Recent conversations have inspired a piece over on my friend’s website, of which I was the recipient. I highly recommend you read that before this, as it will put everything into the proper context. In loom of his three issues with Christianity, I would like to more formally express my responses to him, and the readers, with this piece.
To begin, he opens up very bluntly with his words below.
“Seriously, I had a lot of trouble trying figure to out why in the hell we are Christians or even were at all.”
To dissect this for clarity, I think he means how we, of European heritage, ever became Christians in the first place. He later supposes the Christian origins being in more brown countries, and how being of faith now – as well as then – ever came to cross and take root across the races. (I will explain my thoughts on this more in Issue 1.)
Response to Issue 1:
Tackling the origins of Christianity right off the back, Issue 1 substantiates why he wondered why we were ever Christians at all. This portion talks about the origins of Christianity being “by sand people for sand people” and showing a colored map of countries and their most prominent religion. From there, he boosts his claim by cross references these colored maps to the average race per country.
I see what he is saying, and his logical cross reference of religions and race is not wrong, but I do also want to put Christianity in a different light than how it is painted here. Christianity as a whole is not a European religion, because it is not about “muh peoples,” because it is about the Person. In the end, it’s all about Jesus.
Perhaps part of the reason for the more southern portion of the globe being Christian is due to their understanding of this fact. There are typically more tribal and communal people in the southern areas, such as the Africans and even some of South America. They can openly understand and work around a concept in larger populations that do not glorify oneself, but rather enlightens and turns their focus to a higher being and cause. Christianity pieces into this flawlessly, as it is the one religion that empowers the individual, so that he may better the collective from the inside-out.
The argument of IQ comes in with the religion itself possibly being a stronger tool of production to those of European descent, but the foundation at heart is the concept of Jesus. He who spans all race, gender, age, culture and nation, which really throws the “this is mine!” argument out the window, and brings into light the trueness and wholeness of Jesus and Christianity as something far greater than a “religion” alone.
Response to Issue 2:
Issue 2 deals with the concept of a booming third world due to foreign aid, often supplied by Christian ministries. As I mentioned in my response to Issue 1, Christianity is not about us – it is about Jesus.
Could this be a “feel good charity” mentality? Particularly when people may come to accept Christ and like His message, but do not truly live it out. By this, I mean people who are more Christian by name and to hold an identity, rather than allow it to become their fullest identity. Looking to “help” others but not truly understanding why or following in God’s will in doing so. Ultimately destroying what our people have worked to hard to create and preserve.
When we speak of these major political catastrophes that uproot entire civilizations, we must understand that this is not Christianity – this is man. Christianity, literally “to be like Christ,” is the one factor in this life that crosses all human barriers, dividers and separators. Which yes, that includes Trump’s wall and politicians screw-ups.
Response to Issue 3:
Issue 3 is the culmination of the previous two points, where the Christian community has lost its identity and acted in potential wrongness, so how do they respond to it?
As in most cases when Christ appoints a piece of direction for our lives, he is not speaking to the majority. I will not get into it in detail here, but in short, Christianity is the only religion to focus on the individual, and then allow this to better the collective as a whole.
In terms of helping others, the mistake made in this case was attempting to not only help them, but entirely reform them to our “better European ways.” As my friend has so clearly stated, what is better for one race may not necessarily best suit the majority of another, and therefore it must be handled on a case-by-case basis. Which is where Christianity thrives, but has also been forsaken and weakened through its progressive feminization and “charitable government” replacement.
In conclusion, I see what my friend is saying here and understand his frustration – I share many of the same frustrations with my own people of faith and heritage. I think, however, it is great that we not only see the fault, but can recognize that it is only Christ through the church who can remedy this situation. I believe that God can and will do His marvelous works in this mess that we have made.
…or I’m wrong and this is all just the first step in the final decline of mankind before we see the book of Revelation begin to unfold. But here’s to living every day for Christ to the fullest until then!