Who Are We? Towards an Anglo-Protestant Political Theology

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Who Are We? Towards an Anglo-Protestant Political Theology

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Interesting summary regarding the current state of Christianity.

We are fast approaching reaproachment with this.

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The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, lies on the ground at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

...The recent move by the Canadian government to criminalize “condoning, denying, or downplaying” the Holocaust is not just an infringement of civil liberties supposedly guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. More importantly, it endows a distinctively Jewish political theology with legal protections denied to core Christian beliefs. The fact that this development has not been opposed either by mainline Protestant or Catholic churches is highly significant. Still, once upon a time, the Catholic Church did possess a distinctive political theology of its own, one identifying the Jewish people as an actual or, at best, a potential foe. The Second Vatican Council put an end to that “antisemitic” article of faith. But in principle, at least, Catholics could return their historic political theology on the Jewish Question. Things are very different among the Anglo-Protestant people of Canada, in particular, and of the Anglosphere, generally.

Anglo-Protestantism has long since been captured by cosmopolitan humanism, a liberal world-view denying the existential distinction made by realist political theology between friend and foe. Accordingly, Anglo-Protestants shy away from the traditional Christian belief that the Old Covenant with Israel according to the flesh was superseded by a New Covenant between God and the Church. Having rejected supersessionism, Anglo-Protestants generally recognize the Jews as elder brothers in the faith whose Covenant with God remains in force. The Holocaust Mythos, therefore, is widely accepted as the story of a monstrous crime...

https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2 ... -part-one/

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