Is Christianity compatible with racialism?
Is Christianity compatible with slavery and segregation?
The answer to all three of these questions is yes as the history of the American South and South Africa shows. Russell Moore likes to argue that Christianity and the Confederacy are “incompatible,” but this flies in the face of the fact that virtually everyone who fought for the Confederacy from the common man to its leadership like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson was a Christian. Protestants and Catholics fought for the Confederacy. Not only was Christianity compatible with slavery, but the Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches split over the issue. Pope Pius IX even sent Jefferson Davis a crown of thorns during his imprisonment.
Is Christianity compatible with nationalism?
Is Christianity compatible with authoritarianism?
The answer to these questions are also yes. Christianity flourished for centuries under “authoritarian” regimes like the Byzantine Empire. It flourished under nationalist regimes like Queen Elizabeth I’s England which fought off the Spanish Armada and challenged Spain’s supremacy in the New World. It flourished in France in the time of Joan of Arc. There are countless examples of Christianity flourishing under nationalism and authoritarianism. Christianity was perfectly compatible with Prussian militarism. In fact, the real question isn’t whether Christianity is compatible with authoritarianism. It is whether it is compatible with liberalism.
Is Christianity compatible with anti-Semitism?
The Jews were driven out of England for centuries. They were expelled from Lutheran Saxony and Catholic Spain. Most of the countries which the Jews have been expelled from throughout their history were Christian ones which is why they hold so much resentment against Christianity. “Judeo-Christianity” was only created in England in the late 19th century. It was exported to America and caught on only through televangelists in the late 20th century.
Let’s take the most extreme example imaginable.
Is Christianity compatible with National Socialism? How did Christians react to Hitler’s Germany? Christianity was just as compatible with fascism as it was with liberalism. The difference is that liberalism won World War II. Liberals have seized control of Christianity and now pretend that Christianity is incompatible with all sorts of things which fly in the face of the historical record. Strangely, the liberals who say that Christianity is incompatible with all these other systems and who insist IT IS compatible with liberalism CAN’T EXPLAIN why Christianity has all but collapsed in the West under liberal democracy since World War II.