It is an unfortunate and uncomfortable truth that Christianity, since at least the days of Augustine, and Communism, with all of its insipid incarnations, are philosophically and structurally identical. Both have an absolute Ideal to which all people are not only obligated, but of which all people are an absolute function. In Christianity this Ideal is God. In Communism this Ideal is the Working Class…or the People. Now of course in America’s incarnation of Communism, which is more ostensibly of the social type, the Ideal is Diversity, or Social Justice. Of course any person who is even remotely honest with himself understands that these are simply euphemisms for anti-white racism and (usually white, heterosexual, cisgendered) anti-male sexism. Both have an absolute Authority which exists to force compliance to the Ideal, which means that the Authority possesses the absolute legal right to commit violence against anyone it deems to be in violation of the moral and metaphysical tenets of the Ideal, and which exists as the Ideal’s physical and practical incarnation. In Christianity this Authority is the priesthood class, which also includes typically protestant officials like pastors and various deacons and even “home/care group” leaders. And in Communism this Authority is the Party. Within the Authority is a hierarchy of power which culminates at the top with a single official ultimately wielding the sum and substance of the entire panoply of the power of the Authority. In Christianity this can be the Pope or the Head/Lead Pastor, depending on which denomination is under consideration. And in Communism the top of the Authority pyramid is occupied by the General Secretary, or the Chancellor, or the Fuhrer, or the President, etcetera, etcetera. Both share a common enemy which is given various names at various times in various contexts to whip up popular frenzy against this enemy. However, at root the enemy is simply the individual: he who either implicitly or explicitly believes himself to be a function of himself: to possess himself, and to be the sole vessel which carries the existential (or metaphysical) means and reasons to manifest himself upon his environment–that is, by himself, for himself, and to himself–and who ultimately believes that he alone does, and that he alone may rightly, OWN himself.
6 thoughts on “Christianity and Communism are the Same Thing”
Is God a Communist? That was my question today. In my head. I rembered this site and wandered over.
Is God a communist?
Hi, Jason. No, God is not a communist. The Bible is, itself, not any kind of collectivist manifesto (reading it within its proper cultural and historical context(s) . But, as many pure and beautiful things do, it has fallen into the hands of gnostic authoritarians, who interpret it through a lens that implies or outright asserts collectivist ideology (e.g. Communism).
Thanks. I understood as much. Churchianity allows the evil individuals to hide within its collectivist reality (wolves among sheep) and at the same time Jesus/God leaves the flock behind to find the lost individual. A “tension” inherent within the Gospel and by implication: the church. I am loathe to force dualisms. Do you think man obtains reason from himself? Is their total autonomy or deriving of self and meaning from God?
“Both have an absolute Authority which exists to force compliance to the Ideal, which means that the Authority possesses the absolute legal right to commit violence against anyone it deems to be in violation of the moral and metaphysical tenets of the Ideal, and which exists as the Ideal’s physical and practical incarnation.” Yes!! This absolute authority derives its violence from a dualistic tearing away from God. I am wrestling with this at the moment.
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That’s an interesting question, and the answer is probably more complicated than we’d think. Or maybe it’s simpler. Lol…I’m not sure. Give me a bit.