An article in the Aussie edition of The Spectator makes the claim that the churches of the West are in a bad way.
The churches of the West are in a bad way. You know it, I know it. Classical Liberal thinkers, both of faith and none, are understandably concerned about this. We know that the philosophy that underpins our freedoms, democratic systems, laws and very way of life are based on our Judeo-Christian heritage. Post-Modernism, the resurgence (yet again) of Marxism, and the never-ending climate of offence-taking and professional hysteria of the entitled classes are a very real and serious threat to our liberty, and to truth.
Did you spot it? Did you see the reference to that new and strange religion that used to be called Christianity but is now known as Judeo-Christianity? At this point in the article I roll my eyes and go into dismiss mode. I mean, if you can’t even get this right then you’re not worth my time. So I scroll down to see who wrote this drivel and would you believe it; no, I don’t think you will.
It’s a priest!
Fr Chris Yates was a UK policeman for 10 years before being ordained in the Church of England. He served as a priest in parishes in Australia and England before converting to Orthodoxy. He has also worked as a political adviser to Federal Senators.
I wonder when he was a bobby if he ran around arresting people under the name of our glorious Judeo-Westminister system of government? Or when he was defending the realm was it our great Judeo-British monarchy? Because that makes just as much as sense as Judeo-Christian. But now the Church is in such a bad way that he’s off to the Eastern Orthodoxy side.
Not the Judeo-Orthodoxy, mind you. That’s a rather curious omission to make in the context of things. Perhaps he doesn’t want to upset his new religion.
I suppose some of you are confused as the brainwashing and propaganda have worked on you up to this point so let me spell it out for you – there is no Judeo-Western anything. The West built itself and all of its institutions without the hindrance of the Jews. And to know just why the term Judeo-Christian is not just wrong but an abomination, have a listen to good old little Benny Shapiro when asked what he thinks of Jesus Christ.
The Jews consider Christ to be a criminal, at best. Try to reconcile that knowledge with the ongoing propaganda that Judaism and Christianity are all one and the same. All of our present troubles stem from our turning away from God, and in so doing our Church has been corrupted, and this is the greatest corruption of all. If we’re going to start fixing things then it has to start with this, whether you like it or not.