I stumbled across the following abomination of a meme yesterday:
JESUS WAS A RADICAL
NON VIOLENT REVOLUTIONARY
WHO HUNG AROUND WITH LEPERS
HOOKERS AND CROOKS; WASN’T
AMERICAN AND NEVER SPOKE
ENGLISH; WAS ANTI-WEALTH
ANTI-DEATH PENALTY ANTI-PUBLIC
PRAYER (M 6:5) BUT WAS NEVER
ANTI-GAY, NEVER MENTIONED
ABORTION OR BIRTH CONTROL,
NEVER CALLED THE POOR LAZY,
NEVER JUSTIFIED TORTURE,
NEVERE FOUGHT FOR TAX CUTS
FOR THE WEALTHIEST NAZARENES,
NEVER ASKED A LEPER FOR A COPAY;
AND WAS A LONG-HAIRED BROWN-
SKINNED HOMELESS COMMUNITY-
ORGANIZING ANTI-SLUT SHAMING
MIDDLE EASTERN JEW
The war being waged on Christ’s body is an audacious attempt by the left to remake Christ in their own image. This war mirrors another war being waged on society by the Cultural Marxist left that seeks to strip society of its moral bearing. Christian morality and the order it came to symbolize over the centuries has been deemed “socially constructed” by the imbeciles on the left. The post modernist academic term “deconstruction” is a code word for the delegitimization of traditional Western Culture; which is anathema to the Cultural Marxist Left and Organized Jewry. The insinuation is that if certain trends/Cultural practices/values are socially constructed, they are not worth fighting for. Thus society’s traditional collective wisdom has been reduced to socially constructed rubble, rendering it susceptible to leftist social tampering. The above meme is an excellent example of the aforementioned trend; lets “deconstruct” it, shall we?
“Jesus was a Radical”
Completely false. As many have already pointed out before me, Jesus came not to subvert, but to affirm previous revelation (Matt:5:17). As I’ve written about before, rebellion is a feature of Jewish culture and hence the portrayal of Jesus as a rebel indicates just how sadly Judaized our culture has become.
“Non violent revolutionary”
True for the most part but Jesus did resort to violence when he drove out the money changers from the Temple. He was outnumbered and surely knew that he would make powerful enemies, but he was no coward. Perhaps the Jesus approach would be effective in reforming our parasitic modern day banking system.
“Who hung around with lepers Hookers and Crooks;”
Not because he thought they were cool or possessed special insight on account of being “oppressed”, but because they were the ones that Christ came to deliver hope to and reform.
“wasn’t American and never spoke English”
Should that make him less accessible to American and European Christians? Societies have always expressed their vision of God in their own ethnic images and this observation goes back to the Greek philosopher Xenophanes. I fail to see the relevance of this point.
“Was anti wealth, anti death penalty, and anti public prayer”
Christ was never anti-wealth, he was opposed to the wealthy’s obsession with riches and realized that it was a spiritual obstacle blocking their ascension into heaven. Christ taught us that wealth must be used ethically and for the betterment of society. It was a lesson that would inspire the Arabian Prophet Muhammad 600 years later. Was Christ anti-death penalty? We don’t know because he didn’t say. The story of Jesus and the adulteress in John’s gospel was an attack against hypocrisy and not capital punishment. Likewise for his condemnation of the Pharisee’s display of public piety where the operant condition is intention. Jesus and his disciples had no fixed residence so where would they pray if not in public? Public prayer is an effective way of instilling religious consciousness if done so with the right intent. That was the point that Jesus was trying to make, not advocating against prayers in public schools.
The rest of the text is not worth responding to up until this point: “Anti Slut shaming…”
The intellectually and spiritually bankrupt leftists who make this insipid argument invoke the Gospel of John’s story of the adulteress and the prostitute (sinful woman) who anointed Christ from Luke’s Gospel. What they seem to leave out is that Christ forgave their sins and told them to sin no more. That Christ judged not individuals, but their actions is something that evades the left’s comprehension. For leftists, the two are interchangeable and in condemning one, you necessarily condemn the other. This assertion is bogus for if one cannot judge actions how is one to bifurcate right from wrong?
From Messiah to butler
As Christianity steadily declines, Paganism creeps into the space occupied by the former. Our paganized culture is characterized by the following creed of faith expressed by (in)famous occultist Aleister Crowley: “Do what thou wilt.” A modern incarnation of the creed reads as follows: “It’s all good!” Essentially, anything goes. In a consumerist society where an individual is indistinguishable from his/her actions you become what you consume. If individuals cannot rise above their actions, society will languish in a state of sickness. The sharpest contrast between Christianity and pagan traditions is observed within the social realm of ethics. Christianity represents restraint and order whereas paganism is centred around self-gratification. The various spells, incantations, rituals, and charms, are designed to help the practitioner get what s/he wants. There is no moral order. Paganism and Consumerism intersect at self-gratification and in such a culture even religion becomes an article of consumption. We aren’t looking for a religion that guides our conscience for that would be too inconvenient. We are looking for a religion that makes us feel good by justifying licentious behaviour and intemperance. Hence by restructuring Christ along pagan lines (which is the point of the above meme) his moral teachings are rendered void and he becomes our emotional butler who waits on our emotions to make us feel better.
Liberals do not hold minorities and deviants to any moral standard. When packs of rowdy black youth targeted whites in the morally depraved “knockout game,” the media remained silent. Yet when Conrad Barett assaulted a black man he was charged with a hate crime. Similarly, feminists hold women up to no moral standard whatsoever. Women aren’t even obligated to raise their children anymore, since that function can be outsourced to daycare. While Christ did not shame the ”sluts” he came in contact with, he did admonish them to sin no more. Christ refrained from judging individuals but held them up to a moral standard nonetheless. That is not what feminists want. Feminists want society to not only tolerate but even endorse women’s loose sexual morals. Do what thou wilt. This is why liberals want a “tolerant” Jesus as opposed to a moral one.
If Western Civilization is to survive this century white gentiles must adopt the Jesus approach in preserving their culture. Christ was certainly compassionate, but not a pushover, and he stood resolutely by his morals by fighting back against those that challenged him in bad faith. I’ve heard that the above meme is being publicized by a Facebook group called “Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity.” I think that’s quite apt, for such garbage could only be presented by Christianity haters for other Christianity haters.