The First Church of Orthodox Leftism

by Al Benson Jr.

For years I have said that, at root, Leftism is really more religious than political. As a “religion” it usually manifests itself through political activism, but that activism is rooted in Leftist theology. If you want a brief description of Leftist theology you could sum it up with these three devout beliefs of those on the Left–Jesus is not the Christ; there is no such thing as original sin; and all private property is theft (except theirs).

Most Christians fail to grasp the theological implications of the Leftist worldview. All they see are the political events that transpire from that worldview and they never connect the dots that go from religious faith to political activism.

On February 6th I read an excellent article by Kurt Schlichter, originally posted at Townhall, but also posted on http://flyoverpress.wordpress.com that described, theologically, where the Leftists really are and I am going to quote somewhat from Mr. Schlichter’s article so you all will grasp the theological implications of what he has said. He has really nailed it. For starters he has said, quite accurately, “Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will need to understand what you need to be ready to do.”

He then describes Leftist theology to a tee. He stated: “You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn.” He noted that if you think this sounds crazy, just get on the social media and find a “convenient” Leftist to dialogue with. And he said “Just say something positive about America or Jesus and they’ll come swarming like locusts. Engage them and very quickly they will drop their masks and tell you what they think. I know. I keep a rapidly expanding file of Twitter leftist death wish screenshots…They will tell you that Christians are idiots and vets are scum. That normals are subhumans whose role is to labor as serfs to subsidize the progressive elite and its clients. That you should die to make way for the New Progressive Man/Woman/Other.” I can identify with some of this as I have gotten emails over the years from Leftists who have been, shall we say, slightly less than charitable.

And he observed that when they called Donald Trump “illegitimate” what they were really saying is that our wanting to govern ourselves is illegitimate. Their gripe isn’t just with Trump, it’s with all of us “deplorables” us normal people “who dared to rise up and demand their right to participate in the rule of this country and this culture. They hate you, because by defying them you have prevented them from living up to the dictates of their false religion. Our rebelliousness has denied them the state of grace they seek, exercising their divine right to dictate every aspect of our puny lives.”

He noted different sects in the First Orthodox Church of Leftism, those who want to kill babies as a “blasphemous” sacrament right along side the “High Priests” of the global  warming cabal. But he observed one thing in regard to these different sects in the First Church of Leftism: “…they have found revealed truth, and imposing it upon the benighted normals like us is so transcendentally important that they are relieved of any moral limitations…They are fanatics, and by not surrendering, by not kneeling, and by not obeying, you have committed the unpardonable sin. You have defied the Left, and you must be broken…whatever it takes to break you and terrify others by making you an example, your defiance cannot stand…They must crush this rebellion of the normal, and absolutely nothing is off the table.” The end truly justifies the means for this religious faith.

To say that the Leftists are enemies to the Christians is to put it mildly. So how do Christians deal with that? How do you love enemies like these who are out to destroy our faith, your culture, and everything you believe in and stand for? I have to tell you honestly–for me that ain’t real easy. In fact I have struggled with that over the years and awhile back I talked to a Christian pastor who gave me some advice in this area that I could grasp. He said: “You love your enemies by exposing the evil that they do.”

He noted that showing love for your enemies (and the Church’s enemies) entailed showing them, in love, where their false religions were taking them and what the end result would be for them. And then you pointed them to the Only Way (John 14:6) this problem could be resolved. If they chose not to believe, then they had (and have) a problem. And if they sought to compel you, by whatever means, if giving in to their Leftist whims violated God’s will, you had (and have) the right to resist.

So it seems to me, as a Christian, that I can show love for my enemies by hating evil, by exposing evil, and by resisting evil. So, if the First Church of Orthodox Leftism is evil, you hate it, then you work to expose what it really is, and then you resist it because you dare not give into it. To do that would be evil and Scripture tells us to “resist the devil.”

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6 thoughts on “The First Church of Orthodox Leftism

  1. Al, a good way to get inside the liberal mind is to read a book called “stealing Jesus” By Bruce Bawer. He is a Homo Episcopalin who shows how his crowd are the true followers of Jesus, and not us Bible thumping Morons. It is an EYE opener into the workings of the reprobate mind and should be required reading for anyone who is sending a kid off to public school or collage . It shows just how the elite view us and our beliefs . I must warn you it is tooth grindingly frustrating reading since you cannot be there in Bruce’s face to personally refute his illogical nonsense. please check it out in the library and let me know what you think!

  2. Ron,
    I will see if I can find it here. If so, I will probably read enough to get a feel of where he is coming from, From what you sat about it, it surely does not look like the kind of book that would make my top ten list. Some of the stuff I have to read just downright ticks me off and this one sounds like it would be among those.

  3. “Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you.”

    This is what many conservatives don’t understand; you can’t have a reasonable debate, you can’t change their minds and you can’t simply agree to disagree with a die hard liberal. Leftism, as a religion, has more in common with islam than Christianity: they must kill the infidel wherever they find him.

    Keep yer powder dry, civil war is a foregone conclusion in my opinion.

  4. Al,
    I came to just read your article as I have done many times in the past, but we are so close on the same wavelength of understanding you compel me to write back in response.

    As with most all your articles I cannot split a hair with you. BUT, I can add things for your consideration which may be beneficial to you and others like us. Say, I’m just trying to stir your brain cells so we may go even deeper in comprehending and understanding this world we are in.

    Also know that anything I write, and I’m sharing an article I wrote a few years ago below this, that my writings are free to anyone to use for our purpose in testifying and educating (preaching and teaching) to everyone, that freedom ONLY belongs to a select few who cares enuff to want and seek the truth. (Yes I am a firm believer in slavery. Because all people are either going to be free or be another’s slave. To each their own.)

    I wish I could personally converse with you as we could go much deeper in conversation and study than we can here passing posts and comments. You are a much better writer and orator than I, so it makes sense that you should do the writing, but I would like to think that I can still add some useful and needed thoughts and understandings to the results.

    As a group we need to also understand in relation to your article that politics actually is derived from religion, and that it is NOT possible to have politics without some form of religion. One of the phrases taught me as I was growing up was, “All people has religion.” In my older years I have come to fully understand this. Therefore it is safe to say that ALL “Leftists” has religion, and we can say that ALL Leftists are either Humanists or Atheists. This begs the the question from the un and under educated; How are atheists religious? Or stated as a statement from the atheists and humanists, “Atheism is not a religion.” (You and I had the discussion long ago that these people were communists.)

    In the post below this I am posting and article showing why atheism is in fact a religion. Even Bill O’Reilly has a video on YouTube where he stats so to the president of the American Atheist Association.

    Michael– Deo Vindicabamur
    Classical Historian Western Civilization
    (Forgive my grammar and English errors as I usually do not proof read.)

  5. ***What is Religion?***

    Why you should question ANYONE’S religious beliefs!
    One of the main reasons you should is; it is NOT possible to separate religion from politics! Here is why:

    Start at the basics and define; What is religion?
    Answer: Religion is nothing more than the practice of one’s faith. (Organized religion is the organized practice of many people’s faiths. Fore no two people share the exact same faith.)

    What is faith?
    Answer: Faith is the personal beliefs that every person holds within themselves that guides their thoughts and acts, which is shown by their practiced beliefs, that being religion. (Faith determines one’s religion, and many combined faiths produce an organized religion.)

    What is a belief?
    Answer: A belief is a principle that is accepted as Dogma, and this occurs in every person. It is the principles from which every person decides and makes judgments as well as the basis for accepted morality. (Beliefs are as individual as every person, although many beliefs are accepted as morals and truth, the basis of which and whose principles are credited to a higher power. Again many differing beliefs results in many faiths and many faiths can and are combined and accepted through organized religion.)

    What are principles and Dogma?
    Answer: They are the basis for every human’s thoughts as it concerns life itself. Every person whether they be Christian, Muslim, Agnostic, Atheist, Jew/Khazar, humanist, evolutionist or anything else has a set of dogmas and the resultant principles which results in their beliefs, which then is the basis for their faith, of which ALL these things are practiced as their religion.

    Religion is nothing more one’s faith put into practice for everyone to see. Even an atheist (See footnote at the bottom.) has and practices his religion daily. Organized religion is the combined practice of similarly held principles and Dogma, which constitutes one’s faith, being in common with others.

    Maybe this helps: From the US Supreme Court

    Torcaso v. Watkins the Supreme Court “found” secular humanism to be a religion. This assertion is based on a reference, by Justice Black in footnote number 11 of the Court’s finding, to court cases where organized groups of self-identified humanists, or ethicists, meeting on a regular basis to share and celebrate their beliefs, have been granted religious-based tax exemptions.

    So, no matter whom you are and what you believe, how you go about living your everyday life is the practice of your religion. It is merely the resultant actions from your thoughts that has been thought out and determined by your deepest innermost beliefs. There are NO exceptions! Even an atheist practices his religion daily. As it concerns politics and government, I ask; How can one be a politician in government and vote contrary to his religion? Be he an atheist or a Christian, one still has a basis that forms their thoughts and opinions, which when acted upon becomes their religion. In short, religion is practiced every day in government and there is NO escaping it! BECAUSE, the basis on which a politician casts their vote comes from the principles and dogma they hold within themselves, that becomes their faith which would be openly espoused by how they cast their votes.

    It was the wide acceptance of Christianity throughout the Western World that created Western Civilization. Meaning Christianity and its’ teachings were the basis for Laws as Western Civilization developed. Today these Scriptural Laws and their basis are no longer widely accepted. Thus we are seeing the death of Western Civilization. Or you can say, “A Great Falling Away.” Matter of fact, Western Civilization no longer exists upon the foundations as it was first accepted. Also meaning we’re now in another Age.

    Most people of our beliefs does not understand the above, nor do they understand that this is also the weakest link concerning Humanism, Atheism, which includes Marxism and Communism. I can win debate points against these people across the spectrum of the debate based almost exclusively on the above knowledge.

    Footnote; Atheism
    Anti-theism/Ardent-Atheism IS a religion. Anti-theism/Ardent-Atheism:
    1. Is a strongly-held worldview
    2. Is a strongly-held position in regard to deity
    3. Is dogmatic
    4. Is evangelical
    5. Has churches
    6. Has its own version of high-priests and saints/martyrs
    7. Has as its primary principle and chief cause the faith-based assertion that deity doesn’t exist, and the spreading (evangelizing) of that alleged-belief
    8. And Secular Humanism (the philosophy that puts the quasi-living flesh onto the dead bones of atheism) was called religious by SCOTUS Justice Hugo L. Black (himself a humanist) in his commentary on the Court’s ruling on the case of Torcaso v. Watkins.

    Sounds quite religious to me. 🙂

    Michael– Deo Vindicabamur
    Classical Historian Western Civilization

  6. Mike,
    Many thanks for your added commentary. You are right, we are on the same page, even though we might say some things a little differently. The end result is still the same. Your comment about there not being politics without a religious base was a thought I had not thought much about, but it does make sense.

    I remember, when I was a kid, people used to say “the two things you should never talk about are politics and religion.” When I got old enough to understand a little more of how the world works I came up with the conclusion that politics and religion were really the only two things worth talking about because their relationship was so close. Everything else was, as the Bible says “vapor.”

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