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Xtian communism…

July 14th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/07/13/deliberations-on-the-radical-church-of-munzerian-communist-xtianity/

The idea for a communist ‘Munzerian’ Xtianity is highly provocative but it is useful for the left to break its habit of mindless histomat used to pass judgment on all issues of religion. This bad habit has now passed to the New Atheists. But it won’t work.

The post on this new church is based on the ideas in the Preface to LFM: a virtual church as a thought experiment: the result in practice would be very hard to bring off, but the thought experiment is almost enough to make leftists consider the issues of religion.

But the legacy of Xtian distortions of theology are so longstanding, so ingrained, made worse by the infantilization of the whole religion, that a leftist study group, in a project done right, could easily surpass the work of Xtian theologians, but not if that were a regurgitation of marxist reductionism, materialism, or the rest of it.
So the post is really a theoretical exercise: how relate to Xtians in a transition to a new communism: an ace in the hole is the fact that the Xtianity of the Reformation shows a proto-communist formation. From that a whole new form of post-Xtian religion could evolve for a new age.

But I fear that marxists are as stuck in their ways as Xtians, and no reasonable result is likely at first from either side…

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