Nothing evokes an eyeroll in many WN circles quicker than mentioning Christian Identity. Their peculiar interpretation of the Christian Bible strikes those of us indoctrinated in the secular and evolutionary worldview as downright bizarre. After all, their theorized creation scenarios are completely incompatible with the synthesis emerging from a variety of scientific fields. They’re incorrect. I fully agree that they’re incorrect, but I believe a bit of humility, perspective, and respect is appropriate.
After all, there is more than one way to be incorrect, and I assert that we secular evolutionists are less correct in the aggregate than Christian Identity adherents and Kinists. I’ll attempt to convey what I mean with an allegory…
Two neighbors, Jethro and Ted, are planting a garden. Jethro is a semi-literate hillbilly from deep in the darkest hollers of Appalachia and Ted has a master’s degree in biology. Jethro’s garden is growing a variety of vegetables while Ted’s garden is barren. The two neighbors are leaning over the fence after a long Saturday out in the garden when Ted pushes his glasses up his nose and asks Jethro what his technique is.
Jethro hooks his thumbs in the suspenders of his overalls and peers up toward the sky, his overbite exaggerated by his expression of stupefied wonder as he declares slowly and solemnly, “My secret, Ted, is that I plant by the signs.”
Ted reaches for the Blackberry on his hip to start typing out notes, “Signs? What signs are you talking about, Jethro?”
“You know, Ted. Astrological signs…signs in the stars.”
Ted slaps his forehead and snaps his Blackberry back in its holster. “Jethro, you inbred jack***. Doing anything ‘by the signs’ is superstitious bull****! You voted for Sarah Palin, didn’t you? You’re probably all hopped up on Christ-insanity, too!”
Ted shakes his head in disbelief and goes back to his study to complete his essay entitled “The Big Expert’s Guide to Gardening” and write some notes for an upcoming seminar for his “Gardening Vanguard” group.
As long as Christian Identity adherents and similar groups are exhibiting high birthrates, effectively indoctrinating their offspring with an affirmative White identity, and defying the strong pull of modernity, then aren’t they more correct, in the aggregate, than secular evolutionists? If you were really serious about learning how to garden, who would you emulate, Jethro or Ted? Neither? Both?