A Comment on Fred Reed’s ‘The Place of Christianity in History: A View from Without’
Mr Reed is one of my favourite authors, and not just because he is a fellow cigar smoker, or because his cigar has the scruffy look of the wonderful cigars that I used to hand-roll in Colombia, but because he is a good thinker and writer. That said, I think that in this instance it is most unlikely that he is correct in his prediction. The reverse is more probable.
While I am not a man of any god, I too readily acknowledge the wonderful, and vastly superior to any other, civilisation that Christianity has bequeathed us.
Mr Reed seems to base his case for the forthcoming demise of Christianity on: “it simply isn’t suited to the modern world”. Whether that is true or not is beside the point, there is a flawed assumption in the statement. In the form that he means and that most take for granted, the ‘modern world’ is on the point of disappearing. No civilisation has long survived the abandonment of money. Ours will be no different.
As shown in Dawn of Gold, in the absence of circulating money, now absent for just over one hundred years, society will break back down into its constituent tribal parts. That was predicted five years ago and the process is now visibly underway. Unless money is reintroduced, and soon, the process will become unstoppable.
Christianity arrived in Europe almost two thousand years ago. It is embedded in laws and, more importantly, in customs. The bare minimum requirement of belonging to a tribe is that one submits to its beliefs.
The Christian traditions and beliefs, largely forgotten till recently, are being forced back into focus by the immigrant Muslims that are swarming our towns and streets and violating our customs. That focus will sharpen.
As the general level of IQ continues its already century-long decline back to tribal levels, so old customs will again find the light of day. I believe that faith in god, magic and superstition are on the cusp of a major resurgence. Though, in the manner of the Climate Cult, the last two will come in the guise of science.
Christianity will be given a new lease on life by the dire circumstances that are upon us. While the people of the West are slow to anger, given sufficient impetus they have shown throughout history that they are more than capable of slaughtering opponents.
When the Christian tribal lands are again reclaimed, and when Mecca and Medina are reduced to radioactive ashes, Christianity will finally be rid of its major competitor for the hearts and faith of humanity.
I believe that our future is Christian; it could be far worse.