Thursday, August 31, 2006

Christianity without Christ

Speaking of religion, Simon Cozens proposes (found via here) that American Christianity – referring to what is variously called American Evangelism, Christian Zionism, or Dominionism, and comprising much of mainstream American Protestantism - isn’t really Christianity at all.  It seems they’ve taken the goriest bits from the Old Testament, added the Book of Revelations and a smattering of very Aryan and militaristic visual images of Jesus, and purport to call it Christianity.  Missing completely is the Four Gospels, as Christ Himself in word and deed is far too radical for them to tolerate.  It’s Christianity without Christ.  I’d compare it to Satanism, except that would be too much of an insult to the good people who worship the Dark Lord.