Posted on June 21, 2024

The Future of Christianity

Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, June 21, 2024

Will it help save white people?

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Christianity is dying in the West. The religion that, for centuries, defined Europeans is increasingly becoming a Third-World religion. What does this mean for white people?

This is the article got me wondering: “Hundreds of Scottish churches up for sale as UK turns away from Christianity.”

The Church of Scotland has to sell churches. In the last 20 years, it lost a million members – in a country of only 5.4 million – and lost 40 percent of its clergy. A majority of Scots now say they have no religion at all.

You can pick up this 2,800 square-foot church in Inverness-shire for just $44,000.

The price is about one fifth the average house price in the area, and the church is a good deal bigger. It’s already zoned to be a school or museum, but you could get permits to turn it into a disco or your own little castle.

If you go upmarket, there is the 14,500-square-foot St. Marks Church in the center of Aberdeen.

It will cost you nearly half a million dollars, but look at this gorgeous interior.

Even what may be the oldest church in Scotland, the 900-year-old Birnie Kirk in Moray, had to close its doors.

It was in continuous use since 1140, but now there aren’t enough Christians to keep it going.

This is happening everywhere. Last year, this art-deco church in Picardy, France, went on sale for $278,000.

This former church in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is a now a bar.

In Wisconsin, what was once a church has become a restaurant.

This American church is now a private home. The children ring the bells on New Year’s Eve.

We think of Italy as a deeply Catholic country, but in Naples, “only 79 out of the 203 churches [are] being used for legitimate worship.”

In 2018, young Neapolitans took over the 6th century church of San Gennaro for a Halloween party.

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They dressed as priests and vampires, while DJs played deafening music.

The climax of the evening was a simulated hanging of a young woman.

This is part of a performance in the Church of Mercy in Leira, Portugal, with “dancers” on the main altar.

The church dates to 1498.

You don’t have to be a believer to be grieved by this indifference, even contempt, for Christianity.

There have been early non-white Christians – the Ethiopian Church is one of the oldest – but for perhaps 1,000 years, Christianity was at the heart of what it meant to be white.

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As late as 1924, the Catholic writer and historian Hilaire Belloc wrote: “Europe is the faith and the faith is Europe.”

In Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 novel Treasure Island, when Jim Hawkins comes across a castaway in the Caribbean, the first words out of the man’s mouth are “I’m poor Ben Gunn, I am; and I haven’t spoke with a Christian these three years.” Jim immediately thinks, “I could now see that he was a white man like myself.”

To be Christian was to be white and to be white was to be Christian. Europeans didn’t “have” a religion. It was as inevitable as language or ethnicity.

There was no such thing as religious preference as if it were like taste in food or drink.

Missionaries closely followed explorers, and Columbus was just as much missionary as explorer.

Spreading salvation through Jesus was a joyous part of the white man’s burden.

As a missionary hymn from 1819, put it:

From many an ancient river,
From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver
Their land from error’s chain!

In vain with lavish kindness
The gifts of God are strown,
The heathen in his blindness
Bows down to wood and stone!

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Now, as Europeans leave the Church, the churches the missionaries founded have grown enormous. Wesleyan University describes the massive racial shift in believers. “A drastic decline in the number of Christians in Western Europe and, to a lesser degree, in North America has been offset by enormous gains in Asia (where Christianity has multiplied 15-fold since 1900) and Africa (where it has multiplied 42-fold). Whites now comprise only a minority of Christians worldwide.”

Here are the ten biggest populations of Christians.

The United States is still number one with about 247 million nominal Christians, but Brazil and Mexico are numbers two and three. The Philippines, Nigeria, China, Congo, and South Africa are all in the top ten.

Even in the United States, only about 44 percent of Christians are white.

As the top bar of this graph shows, only 34 percent of whites – the dark blue block – go to church every week. On the next row, Hispanics are more churchgoing than whites, with 39 percent in the pews each week. Blacks are the most ardent Christians, with 47 percent in church every week.

There are 236 cardinals in the Catholic Church and they come from all over the world.

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Here is a listing of cardinals by continent. As you can see, the 109 from Europe account for fewer than half.

Nor are the 27 from North America all white. One is from Haiti, two are Mexican, and one American cardinal is black. Only one of the three from Oceania is white. The others are from Tonga and Papua New Guinea. Roughly 70 percent of Catholics are now non-white, and some day there will be a BIPOC Pope.

So, whites are becoming less Christian and some are even anti-Christian. At the same time, a growing majority of Christians are not white. What does this mean for us?

First, whites have not just lost something that once defined them. They have also lost a spiritual bulwark. For most people, there is no greater comfort than to believe what everyone else believes. To be Christian was protection against despair, alienation, and rejection of tradition.

In earlier times and even now, Sunday services are an esthetic refuge from coarse music and soulless architecture.

And church congregations are healthy communities of people who care about every aspect of each other’s lives.

How can the decline of something so central to cultural and racial identity not have a devastating effect? We have surrendered to science and calculation, but calculation does not push an exalted people to greater heights. Men do not lay down their lives for their interests. They lay down their lives for their passions and they do not calculate their passions.

Religion is strongly associated with better mental and even physical health.

Religious whites have more children than non-believers, and church is the bedrock institution for those who honor marital vows and are determined to build strong families.

At the same time, though, many of the dwindling number of active churches openly oppose white consciousness and are far more likely to fly the gay flag than their national flag or even the Christian flag.

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Many Christians don’t even know there is a Christian flag.

As Christianity becomes non-white, it ceases to be a source of racial unity. Some Christians still take the traditional view that the faith is Europe, but most believe that the faith knows no boundaries. White Christians can, of course, set up separate communities that are explicitly white and Christian. The marvelously successful Afrikaners-only South African town of Orania is deeply religious.

All-white Christian communities could be built in the United States, and some might accept upright, racially aware non-believers. It may be that only Churchmen will have the commitment and discipline needed for separation.

In either case, a vigorous, traditional faith of our fathers will surely be part of any strong white identity and successful separation.