Now is the time for Devout Christianity and Conservatism.

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(ThyBlackMan.com) I know, I know …..when we hear the word militant today it conjures up negative images of terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda, or hate groups like white supremacist, or black nationalist.

Unfortunately, groups like these have given the word a bad name. A militant by definition is simply a person or group who is vigorously active and aggressive, in support of a cause.

I would add non-violent to that definition. Because to win this culture war we must first understand that our fight is not against a liberal, a progressive, an atheist, or a secularist, but against the misguided interpretations and  implementations of these philosophies and ideologies into our culture.

Ideological and philosophical warfare must never be personal…But always about policy!

Although most leftist ideologues would not define themselves as militant, at least not in public; an examination of what they have been doing especially over the last 60 years, reveals that they have been vigorously active and aggressive, in support of their causes.    They have searched tirelessly for weaknesses in certain institutions in order to erect their worldview, a view that often results in erosion, dysfunction and destabilization of those institutions.

One would be foolish not to recognized that Christendom and Conservatism has ceded tremendous ground in American society. There are a plethora of reasons for this, but I will only examine a few.

First….Western Christianity and specifically American Christianity has suffered with the diseases of passivity and complacency. Because we have enjoyed the constitutional guarantees of religious freedom over the last 200 years in America, the fear of religious persecution has been virtually non-existent.

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The quiet pleasures of being a Christian in America has lulled us into a deceptive societal sleep. Allowing Christianity to focus on linear or one dimensional “after-life” agendas. All the while not realizing that other ideologies have been feverishly working at our “here and now” societal core in order to fundamentally shift this Nation into something it was never intended to be.

We have ignored an all important lesson that other civilizations have made clear through their failures; a repetitious enigma of human existence. That being…we ultimately lose what we often take for granted!

Just because something has been…doesn’t mean it will always be!

Christians and by default Christianity has succumb to this mentality in regards to religious freedom in America. Passively responding when religious freedoms are threatened, or worse we have simply picked up our beliefs like a ball and have gone to play somewhere else. Believing our religious freedoms will just be there!

So instead of fighting; we have become cultural and societal isolationist and created Christian sub-cultures or quasi-communes, not understanding we just gave up a strategic societal beachhead.

While that may have been okay 75 years ago, it is has become unacceptable in our day and age; because we have simply run out of institutions into which we can retreat!

In nearly every institution liberalism/progressivism has become the dominant influence! The only institution that remains balanced is religion. And even that balance is rapidly leaning to the left.

Christianity, like the biblical character of Samson; finds itself awakening from a compromised stupor to fight against ideologies that were easily defeated in times past. Only realizing to our shock and dismay that the power we once had is no longer at our command.

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Secondly…  Current American-Conservatism suffers with the glaring dysfunctions of irresolution and fear, teetering between conservatism and libertarianism. Highly value freedom, but unlike libertarians we understand real freedom can only be sustained with boundaries. We know that certain traditions and customs do matter and must be conserved. Yet we are fearful that being counter-cultural will cause societal persecution.

Conservatism has too often been associated with only historical negatives and diagnosed by the left as an ancient malady that all of society must be inoculated against. That analysis is historically false.

Most political and social philosophies are amoral; they are neither good or bad. They become moral or immoral based on how and when we use them. The problem today is we now have a vast concentration of leftist ideologues in positions of authority and influence in every major institution. Therefore the balance of ideas has been lost and conservatism is suffering from multi-institutional contractions.

 

Finish story here; Now is the time for Devout Christianity and Conservatism.