The Hanging by Jacques Callot
There is a good deal of tension between our people over the religious question. If we are ever to be more than a scraping pack of individuals, we will have to come to an understanding. There are some, typically Atheists and some NeoPagans, who consider Christianity a destroyer of our folk soul, and so think that faith should be pushed to the margins, or pushed completely out. There are a number of Atheists and Agnostics in our movement who know the inevitability of religious practice in human community. And no sector has offered more probing critique of the Social Justice cult than the NeoReaction, where even atheists are men on God. Well Gnon, an abstract deity with almost no attributes.
The Reactors and I understand that Prog SJWism is not a substitute religion, but a religion in fact. It is a social>moral and spiritual memeplex who’s catechists are as deeply indoctrinated as any Roman Catholic. This does not mean it is as worthy as either European Paganism or Christianity. It lacks the proof and refinement of time that both of our traditional faiths endured. Progism is a horrid religion, an anti religion born out of nothing more than rebellion against nature and worship of desire; little more than politicized and loosely spiritualized hedonism. One last jab; it is a PoMo form of Christian reformed faith. Quite literally, its most ardent devotees are either current or former Christians. But here faith is the thing no longer required. Progism is entirely pragmatic. It is not spiritual, so it only has material concerns. We are left with the abstraction of a very few Christian virtues, tolerance and hospitality, at the expense of a fuller devotion to righteousness. Equality is also thrown in but this was never a Christian discipline.
We could kick around the fundamentalist SJDubs for a while, ‘Feels good man’, but this will not remove the fact that we are a people without a common spiritual vision. It would be very helpful if we were so blessed. But we aren’t. If we were just coasting happily this would not seem so important, but we are not coasting, we are sinking. We have had four religious outlooks at least in our past. One, the first, Heathen. The second Christianity. The third Secular Atheism, and the forth New Age. And I feel I must include Esoteric Kekism without scorn or irony as the fifth. For it is supplying a set of archetypal and metaphoric meme characters upon which a discussion of higher things can be based. It is really a fresh form of Neo Paganism, or a Rightist form of New Age Religion. Of course Esoteric Kekism is presented half in jest, both on my part here and on the part of the proponents of the religion. It is in a way a spontaneous folk atheist invocation of an ancient god like Nietzsche did with the pre Semitic Zarathustra.
In the Eurocentric community of the Alt Right we have all of these kinds of believers and doubters. And there is very sound reason for the tension between. There is of course historical reason. But there are very contemporary reasons too. And we are not like those ever conciliatory Leftists. Those for whom diluting traditional convictions is a form of sacred devotion. We do not want to lay down our differences for the good of all. Nor should any of us. And yet we must communicate. At least all but a few cantankerites see this as a necessity for our people to defend our cultures and our broader racial families. So we find ourselves deep in the irony of coming to terms with our own diversity.
I am an European Ecumenical. This is an ugly word round these parts, I know, but it is an attempt at its best to learn to live at peace with those you do not agree with on religion. Too often in practice it is just a watering down of conviction. And lack of conviction is the denigration of any practice. Faithlessness is the insipid world of compromise we live in. Not that Marxist social agitators compromise. But we are asked to 5 times before we get out of bed in the morning. Still, it seems necessary that we find a common space where we talk about common interests. We are all perfectly good examples of European people interested in the cultural and racial revival of our folk. Seems it is in our mutual interest to find means of profound communication, not merely good humoured tolerance . This may or may not prove possible long term. We will probably need our own social spaces where we can live by our laws and customs. This is the only way they can flourish and not be stifled by the continuous compromise that comes with multicultural communities. As in Nick B Steves answering the question How & when did “Faith” become so prominent in politics? on Quora:
Political action of any kind involves competing visions of what is good. It’s hard to imagine peoples’ faith not figuring prominently in that. In a religiously homogeneous society with overwhelmingly broad agreement about what is good, then one might suppose that faith would take a backseat to other interests. But in a religiously pluralistic society, that’s not going to happen. Pluralism is basically a ready-made sovereign DIY kit for religious political conflict.
But now we are getting at least a century ahead of ourselves. [A]
So what are the functional differences between these faiths or lack thereof of? Though we understand that they all fill the place in a community where meaning and morality is grounded, are they equal and interchangeable? From a politician’s view they may be. This is why the more strictly political animals in the Alt Right tend to be noncommittal about which faith might see us into the future. They write of religion tactically and theoretically. A theoretical faith is ineffectual though, but for the Atheist or Agnostic who understands the importance of religious practice in the formation of strong ethnocentric communities. Those who practice a faith tradition see this causality coming the other way.
In the spirit of brevity I will end here and take a closer look at each, Paganism, Christianity and Atheism, in further posts. I will start with Paganism as it is the founding spirituality of our folk. For in Paganism we see a myriad of folkways in fairy tales and legends and customs of dress and food preparation. What else we may choose to be, if Identitarians, the heart of our formation biologically and culturally is Pagan.
Britons getting their Pagan on.
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[A] Gratuitous Implicit White music by the Tragically Hip