Occidental Dissent is cited in the article. I found this strange since I am not anti-Christian. I’m a Lutheran. I’ve also never read Julius Evola or Alain de Benoist and couldn’t tell you much about their ideas. In fact, I came across the article because I read Dreher and First Things.
The Alt-Right isn’t a confession. The movement is united by race realism. If you are Alt-Right, you believe that race exists, race matters and race is the foundation of identity. There are Alt-Right atheists, Alt-Right agnostics, Alt-Right pagans and Alt-Right Christians. At the end of the day, we are all stigmatized because our racial and cultural views fall outside of the American mainstream.
It is true that there are Alt-Right atheists and pagans who are anti-Christian. Matthew Rose cites Greg Johnson and Richard Spencer as examples of the anti-Christian wing. It is also true there is no consensus within the community on religion and the internal debate within the Alt-Right on Christianity is best characterized as opposition to modern Christianity. The debate is over whether Christianity is a solvent that is inherently incompatible with White identity and a driving factor in the decline of the White race or whether Christianity is just as pozzed as every other institution in our society.
After years of careful study, I incline toward the latter position. Christianity has long since been dethroned as the dominant culture in the United States. It is a subordinate subculture. The dominant secular culture spreads its gospel through the universities and the mass media which were hijacked by Jews in the early twentieth century. Generally speaking, the Jews are at the apex of the cultural pyramid and all institutions in our society whether it is the churches, the military or the public schools conform to their values. The churches are no more inherently anti-White than the universities which were compromised first.
A good example of this is interracial adoption epitomized by the White evangelicals who adopted black embryo triplets. This was a trend in the dominant secular culture BEFORE it filtered down into evangelicalism. Hollywood celebrities were the trendsetters. The mainstream churches are constantly adapting their doctrines to their flocks who want to fit into the mainstream which is why megachurches preach the prosperity gospel to people who crawled out of bed to sit in bucket seats and watch rock bands. The Southern Baptist Convention didn’t discover that racism was immoral until the 1990s.
Russell Moore has written about how the cross is incompatible with the Confederate flag. It is this sort of nonsense that causes people on the Alt-Right to reject Christianity as a hopelessly cucked religion. The truth though is that Confederate heroes like Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee were pious Christians. In the antebellum era, the church accommodated the slavery culture of the Old South. Slavery was justified on the basis of the Curse of Ham. The church accommodated the Borgia popes of the Renaissance, divided the non-Christian world between Spain and Portugal, crowned Charlemagne and Napoleon and reconciled itself to Mussolini in Italy. It accommodated Hitler’s Germany and does the same today.
The churches accommodate and echo whatever is the political mainstream. Many churches have already been reconciled to miscegenation, abortion, divorce, homosexuality and gay marriage. Pope Francis and liberation theology in Latin America have accommodated communism. If the Alt-Right was on television and in power, the churches would be the first institution to accommodate the Alt-Right. At various points in history, Christians have led pogroms against the Jews and justified confining them to ghettoes. Christians have also been fanatically philo-Semitic Zionists who exist to serve Israel. Christians were for and against the abolition of slavery and for and against the Civil Rights Movement.
The Anglican Church was created to accommodate King Henry VIII. The Lutheran Church has condemned Martin Luther for penning On the Jews and their Lies. The Catholic Church has apologized for its long history of anti-Semitism against the Jews. After years of preaching about family values, evangelical Christianity accommodated Donald Trump who was reportedly spanked by porn star Stormy Daniels with a copy of Forbes magazine that had his face on it.
The churches are conforming to political correctness in condemning the Alt-Right as uniquely evil. Notice how they have no problem with black denominations, Hispanic churches, Asian churches, etc. They have always had this reflexive desire to accommodate the cultural and political establishment. Since the Alt-Right is perceived as a threat to the political establishment, it is being criticized by mainstream Christianity. Mark my words these Christian conservatives will eventually argue that transgenderism is conservative just as they are starting to make the argument now for gay families.
The Alt-Right shouldn’t get hung up on being anti-Christian because Christianity is infinitely malleable. After we seize power and get on television like Donald Trump, the Alt-Right will be celebrated as Christian and conservative and our enemies will be condemned too. Christian conservatives will embrace our racial views again when we have the power to determine respectability.Follow Hunter Wallace on Gab, VK, Facebook and Twitter.