HISTORY OF ATOMISM
ALLAMA MUHAMMAD YOUSUF GABRIEL
Atomic hell that is atomic bombs and
atomic radiations is the scientific and logical consequence of
modern atomism as the retribution for slander, pursuit of wealth
and a belief in the eternity of riches. We will discuss the
problem point by point:-
1. Baconian Philosophy:-
Dominion over the forces of nature
through continuous, systematic and infinite research of science
for material well-being of mankind in general as man's actual
destiny was Bacon's philosophy of modern atomism. The pursuit of
natural philosophy was according to Bacon the command of God to
Adam, whereas the pursuit of moral philosophy was prohibited.
The pursuit of moral philosophy was according to Bacon the
repetition of Adam's transgression in eating the fruit of the
Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Man therefore in an
impious attempt taken to the pursuit of moral philosophy in
order to give himself the law. Evidently this is a philosophy
directly antithetic to the philosophy of revealed religion.
Baconís philosophy appears to be an attempt at preparing a
paradise on earth in lieu of the paradise from which Adam was
expelled, and Bacon's role obviously is the role of the Devil.
That which the devil had done to Adam in paradise, Bacon did to
Adam's posterity on this earth. Both promised dominion and
knowledge. Neither Bacon's name, nor his philosophy is now
known, yet his philosophy has surpassed every other philosophy
in prevalence. Baconís philosophy prevails over the entire
2. Baconian Progress:
This modern progress is the result of
Bacon's philosophy. Whether the name and the philosophy of Bacon
is known to anyone or not, the entire world in fact today
follows Bacon's philosophy by adopting this modern progress.
This modern progress is the Baconian progress. It is a complete
process with peculiar and particular characteristics, based on
the principles of Bacon's philosophy of modern atomism, it is
continuous, organized, systematic, ever-increasing and infinite.
So also is this modern science, continuous, organized,
systematic, ever-increasing and infinite. Now because this
progress is ever-increasing, therefore occupying gradually, more
and more of man's mind and time, it will gradually expel the
thought of the other world from the mind and time of man. And
because it is infinite, it will ultimately completely expel the
thought of the other world from man's mind. This gradual
transition is not something which could be missed by anyone. But
religion obviously is based on the thought of the other world.
And because it is so, religion stands in constant danger from
this progress. Religion stands therefore uncompromisingly at
loggerheads with it, and indeed that religion only can allow
this modern progress which is willing to sign the warrants of
its own exile and death. This argument may not appear so very
convincing in itself, but it is supported with another quite
silencing, namely the logical and scientific end of this modern
progress, namely the atomic hell, that is the atomic bombs and
the atomic radiations.
Now let us see this progress itself.
The whole world today believes that this progress will continue
for-ever, eternally. This notion is based on fallacy, utter
open, vivid fallacy. Fallacy of the doomed. This world is
limited. This universe is limited. Manís view, power, everything
is limited. Therefore this progress also is limited. This view
is not in line with your optimism. But it is a fact. After
having conquered steam and electricity, man now is stuck up in
atomic phenomenon. This fiery giant atumbumb will consume this
dwarfish man. No alternative now is left to this mankind other
than either to be destroyed by the hails of atomic bombs
deservedly, or to perish in a lingering miserable death under
the radiations of atomic-energy-for-peace, also deservedly. This
mankind is now helplessly caught in the universal net of this
industrio-economic set up, and obliged to adopt the atomic
energy due to the exhaustion of every other source of energy in
order to carry on the industrial set up. The presence of
full-fledged atomic energy means either the atomic war, or
radiational destruction or both. Consider the end of Russels'
anti-atomic movement, or Einstein's appeal to forget quarrels,
and his warning of total annihilation of life on earth.
And know that there is no defence
against the atomic bomb. Nor is there any protection against the
atomic radiation. See sense in the fact that it is not possible
to furnish every individual human being among the masses with
means of protection against atomic radiation, while the reactors
must leak and explode to inundate the neighbouring district with
radiation. And the crux of the matter is that there is no
control over radiation, and there is no sure cure for
radiation-sickness, nor is there any in sight. Man in this
respect is utterly helpless. Long-term genetic effects of
radiation are surely to change the future generations of this
mankind into miserable, cancer- ridden chimeras and nothing
could be done. Mutated genes could neither be detected, nor
destroyed. They secretly are transmitted from generation to
generation, till they manifest their existence in abnormal
birth. That abnormality is inheritable. That is monsters beget
like monsters. These monstrosities increase in kind and number
through marriage, till a large population is involved. That will
be a real atomic hell. Atomic bombs and reactors will render
this earth as uninhabitable for millions of years. A question
may now be asked, namely that," is it in accordance with the
rules of methodology of science to give atomic energy in service
to man before having control over radiation or rendering it
innocuous? It clearly appears that no such control shall ever be
had inspite of all wishful thinking and all an optimism. Let men
imagine the state of affairs in those times when the atomic
energy will be the universal vogue of this world: when from a
ship to the car everything will have its own reactor. Then this
earth will be a huge hospital of a cancer-ridden humanity.
Followers of religion in this age are
one and all under the impression, that their religion is not
opposed to this modern progress. This they deduce from the fact
that their religion encourages the contemplation of the works of
God, and they infer that this science-guided progress is a kind
of the contemplation of the works of God. This is their
misunderstanding. They fail to differentiate between
contemplating and devouring the works of God. The objects of the
contemplation accord of the works of God according to the Quran
are utterly different from the object of this Baconian
contemplation of the works of God. Also, the fact of complete
engrossment in the pursuit of wealth is disregarded. But false
notions cannot take the place of facts. Their religion will not
be able to save them from the painful atomic doom. Will then it
will be said, that religion did not save them? No the truth
rather will be that they had gone on that way against the
dictates of religion. They had adopted the path which in the
sight of religion was a path forbidden.
3. Antichristic features of the Baconian culture.
How it is to be wondered, the
followers of Christ could come to a compromise with this modern
Baconian progress and this Baconian science, while both these
could be clearly seen to have every feature of that antichrist
which was minutely described by the Holy Prophet of Islam, peace
be upon him. I say not that it is that very antichrist. But what
I cannot desist from saying is, that destroy it, before it has
destroyed this world fight it out therefore and eradicate it.
4. Quran predicts and treats this philosophy of modern
This Baconian culture of modern
atomism is a culture of slander and propaganda. Atomism itself
is a slander against the doctrines of revealed religion. And it
is the culture of complete engrossment in wealth-accumulation.
And the notion of the people about this process of
wealth-accumulation is of eternity through successive stages of
this progress. The whole attention of this age is on this life
on earth. The Quran has described all this, and has inferred
from these characteristics the appearance of atomic hell, that
is the atomic bombs and radiations and has portrayed the atomic
bomb explosion. And because the Quran has given the causes of
the appearance of atomic bomb, the danger may be averted by the
removal of the causes. The Quran says" Woe to every back-biter,
defamer, who amasseth the wealth (of this world) and arrangeth
it (against the future). He thinketh that his wealth will render
him immortal. Nay, for verily he will be cast into Al-hotama.
And what could teach thee what al-hotama is? It is fire of Allah
kindled, which leaps up onto the hearts. It is a fire closed in
on them in outstretched columns"( Quran-104-Al-homaza).
Now these sixty two words contain the
complete treatment of this modern age of atomism. The philosophy
of modern atomism is described while the atomic phenomenon is
characterizes, and the atomic bomb explosion is portrayed
therein. No Russel and No Einstein could achieve such a feat. It
is a miracle undeniable by the scientist, though science denies
miracles. It is the sole guidance to avoid the atomic hell.
Indeed it is Noah's ark for this deluge of atomic fire. And by
the grace of God it is my own discovery. None has known it
anywhere in the world.
Allama Muhammad Yousaf Garbriel
Gabriel House Idara Ufqar e Gabriel Quaid e Azam
Street Nawababad Wah Cantt Taxila District Rawalpindi Pakistan.