For those who still don’t get it, this mewling battle cry from Russell Moore kind of sums up why so many people have completely rejected Christianity:
” Why was there no word for people in the historical shadow of Jim Crow on racial justice and unity? I was left with the increasingly cynical feeling— actually an existential threat to my entire sense of myself and the world — that Christianity was just a means to an end—a way to shore up southern honor culture, to mobilize voters for political allies, and a way to market products to a gullible audience. I was ready to escape — and I did. …”
[T]he driving force of Christian orthodoxy and spiritual energy is not white , in any sector of Christianity. If left to some Western Europeans and North Americans, the Roman Catholic Church would be the United Church of Christ, with better real estate. But there are the Africans and the Asians. The United Methodist Church is pulling, erratically, back toward orthodoxy, largely due to African Methodists who hold closer to the supernatural vision of the Bible than their American or European counterparts. And where is the evangelistic energy within evangelicalism: with immigrant churches, whether Dominican or Cambodian or Nigerian or Iranian. …”
When Russell Moore comes to the podium and starts to speak about Christianity, it is like the dinner bell goes off in your mind. That’s the signal to rise from your chair, let out a guffaw from the depths of your soul, and exit the building.
200,000 Southern Baptists left the church last year alone. This was the ninth straight year the Southern Baptist Convention has lost members. It should be interesting to see what the numbers from this year look like in light of all that has happened.
I have a lot of patience for folks who are alienated from Christianity. In light of my own experience, I completely understand where they are coming from. Their institutions have been systematically rotted from within by anti-Southern cultural maggots like Russell Moore. In order to develop an interest in and appreciation for Christianity, there is so much you have to look past from its American representatives.
Anyway, I read something the other day that struck a chord with me on this subject:
“But one of the major differences between the alt-right and the old Klan regards religion. For the Klan, white nationalism was attached to Protestant Christianity. The 1920s Klan offered up theological arguments to support their positions on race, gender, and nationalism. In the pages of The Imperial Night-Hawk, a Klan newspaper, leaders encouraged members to emulate Jesus because he should be the masculine role model for all of their actions. Klan fliers urged Klansmen to go to church, and Klansmen relied on their Bibles (one of the seven symbols of the Klan, alongside the cross) to legitimate their racism and support their concerns about “miscegenation.”
A century ago, the Second Klan held Jesus up as the masculine role model for all of their actions. Now, the Jesus Christ of Russell Moore comes across as this self-hating, cucked social worker. This Jesus is against “misogyny” and “nationalism” and “honor culture.” He preens at you about “racism” and “sexism.”
Where did the oldtime Jesus go? The Jesus that men wanted to hear more about? Is he stashed away in the basement of the Southern Baptist Convention?
Note: If you want to waste your time, you can watch the whole speech at the link. It will give you some insight into why the Southern Baptists are crumbling in Dixie.