Christ And Country

8/5/15, by Clement Pulaski

Last week I waded into a rather contentious comment section at Tradyouth. Over the course of the exchange, some members of Tradyouth expressed some very shocking opinions, including:

-That for the sake of political expediency, it is acceptable for Christians to encourage pagans and Muslims to become more fervent and fanatical in their false religions.

-That a Christian can use his website to publish articles promoting pagan-Christian syncretism.

-That Christians can use the writings of anti-Christian occultists to encourage this pagan fanaticism and syncretism.

-That when searching out allies, even from amongst our own kin, there is no level of moral depravity (including pederasty and adultery) that would disqualify someone.

-And finally, that in doing all of the above, they are not acting contrary to Scripture or the example of the saints.

There is much that could be said against these attitudes. In fact, after the exchange, I strongly feel the need for a comprehensive study on appropriate Christian-pagan relations, especially in the realm of politics. But leaving that task to a later date, I will briefly state what I believe to be the most serious problem with the above opinions: a failure to understand that apostasy is at the heart of the current crisis in the West, and that turning to Jesus is the only solution to this crisis.

There is hardly anything that is taught more plainly in the Bible than that the sin and unbelief of our fellow countrymen will bring about collective punishment for the nation. This is clearly what is happening to us now. Because our problems are due to our white brothers falling away from the faith, it is unreasonable to think that they can be part of the solution by embracing paganism more fervently.

To quote Seraphim Rose, a figure much admired by many at Tradyouth:

Christian compromise in thought and word and negligence in deed have opened the way to the triumph of the forces of the absurd, of Satan, of Antichrist. The present age of absurdity is the just reward of Christians who have failed to be Christians.
It is futile, in fact it is precisely absurd, to speak of reforming society, of changing the path of history, of emerging into an age beyond absurdity, if we have not Christ in our hearts; and if we do have Christ in our hearts, nothing else matters.

As long as our white brothers and sisters persist in their paganism and atheism, they are of no help to the cause of Christian nationalism. To be a Christian nationalist is to desire one's nation to thrive in Christ and for Christ.

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