The age-old conflict between Christianity and Paganism has been a hotly-debated issue among racially-aware Whites, causing numerous heated arguments on many Pro-White websites. Many moderators of Pro-White websites have virtually banned religious discussion due to the fact that it seems to be impossible to resolve the religious issue.
Pro-White Christians assert that their religion is the only true religion for the White Race and that White people can only fall into every ill, evil and wrong without it, while Pro-White Pagans insist that the only form of religion that truly suits White people is their own ancestral religious tradition.
A big problem with this whole debate is that there are distinctions that must be made between two radically different kinds of Paganism and between two radically different kinds of Christianity.
First, it should be said that the term “Paganism” was first used in a derogatory sense by Christians to lump together all religions except for Christianity since Christians believed their own religion to be the only true religion (of course, exceptions were made for Judaism). This view is a direct continuation of the way Jews viewed their own religion, and Muslims also have the same view about their own religion.
The three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – are closely related, particularly in being the only major religions to claim to be the only true religions. Because of their inherent exceptionalism, these three religions routinely display an obsessive hatred of all religions apart from their own and a deep-seated desire to annihilate all other religions (although only two of these religions have historically been open about it).
For these reasons, it is convenient to isolate these three religions as a distinct group apart from all other religions. Therefore, the term Paganism is useful to distinguish all non-Abrahamic religions from the three highly idiosyncratic Abrahamic religions.
(For a very interesting discussion of the Abrahamic religions, see Chapter 3 “Opposition to the Natural Way” of The Dharma Manifesto by Śri Dharma Pravartaka Ācharya.)
As I explained in my article entitled “What is Paganism?”, there is a big difference between the original Paganism of the tribal peoples of Europe and the civilized Paganism of the Greek and Roman Civilizations.
Although they were not fully civilized like the Greeks and the Romans, the tribal peoples of Europe (such as the Celtic and Germanic peoples) did have advanced cultures that were well-organized and relatively sophisticated. Tacitus in his Germania implicitly contrasts the laudable elements of Germanic society with the obviously despicable elements of the Roman society of his day. And an enlightened Roman like Cicero knew well enough that the Celtic Druids were not lacking in understanding and wisdom.
The Paganism found in these advanced tribal cultures was an honest and real religion. There was no place for deviance, debauchery and perversion in Pagan societies. Morality and ethics were most highly placed ideals. This certainly does not mean that the Pagans were inhibited like Christians, but it does mean that Pagans despised everything that was clearly abnormal and unnatural, including all deviance and perversion. Pagans were generally satisfied with enjoying normal indulgences naturally.
Two factors have historically clouded our view of the Paganism of our tribal European ancestors. First, some Roman propagandists were not averse to distorting information, or even inventing information, about the tribal peoples of Europe in order to disparage them. And it often happened that the only real contact that the Greeks and Romans had with tribal peoples was through their warriors. Warriors of any nation always have a natural tendency to be particularly uninhibited and usually tend to be somewhat peripheral to their societies; this is just a natural fact of being a warrior. But it was often assumed that the ways and mores of these warriors were representative of those of their entire societies.
In Oswald Spengler’s view (The Decline of the West), the beginning of a full-fledged civilization represents the end of a culture’s development. According to this view, from the time that a culture transitions into a civilization, its cultural (qualitative) development will – if it does not cease altogether – diminish in inverse proportion to the increase in its material (quantitative) development. This means that for as long as a civilization endures, it also inevitably declines culturally and spiritually to some extent, and this leads to the emergence and growth of countless ills, errors and wrongs.
All civilizations have a tendency to overextend themselves. This is seen especially in the singularly extensive conquests of Alexander the Great (who may be seen as a real life manifestation of Icarus and Phaethon of Greek myth). It was also the case with the Romans after they overcame Carthage as a result of the Punic Wars. In the modern period, it is seen with the era of immoderate Western imperialism during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (as opposed to the moderate colonization that had preceded this).
The Greek and Roman Civilizations that flourished so grandly on material levels also steadily declined in terms of culture and spirituality. Even before theses civilizations attained their zeniths, they had started to become decadent and corrupt, and as they waxed ever more greatly, their citizens became more and more demoralized, debauched and perverted. Like modern Western Civilization, these advanced civilizations of antiquity were increasingly liberal, hedonistic and multicultural.
Because of the undeniable cultural and spiritual decline of the Greek and Roman Civilizations, the once-healthy Paganism of the ancestors of the civilized Greeks and Romans rapidly became a degenerate and perverse Paganism. This is seen in many elements of Greco-Roman Paganism, such as the Roman Bacchanalia festival. And it explains why the Gods and Goddesses of the Greeks and Romans were portrayed as somewhat foolish beings indulging in various questionable deeds and behaviors.
The increasingly degenerate and perverse nature of Paganism encouraged many in the Greek and Roman Civilizations to turn to mystery cults, many of which originated in decadent Middle Eastern regions (such as Phrygia). The mystery cults of antiquity can be compared to modern deviant subcultures such as the homosexual subculture and the rave subculture. Mystery cults such as the Dionysian Mysteries first appeared in Greece; they subsequently appeared in Rome after the Roman Conquest of Greece in the second century BC. The growth of increasingly uninhibited mystery cults prompted reactions against their excesses and evils, including legislative attempts at restricting the mystery cults, or rational philosophies like Stoicism. Ultimately, Christianity appeared from this confused mess as an essentially anti-mystery-cult mystery cult i.e. an extremely inhibited mystery cult that opposed the extremely uninhibited nature of other mystery cults.
Unfortunately, this distorted and diseased Paganism with its mystery cults is the kind of Paganism that has always informed the classic Christian view of all Paganism. Christians have consistently refused to consider the healthy and normal Paganism of the tribal Europeans on its own merits. Since the beginning and to this day, the Christians have always insisted on viewing all non-Christian religions through the lens of the sick and twisted Greco-Roman Paganism.
[In a recent post on the Council of European Canadians website (http://www.eurocanadian.ca/2016/06/multiculturalism-idol-of-our-time.html), the “Rev. Russell Haynes” (lmao) expressed his belief that the modern evil of Multiculturalism is due to a resurgence of Paganism in association with Globalism and Cultural Marxism. He would have been right if he had specified “degenerate Greco-Roman Paganism”.]
Primitive Christianity arose as a consequence of the shame, guilt and resentment of its earliest members, all of whom were disaffected Jews. The very essence of the Primitive Christian movement was an attempt to transform the shame, guilt and resentment of its practitioners into a form of redeeming spirituality, particularly through various kinds of mystical escapism and self-denial.
From the very beginning, Christianity was a movement intended to empower all pathetic, contemptible and inferior people. It was the religion of resentment par excellence against all who are truly noble, virtuous and superior.
Christianity was designed to attract all of the weak, the sick and the stupid by making them believe that their weakness, their sickness and their stupidity were blessings, and that God loved them and favored them because of their weakness, their sickness and their stupidity.
Christianity thus turned weakness, sickness and stupidity into practically virtuous attributes while redefining real strength, health and intelligence as essentially evil. At the same time, the weak, the sick and the stupid were practically guaranteed salvation and eternal life, while the strong, the healthy and the intelligent were generally considered damned and hell-bound.
The more a people are demoralized, the more they will tend to accept and embrace a foreign religion that differs from their own ancestral religion. This was the case in later Roman times, when Primitive Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire. It has also been the case in modern times, with the spread of Modernism.
The redemptive guise of Primitive Christianity made it very popular with the demoralized and disadvantaged masses of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was full of pathetic, contemptible and inferior people. There was certainly no shortage of such types who would be drawn to the Good News of salvation for the weak, the sick and the stupid. This explains the relatively rapid spread of Primitive Christianity among the masses. And as the higher classes became increasingly demoralized with the continued decay and decline of the Roman Empire, they too found Primitive Christianity increasingly acceptable.
There were also many cunning philosophers in the Roman Empire who profoundly despised the time-honored traditions of the Ancient World and who were only too keen to use their intellectual sophistry in the service of a religion that aimed to subvert the traditions of the Ancient World. These shrewd proponents of mystical delusion became what are called the Christian “Church Fathers”.
There have been some thinkers who believed that the spread and growth of Christianity was the principal cause of the decline of the Roman Empire. In fact, the spread and growth of Christianity was facilitated by the decline of the Roman Empire. As the Roman Empire became increasingly decadent, its growing weakness allowed the rapid infection of the Christian pathology to spread and eventually to flourish. If anything, Christianity only accelerated the already occurring process of the decline of the Roman Empire.
Yet, at the same time, the gradual adoption of Christianity by the Roman upper classes and its eventual legalization caused a significant degree of transformation in Christianity. Certainly by the time it became the official Roman state religion (in 392 AD), Christianity was no longer only an expression of the resentment of the weak, the sick and the stupid.
When it became the official Roman religion, Christianity necessarily accommodated the strong, the healthy and the intelligent, while also keeping the Gospel of the weak, the sick and the stupid to keep the masses content. This is how what had been Primitive Christianity was radically transformed into Traditional European Christianity.
Late Roman Christianity was further transformed in this direction in early medieval times when it incorporated the Germanic peoples into its fold. The proud Germanic peoples still had strong and healthy noble classes who could never be inclined to tolerate a morality based on the resentment of weak, sick and stupid people.
(On the transformation from Primitive Christianity to Traditional European Christianity, I highly recommend The Germanization of Early Medieval Christianity by James C. Russell.)
The Traditional European Christianity that existed from Late Roman to Early Modern times may be described as a synthesis of the original Gospel of the weak, the sick and the stupid with the superior moral systems of the Romans and of the Germanic peoples. The former religion remained as a succor for all of the pathetic, contemptible and inferior peasants within Christendom, while the latter was indispensable for the noble classes.
Traditional European Christianity suited the White European peoples inasmuch as it corresponded with the Traditional European values found in the Pagan Religions of their pre-Christian tribal ancestors. Fortunately, it was the Traditional European elements in Traditional European Christianity which generally prevailed over the Primitive Christian elements that were retained. But the Primitive Christian elements could potentially always serve as a means to undermine Traditional European Christianity.
The Reformation in the 16th century represents the beginning of a resurgence of the original Christian Gospel of the weak, the sick and the stupid against the Traditional European values of the strong, the healthy and intelligent. The typically Protestant obsession with returning to the original values of Primitive Christianity is an expression of the desire of resentful people to restore the Gospel of the weak, the sick and the stupid and to eliminate the superior morality of the noble classes.
This resurgence of the original Christian Gospel influenced the Enlightenment, which eventually led to the French Revolution, this being the greatest single outbreak of anti-traditionalism in all of human history. Since then, the views and values of Primitive Christianity have increasingly prevailed in modern society. Every revolution from the French Revolution of 1789 through the Russian Revolution of 1917 to the NGO-sponsored color revolutions of recent years has been derived from the sore feelings of the disaffected and disadvantaged and has contributed to the growth and expansion of Modern Liberalism.
Modern Liberalism corresponds largely to a secular version of Primitive Christianity. Like Primitive Christianity, Modern Liberalism is based on an attempt to mitigate feelings of shame, guilt and resentment. The Primitive Christian origins of Modern Liberal values such as egalitarianism, tolerance, multiculturalism and globalism are plainly obvious (see Matthew 28:19 and Galatians 3:28). Modern Liberalism is truly the victory of Primitive Christianity.
Of the two forms of Paganism described above, the tribal Paganism of our pre-Roman and pre-Christian European ancestors is clearly the favorable one. Only modern deviants and degenerates who falsely claim to be Pagan could look with favor on the debauchery and perversion of Greco-Roman Paganism.
Of the two forms of Christianity, Traditional European Christianity is preferable inasmuch as it largely represents a continuation of pre-Christian European values even despite its retention of Primitive Christian elements. But it is and always has been compromised by these Primitive Christian elements.
Christianity truly is like a Trojan Horse for the White Race. It is my opinion that Christianity must be rejected altogether by racially-aware White people. Nothing that belongs particularly to Christianity is truly beneficial to the White Race. Everything in Christianity that is particularly Christian is favorable to all the worst kinds of people, and is therefore detrimental to the White Race, not to mention the fact that it is derived from Jewish thinking and is therefore especially favorable to the Jews.
The fact that Christianity is of Jewish origin should never be ignored or minimized. No one should ever dismiss the fact that the Christian Old Testament is the Jewish Bible. No one should ever deny the fact that all of the important (fictional) characters in the Christian New Testament are Jewish (as followers of Christian Identity actually do). The Jewish origin of Christianity is crucial to properly understanding the original nature and purpose of Christianity. Whether or not they recognize it, all who call themselves Christians are serving the Jewish agenda.
In my view, racially-aware Whites who cling to Christianity simply don’t properly understand what they’re clinging to. It’s quite understandable that they wish to retain something which they consider to be of crucial importance to their spiritual wellbeing. But what they fail to realize is that the values of the Traditional Christianity that they cherish so much are not specifically Christian values. In fact, they are either primarily Traditional European values or exclusively Traditional European values. It is a great shame that Traditional European values have been so thoroughly associated with the Christian name that people fail to recognize their true non-Christian origin.
The only religion that truly suits us as White people is the Traditional European religion of our tribal Pagan ancestors. Traditional European religion is the only religion that fully celebrates strength, health, beauty and intelligence and that fully encourages us to embrace these without shame, without guilt and without resentment. Traditional European religion is the only religion that can foster genuine morality, genuine ethics and genuine understanding in us. Traditional European religion is the only religion that will give us a proper sense of justice, a proper sense of honor and a proper sense of pride. And it is my contention that only Traditional European religion can save the White Race from the extinction that currently threatens it.