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Jesus Christ, literal son of God?

All good things come in threes, so a final post, for now, on the Jimianity vs Christianity debate.

At central issue is who is ultimate priestboss: Jim or Jesus. Having this debate offends many Christians – I wonder if this will be linked at Social Matter.

Offending Christians loses their allegiance. OK, how strong are the Christians as allies?

Catholics seem pretty down on their luck. God seems to have sent a sign in that, just as I am writing these posts, Catholic scandal after scandal is paraded in the media. Seems like a raging case of teh gays. Church after church emptying, going broke. So they are up shit creek without a paddle.

What about the other group of Christians, Protestants? Seem to be doing better than Catholics, in that they seem to have a much wider spread of small-to-medium groups. Still, emptying churches and not so much power, but there’s enough exceptions to take note of.

Let’s take note of 2 such groups: Mormons and the Amish. Both are doing well. Mormons increased their numbers to 16 million, Amish rapidly approaching 300.000 (from 100.000 thirty years ago). How do they handle the Jesus situation?

Mormonism, from Joseph Smith. Amish, from Jakob Ammann. Both deal with Jesus by praising Him as the true and only path. Joseph Smith presented as a prophet of Jesus, visions and all. Jakob Ammann was much more sober, disciplinarian, no visions. Though he also wrote aloud that he was starting a new faith.

So, both successful Christian spin-offs are named after their new prophet, both prophets announced they were spreading new faith, both prophets denounced their enemies as ‘not true followers of Christ.’ So, different from my proposal, but successful nonetheless.

Up til now it seems Jim has also chosen this path, in the sense of allowing Christ veneration, denouncing calling Christ a miracle faker. My proposal is more aggressive: call Jesus, among his other great achievements, a miracle faker.

A counter could be: ‘alf, if it was good enough for Joe and Jake, it is good enough for Jim.’ To that I think: maybe. Perhaps. Though I do not get the impression that that is what Jim is going for.

Another counter could be: ‘alf, you are younger and impatient, best to play the long game, best to stay in (Charles the Second’s) Christian frame.’ Maybe. It is a tough question.

Here is my case.

Doing another attempt at summarizing Jimianity: Jim calls out liars. He is really good at it. It is what I integrate quite successfully in my own life: I call out liars, and through reading Jim I have a pretty good understanding of how to call them out successfully. It is dirty business, but it works. ‘Name the leftist’ you might call it.

Now, as I have repeatedly stated, Jesus did not return from the dead. It is a lie. Yes, it is a central organizing lie and central organizing lies are important and powerful, but it is a flagrant, obvious lie nonetheless. I don’t believe that Jim, with his keen sense of smelling bullshit, believes Jesus returned from the dead, in fact I remember him saying somewhere he believed the disciples paid off the tomb guards, although I have no clue where.

But perhaps I misremember. At any rate, so far no outholying of Jesus. No certain answer from Jim on whether Jesus is the literal son of God.

Continuing paraphrasing Jimianity… It also seems to me that one of its messages is to rain fire down upon enemies, or at the very least fight them when advantageous, and not blink when it is prudent not to blink. If we are to wrest the West back from evil doers, should we not practice what we preach and start to conquer? What portrays us as stronger: when we win back Christianity by kissing Christians’ asses or by conquering their asses? The latter wins faith and respect, the former wins a monument to compromise.

A counter to this might be: ‘if we make it disrespectful to call Jesus a miracle faker and we simultaneously make it disrespectful to call out people calling Jesus a miracle faker, we have a working allegiance.’ I think it is an unworkable allegiance. It requires Christians to at some point get the joke. Seems to me Christians are not getting the joke at all. I try, I hint and I wink, but they respond with anger and demand to know what I am hinting and winking. If they do not get such a big and obvious hint, what other big and obvious hints are they also not getting? Need to establish dominance.

An added benefit of putting Jesus in the right context is that it allows the conversion of atheists, who, for all their other faults, do get the joke.

Anyway, I think that is my position.

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Why Jimianity

I guess the last post has enough comments to merit follow-up.

On this topic, during the rare occasions I’ve said my thoughts out loud, I’ve always said them out loud half laughingly, as if they are too silly to take serious. But I in fact am completely serious.

The Western empire, like the Roman empire, is shrinking and heading towards a final disappearing act. Now, they say that, since we have all this surveillance technology, instead of a disappearing act we might as well get a post-democratic 1984 dystopish Western government. I do not believe this, for surveillance technology requires a lot of maintenance and technical know-how, and it is exactly the group that is marginalized most in our supposed dystopia that is capable of performing said maintenance and know-how (white men). Need to keep your engineers happy, 1984 scenario does not keep engineers happy. Brave New World is similarly not our future, because it is increasingly obvious that our overlords are incapable of keeping their subjects drugged and happy.

So we are heading towards not 1984, not Brave New World, but towards shrinking, and a final disappearing act.

While a superorganism dies it is the perfect time to diagnose what ails it. Many such diagnoses exist for the West. By far the best diagnosis was given by Moldbug, father of neoreaction, who diagnosed the West with a terminal case of communism, which he later redefined to a terminal case of progressivism, which Spandrell later re-redefined to a terminal case of bioleninism.

But the truth is that no one cares about the diagnosis as much as they care about the cure: so I have stage 3 lymphomatic pancreatic cancer – great, how do I get rid of itIt is also in the cure that we find the definite answer for the correct diagnosis of the problem.

Such it was also with the end of the Roman empire: historians debate endlessly over what caused the fall of the Roman empire, point to a myriad of reasons, but in the end it seems to me that it is the biggest cure following the demise of the Roman empire is what tells us most decidedly what it was that killed the Roman empire. That cure was Christianity.

What is Christ’s message? Well, 2 messages, basically.

1) Be nice to your neighbor. That this message resonated so loudly throughout the flailing Roman empire, so loudly throughout the Middle ages up to the industrial revolution, tells us that the fall of the Roman empire was due to people not being nice to their neighbor, and that once people decided to be nice to each other, they achieved great things.

2) That the only way to achieve these great things is through Jesus, son of the Holy Father. The path is through me. We see this sentiment echoed all over holy texts: in order to get your core message to work, need to make sure everyone is on the same page. If person A says he is nice to his neighbor because Jesus tells him so, it might be entirely different from person B saying he is nice to his neighbor because Jeezy tells him so. In fact, person B might and will probably subtly undermine person A and/or Jesus. So, Jesus established himself as the highest moral authority, just as Moses did with the 10 commandments: any morality but mine is the morality of a false idol.

Thus said Jesus: ‘use my story to work together and you shall be rewarded!’ and it turned out he was right. Christians colonized America, invented electricity, penicillin, computers, discovered evolution. Conquered the world, pretty much.

Now, in [The Current Year], approximately 200 years after the industrial revolution, Christianity is dead, or more specifically: it has been mutated into an abomination that tells us we need to be nice to our enemies, which is of course just short-hand for telling us that we should hate ourselves. This is not Christ’s fault: parasitation and entryism is simply bound to happen after Christianity fixed the problem it was supposed to fix.

So, back to the dying Western empire. We have multiple solid diagnoses, but the pressing question remains: what is the cure?

The cure is Jimianity.

Well, of course I don’t know if Jimianity is the cure, but my gut feeling is pretty strong.

I can’t summarize Jim as quickly as I can summarize Jesus, because it is too early to tell what part of Jim’s gospel will really make the difference. Jim can mean different things to different people. I like his stuff on women. His demand for throne, altar, freehold seems important also. His answer for the JQ is excellent also. Many things. Time will tell.

Jimianity is very much like Christianity, in that it re-establishes solid rules for cooperation. You could say that while Christ advised to cooperate by trusting others until proven otherwise, Jim advises to cooperate by distrusting others until proven otherwise, although once again I am summarizing Jim in a way that does not do him justice. Nonetheless, other comparisons, and I am just spitballing at this moment:
Jesus died for our sins so you don’t have to, Jim hides from Sauron’s eye so you don’t have to.
Jesus performed miracles so you don’t have to, Jim debates strangers on the internet so you don’t have to.

What Elon Musk misses to colonize Mars, what Trump misses to proclaim himself God-Emperor, all this is addressed and answered for.

I do not want to oversell Jimianity because I feel like if it does what I think it can do, there is no need to oversell it; the demand will present itself. My thoughts are that, essentially, if white men want to reconquer society and colonize space, they have no choice but to resort to Jimianity, or something very similar to it.

So, we have the cure, in theory, but just as we saw with Christianity, we need to ensure Jimians are on the same page, not being fed pages from Jim-imitating parasites, or, as we are currently facing, Christians still clinging to Christ. We do this by elevating Jim as the highest moral authority. There is little risk of Jim abusing his authority, for he is old and unlikely to change in character. The upside is the same upside Christianity experienced: by following Jim’s gospel we establish an accepted set of rules, rules which are righteous and fair, rules which will propel those who follow it into the next Golden Age, be that 50, 100 or 1000 years from now.

Jimianity over Christianity

I don’t like writing these posts, because of the risk of pissing in the own tent. At the same time, tent needs policing. Luckily I see that last time we discussed this I have been pretty straightforward in my thoughts so let’s continue where we were last left off.

Christianity is an old and dying giant. It can not be restored the way it was. I get flak for asserting this, but it is true. If it were not true, where are the great Christian defenders of the faith? I can not find them. I find incidental wise Christians that tell me incidental wise stuff, such as that the point of fixing our current problems with religion is to have less of it, not add on to it, but whenever I go look I can not find communities of these people. Where are they?? Legends say the Amish rode out in horse carts on the Day of the Election to stop the she-demon from devouring the world, but who has heard of the Amish since? And I mean, that’s the amish we’re talking about; there’s less Amish in the world than people living in Utrecht (American reader: what’s Utrecht? me: exactly). A community of red- and/or whitepilled Catholics seems to be even rarer. I have in fact not found it. Not on the internet. And I have no choice but to conclude, that if it is not on the internet, it does not exist.

The observation that there is no red and/or whitepilled Christian community fits with the observation that Christianity is dying, and that the process of dying is irreversible. In the age of smartphones, Jesus has lost his status as the son of God, has instead become ‘just’ a wise man.

Like progressivism lost its moral high ground in the 21st century, so did Christianity lose its moral high ground in the 18th century.

They say a lie is important to organize around. Yes, but the lie has to be good. If the lie is too obvious, it does not work except to select for excellent liars, which we see happening abundantly in the Catholic church nowadays. This is the opposite of what we are trying to accomplish.

My point as messenger of bad news is: Jesus just did not literally come back from the dead. Hate to be the one to break it to you, hate to repeat myself, but a final time in case people think I am playing word games with the word ‘literal’: Jesus did not come back from the dead. His disciples made it up. It worked very well. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.

Now that we are fighting an enemy that clothes itself in the flayed skin of science, we cannot claim to be in favor of real science if our organizational point revolves around some men 2000 years ago making up stories about Jesus Christ. It is not an effective viral meme, it is in fact the opposite, dead in the water. Like our enemies, we need to evolve.

While setting the clock back on most social contracts is viable and good, we can not set the clock back to ‘Jesus Saves’. Jesus Saved for 1800 years, let the man have some rest. Such things come to an end.

(Similarly, I disagree with the notion that the Bible should’ve never been translated into English. I’m glad it was, I’m glad everyone is able to read the Holy book for himself. If we like an open internet we should like a translated Bible.)

Of course, I don’t expect Christians to go: ‘good job alf, glad you cleared that up, guess we’ll be getting on with our new lives now!’ People don’t like you taking away their beliefs, at least not without providing a workable alternative, although they as a rule of thumb just don’t like you taking away their beliefs, whatever alternative you provide. Especially older people. Anyway. I sort of have an workable alternative, Jimianity, it’s just that it’s kind of a prototype and we’re figuring it out as we go along.

I guess I can summarize basic idea of Jimianity vs Christianity pretty succinctly: Jim has moral superiority over Jesus. If a Christian quotes Jesus to me, and I quote Jim back, my quote has more weight. That is all.

Well of course that is not all, that is only the beginning. But first it has to be established: Jim has moral superiority over Jesus.

Age of Stupidity

So Mac Miller died at age 26. Drug OD. I used to listen to some of his music. Wasn’t half bad.

Course dying at age 26 because of an OD is stupid. Yeah yeah, troubled mind shouldn’t judge don’t know the guy at all, I get it. Still really fucking stupid.

The grand illusion surrounding famous people is of course that they supposedly know what they’re doing. They don’t.

Jim exclaimed: ‘where are the smart people? Show yourself!’ The insinuation being that there are no smart people left among the elite, that they are flailing and clueless. When I look at Mac Miller I see evidence for that assertion.

Alf this is entirely different, this is just some guy who became famous and couldn’t handle it.

Sure. But still really fucking stupid.

When I think of a celebrity mindset, I’d like to think Kanye West, but I mostly think Justin Bieber. There’s this interview between Post Malone and Ethan Klein (both Jews in case you were wondering) in which Post gets an impromptu call by Justin Bieber. Their conversation goes something like this:

JB: You’re amazing. You make people happy. You have the best smile in the game. 
PM: I think YOU have the best smile in the game. I think you are the best singer in the world. I think you have beautiful abs. I think you make the world a more beautiful place.

JB: I love you.
PM: I love you more baby.

Men, friends, just don’t talk like this, and if they do, they do so sarcastically, or genuinely perhaps on rare occasions. So if this is your standard conversational tone with another man, you are not friends. What you are doing instead is… How do I say this…? You are acting out how you think it should be with close friends. From this blurb it seems like Bieber is more into it than Malone, but the premise is the same for both: if you are complimenting another man this excessively, you are not actually close friends, you are merely excessively kissing each other’s ass, and chances are you will soon be saying the opposite from what you were saying previously.

Funny thing is, they both won’t see it this way, and neither will their fans. But being pretend-friends is the underlying dynamic, and their unawareness to it makes the whole thing seem… Rather silly. The conversation makes it obvious these guys are just riding the wave of fame while not really having a clue of what wave it exactly is they’re riding.

Alf, why should I care how two celebrities treat each other?

Because these men have the hearts of your women, and part of the restoration program is restoring proper ownership of women.

Art is downstream from power, so looking at the big picture it is obvious that artists like Miller, Bieber and Malone enjoy their fame only at the graces of those in power.

(Apologies for stressing the disproportionate Jewish influence, but it is hard not to notice here: Miller is half-Jewish, Bieber’s manager is Jewish, and Ariane Grande after leaving Mac Miller got engaged with another half-Jew. Did I mention Post Malone is Jewish?)

Take for instance Ariane Grande’s new fiancee, who, apparently no fake, though probably fake, has a Hillary Clinton tattoo on his leg. Can’t kiss power’s ass more obvious than that.

When power blesses artists, artists have their power magnified. I imagine this is a surreal experience — suddenly the whole world is involved in your personal life. So many prying eyes raises the inevitable question for every artist: what does it all mean? And you might be as stone-cold sober a warrior as can be, at some point you have to answer that question.

So for celebrities, who do you think they turn to when they ask themselves that question? Obviously, to those in power, those that gifted them with their position. Bieber goes to celebrity church. But we know the answers power gives:

Artist: what does it all mean?
Power: it means love, unity, equality. It means we bring the next world into this one.

Really bad answer. But art is downstream from power, so the artist works with it, at his own detriment.

(Luckily there’s a few exceptions, not in that art is not downstream from power, but in that some artists don’t seek answers from the wrong kinds of power. Kanye West is pro-Trump, and Kanye West seems to be doing pretty good with a thicc wife and 3 kids.)

So I guess my overarching point is: these people really have no clue what they’re doing. They’re as oblivious of what they’re doing as a tree is oblivious of the fact that the sun’s heat will in 1 x 10^9 years have increased such that all the water on earth will have evaporated, if I am to believe what scientists tell me.

Similarly, this business with the anonymous NY Times op-ed describing a conspiracy against Trump, supposedly written by a high ranking official in the White House. Is it a rare piece of genuine brilliance by the left? Of, have they simply been looking at QAnon, and thinking to themselves; ‘damn, rumors of a pro-Trump coupe really hit our morale. Maybe we should spread rumors of an anti-Trump coupe?’ Seems to me the answer is obvious.

They have no clue what they’re doing.

For the past 2 years, all the left has been doing is digging its heels in and slowly, ineffectively responding to the shadowy force they only know as the alt-right. Putin’s Puppet was a slow response to Trump. Killing Pepe a slow, ineffective response to Pepe. Lodestar is a slow response to QAnon. #metoo is a slow response to the manosphere. The FAGS banning Alex Jones is a slow, ineffective response to Alex Jones. And Occasio-Cortez is a slow response to the alt-right pointing out that, according to the left’s own logic, all white men are evil.

This fits with the idea of leftism as a shit-test: when the right was unaware that leftism was a shit-test, we invariably failed it. But now we are realizing it is a shit-test, and suddenly the left finds it has lost its most powerful weapon: the moral high ground.

Of course the question remains whether we can build a better empire. Luckily, we seem to have history on our side: the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands seems to be pretty cool, so did the Roman empire, so did a bunch of other empires of which I really do not know so much about. Jim points to the British empire under the Charles the Second as proof that we are capable of pulling it off, and I am very much inclined to say: sounds good to me.