Long live the Christian West

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Submitted by Bruno on Thu, 2019-04-18 17:29

A beautiful defence of Western Civilisation and its Christian roots by British philosopher Roger Scruton.


Islam on Display

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That childishly inarticulate, yet horrifying, song and statement made by the kids in Philadelphia is real and normal Islam, in my view. It isn't radical, extremist, fundamentalist, Salufist, etc. That's how genuine Moslems think and act. Massive savagery.

Christians Harassed in Philly while Muslims sing Jihad

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Something’s rotten in the “City of Brother Love”: In the face of recent threats by local Muslims against Jews, one “courageous” public servant has stepped up to the plate by…confronting Christian women?

First up:

“Kids at Philadelphia Islamic Center sing about beheading Jews, becoming martyrs”

From the article: 

"'We will defend the land of divine guidance with our bodies, and we will sacrifice our souls without hesitation,' said the young child. 'We will chop off their heads, and we will liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque. We will lead the army of Allah fulfilling His promise, and we will subject them to eternal torture.'

 "Those are the translated words in a shocking video posted online by the Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center in Philadelphia this week. It was posted on Facebook to celebrate it, then later treated as an oversight. Ultimately, the person in charge of the program was 'dismissed.'"



What was the local response? You're guess is as good as mine, as local news won't touch it. But one "courageous" public servant, Democrat Brian Sims, our "first openly gay State Representative" and a self-proclaimed feminist and champion of women, queers, atheists, and minorities, decided to stand up to "hate and bigotry" by...um..standing up to an elderly and teenage Christian women silently praying outside of Planned Parenthood? 

 “Pennsylvania's First Openly Gay Representative Attacks Elderly Woman Praying in Front of Planned Parenthood”

 From the article:

“In what can only be described as a gross violation of the code of conduct befitting a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, new member Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) openly harassed an elderly pro-life woman praying outside a Planned Parenthood in his district. Not only did Sims, the first openly (and rabidly) gay representative behave like a threatening bully, but he may have committed a crime. “

 In addition, Sims was caught on camera attempting to “doxx” other protesters, when he offers “$100 to anyone who can identify the 3 [people in the video].”

In response to online criticism, Sims doubles-down on his attack:

 "Bring it, Bible Bullies! You are bigots, sexists, and misogynists and I see right through your fake morals and your broken values. #BeReal"

 

 So this is where we are in Philadelphia, today. I might be an Objectivist/atheist, but I can clearly differentiate between the aggressive Westboro Baptist Church and peaceful protesters at prayer.  And, as a homosexual, to boot, I have to say that my sympathy here likes with the Christian women being targeted, and not the disgusting Brian Sims, who purports to speak for people like me, but is really the embodiment of the left's "Trump Derangement Syndrome". I already thought he was smug pratt for his previous displays of TSD, but this just takes the cake. (Doxxing of teenagers? Really? Even for a politician, that's a new low...) Where is Sims' courage when confronted with the issue of Muslim children being taught to sing of beheading Jews? Either he's a coward, or worse, he actually is not bothered by the idea, if he doesn't actually support it. As the kids say today, “I literally can’t even.” It’s not hard to imagine where this goes from here.

The Pope Says: Death to America!

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The Vatican is donating $500,000 to the Third World savage invaders of the US? Why not just donate the money directly to the Chinese military? This just proves you can't be a moral person if you're religious.

Pope Fwancis = Yawon Bwook with Welevance

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If the Christian West is to be long-lived, it will be no thanks to Pope Filth:

https://gellerreport.com/2019/...

Religious Persecution

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

There used to be a large minority of Christians in Iraq and Syria before 9/11. Now most of them have been driven out. Where's the outrage? The "Christian" West today is very self-hating and self-destroying, including of its beliefs and allies.

More abominations in "modernist" architecture

Bruno's picture

Notre Dame is still in danger.

Civilization that has lost its way

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All our social institutions are corrupted, including the churches. Our politics are corrupted, our art is corrupted, our music, our philosophy, our education, our history, our traditions, our economy, our morals. Don't be surprised the priests and pastors are just as badly flawed as everything else. We are a part of a Civilization in deep existential crisis.

However, there is no such thing as being "as bad as other faiths". Christianity is the faith of West. All others are either bad replicas (Judaism and Islam), backward superstitions (indigenous paganism), or totally alien to our way of thinking (East Asian religions, to a lesser extent South Asian religions).

Daily 'Beast'

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The name of this publication says it all, really.

Latest article on Notre Dame:

'Give Notre Dame a modern roof the alt-right will hate'

https://www.thedailybeast.com/...

Why the West needs Christianity - Pt2

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Without Christianity there is no more the will to seek the true, the beautiful and the good, and hope in the future is lost:

Changed my mind

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Not a nice day, and I can't be fagged. JC will have to rise without me.

The Great Destroyer of All Time

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

The West has never recovered from the Christian Emperor Justinian closing down the philosophy schools in 529 AD. Religion is inimical to reason, individualism, freedom, and everything good. Historically, it beat the hell out of rational philosophy. And virtually all the anti-religious texts of the classical and medieval period have been destroyed forever. Eventually, after almost a thousand years of gloom, a small number of religious sects emerged which permitted poor versions of the old philosophy schools to exist. If my memory is correct, they were headed up by Dominicans and Franciscans. Western universities were started up the religious authorities too. But they only very gradually and reluctantly allowed back inside reasonism and liberalism.

Take your earplugs

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Catholic Mass is as bad as the other faiths. It’s ridiculous. You will be smiling with horror. Catholics are great exemplars of second–handers. They think the pomp of the Pope is a good thing. They don’t realise he’s a leftist fraudster. They don’t even realise the papalcy is hucksterism by guys in frocks who can’t believe their luck.

Scruton ...

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... to me is anaemic and opportunistic. Interestingly, a devout traditional Catholic friend e-mailed me this privately, independently of, and unaware of, Bruno's post:

I can't stand Roger Scruton either. He writes about the things that need to be thought (not well, mind you - he's pompous) but he has the same ego problem and he certainly kept his head down for years until it looked safer to speak

By "same ego problem" he meant the ego problem that has characterised the Catholic Church in NZ, where a bunch of pedophiles and closet homos have focused on scratching each other's eyes out and rendering the Church ultra-PC rather than spiritual purity.

For decent Catholics we need to go back to Belloc and Chesterton. For decent Objectivists we need to go back to Rand. Bwook is a Pope Fwancis. An embwacer of Islam and Communist China. An Islamo-Marxist.

Yes, Western Civilisation is rooted in Greece and Rome. But Rome was Christian when it was trashed by barbarians, remember? That wasn't Christianity's fault. And if I'm not mistaken, it was Christianity that watered Western Civilisation's roots for the following millennium. Arguably, without that watering, the Renaissance and Enlightenment could not have occurred.

Oh dear! What will Bwook's barbawism-pwomoters say about me now?!

In the meantime, I shall attend my first-ever Catholic Mass tomorrow, Easter Sunday. And pray for Western Civilisation as I do so.

Greeks and Romans

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The roots of Western Civilization are Greco-Romanism -- not Christianity. The Christians and other monotheists devastated true Westernism, and replaced it with a thousand years of darkness.

How alien and hostile were the early monotheists to Greco-Roman liberalism? Edward Gibbon once observed:

"By embracing the faith of the Gospel the Christians incurred the supposed guilt of an unnatural and unpardonable offence. They dissolved the sacred ties of custom and education, violated the religious institutions of their country, and presumptuously despised whatever their fathers had believed as true, or had reverenced as sacred."

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