If you’ve been a prepper for more than a week you’ve undoubtedly come across survivalblog.com and the author’s plan to start a new conservative Christian-only nation that he’s termed “The American Redoubt”. Here’s a little excerpt from the page:
…this brief essay will generate plenty of hate mail, and people will brand me as a religious separatist. So be it. I am a separatist, but on religious lines, not racial ones. I have made it abundantly clear throughout the course of my writings that I am an anti-racist. Christians of all races are welcome to be my neighbors. I also welcome Orthodox Jews and Messianic Jews, because we share the same moral framework. In calamitous times, with a few exceptions, it will only be the God fearing that will continue to be law abiding…
I’m truly grateful that the author is outspoken against racial bigotry, it’s just too bad that same sentence is all about religious intolerance and bigotry. I’m so sick of the same crowd whining about a “War on Christmas” having no problem with talking this way in support of their own religious views. There isn’t a war on Christmas, by the by, it’s just the rest of us don’t think we need to see, hear, or experience the trappings and paraphernalia of your religious holidays every place we go.
What moral framework is being referred to here? The one where you follow the Bible until it doesn’t suit you? The one where it’s alright to twist the words, meanings and teachings? How about the ones where you just pick and choose the bits that support your cause or war-of-the-month?I’m pretty sure Jesus would be pissed to discover that at least 2 million innocent people so far this decade have been killed by a system which supposedly follows his teachings. His moral framework was simple, “Serve others”. Pushing the idea of a Christian theocracy while suggesting you will defend the Constitution of the US seems a little disingenuous to me.
I also have a huge problem with the ridiculous sentiment that only Christians have the moral capacity to be law abiding during troubled times. That just doesn’t pass the smell test, so I’m calling bullshit. Most people being locked away from crimes in the country are Christian, that’s just the population numbers playing out; it’s just plain mathematics. I don’t agree for a second that once things go haywire, the ratios will change. Criminal intent isn’t a function of religion
Don’t get me wrong, I like some of what that website has, although it does tend to go a little over the top with proposed scenarios and such. However, without the extreme ends of the spectrum, the middle-ground of the movement wouldn’t be growing like it has recently.
What say you?