Mark Citadel recently suggested the English ethnos should define itself against "British" identity as a universalist project and return to a more modest and specific self-identification. This made me think about how "British" is similar to the modern idea of "American" as an ideological concept recently divorced from any idea of God designed reality (ethnicity, family, land, etc.).
Paul didn’t urge Timothy to “engage in nice dialogue” with the false teachers, he told him to command them not to speak about certain things. The ability to command someone suggests a hierarchical relationship and inequality.
David T. Koyzis writing at First Things:
"Yet this [positive projection for communism's future] is to overestimate the power of an ideological illusion to reshape the world... no matter how powerful a particular political vision may appear to both supporters and detractors, it cannot indefinitely contradict reality with impunity. People can only 'live within a lie,' as Václav Havel famously put it, for so long. Truth has a way of making its presence felt, even as some undertake to deny it... liberalism has sought to reconfigure as many communities as possible, including the institutional church, as mere voluntary associations. As it seeks to apply this voluntarism to marriage and family, which are not mere social constructs but are firmly anchored in God’s creation, we may see liberalism at last reaching a breaking point."God's created order is good, and any rebellion against it (socially, sexually, racially, morally, etc.) can only last so long. Modern liberalism's insurrection against racial reality is doomed to fail. People are waking up to race as a real concrete non-voluntary identity.
As a westerner working in China, and doing religious work on the side, I find the white Christian obsession with dissolving racial identity increasingly ridiculous.
If I told Chinese people they had to give up racial identity or ethno-nationalism in order to become a Christian they would probably never take a second look at Christianity. Among the most common questions I encounter are those related to a broader one: "Can I be a good Chinese person and still be a Christian?" How we answer this question is crucial.
I assume the modern Chinese sentiment I face every day was even more common in the ancient first century when traditional ethnic identity was even stronger than it currently is in China.
The Council of Jerusalem, recorded in Acts 15, has taken on new meaning for me. The reason for not forcing Jewish customs on gentile converts was a way to open Christianity to being integrated into different national identities. If I told Chinese converts they couldn't eat pork anymore they might starve, and it would become difficult for them to socialize with their co-ethnics over a meal. Most of the dishes here are mixed with pork or cooked in pork products.
Christianity is a universal religion in that it can and should be integrated into every national identity.
Good Morning White America' podcast. They've recently been featured on Red Ice Radio. They've also been organizing weekly red-pilled Bible studies. I'm honored to work with them in an effort to expand the message of pro-white Christianity. Here's a link to the first episode in which I'm featured: [LINK]
asking the core ethical question surrounding the issues of immigration, free trade, diversity, and globalization: how can Christians balance obligations to different groups, and should we protect our own people first in a zero-sum game?