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Cerno, Christianity, and the West

Christianity is not intrinsic to what the West is. The West is the European peoples; if the West had been conquered by Islam in the 700s it would have Westernised Islam—in the end, most elites would have become Sufis because Sufism preserved the Indo-Aryan religion in Iran when it was conquered by Islam, it would be more familiar to them.

Sufism remains the only type of Islam that attracts high-status Europeans today (“ginger jihadis” and underclass converts prefer the less sophisticated, more Semitic, and more democratic mainstream Islam—they convert because they are alienated from the mainstream status hierarchy and want to pull it down).

If Europe became Muslim, Islam would be a component in Western history—that could not be denied—but it would not be intrinsic to what the West is. Indeed, if Christianity is intrinsic to what the West is then “the West” is just an idea—the same would be true if Islam was intrinsic to Westernness or even if Mithraism was intrinsic to Westernness. It means that the West is just an idea that anyone can adopt—and that’s a left-wing argument, it’s against the family and the higher-level iteration of the family, the race.

Now, I don’t accept the idea biology > spirit; it’s just that by “spirit” most people think in terms of universal religions like Christianity or Islam or Buddhism—and they think “something that’s made up and can be whatever you like, unlike science”. I think blood has mystical qualities—as in the Holy Grail, as in even Christ’s line to David. So blood is the objective basis to spiritual positions, it’s qualitative—not about about blood groups or genetic tests.

It’s the blood that makes a civilisation or a nation—and whatever religion is adopted, be it Mithraism or Islam, will be infused with certain sensibilities from the blood. Christianity isn’t like Judaism—it has many facets that are alien to Judaism (the cult of the Holy Virgin and even the notion of the man-god himself). So if Islam conquered Europe, it wouldn’t be like Arab Islam at all. The beliefs are gestalt with the blood and, in time, can alter the race if the beliefs change breeding patterns—yet it is non-integral thought, though in line with what the democracy thinks, to assert that ideas free-float from race.

Cerno makes another error here because he says that his statement is “an empirical fact”. He doesn’t really mean it, he’s engaged in rhetoric—just like when people say “the increase in Funko Pop fans is exponential”; they don’t mean a literal exponential increase, just like Cerno doesn’t really mean “an empirical fact”—he just wants to make his statement seem authoritative.

His statement as to the West’s nature cannot be empirical because it is definitional. It’s like if I said, “Life constitutes autonomous movement—that’s an empirical fact,” and then collected animals—giraffes, spaniels, ladybirds—that move in an autonomous way. The conceptualisation is a tautology: “It’s alive because it moves in an autonomous way, things that move in an autonomous way are alive.” The empirical fact would be “giraffes, spaniels, and ladybirds all move in an autonomous way”.

What Cerno really means is that Christianity is part of the West’s history—now that is an empirical fact, you can’t deny that the West was Christian for about 2,000 years. Yet that is to conflate the history of an entity (organism) with what it is—it’s like saying that because I thought that Scream was a good film at fifteen that such a position is intrinsic to what I am forever. It’s a stage I went through, it’s not unconnected to who I am—but it’s not intrinsic to who I am.

What about his call for a return to “old-fashioned” (”real-stuff”) Christianity? Again, it’s ambiguous as to what he means—it’s not even clear that the “real-stuff” is “old-fashioned”. The reality is that a great many ideas have sailed under the banner “real Christianity”, from avuncular pastors at a 1950s church hop to Torquemada’s Spanish Inquisition to the venerable founder of Quaker Oats—all those men took Christianity seriously, yet reached very different conclusions as to the implications (which is not to say there weren’t many commonalities between them—but in life it’s the differences that interest us).

Well, it’s a tweet, it’s propaganda—it’s not meant to be serious, but the reader’s mind thinks what it thinks is meant by “real” Christianity, and that’s something we should highlight for analytic purposes (since people throw statements like that about all the time).

Indeed, wouldn’t it be great if churches did offer “self-help”—and, in fact, when did “self-help” become a term of abuse, and doesn’t Cerno himself offer self-help (his “Gorilla Mindset”)? Perhaps he projects, since he cannot “own” what he is—a self-help guru, the silverback of self-help. Actually, the problem isn’t that churches offer “self-help”, the problem is that they either preach progressive ideas from the pulpit or that they have changed their naves into playpens—become materialists.

Really, to look to Christianity for a solution to the current predicament the West faces is a political manoeuvre—Christ would not have approved, since it is not sincere. It’s the idea “rally behind the residual Christians, because that’s all we have left”—now, a Machiavel would do that but I speak here not as a Machiavel but as a sincere person.

Christianity is dead—even the most “fundamentalist” Christians in the West are modern people, whatever their rhetoric. If you say to them, “Shouldn’t people be burned for their heresies to save their souls from hell?” or “Shouldn’t we launch a Crusade to free the Holy Land from the Jews and proselytise for Christ?” they will just look at you as if you are a nut—they are modern people, even the most vociferous.

Even for the most “extreme” Christian it’s a nice tradition they have, it’s better than nothing—yet the bottomline is that they put their trust in a doctor and not in miracles. So if you look to Christians for the crusader spirit to meet modern progressivism, you’re not going to find it—most churches long ago folded, since their staff are trained to think in a modern way.

In line with what Jesus himself said, “The sabbath was made for man, man wasn’t made for the sabbath”—if people can’t practice the faith in a sincere way it’s time for a new law to come, just as the Pharisees practiced an old hypocritical law that needed to be uprooted; and that new law needs to come from within the blood of Europe—and that will provide the counter-belief to stop progressive thought; and that new faith will not be “intrinsic” to Europe but it will be better related to Europeans, as with a pair of shoes that fits just right—and it will meet them where they are now, in late modernity.


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Some guy with no plan
Some guy with no plan
10 de abr. de 2023

That new Scream movie was fucking dog shit though

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