The Truth About Christianity

An essay in exposing tactics used to enslave humanity /  Chapter One: False Religion and the Roman Redefinition of Christianity There's a disassociation produced when one renders Christianity as material—historical, textual, social, political, economic etc.—for analysis. If nothing else Christianity is world bound, word shaped, world shaping. If any one claim is certain: not one… Continue reading The Truth About Christianity

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Thinking Christian Innocence: Reflecting on the Presbyterian Church of Ireland’s Undue Fascination with Not Being “Homophobic”

I begin with a remark that I won't substantiate, but hope you can accept as truth as an observation: Christians in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) have an undue fascination with not being considered "homophobic". They really want you to know that while they can't embrace queer people as such ontically or in policy, they… Continue reading Thinking Christian Innocence: Reflecting on the Presbyterian Church of Ireland’s Undue Fascination with Not Being “Homophobic”

What Simply Is: Northern Ireland and Colonialism

I’ve been reading a bit of post-colonial literature, in Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, and thinking a bunch about Northern Ireland in light of this and remarks made by public figures. Having already written about the latter in my last blog post—and feeling like I treated the relations between the Presbyterian Church in… Continue reading What Simply Is: Northern Ireland and Colonialism

Religious Fascism in Northern Ireland: A Feature Not a Bug

Northern Ireland (NI) has been defined by the fascist agenda of Protestants for more than a century. This political reality forms all level of social life—including religion, with which it forms a unique resonance in the British Bible Belt. This is all, of course, aided by the adaptive nature of liberalism throughout this time—which, as… Continue reading Religious Fascism in Northern Ireland: A Feature Not a Bug

Living Outside and, Yet, Within a Christian Narrative: Another Reflection on My Time in China

One of the most interesting things about my time in China has been the experience of living in a culture that has – in marked comparison to my home country, Northern Ireland – no pronounced or discernible cultural Christian references. This ranges from cultural and individual presuppositions to communal rituals and practices. It’s a weird… Continue reading Living Outside and, Yet, Within a Christian Narrative: Another Reflection on My Time in China

Neoliberal Exploitation, Work Within Christian Culture, and the “Do What You Love” Philosophy

In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. It shunts aside the labor of others and disguises our own labor to ourselves. It hides the fact that if we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for… Continue reading Neoliberal Exploitation, Work Within Christian Culture, and the “Do What You Love” Philosophy

Walter Rauschenbusch and the Social Gospel Movement

Walter Rauschenbusch was a Christian pastor and theologian who practiced during the closing years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. He was to be remembered as a co-founder and proponent of what was then, and still is, known as the "social gospel" movement. Writing in 1917, Rauschenbusch suggests that the… Continue reading Walter Rauschenbusch and the Social Gospel Movement