The Shadows of Hell

Dore_Christ_healing_the_sickThese things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.  But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. – John 16:1-7

In Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge, by the time the ghost of Christmas Future appears before him, is truly repentant. But he wants to know if the shadow of damnation hanging over him and the shadow of death hanging over Tiny Tim can be altered:

“Before I draw nearer to that stone to which you point,” said Scrooge, “answer me one question. Are these the shadows of things that Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only?”

Of course we know the answer to Scrooge’s question. God is merciful to his prodigal child, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the shadows are altered. Scrooge was not damned, and Tiny Time “did not die.” Like Mary, Scrooge sinned, but also like Mary he loved much and was forgiven.

I would like to borrow Dickens’ image of the shadows that portend tragedy if they are not altered, because I think the modern Europeans must look at their ghosts of Europe past, present, and future and seek to alter the shadows of the hellish future they have hammered out for themselves in every link of a chain of sin and apostasy that makes Jacob Marley’s chain look like a small charm bracelet in comparison.

The Europeans’ apostasy begins with the scientific revolution in the late 1600s through the early 1700s. At that point in European history a few ultra-rational rebels minimized, and in some cases denied outright, the effects original sin had on mankind. The men who minimized original sin asked the question, “How can men who achieve such stunning scientific results with their god-like reason be tainted with anything so silly as original sin?” When men began to think like that, the march to scientize existence was on. When the movement was complete, the European became a mere cog in the great natural, scientized world. He would no longer be a man created in the image of a God above nature: he would be the insignificant by-product of biological nature – a man without a soul who lives life second-hand through the more natural (because he was never tainted by an unnatural religion) noble, black savage.

Reason detached from the heart fathered the new religion of the Europeans in which the negro is the savior and science is the holy ghost. No break with white-hating liberalism can be complete unless there is a break with the liberals’ triune god. But how can a man break with a religion in which he has a father, a savior, and a holy comforter? He can’t and he won’t so long as he remains completely cut off from his past and the people who had a different father, son, and holy ghost. I’ve often asked myself what does the modern European see in the religion of the antique Europeans that makes him avoid their religion like the plague and what does he see in the new Babylonian triune faith that makes him so devoted to it. I’ve come to the conclusion that the new religion of Satan has succeeded because of the Satanic comforter, science. Before the scientizing of Europe, the heretical utopians obtained some devotees. But such devotees were a small minority, the lunatic fringe, if you will, of a strong Christian people who kept such aberrations on the fringes of their society. But with the coming of the utopian equivalent of the holy ghost, which was science, the men who had turned to Christ as the God who saved them from the inhuman, cruel forces of nature now turned to science. To the penny-wise, pound-foolish new European, the great benefit of science over Christ was that science gave a man power over nature in this world rather than the next. And the next world, the rational men told us, was a whimsical fancy of people who didn’t have science. A French farmer once told me that the major difference between the farming methods of his ancestors and himself was that his ancestors sprinkled holy water on the ground and asked God for a good harvest while he irrigated his crops.

The obvious comeback to my criticism of the scientizing of Europe is the assertion that there is no conflict between religious faith and science. Why can’t a man irrigate his crops and believe in the Christian God? In theory, he can, but in practice there does seem to be a correlation between science and the new Babylon, because modern man does not make any distinctions between the world of biological nature and the realm of the spirit. He blends them and calls the mixture psychology and other such satanic code words. We are told, in our scientized world, that the mystery of man can be solved in much the same way that a scientist solves the mystery of a frog. He dissects and catalogs its various parts. Shakespeare, the poet who saw with blinding sight, saw the dangers of scientizing man. Through Hamlet he hurls his defiance at the men who would scientize the human soul:

HAMLET. Ay, but “While the grass grows,” – the proverb is something musty. O, the recorder! Let me see. – To withdraw with you: — why do you go about to recover the wind of me, as if you would drive me into a toil?

GUILDENSTERN. O my lord, if my duty be too bold, my love is too unmannerly.

HAMLET. I do not well understand that. Will you play upon this pipe?

GUILDENSTERN.  My lord, I cannot.

HAMLET. I pray you.

GUILDENSTERN. Believe me, I cannot.

HAMLET. I do beseech you.

GUILDENSTERN.  I know no touch of it, my lord.

HAMLET.  It is as easy as lying. Govern these ventages with your fingers and thumb, give it breath with your mouth, and it will discourse most eloquent music. Look you, these are the stops.

GUILDENSTERN. But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony. I have not the skill.

HAMLET. Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would play upon me. You would seem to know my stops. You would pluck out the heart of my mystery. You would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak? ‘Sblood, do you think that I am easier to be play’d on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, yet you cannot play upon me.

Dostoevsky’s underground man concurs with Hamlet: “A man lives his whole life to prove that he is more than just a piano key.” In our modern kingdom of Babylon there is no charity or mercy for white people because the blood of white people is necessary for the building of utopia, a utopia presided over by negroes united to the men of reason and their comforter, holy science. Conservatives and nationalists who try to enter into the holy kingdom by affirming reason ad science will not be admitted into Babylon because no one cometh to the father except through the son. The negro must be worshipped before a man can enter Babylon. A white man has only two options. Either he can accept the entire Babylonian faith and be absorbed, sans soul, into the kingdom of Babylon, or he can pick up the discarded threads of his past which will lead him back to Christian Europe. And then, rejecting rationalism, negro worship and science, he can launch an attack on Babylon.

The idea that there is a moral equivalency between science and faith, that a person is full of grace to the degree he is scientific, has taken hold of the European. And a man who is full of grace, full of the unprejudiced, scientific view of man, will worship the natural, noble savage. Behind the lab coat is the most primitive of faiths.

Christ has consistently, in the eyes of the modern scientized European, refused to perform miracles – “There shall no sign be given” – while science has performed miracles. But I would  suggest that the scientific miracles are the honest trifles of Satan which he uses to fool us in matters of deepest consequence. We who are about to die need a miracle that science cannot provide. And by de-Christianizing Europe in order to make room for science, we have left the European without spiritual sustenance in this world and without spiritual consolation at the hour of his death.

Christ set the standard for miracles when He walked the earth. His miracles of healing came from a heart that loved, not from a God trying to impress others with His power. We can see Christ in the miracles of healing performed by Dr. MacLure in Ian Maclaren’s novel Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush. There we see science used in its proper context, in imitation of Christ’s mercy and charity, not as an instrument of power placed at the service of Satan. Who has been served by the ascendancy of a technocratic elite in the Western world? The negro has gained by it, because the scientifically-minded white man is committed to the elevation of the negro to the status of God, but the white everyman has lost everything. He has lost his racial nation and his God.

Having crawled down into the pit of modern science, it is not so easy to climb back out of it, but it is necessary that we make the arduous climb out of the pit. In order to do so we must see “science” for what it is. It is not the gateway to heaven on earth; it is the gateway to hell. To think scientifically means to think of all men as recorders or piano keys who can be played upon and destroyed at random in order to serve the second person of the liberals’ trinity. The negro has no inkling why the white man adores him so; all he knows is that everything the white man has, his women, his family, his civilization, belongs to the negro because the whites will not defend their own. They will not strike back at their new savior.

The shadows of hell which hang over all of the European nations can be altered if the Europeans renounce all three aspects of the liberals’ unholy trinity: the pride of reason, the worship of the noble black savage, and the scientizing of existence. Will they do so? I don’t know because, contrary to the modern notion, men are not as mathematically predictable as recorders and piano keys, but I do know that the other trinity, the one that our ancestors believed in, contains the person of Jesus Christ. If the antique Europeans renounce their pride of reason, their love of the noble black savage, and their desire to scientize man, because of their love for the Man of Sorrows, then the shadows of a hellish Babylonian future will disappear.

Christ has never forsaken His people, but His people have forsaken Him more times than we can count. He has always welcomed the return of the truly repentant sinner. If Scrooge could alter the shadows of a hellish future by his repentance, why can’t we do the same? “Thy mercy on thy people, Lord.” +

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