As I’ve written before, I sometimes wonder how differently Western Civilization would have evolved if Christianity hadn’t taken root, had the polytheism of classical Greece and Rome not been ‘usurped from within’. How might the paganisms of Northern Europe have evolved?
More recently, might white ethnocentrism have withstood the 1960s-assault (and consequent phenomena of pathological altruism and white self-hatred) had the traditions of Christian docility, slave morality (to quote Nietzsche), and associated guilt-complexing not been so dominant and inhibitive within white society at the time?
Even someone like the late Christopher Hitchens who, despite being a quasi-reformed leftie, got to his core concern in a 2008 interview:
It may be the diminishing returns of a bottle of whisky, but at one point he takes a swooping line back beyond left-sectarianism, way past the Protestant revolution, and deep into his argument about the regressive influence of Christianity—beginning with religious factions in Palestine 2,000 years ago.
“We live in the wreckage of what they did,” he says. “There should have been a thorough Roman cleansing of all that, and a Hellenisation of the Jews. We wouldn’t have had to put up with fundamentalist Christianity, and its plagiarism in the form of Islam. There would have been other barbaric shit. But we wouldn’t have lost the connection to Athens.”
Againn, qua Nietzsche, Christian humanism is a slow-eating cancer that leads to pathological altruism (slave morality) and is perfectly embodied in the current Marxist Latino Pope (MLP)™, who now says that Trump’s plan (or any plan, one can only presume) to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico is… un-Christian.
The pope, responding to a question aboard the papal plane about Trump’s promise to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, said: “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel.”
Trump immediately responded: “For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful,” he said.
Pope Francis weighed in just hours after he prayed at the Mexico-U.S. border for migrants who died trying to reach the United States. The pope did not definitively say Trump is not a Christian. Not having heard Trump’s border plans independently, Francis said he’d “give him the benefit of the doubt.”
But he said: “I’d just say that this man is not Christian if he said it this way.”
The comments dramatically escalated what had been an otherwise cordial dispute between the two in recent days over immigration policy.
What’s nice to see is Trump’s refusal to genuflect before ‘His Holiness’:
Trump said in response he is a “proud” Christian and accused the Mexican government of using the pontiff for its own purposes.
“The pope only heard one side of the story — he didn’t see the crime, the drug trafficking and the negative economic impact the current policies have on the United States. He doesn’t see how Mexican leadership is outsmarting President Obama and our leadership in every aspect of negotiation,” he said. “…They are using the pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when so many lives are involved and when illegal immigration is so rampant.”
On a related note, why isn’t the Latino Pope protesting the walls Israel has built around itself?
Might it be that the Latino Pope has a special concern surrounding Latinos’ ability to freely enter the U.S. whenever and however they see fit?
Si! Se puede!