In an attempt to end my discourse dealing with religion, I am writing this post. I have conversed with some reactosphere Christians since publishing my previous post, and I have respect for them as fellow reactionaries. I will now present the conclusion that I have currently reached on the matter of religion; it is not intended to be argumentative with anyone, but it is intended to be sincere: I have read the New Testament, and besides the doctrine of the incarnation, I have found it to have an incontrovertibly negative view of human existence in the flesh. This type of sentiment is particularly strong in but is not exclusive to the Pauline epistles. The physical manifestation of man (the flesh) is seen as something inherently defective, corrupt and bad because it has desires contrary to the law of the Christian God. In my view, this sentiment is a type of cowardice. It is effectively giving up on life, and the human species, including one’s nation/tribe/race altogether. I see improving upon our current existence in the physical realm as a higher road to take, and this is but one aspect of my religion of choice, Cosmotheism.
Supposing that the abused, the oppressed, the suffering, the unemancipated, the weary, and those uncertain of themselves should moralize, what will be the common element in their moral estimates? Probably a pessimistic suspicion with regard to the entire situation of man will find expression, perhaps a condemnation of man, together with his situation. — Fredrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter IX, aphorism 260 (emphasis mine)
As for traditional ritualism, I favor the continuation of authentic European pagan rites as long as they do NOT involve harming humans or using animals in a cruel manner. This ritual system would end up being complemented by the moral framework of Cosmotheism, in the same sense that the ritualism of Shinto is complemented by the moral frameworks of Buddhism and Confucianism in Japan.
For those interested, I am posting some links and videos on various religious topics below. If you have an issue with what the author of any of these articles has written, please argue with that person on their own blog, not mine, thank you. If you wish to comment on something I have written on this page, then you can do so here.
Why Catholicism won’t save us (and it’s not just Vatican II)
Links on Christianity in General
If you would like to take a critical look at Christianity, I have posted the following links:
http://europasoberana.blogspot.com/search/label/Judeocristianismo Three articles in Spanish (use google translate if you don’t know Spanish) explaining how Christianity grew in the Roman state, and how it was initially viewed by the Romans themselves.
https://chechar.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/the-christian-problem-encompasses-the-jewish-problem/ A page containing links to several articles arguing why Christianity ultimately enabled the recent decline of the West.
http://smash-christianity.blogspot.com/ Explore the entire website to find a thorough criticism of Christianity, as well as some explanation regarding how paganism influenced cathedral architecture in the high middle ages. Written from an ethno-pagan viewpoint.
https://chechar.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/the-yankee-problem/ An article featuring the work of Tom Sunic regarding the puritans and the corrosive Yankee culture they left behind. (I’m partially descended from puritans and this doesn’t offend me).
https://propertarianism.com/2016/08/17/our-new-church-lets-frame-this-question-of-the-church-correctly/ Curt Doolittle on the Church.
https://propertarianism.com/category/book/p05-institutions-thou-shall/5-7-the-reformation-of-information/5-7-2-the-reformation-of-religion/ Curt Doolittle on the future of religion, and some discussion of religious traditionalism.
https://radioinblack.wordpress.com/ A rather rash, but sometimes valid criticism of Christianity.
On Atheism and Christianity
A video made in response to Black Pigeon Speak’s recent video on Atheism
http://nationalvanguard.org/category/cosmotheism/ A website containing articles and videos which explain Cosmotheism.
http://williamlutherpierce.flawlesslogic.com/ The works of William Luther Pierce.
http://englishnews.org/ Authentic Germanic polytheism (ethnic Asatru).
http://www.novaroma.org/religio_romana/ Roman religion
http://www.hellenicgods.org/hellenismos Hellenismos, ancient Greek polytheism
I tried to find a website regarding a revival of Celtic polytheism on ancestral grounds (Sinsearacht) but couldn’t. “Celtic” paganism at the moment is infested with Wiccans and others like them, so it should be approached with caution.
I almost forgot!
Niccolo Machiavelli believed that Christian religious piety is not a virtue for rulers. He understood religion was necessary for civilization, however, he did not like the Christian religion, and found it, even in the Catholic form, to be a source of weakness. Read about his views in this article. In some ways he was a pre-Nietzsche Nietzschean. He is certainly someone one must consult if one’s political goals are primarily ethnic nationalist rather than religious traditionalist.