Thursday, September 25, 2008
The Opiate of the Masses
If religion is "The Opiate of the Masses" as Karl Marx called it, I say it's high time Western Civilization tie off and start shooting up a badly needed fix...
While I'm not an actively religious person (I spend my Sundays hunting, fishing, surfing or watching Football in the Fall), I was raised in a strict, Christian household.
I do not attend any organized church, and my participation in familial religious observances are all done simply to participate in the various social functions within my extended family -- rather than my own search for spiritual fulfillment through ritual enactments in an organized religious environment.
However, I still adhere to the basic tenets of Christian faith - i.e. the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments, as the guiding principles for my own personal code of conduct. This is how I've lived my entire adult life - not always living up to those ideals, but always striving to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
My discovery of the existence of the MRA/Father's Rights/MGTOW movement and it's expose on the reality of our Feminist-dominated, hedonistic and morally disgusting culture that has promoted the destruction of the nuclear family, has also inspired me to seriously contemplate the ideas of monotheistic religious tradition and it's place in our mass-media propagated and contorted culture.
And the conclusion I've come to is this: whether you're a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim (the non-terrorist sympathizing sort anyhow), the overriding principle of the three major monotheistic faith traditions are really based on the Patriarchal family unit as the basic structure in ordering society, and creating and maintaining "Civilization."
I believe an objective look at the rigid codes and mores to govern sexual behavior that are common amongst Christian doctrine are one of the most effective ways to promote societal harmony and create an optimal environment for children to thrive.
When out-of-wedlock children, adultery and divorce where stigmatized by the influence of religion on society, less people engaged in the risky sexual behavior in the first place, knowing that the consequences of their behavior could very well ruin their lives and standings within their own communities.
Feminism, socialism, secular humanism...they are all ideas based on selfish hedonism designed to make individuals slaves to their base instincts. If it feels good, do it.
Consider the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Now consider the behavior as advocated by the feminist movement. Is it not apparent that feminism is the complete and utter rejection of this base Christian tenet?
Would not children of broken homes have it better if their mothers had followed that rule when it came to thinking of divorcing their husbands and chaining them into servitude with alimony and child support obligations while using false accusations of domestic violence and alienating her ex-husbands children from him to drive the Fathers from their lives?
Feminism preaches to women that her ultimate source of power is her sexuality, and that she should use it to "empower" herself and use it for her own selfish needs.
That sex is nothing more than a means of her own entertainment and selfish enjoyment of physical pleasure, and that no man can have any claim to her sexuality.
The monotheistic religious point of view considers the ultimate source of female power resides with her biologically designed ability to conceive, nourish and nurture new life within her body, and that this power should only be used in a responsible manner - by finding a mate that will take the power of procreation as seriously as she does and dedicate themselves to raising, caring and providing for their offspring. By following this model, all of society benefits.
Religious institutions also recognize just how powerful a motivating force that female sex appeal has on other males in society, and how it can be used to manipulate and destroy families and children's lives when women use their sexuality for their own selfish desires.
The core tenets of Christianity is without a doubt one of the strongest upholders of Patriarchal Family tradition in the world - but in the West, many of the churches of various denominations have buckled under the pressures of the modern, fallen world's acceptance of Feminist doctrine.
Secular/liberal/Democrat/feminists -- useful idiots for the communitarian conspiracy to rule the world -- always speak of religion as a force of great evil - a cause for bigotry and oppression of women and minorities, blah blah blah...
...you all know the standard memes and shibboleths often used against people and institutions that are religious.
Yet, take a good look at the world around us today. The vulgarity, the obscenity, the filth that is now considered mainstream and acceptable in society.
Look at how anyone that dares to call for a return to traditional moral values instilled by our religious institutions are ridiculed and derided as deluded fundamentalists that believe in fairy tales or are nothing more than perverted fascists bent on enforcing their religion onto everyone whether they like it or not.
Are we really better off as a so-called "civilization" now that the sexual "oppression" brought about by religious moral codes has been unleashed from those traditional constraints?
If religion, especially Christianity, is really nothing more than a bunch of fairy tales and myths perpetuated to instill restraint on our behavior; the motivation to resist our base instincts; the impetus to strengthen the bonds of marriage and the creation of nuclear families; and to continue to inspire us to voluntarily place the needs of our families and communities before our own; I say this: let us all accept the fairy tale not as literal truth, but as an allegorical truth...one that would benefit us all if we adhered to it whether it is literally true or not.
Because what we can see in recent history of societal chaos and the continuing decline of Western Civilization, the Opiate of the Marxist/Feminist movement is far more toxic to families than the Opiate of Christianity.