The modern Christian fear of life, the universe, and everything.

A couple of posts on Dalrock’s blog this morning have put into context for me not just the sordid world of degeneracy that is Disney, but the utter and contemptible failure of Christian men to make any sort of stand on the matter of women and feminism, let alone provide any leadership. Let me be clear by saying that I knew of all of these pieces before, but somehow these two posts hit me between the eyes like a hammer. I actually read the two posts in reverse order so that is the way that I will present them here.

To start with is the Disney movie Frozen, along with a song from the film called Let it go. I first heard of these works when Vox Day recently mentioned them.  The main lyrics to the song are as follows:

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well, now they know!

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free!

This is what Day had to say about it:

Disney is run by literal satanists preaching Alastair Crowley’s “do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” to children. They are one of the primary engine’s of the West’s degeneracy and decline. It is not an accident that everything they touch, in every industry, turns into morally radioactive slime.

But today Darock placed this into context as regards to modern Christianity.

Children, including Christian children, understand this best of all.  They know what their parents worship, what their parents see as righteous (even if their parents fall short of living the ideal).  They know that Frozen and Let It Go is a morality tale that teaches them about our most sacred beliefs.

I decided to watch the video of the song to better understand the forces at work here.

The worship of the self is plainly evident. But I also found the song and its related imagery disturbingly creepy. It brought to mind the arch villain Saruman from The Lord of the Rings, a wizard who gave himself over to corruption.

In the Disney video, as the young woman casts off her previous responsibilities as if they were bondage, she replaces them with what seems to be a wanton lust and enjoyment of power. This is all well and good if the character in question is played as an obvious villain as in the case of Saruman. But according to Dalrock the character of Elsa in Frozen and this song in particular are a source of moral inspiration for girls and women of today. So much so to the extent that individual parishes are using it as a way to teach the bible, or not as the case may be.

Not only have Christian men completely failed to stand against the tide of feminism and its infection and enslavement of women, they now seem to be making the same mistake with children. This video is a case in point of the tail wagging the dog.

Women and girls learning how to throw off all rules and inhibition is core to our new morality.  The song isn’t loved as a guilty pleasure;  it is loved as a bold moral declaration.  Stop trying to be a good girl and learn to worship yourself is a moral exhortation.

But it is worse than this. As the video clearly shows, the adults now worship the children as being more wise and perfect than they are. And in doing so these men have clearly reverted to a form of infancy. They are not cavorting in this manner “to be cute” and nor are they doing it so as to attempt to teach the children something. They are doing it as a form of worship, not of God, but of the children.

Which brings me to Dalrock’s post from a day earlier.

What strikes me about all of this is how curious this will be to future historians trying to understand how our culture became so rapidly debased.  That progressive elites owned the commanding heights will be quite easy for future historians to observe, as songs like Let it go, aimed directly at young girls, will make clear.

What will no doubt puzzle future historians processing the mountain of digital data from our period is where were conservative Christians while all of this was happening?  It isn’t just that Christians are passively silent on the very overt feminist rebellion all around us.  Modern Christians are so afraid of confronting the rebellion that they aren’t merely silent, they are in active denial that any rebellion is taking place.

The section in bold really resonated with me, and in particular the word afraid. As a Christian boy growing up I went to Sunday school to learn about the bible. And one of the lessons that really stuck with me was the lack of fear in Christians. They were literally thrown to the lions in Roman arenas, to be torn apart for sport. And they stood there without showing any fear. Their faith supported them in their terrible moment of need. And the spectators watching saw this and they wondered at this inner fortitude and from where it came. And thus Christianity spread until it became the official religion of the Roman empire.

We learned of saints dying for their faith and showing no fear. Death was not a problem. It was merely one more step that all of us get right the very first time. We were taught not to fear death for death itself.

But the modern Christian does fear death. Worse than that, he fears life itself. How else to explain the monstrous cowardice that men of the church constantly display in the face of such terrible foes as feminists and corporations such as Disney? It almost seems that being torn apart by lions is as nothing as compared to having to tell a woman of your congregation that not only can she not have it all, but attempting to do so goes against the teachings of Christianity.

Islam is gaining such an ascendancy in the West not because it is strong but because the opposition is so lamentably weak. We have grown soft and debased in our world of success. We have so many comforts that each additional material item makes us more afraid of everything that we stand to lose. Christian men placate and absolve their sinful wives not because they wish to keep together their families, but more because they do not want to lose their stuff.

It is not feminists that are destroying families. It is men who are allowing it to happen. The Church used to be a bastion of leadership. Now it seeks to place its wisdom and leadership in children. Perhaps this will only truly reach its awful conclusion when a ten year old girl is installed as Pope.

 

 

17 thoughts on “The modern Christian fear of life, the universe, and everything.

  1. Someone

    I always liked the way Vox calls most Christianity today ‘churchian’. These organization are more interested in numbers than anything else and obsessed with whether men are marrying before they have sex with a woman while blind to how laws are unfavorable to men. American churches also preach this blind obedience crap to the masses, so I’m supposed to be okay with a bunch dumb poop ‘duh-verities’ and women and voting against my interests yet they wonder why society continues to decline.

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  2. Brandon

    I think it is impossible to underestimate the convergence of many of the Protestants churches. The wholesale invasion by left liberals, feminists, homosexual activists and latterly transsexuals is staggering; and it feels like everything but the gospel of Christ is now taught. Men have left various denominations and church in droves.

    In the Roman and Orthodox churches it is slightly different. Both have male headship in terms of priesthood. Both are more confessional, penitential with a traditional family orientation. And both are implacably opposed to female priests. But both have been susceptible to clandestine homosexual invasion, both have major problems in their monasteries and even the Vatican is now seriously compromised. Orthodoxy is perhaps vulnerable to leftism via the environmentalism “back door” and potentially an anti-Americanism. The current Roman Pope is, it is sad to say, woeful. And much of the post Vatican Two experimentation can be embarrassing.

    As the church moved away from male headship within a sacramental marriage, the emphasis became unbalanced, focusing on humility and compassion but neglecting moral rectitude and good conduct. Latterly cultural Marxist food banks and welfarism have replaced communitarian charity and missionary work morphs into becomes “No borders” anti-imperialism.

    The rewriting of scripture to “correct sexist passages” takes on a whole new meaning from a red pill perspective. The feminist, pagan and matriarchal heresy is revealed. For those outside of the church the correct teaching is Mary heals Eve’s transgression. Mary is chaste and obedient, Eve is hypergamous and rebellious. Adam is surround by plenty, R selected and beta compliant. For the orthodox Jesus is K selected, the one that triumphs over Death and ascends, not the meek lamb of Anselm and Calvin’s substitutionalism.

    The “gender” basis of the Bible: God-Christ-Holy Spirit masculine, and the church and to a lesser extent human wisdom feminine, is not symbolic. It is gradually being reversed as fatherless beta males crave a return to the mother in order to access intimacy.

    There was a time when the church was implacable on many of the bulwarks of married life, anti- fornication, anti-contraception, lifelong vows and commitment, conjugal rights, male headship, female fruitfulness, women as helpmate, homemaker and mother; husband as protector, nurturer, provider and father, etc. In many chruches as in much of society this has gone.

    There are some churches that hold on and there are some of the rural communities where this is still embedded but as Dalrock describes many female and male Christians are at fault. The battle lines have not be sufficiently drawn or understood.

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  3. TechieDude

    I think there’s a differentiation to be made between small-c christian, and devout Judaism and Catholicism. As a devout Catholic, I have more in common with a Muslim in many ways than a small-c bible thumping christian.

    Among those small-c denominations, I agree wholeheartedly. I know more “christian” hypocrites than I can count. It’s funny to be invited to a service, see a woman go for an altar call to repent, get jeezis, and bawl. Next day, she’s as catty and unchristian like as anything.

    But I don’t see hardly any of that in my community. The men I know are all quite outspoken about the culture, and put out the effort to make sure our daughters and sons are raised correctly. Kids learn by example, so if you aren’t righteous and faithful, they know it.

    Kids, at least mine, also compartmentalize. They see Disney as mindless entertainment. I’m sure if you pressed them, they could cough up some of whatever message Disney is spewing, but I can say with some authority that it had zero impact on my kids. So I disagree that they learn much about morality from Disney.

    Disney is a leftist organization. And as such, they consider what us Catholics term the seven deadly sins as a useful toolbox. In Elsa’s case, it’s pride. One of the worst, up there with envy and anger. Look at any leftist organizations MO. You’ll see every one of these sins used as tools.

    Also, keep in mind that the last 8 years in America the Government, at all levels, has become weaponized by the left. Sure, those martyrs stood and died like men. They had little choice. I’m certain few went up head to head against the empire. We do it in our own ways. Bring a court case to compel Catholic adoption agencies to let homo couples adopt? They shutter them. Compel a Catholic hospital to do sex changes or abortions? They shutter them.

    I live among those that walk the talk. That said, I find the pope lamentable. He’s said some interesting things in his pronouncements that are left to way more interpretation than they should, and he’s reticent to explain himself.

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  4. Dan Flynn

    When I was a boy, my sister and I sang along to Grease in the same way kids sing along to Frozen. We would innocently sing the line, ‘it’s a real pussy wagon, Greese lightning..’, without having any idea what it meant.
    Kids don’t listen to the lyrics they just love to sing.
    It’s hilarious that you’re reading so much into a kids movie.

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    1. We would innocently sing the line, ‘it’s a real pussy wagon, Greese lightning..’, without having any idea what it meant.

      Excellent example. Today over 40% of children are born out of wedlock, girls are sexually aware before they hit their teens, and young teenage girls dress like literal whores, to name just a few aspects of the degradation of our society since that time. I would say that films like Grease have been extremely effective in enforcing the progressive demolition of the traditional family and its values.

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  5. It’s been going on for a while. Here’s Whitney Houston’s take on the greatest love of all, and it’s not merely unbiblical, it’s anti-biblical:

    I believe the children are our are future, Teach them well and let them lead the way
    Show them all the beauty they possess inside
    Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
    Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

    Everybody searching for a hero, People need someone to look up to, I never found anyone who fulfill my needs, A lonely place to be, So I learned to depend on me
    I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadows
    If I fail, if I succeed, At least I’ll live as I believe
    No matter what they take from me, They can’t take away my dignity

    Because the greatest love of all, Is happening to me
    I found the greatest love of all, Inside of me
    The greatest love of all, Is easy to achieve
    Learning to love yourself, It is the greatest love of all

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  7. areukittenme

    The Lord helps those who help themselves. Why care about people who don’t care about themselves? The people of Germany who voted back Merkel, the Christians who roll over and are complicit in the destruction of Western civilisation. Leave them to their fate. This way of thinking came Stefan Molyneux & it has lifted a weight from my shoulders. Maybe some European countries need to collapse because they are too full of people not deserving to survive. The strong will get out and survive. Maybe we need a cleanse.

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  8. I should think it would be obvious to even the meanest intelligence, that the nature of man is unalterable. To subject himself to a code of superstition with an invisible force, purportedly advocating an inferior philosophy and commanding his complete obedience, which is at once offensive to his nature, and insulting to his intellect, is morally and intellectually suicidal. I propose as a remedy for this, the writings of Ayn Rand.

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  9. Adam T

    Everything that is happening to the churches is, funnily enough, predicted in their bible.

    It cannot be denied that the behaviour of the majority of people, and the state of the world today matches exactly the description of the end times.

    Even those who do not believe,can feel in the wind the wrath of God. A reckoning approaches.

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  10. Chris

    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. What is absolute power? No accountability, no consequences. Raise a generation of girls who will always be forgiven for any misdeed, up to and including murder, and you can expect absolute corruption.

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  11. Art Deco

    Mr. Dalrock is quite focused on the culture of contemporary evangelicalism, which has (I gather) some problems and features not manifest in congregations outside the evangelical matrix.

    I have a suspicion that the vast majority of contemporary clergyman went into it because they want to ‘do ministry’, which translates into acting as a den-mother-on-salary or into an array of functions attributed to the protagonist in V.S. Naipaul’s Guerillas (“…He had no important skills…an organizer of boys clubs”). Actual doctrinal and moral teaching tends ot interfere with that.

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  12. Andy in FL

    The problem with the so called Christian churches world is apostasy which sinful men have allowed. Most churches are no longer actually churches in the biblical sense and most people who call themselves Christian are indeed heathen.

    One of the most sinister lies told today by adherents of Arminianism, Roman Catholicism, etc. (as opposed to adherents of Calvinism) is that doctrine should not be used to divide Christians. In other words, Christians should all just be happy, worry free, go along to get along, do their own thing, be free to believe that God is sovereign — or not, as long as no one argues or causes a tiff. We must all be loving and sing Kumbaya and preach to strangers on street corners, “God loves you and he has a plan for your life, if only *you* will allow God in,” when in fact, without repentance and conversion God will some day judge these strangers and throw them all in hell for eternity. Notice how Arminianism twists things 180 degrees and places sovereignty into the hands of man? But, you see, to preach that man must first fall on his face and repent or there will literally be hell to pay, is “hateful.” The problem with most so called Christians is that they utterly hate the bible and therefore hate the one true God– as do leftists and feminists. Most so called Christians don’t stand up to leftists and feminists not because of weakness, but because they too hate God and His bible– because they are actually unregenerate heathens and not Christians at all.

    The relatively few truly converted and regenerate Christians alive today would gladly be thrown to the lions and be torn to shreds in the service of the Lord and for His glorification.

    “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

    And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

    Basically the bible was written to divide, to judge, to separate the ways of men from those of God. But you see, that’s just “hateful.”

    An excellent resource for obtaining free bible-based Christian reading materials, including works from Christian leaders/ clergymen throughout the centuries (“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever”) can be found at:

    http://www.chapellibrary.org/

    (I have no association with this organization other than having obtained reading materials from them.)

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