During a diplomatic reception... Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev told Western diplomats: “About the capitalist states, it doesn’t depend on you whether we (Soviet Union) exist. If you don’t like us, don’t accept our invitations and don’t invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it our not, history is on our side. We will bury you.”
source: U.S. Department of Energy Timeline
Many of our readers were teenagers when Nikita Khrushchev, then premier of our mortal enemy the Soviet Union, uttered the statement that we, the Soviet Union would bury us (United States).
Later, some quotes include him saying he could achieve this without firing a shot. At the time, that sounded like a very ominous warning. Over the years, it seemed to become a hollow statement.
We are beginning to think Khrushchev’s statement was not so hollow after all. Though we may not have known it at the time, our biggest threat can sometimes be ourselves.
Since the 50s and 60s when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, our leadership in this country, with few exceptions, has turned into a weak mass of non-respect.
As troubling as all this is, the most concerting is the attack on our religious beliefs.
This country was founded on Christian principals; a vast majority of Americans still consider themselves Christian.
If you are a Christian, you share a common belief that people should be able to worship their God as they please.
In our country today, it has become OK to attack our Christian beliefs. At the same time, our government and a minority of non-Christians have made it almost impossible to openly display our beliefs in Jesus Christ.
The two holiest celebrations of the Christian faith are Christmas and Easter. This past week, as an example of this full out attack on our Christian beliefs, an Alabama school principal banned the use of the word “Easter” in her school because one parent had complained.
Khrushchev’s words seem more prophetic now than they did back in 1956. We can change government by revolution if need be; however, the only way to change this assault on our Christian beliefs is to practice fully the tenants we believe in.