List all the realistic political terrors in operation or on the horizon. Big Brother surveillance from government and corporations. Tolerance of Antifa—in government and corporations. Just plain government and corporations.
Universities “studies” departments, ideological purges, race wars, abortion, Bake That Cake!, men in the girl’s showers, blank slatism, euthanasia, mandatory Pride, burgeoning oligarchy, massive illegal border crossings, massive planned border crossings of peoples completely unlike the natives, feminism, vanishing birth rates, gender theory, Christian nationalism.
Good joke, eh! We’ve been tracking the global vanishing of Christianity for a number of years. One example will do: Traditional Christianity All But Kaput In Western Europe, And Even USA.
Quoting myself: “[A] cautious summary, acknowledging the uncertainties, and admitting there are far more tests than these for traditionalism, might conclude that Western Europe has about 7-8% of traditional Christians remaining, while it’s maybe 14-18% Americans. Two to one, Americans over Europeans, sounds about right.”
Nobody I know of is disputing these figures.
Yet the fear a Christian theocracy lurks around the corner grows in direct proportion to the diminishment of Christian influence.
Not too long ago there was a debate among Catholics about integralism, a term which is variously interpreted but which means some kind of oversight of government by the Church.
Panic ensued. Pearls were clutched, couches fainted on, paper bags breathed into, tweets were tweeted. Essays poured out warning about forced conversions, bloodier Inquisitions, and loss of freedom of religion.
Given the short list of the political realities above, the chance of an integralist society actually coming into being by forced design is as likely as the Knesset announcing they have all just converted to Hinduism.
It’s fun to talk about what a Catholic monarchical society would look like, but without divine intervention on the scale of a continental Sodom and Gomorrah treatment, it ain’t gonna happen.
Enter the exceptionally nervous “Christian leaders [who] are standing up to the threat of Christian nationalism.”
The threat of Christian nationalism? A threat say Christian leaders? Leaders?
Pardon my sputtering, but it’s tough to assimilate.
Now I’ve read about them, but I’ve never actually seen a stampede. I don’t know what spooked these Christian-in-name to panic and bolt away from Christianity-in-Reality.
In their statement, the only surprise is that it doesn’t make demands. They instead have plaints like “Government should not prefer one religion over another or religion over nonreligion.”
This is poppycock at it fruitiest. Government’s very business is as law giver—and law enforcer. It must by definition prefer one or some religions over others. Ours does.
Yes, there are those strange words about Congress not setting up an official state religion, but that doesn’t mean it ever stopped government from being staffed, as it is now staffed, by a majority of people who share a common religion. It isn’t now Christianity, and won’t be again, it seems. But it is still something. I say it is the religion of Man; others call it Puritanism, a term with which I have no disagreement.
Certainly Christianity, little-o orthodox Christianity, aligned as it is with the Natural Law, would be much preferred over what we have now, and what we’re descending into. Maybe you, if you’re not a Christian, don’t agree with that. But you’d surely expect professed Christians to assent to it.
“Whether we worship at a church, mosque, synagogue, or temple, America has no second-class faiths.”
Certainly it does—and should. We do not want to encourage worship of, say, Santa Muerta, or voodoo, or witchcraft, or Satanism, or Planned Parenthood, or so on and so forth. Yet under “equality”, these are all one.
The crew of “leaders” who are pushing this have short bios. The first is Rev Dr Paul Baxley, who said “To suggest that the church needs the protection of the state in order to flourish and thrive is idolatrous.” History used to be a required subject in seminaries, where old Dr Paul would have learned of such subjects as Constantine and the Holy Roman Empire. I imagine they can’t fit these courses in given the requirements of carbon footprint studies and sodomy appreciation.
A Sister Simone Campbell said “Christian nationalism is unpatriotic and unchristian.” This is an indication people of importance (unlike us, dear readers) never listen to what they say. If Christian nationalism were a reality, which it isn’t and won’t be, it would be both patriotic and Christian. Anyone up for explaining this to Sister?
It goes on an on. Not a soul among them willing to say that being a Christian is what one should be.
And that is why where will be no Christian nationalism.
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