Christianity: part of the problem, not the solution

Since the Christian Conquest of Europe, followers of the son of the Jehovah of the Jews, Jesus Christ, have steeped themselves in a fraudulent philosophy that teaches weakness and servitude, writes Christopher Goff.

It is reckoned that Christianity's creator was but one in a succession of Jewish prophets who gained a following in the Holy Land more than two thousand years ago. Only we are dependent on accounts written some time after the passing of this individual as to who exactly he was, and what he said and did. That's if Jesus Christ ever existed at all because it is possible that the story of his existence is nothing but a complete fabrication which has over time managed to accrue an extraordinary amount of credibility. I say this because I am not one for believing in the supernatural, or that things can be created from nothing. And not only that, but at this point in my life I see Christianity as being even less of a truth now than I did previously.

A FRAUDULENT PHILOSOPHY

Evidence for Christianity being a made up story can be found in those elements of it which seem to have been stolen from other religions, belief systems and traditions. For instance, it is said that the story of the Garden of Eden, with the Tree of Life, Serpent, Temptation and Fall, was taken from Babylonian myth. The Christian story of the creation of the world is said to have its origins in Assyrian culture. While the tale of Eve being created from the rib of Adam shares a striking similarity to the Sumerian story of Ninti, the 'rib-woman'.

The story of a virgin woman giving birth is also common to a number of other traditions. In fact, non-Christian traditions are replete with stories of virgin birth. The Phoenician goddess Astarte was said to have bore a child by immaculate conception. Attis the Phrygian god was born of the virgin Nana. Mithra the Persian sun-god was virgin born, on the 25th of December no less. The Egyptian god Osiris was virgin born. And also Krishna, whose nativity was heralded by, guess what? A star. In addition, the Virgin Mary became invested with a number of characteristics shared by the 'earth goddess' of ancient religions, only in Christianity they went one better by claiming that the mother of Jesus Christ had in fact been impregnated by a ghost, referred to by Christians as the Holy Ghost. So yes, to believe in Christianity is to believe in ghosts.

Before the arrival of Christianity in Syria and Egypt, the 25th of December was, according to the old Julian calendar, considered to be the winter solstice and was thus regarded as the nativity of their sun-god. The December 25 winter solstice was also celebrated in a number of pagan traditions – the ancient Germanic people gave it the name of Yule – long before Christians hijacked the date, telling us that it was actually the day on which Jesus was born. And likewise the pagan festival of spring re-birth, named after the fertility goddess Ostara and symbolized by eggs, said to have been stolen by Christians and converted into the festival of Christ's supposed resurrection, Easter. Even the old heathen festival of the dead appears to have been stolen by Christians and who converted it into All Souls' Day, a special day on which to commemorate the souls of all the Christians who have died.

In the Holy Land at the time when Christ was supposed to have lived, as well as at a number of other places around the world, death by crucifixion was not uncommon. Krishna of India was supposedly crucified on a cross. And the story of Christ's resurrection was as equally unoriginal. In Sumerian myth, the goddess Inana was hung from a post and resurrected after three days. Dionysus of Greece was supposedly resurrected, and likewise Adonis. While Osiris of Egypt underwent resurrection each year in accordance with the solar calendar.

The 'halo' of Christianity was arguably copied from a long line of earlier sun-gods and who shared this same feature. Both the Buddha and Krishna were credited with performing miracles. One of Krishna's miracles was to feed 500 people with a loaf bread, exactly as Christ was also supposed to have done. The notion of a 'last supper' was said to have come from Persian Mithraism. While the Eucharist – the consumption of sacramental bread and wine – occurred in both Persian Mithraism and in the worship of Attis of Phrygia. The act of consuming bread to signify the body of Christ and wine his blood, also shares similarities with a number of historic customs, like the eating of new corn as embodying the Corn Spirit. And the idea of a saviour by self-sacrifice was also around a long time before Christ, being something that derived from the ancient practice of using a 'scape-goat' as a means of ridding a society of faults or sins.

CHRISTIANITY'S JEWISH NEXUS

To get to the heart of Christianity one needs to understand its origins. But first thing first: it is no religion of Europeans. Europeans had their pre-Christian pagan and heathen belief systems. Christianity is an Eastern religion, and its imposition across Europe was ruthless.

Of key importance to the development of Christianity was the Jewish convert St. Paul (real Jewish name Saul) and whose doctrines of universal love and peace were arguably very much at odds with the pre-existing values and mindset of Europeans. Having failed to destroy Christianity from without – far from Christ's crucifixion at the behest of the Jews destroying Christianity, it had given the religion more life – some claim that St. Paul was sent to destroy Christianity from within, and this because the Jews saw the religion as a threat. So, while Christianity was from its outset a relatively simplistic religion, it is said that St. Paul set about corrupting its message by setting God's teachings into a quasi-legal framework. In other words, what the Jew Moses had done to the law of the Old Testament, it is said the Jew St. Paul did to the law of the New Testament.

From being a Jewish persecutor of Christians, some claim that St. Paul converted to Christianity in an attempt by the Jews to subvert the religion. Indeed, the Jewish imprint on Christianity is undeniably strong. But apart from viewing Christianity as a threat, the Jews had another reason to try and 'capture' the religion, and this was because it offered them a chance to undermine the Roman Empire. And why would the Jews have been so interested in doing that? Answer: the destruction of the Roman Empire was probably the most fundamental prerequisite for the re-establishing of an independent Jewish state in Palestine. Christianity already offered a universalist outlook, being a creed which encompassed all of the nations of the Roman Empire, so if the Jews could take control of it then it could conceivably be used to help bring about the fall of that Empire. Only unfortunately for the Jews, this wasn't the first time they were going to be viewed in terms of the manipulators of nations.

Proponents of the Jewish religious conspiracy – as it is sometimes called – claim that while Christianity offers a universalist philosophy for Gentiles, it retains a special, non-Catholic view of the Jewish nation. This being an analysis which also fits with the alleged efforts by Jews to liquidate the racial and nationalistic aspirations of Gentiles, while at the same time endeavouring to strengthen their own position as a special group of people, with their own special god and nation, and with a special place in destiny.

"THE LORD IS THY SHEPHERD"

Christianity: a religion that casts its believers in the role of docile sheep! But what is the substance of the message that Jehovah's son, Jesus Christ, is supposed to have brought with him and communicated to mankind? According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus gave a sermon on The Mount during which he said the following:-

"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven". (Matthew 5:3).

Here Jesus is thought to be saying that people must recognize their spiritual bankruptcy before they can come to God and receive salvation. And so it follows that Christians must also feel guilty about their sinfulness in order to understand their need for salvation.

"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth". (Matthew 5:5).

The word "meek" at the time translated into soft and gentle, while "blessed" meant happy. To Friedrich Nietzsche, this verse embodied what he referred to as the "slave morality" of Jesus. It has also been criticized by James Joyce, William Blake and Theodore Dreiser who all thought a life without striving to be uninspiring.

"But I say unto you. That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also". (Matthew 5:39).

These words encapsulate weakness, for they apparently advise Christians to endure harm without seeking reprisal. The passage is widely interpreted as commanding Christian pacifism and non-violence.

"But I say unto you. Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you". (Matthew 5:44).

Translated, Matthew 5:44 might read: 'But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you'. Nietzsche argued that love of one's enemies is weakness and dishonesty. As such, Matthew 5:44 might just represent the zenith of Christian foolery.

The Bible tells Christians that what really counts in life are not things like honour or courage or effort or bravery or achievement and so forth, but instead pursuing detachment from worldly things and focussing their attention on death. The pre-occupation of Christians with death and the possibility of ascending to heaven, if deserving, or descending into hell if undeserving, is surely one of the religion's most ridiculous and unedifying elements. 'Life is for living', some say. 'It is better to live one day as a lion than one hundred years as a sheep', so Mussolini famously said.

SOCIETY'S SPIRITUAL SICKNESS

If anyone reading this article at this point thinks to themselves 'But Christianity is in decline nowadays', I would agree with them to some extent, and only in so far as the formal religion of Christianity is concerned. In any case, most of the harm of Christianity has already been done, and like an inherited disease the damage gets passed from one generation to the next. So, while hardly anyone actually goes to church these days, Christian ethics continue to influence the way that Europeans think and behave. Germany's biggest and most influential political party, the centre-right Christian Democratic Union, is a case in point since it represents a large and important sphere of political thinking which still remains quite heavily influenced by Christian ethics.

No-one at this point will need reminding of the decision by the CDU's leader, Angela Merkel, to allow over a million Syrian migrants into her country under her open borders policy. Christian compassion, or what some have taken to calling 'post-Christian' compassion, is something which has allowed rapists and murderers posing as asylum seekers gain entry into European countries, while Christian universalism continues to inform the supporters of multiculturalism. 'We are all equal in the eyes of God', so Christians say. 'Jesus was a refugee', so Christians say. 'Refugees welcome', so Christians write on their placards.

During the writing of this article I heard news of a proclamation made by the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Rev Trevor Willmott, who said in relation to the illegal entry into the UK of what has now been several hundred mostly Iranian migrants after their crossing of the English Channel, that "every person is precious". Rev Willmott said to The Observer: "Across the nation, we have been celebrating the season of hope and goodwill as we remember Christ’s birth – let's not forget so soon that every person is precious". Only I don't know about you, but if I were to spend some time scouring the country's prisons I think I would find quite a few very decidedly unprecious people.

Christianity also informs a process of Western self-loathing. It is as if Europeans have to feel vaguely guilty all of the time, as punishment that is for the wrongdoings of our predecessors. I am thinking here in particular of those wrongdoings, real or perceived, committed by Europeans against members of other racial groups, especially Africans, as in the case of slavery and sometime after that the colonization of parts of Africa, but even more especially the Jews, as in the case of their holocaust.

I think it correct to say that this process of self-loathing has its roots in Christian thinking, but perhaps more specifically in the concept of original sin, like that which was said to have been committed by Adam and Eve. Only even when Europeans have mostly left the religion of Christianity behind we still carry with us the belief that we should make atonement for the sins of our predecessors. In consequence, Europeans have seemingly become the willing scapegoats for just about every other group of people that we have encountered in our history. In fact, only the other day I was listening to someone on the radio – a European, no less – blaming the modern-day failings of Africa not on Africans, but on the Europeans who settled the continent several hundred years ago.

Christianity continues to poison the minds of Europeans, and you will not find greater evidence of this than in the pathological altruism displayed by Western democracies. Once great nations with proud fighting histories have succumb to peacetime invasions by vast numbers of aliens, have lavished their resources on accommodating them, have lauded them as 'cultural enrichers', have re-styled their language and culture so as to not upset them, have contrived special advantage for them by way of equality and diversity programmes, have changed their laws so as to make some of their barbaric religious practices permissible, have in the name of 'cultural sensitivity' looked the other way to their committing of certain types of crime, and have even encouraged their miscegenation with ethnic Europeans as if interbreeding between the races is some kind of God-sent mission.

Christianity has provided the moral and metaphysical background for the decline of the West. Christianity has probably been the biggest single and most fundamental reason for the decline of the West. And do not be fooled, Christianity will not get us out of this mess.

Copyright © Christopher Goff
Tag: Religion
Uploaded: 5 January, 2019.