Proven by the vandals destroying statues of Captain Cook, the campaign to cancel the 26th of January as Australia Day and Western civilisation being condemned as racist and oppressive there’s no doubt society is under attack. Christianity is especially threatened.
Instead of seeing anything beneficial or worthwhile about Christianity ALP and Greens MPs across the nation as well as local councils want to banish the Lord’s Prayer as it’s no longer considered relevant to our multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society.
Even worse, at the same time as cancelling the Lord’s Prayer secular activists want to make Welcome to Country mandatory. While one ritual is condemned as divisive and obsolete the other ritual is endorsed and made compulsory.
No amount of fake history pushing indigenous culture can escape the fact Christianity is Australia’s largest religion and our institutions, culture and way of life are underpinned and imbued with Christian beliefs and virtues.
Banishing the Lord’s Prayer demonstrates an appalling ignorance of the political and legal systems inherited from the United Kingdom. Ensuring parliament is superior to the monarch or the prime minister is driven by the belief as all are made in God’s image all deserve justice, freedom and equality.
Magna Carta, the Glorious Revolution and concepts like popular sovereignty and one person, one vote only eventuated because those responsible believed “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus”.
As argued by the Perth-based academic Augusto Zimmermann, Christianity is also central to our common law system. Zimmermann argues “Indeed, there is little doubt that Christian philosophy influenced the origins and development of the English law”.
As evidence Christianity underpins the nation’s legal system Zimmerman writes “England’s most celebrated jurists – including the likes of Blackstone, Coke and Fortescue – often drew heavily from their Christian faith when expounding and developing what are now well established doctrines of the common law”.
Victoria’s Premier Jacinta Allen’s argument the Lord’s Prayer is obsolete because society is characterised by “cultural diversity” also fails the intelligence test. History tells us societies only hold together when there is a common bond represented by an agreed set of morals, values and beliefs all endorse.
In the United Kingdom and Europe governments endorsing multiculturalism where all cultures are supposedly equal has led to urban ghettos, ethnic violence and society becoming tribalized.
Trashing patriotism, refusing to praise Australia as a successful Western liberal democracy and making the overwhelming majority of Australians strangers in their own land leads to the balkanisation of society. Division reigns as there is no commitment to the common good.
ALP and Green MPs plus blacktivists like Senator Lidia Thorpe are also guilty of pushing a bleak and nihilistic ideology involving neo-Marxist inspired critical race theory where society is always condemned as structurally racist.
Religion, as argued by TS Eliot, represents an essential bond between citizens giving moral direction, community cohesion and the belief there is a higher spiritual good all are called on to respect and defend. Such is religion’s power the Marxist Antonio Gramsci argues Christianity must be replaced by socialism to ensure the revolution’s success.
Eliot also argues, while all cultures have their own religion, what makes Western culture unique is its on-going debt to Christianity. He writes “The Western world has its unity in this heritage, in Christianity and in the ancient civilisations of Greece, Rome and Israel, from which, owing to two thousand years of Christianity we trace our descent”.
No amount of welcome to country ceremonies, no amount of virtue signalling by companies like Woolworths and Qantas and no matter how many students are indoctrinated with fabricated black history we are a Western, liberal democracy imbued with Christianity.
Whether the French Revolution, the rise of communist Russia and China or Pol Pot’s Year Zero, history tells us once societies jettison religion they inevitably succumb to terror, imprisonment and the death of countless millions.
As argued by the author of The Gulag Archipelago Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, “The failings of the human consciousness, deprived of its divine dimension, have been a determining factor in all the major crimes of this century”.
For those pushing cultural-Marxism and denouncing Western, liberal democracies Solzhenitsyn also argues “the world had never before known as godlessness, as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism” where “hatred of God is the principal driving force”.
Not all is lost. Proven by the 60/40 vote against the indigenous Voice to parliament and the fact more and more parents and teachers around Australia are establishing schools committed to a classical, liberal/arts education dedicated to teaching virtues there is still hope.
Dr Kevin Donnelly is a Senior Fellow at the ACU’s PM Glynn Institute and author of The Dictionary Of Woke. He is one of Australia’s leading conservative public intellectuals, and has been actively engaged in the culture war since 1992. Kevin is committed to a liberal view of education, one based on truth and wisdom, and on Christian morals and beliefs. With years of experience researching, publishing and speaking on education, culture and religion, he is a sought after commentator in Australian media and conferences.
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