Thursday, November 29, 2007

With Our Own

There is much kerfuffle about European ethnic nationalism and White racism recently among those of us who care about Human freedom and the Rights of Man. Some anti-jihadis are concerned that European anti-jihadis are nothing more than White racists who wish to exterminate non-Whites in Europe. Some "refuse to associate" with the neo-Nazis of anti-jihadi parties of Europe. The need for people to be among their own and to preserve the inheritance of millenia is nothing to these anti-racist puritans. If one distinguishes between them and us, then one must be a neo-Nazi. I prefer being among my own kind, and I make no apologies for it. I hate Islam.

Many are concerned that Islam is destroying the world and life as a good thing rather than as a slavery to a murderous ideology of primitives bent on ruining our beautiful Modernity for the sake of stoking their own evil rage and resentments. In that quest for annihilation of Modernity the Muslim world has allies in the Left dhimmi fascists and White Fascists of the West. Some of the Left fascists are Christian churches, eg. Presbyterian and Anglican, to mention only two of too many. Most church-goers are disgusted by their church leaders, and the proof of it is that most church-goers are leaving for other places.

While some Christian churches and some anti-jihadis beat their chests in a snit over "racism", of which they know next to nothing, watching and doing little or nothing to preserve our beautiful Modernity, berating Europeans for trying to preserve their world of good, others walk away and find normal people to associate with, people of their own kind.

Religion Today

By RACHEL ZOLL – Nov 22, 2007

Nearly every week, new visitors arrive. They want to see the megachurch that was built in the unlikeliest of places by the unlikeliest of men.

The Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations was founded 13 years ago by a Nigerian immigrant, Sunday Adelaja, in Kiev, Ukraine. In a predominantly Orthodox Christian country where racism is pervasive, Adelaja created a Pentecostal church with 30,000 members.

But the church aims to be far more than a curiosity. Like the pastors who travel to Kiev to see him, Adelaja believes God's Embassy can be a model worldwide.

The next stop in his bid for global reach is the United States....

When the Christian churches spend most of their time and money berating Jews as Nazis and promoting the interests of Palestinian terrorism I find myself unsympathetic to Christian churches. In fact, I might have gone so far as to urge that many leaders of mainstream Christian churches be tried for crimes against humanity; and that if and when convicted, they should be hanged from lamp posts. Must be that Dag sense of humor. Yes, I might have, a time or two, urged that the PCUSA leadership be thrown to the lions at the city zoo, but ha ha. What I really meant to write is that Christians should defenestrate the bastards. Oh, me and my joking! No, gentle reader, Christians should burn them at the stak--

Damn. There is an alternative, and it's one I have tried unsuccessfully to do here in Vancouver, Canada: that is to join an African Protestant church. You object, dear reader? You rightly point out that over and again I make it clear that I am a Godless atheist, and yet I try to join a church?! Well, yeah. That makes good sense to me. What kind of fool would spend a whole life making the best of nothing just because? I like people, I have some values I take seriously, and I like being with others who share those values with me because most of them are good people and I could stand some rubbing off of such. I don't smoke pot, don't skateboard, and don't watch television. I like being with people, and I like being with good people, not Presbyterian social worker povertarian war-criminal abbetors. I like people who are honest and decent and happy; and I hate Presbyterian dhimmi scum cheerleaders who support killers. So, it's just plain logic that I would want to find a church full of people who share my values even if I'm not exactly one of them in all regards. Maybe I'm not so much a Christian, and perhaps I'm not really very African; but those things are mere details we can work out later if it comes up in conversation. The main point is that I want to spend my time with people I like, decent people, not fucking Presbyterians! So I look for African Christians. Guess what? They seem to be coming my way.

"America is fast becoming a mission ground again," Adelaja said in a phone interview from Sacramento, Calif., during his latest trip through the country. "We are surprised that the Americans who preached to us, the passion they had is almost already gone."

Adelaja is among a stream of pastors from Africa and other countries starting hundreds of churches in the U.S. Their congregations back home are bursting with worshippers as Christianity advances through the developing world. The clergymen see American churches as [foundering] — focused more on money than God and filled with stale preaching and sinfulness.

They hope to save the country that brought them the faith.

"When the values are crashing, you have the largest number of abortions, divorce and school shootings. These things are very sad," Adelaja said. "As America goes, so goes the world. We shouldn't allow the Christian influence to diminish in this country."

His goals may seem unrealistic, but researchers who study global religion are already calling this the "African century" of Christianity. African churches — with their zeal and resourcefulness — are poised to become a force not just in America but around the world.

Adelaja trains mission workers in Ukraine and, through them, he says he has already started more than 600 churches in dozens of nations. In the past few years, he has been traveling around the U.S., building ties with pastors, especially leaders from the Pentecostal and charismatic traditions, known for spirited worship and speaking in tongues.

"At present, he doesn't have great influence," in the United States, but has a "network of fans," said Tony Carnes, who studies African churches in the New York area and beyond. "This current trip is a sustained effort to bring Adelaja to the greater church audience."

God's Embassy claims 20 churches in America, built mainly through Ukrainian and Russian-speaking immigrants and their U.S.-born children and friends. Last year, he started History Makers Bible School in New Jersey and says 200 or so pastors from around the country attend the weekend classes.

The Kiev megachurch funnels about $200,000 each year to its American offshoots, which serve an estimated 5,000 people, Adelaja said. In sharp contrast to other African-led churches in the U.S., Adelaja says his American congregations, usually called God's Embassy, are overwhelmingly white.

The pastor's big push comes in January when he joins a conference of American and overseas pastors and business leaders in Atlanta to improve leadership in churches. Shortly after, he plans to release his book and workbook called "Church Shift," to help U.S. pastors learn his strategies for reaching nonbelievers.

"I'm not bringing cultural particularities of Africa or Ukraine here," Adelaja said. "I'm using biblical principles to make headway."

Adelaja, 40, certainly sounds like many conservative Christians in the U.S.

He says secular Americans are discouraging Christians from sharing their beliefs. "You want to give minorities the freedom to talk, but you want to make the majority quiet," he said.

Social ills — from teen pregnancy to government corruption — can be solved through the values that Christianity teaches, about love, purity, fear of God and honesty, the pastor said.

He considers Muslim extremism one of the biggest threats facing the world. In Nigeria, which Adelaja left as a young adult to study in the Soviet Union, the population is nearly evenly split between Muslims and Christians, and violence between the two groups is common.

Despite the deep involvement of Christian conservatives in American public life, he also believes American churches should do more to influence government policy.

His Kiev megachurch played key roles in get-out-the-vote efforts and protests meant to strengthen Ukraine's young democracy. He says too many American Christians are focused more on career than creating a ministry for God.

"We're not saying we should go back to the medieval age when the Christian church used to be the government. That was a mistake of the medieval time in Europe," Adelaja said. "We're only saying anybody who has a value system shouldn't be ashamed of it."

"If we don't engage the culture," he said, "the culture is going to overrun the church."

An African guy from the Ukraine? Well, that's just right for me. Does he know Gospel music? Maybe that's a contribution I can make to the Church. Maybe I can add my harsh voice to the chorus and I can stand with my fellow African/Ukrainian brothers and sisters and I can sing till tears roll down my happy, smiling face:

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,
|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|
He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands,
|: He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands, :|
He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,
|: He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands, :|
He´s got the whole world in His hands.

4. He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands,
|: He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands, :|
He´s got the whole world in His hands.

5. He's got ev'rybody here in His hands.
|: He's got ev'rybody here in His hands. :|
He's got the whole world in His hands.

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,
|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|
He´s got the whole world in His hands.
He's got the earth and sky in his hands;
He's got the night and day in his hands;
He's got the sun and moon in his hands;
He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the whole world in His hands,
|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|
He´s got the whole world in His hands.
He's got the land and sea in his hands;
He's got the wind and rain in his hands;
He's got the spring and fall in his hands;
He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the whole world in His hands,
|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|
He´s got the whole world in His hands.
He's got the young and old in his hands;
He's got the rich and poor in his hands;
Yes, he's got ev'ry one in his hands;
He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He´s got the whole world in His hands,
|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|
He´s got the whole world in His hands.

No one's taking credit for writing this song. No one takes credit for singing it in church. It's something anyone can do, but it'd be pretty painful to do it alone. wikipedia adds this:

"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" is a spiritual that made the popular song charts in a 1958 version by Laurie London, which went all the way to #1 of the Most Played by Jockeys song list in the USA.

1 comment:

maccusgermanis said...

The bloggers prosecution of Dewinter was rather sloppy. I would still like to see some concessions be made. I had to wade through a lot of self congratulating pride to find cause for caution in giving aid to Dewinter.

I think a greater degree of candor among the defense could have more quickly pointed to the fact that you address here. Dewinter is a nationalist supporter of an Ethnically defined state. I don't find that reason to be cautious of him. He's a Flemish nationalist in Flanders. Where else should such Flemish nationalist be.

He also made overture to a greater "white" nationalism in speeches. Such nationalism, that ill defines its national borders is more troubling. Now that a more inclusive international organization gives recognition to veritably good works that he and his Vlaams Balang have done, he says that "white Europe" was a metaphor. I do not believe him, but do beleive that his prevarication opens the door to further ideological dilution of his party. Whether he dreams of exporting every non "white" ethnicity from Europe or not, he does not build a party capable of such with his current rhetoric. He attracts, as evidenced by support of ethnicities such as you have cited (in previous posts) supporters that are unlikely to give further consent to exportation of assimilated minorities.