In Pre-Cult Culture, Christianity Was a Cultural Normal

 

History shows us that whenever one culture conquers another, the victors take pains to rub out or co-opt their new subjects’ religion. This dynamic has been on full display for years as the twin cults of our rulers have waged an iconoclastic orgy against Christian culture.

 

One consequence of unfettered Pop Cult iconoclasm that’s seldom addressed is the challenge it creates for the faithful remnant working to rebuild a healthy culture. Dissident artists may do well to study the Catholic Church’s efforts to regain a foothold in Russia. The Soviets afforded the Orthodox some toleration, but they effectively wiped out Catholicism within the USSR.

 

Western creators who dissent from the Death Cult must similarly start from square one. The Cult’s worldview has permeated pop culture for so long, that many in Gens X and Y may have forgotten what pre-cult culture looked like, and most Millennials and Zoomers have no experience of it.

 

For a poignant reminder of what has been stolen from us, watch this clip from the 90s X-Men animated series:

 

Wolverine is a Christian

 

That episode aired in 1995, but it already feels like watching a transmission from some parallel reality. Two short years before Cultural Ground Zero, a hit kids’ show on a major network could tell a story with unambiguously Christian themes, and no one batted an eye.

 

Pay special attention to the Disney watermark.

 

 

A mere quarter century later, the same cultural organs are still producing stores with spiritual messages, but instead of preaching the infinite mercy of Christ, they shriek the Death Cult’s insatiable malice.

 

 

 

Take what comfort you can in the fact that the Death Cult cannot build, but only destroy. Its zealots’ frenzy will one day burn itself out, along with the wreckage of Western civilization.

 

 

We must draw close to Christ that we may be ready to begin the slow work of rebuilding.

 

 

Only when I returned to the Church did I realize how horrifying the Soul Cycle really is.

 

 

Originally published here

Brian Niemeier

Brian Niemeier is a best selling science fiction author and a John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer finalist. His second book, Souldancer, won the first ever Dragon Award for Best Horror Novel., and its sequel, The Secret Kings, became a 2017 Dragon Award finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel. He's currently crowdfunding his latest work Combat Frame XSeed: CY 40 Second Coming on Indiegogo. Read more of his work at brianniemeier.com or pick up his books via Amazon.

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