Proselytizing as a Racial Weapon

by Joe McCarthy

28 February 2005

It is a frequent lamentation among some racial nationalists that Christianity has affected Whites in a way that has made us weak, sentimental suckers prone to the manipulation of alien peoples. Popularized by influential thinkers like the late Revilo Oliver, this thinking has become widespread. Ranging in their denunciations from mild disdain to venomous hatred, advocates of this theory have often helped to revitalize pagan folkways, beautifying practices that frequently ritualized human sacrifice and infanticide, and portraying them as victims of overzealous evangelists.

It is not my task to examine this argument, per se. Religious arguments among us are constant and the only agreement that has been reached is that there is no agreement. My purpose rather is to draw attention to what has hitherto been a neglected subject: the effect of Christianity on non-White peoples and what effect that has on us.

The aforementioned critics of Christianity are quick to lampoon what they see as befuddled White missionaries fruitlessly bringing the gospel to backward troglodytes; who are seen as unworthy of said doctrines, or more commonly, incapable of properly incorporating them. Their criticism ends there. It goes no further. What they oddly miss is what the great racialist thinker Lothrop Stoddard observed over eighty years ago: Christianity serves to soothe the savage beast; it makes primitive peoples more docile. In fact, it has the very effect on non-White peoples that anti-Christian racialists criticize it for as it relates to Whites. Given this fact, they should welcome its propagation throughout the third world. Stoddard noted that we should encourage its spread, as Christianity, with its heavy emphasis on love and compassion, is certainly preferable to the militancy of Islam - Christianity's chief rival for third world proselytes. Whereas Islam tends to inflame those who accept it, the doctrine of Christ, with its "love thy neighbor," "turn the other cheek" philosophy, tends to tame and even narcotize many who come into the fold. Although unintentional, it has the effect on primitives that the anti-Christians ascribe to a Jewish conspiracy. Just as the Jews are supposed to have done with us, we can look at Christianity as a sort of weapon for weakening alien peoples and thus making them less dangerous. Marx's quip that religion is the "opiate of the masses" takes on new meaning in this context.

For once Christians and anti-Christians can join hands in common cause. Clearly the dissemination of Christ's teachings agree with the aims of both camps. Whether the motive be discipling the non-White world or subduing its savage impulses, the question of proselytizing is one element of the religion debate that we can put behind us.


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