There was an article the other day about the origins of the Church, as distinct from the Faith and it’s an important distinction. When Constantine married State to Church, he was bringing the new Faith into line within the secular kingdom, to protect the kingdom, along with all the old sun worship and all that.
The early Faith went through many assaults in those first few centuries for the radical idea it was – the Aryan, the Gnostic, others. What came out was a hybrid until the splits, culminating in Protestantism and Reformation, then came the rise of big Science through members of the other side – see the Venetians, the Philosophers etc.
The result within Europe by mid C19th was a sort of civilisation with rules – far from perfect but overall, it was the rule of law. Habeas corpus became the thing over here. You could drive a coach and four through the weaknesses and loopholes and we all saw WW1 and WW2 and the power of the deep state behind the thrones still completely in control but in everyday settings, day to day life in peacetime, it was vastly to be preferred to, say, the horror of Islam or the sudden victimhood of paganism.
In other words, there was a set of rules to protect people and people did have recourse, although the rich had far greater recourse than the poor. It was as good as anyone was likely to get with those bstds ruling us from above.
It was a far gentler thing than anything the left BSes on about today – totally bereft of any kindness or forgiveness.
So when one says the word Christendom, what is meant? Rule by paedo priests and vicious nuns in convents, unwed mothers and all that? The State as in Man for all Seasons? The Crusades?
For the ordinary person, no – it means some sort of values we understand and some sort of protection, rather than none, rather than the death cult’s daily hate with morning milk. Learning to hack off heads.
Now, as we know, as long as this Christianisation still stood, as long as it still swayed people with the modes of behaviour indicated in the Gospels, the Beatitudes, the Ten Commandments, as long as they were still enshrined and honoured, then there was at least some chance you wouldn’t be hacked up next Friday in the town square.
There was at least some chance when two people fell out over something, one would not get out the knife and stab the other 62 times. That sort of frenzy comes from where? Christianity? Gimme a break.
There are two major threats – one is the falling away of all moral constraint, the other is the invasion and replacement. Both came together in that sign in the streets two days ago saying sex with refugees was a fabulous idea. Total idiots, those young people, brainwashed.
So it’s a triple headed enemy – Them as always, plus the death cult, plus the new young left, churned out by the teachers.
Is anyone at all standing up to it?
“Those we are helping now can give us the greatest help in saving Europe. We are giving persecuted Christians what they need: homes, hospitals, and schools, and we receive in return what Europe needs most: a Christian faith, love and perseverance”. — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Daily News Hungary, November 28, 2019.
“The fate of Eastern Christians and other minorities is the prelude to our own fate.” — Former French Prime Minister François Fillon, Valeurs Actuelles, December 12, 2019.
Make no mistake – this is not about proselytising and evangelising for Christ, this is about hanging on to the last vestiges of civilisation. For everyone. It was no coincidence that the Europeans fought to the death against the Muslim hordes at the Gates of Vienna but we over here in the far flung British Isles are not in the heat of battle, we are not at the front line, therefore France, Holland, Sweden, the UK, is far more susceptible to this new idiocy, ignorant, no concept of history and the blood which was shed … and why.
Some people are hopeful that the accession of Boris will stave off the hordes of throat-slitters. We shall see.
Worth a read, via Chuckles:
Acts 7: 37-44