"The atheism of France in 1795 had engulfed that empire in anarchy and blood. It was the first experiment in the history of the world, of the national reign of infidelity, and its results shocked the civilized world with horror, and demonstrated its terrific nature and evils on civil government and society...their atrocities were committed with a wanton levity and a brutal merriment; the reign of atheism was avowedly and expressly the reign of terror..." (Ed. We see this especially in the atheism of modern homosexuality).
'The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States', Benjamin F Morris, Publ. 1876; in 'The Reformation Versus the Enlightenment being Promoted by the Media', by Randy Pope, The Examiner, 22nd Nov. 2011.
The author suggests: "The Enlightenment, or what should more accurately be called the Endarkenment, was a system of thinking that attempted to understand the world in terms of human reason alone. Because they denied the existence of God, Enlightenment thinkers defined the world and its institutions by replacing the sovereignty of God with the sovereignty of man. The true result of the Enlightenment was the French Revolution. ... It was this kind of darkened thinking that led to the American revolution of the 1960s"
That is, the goodness that comes only from God was replaced with the evil desires of the hearts of men.
"In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes." Judges 17:6