I have an unexpected break from work so I thought I’d shoot out a post on the things about which I’ve been thinking.
- The hope in nationalism is misplaced. European peoples didn’t evolve into civilized societies because of time or technology. The good which came about in Europeans was the result of the Gospel of Christ having been spread among and accepted by Europeans. Christianity came out of the Middle East, and elevated Europe. As the Middle East left Christianity, the Middle East became crap. Now the West has left Christianity for post-Christianity and the West is going to crap. The longing for the old days of nationalism is on its face evidence of its bankruptcy as an idea because our hope is to be–because it really is–in Christ alone. To turn your face to the past, or towards an -ism instead of towards Christ is foolishness and idolatry.
- The problems I have with my neighbors (the people I live next to, work with, shop with, go to church with, extended family, etc.) stems from the fact that they aren’t Christian and they have no interest in Christ. What I mean here is that I can see neither evidence, nor even interest, in living like Christ or even talking about Christ. There’s no transformation. They have no interest in a relationship with Christ. There’s not even a struggle. This is true of almost every one I know. My neighbors all call themselves Christian, but in fact are post-Christians. They believe in do-gooderism (especially towards themselves), psychology bullshit, emotionalism, and materialism. They do not believe they are servants of the Most High God and they should be seeking His will daily. They do not believe that the Holy Spirit is a real and active person who should be sought out, obeyed, and inquired. They do not believe that the contents of the Bible are relevant to their lives except as decoration.
- The West is dying because Western husbands and fathers have not taught their families to be the Lord’s, and to be faithful to the Lord, as the highest priority. Social Justice (and all its sub-idols: Feminism, Identity Politics, etc.) is just the latest in a very long line of anti-Christ -isms which stands in the vacuum where Jesus Christ should be. Even Patriarchy itself is not a cure for the West. Patriarchy is not a system which can be properly wielded by a people divorced from the will of God. Don’t misunderstand me: It remains that Patriarchy is the tool which God wants us to wield in His service.
- The most important blocks of a society are family and church and neighbors. As men we should see to the protection and provision of these institutions and their members above all other horizontal (on the Earth) concerns. Until we begin to put these in order, good state policies will elude and confound us. This is a spiritual truth, and the spirit is greater and more real than the flesh.