The Dongola Times

(Anachronistic) Dispatches from the Kingdom of Makuria.
19th of July, 2014

The Late Great Relativist State

If you reject the Christian state, especially if you live in post-Christian Europe, the only attractive social order would be hedonism (“do whatever pleases you”), which today is generalised as the worldview called “moral relativism” or, in the case here, “cultural relativism”.

But cultural relativism is not up for a fight against a strong and confident theocratic challenge. And when the showdown happens, relativism loses. Even if you should find relativism (even the French « laïcité ») comfortable as a guiding ideology for the state, it is ultimately—and soon—going to fall to some theocracy or other. Theocracy has staying power; theocracy is necessarily a force from beyond us. Every state ideology is then revealed to be a theocracy in waiting: either it will be replaced by theocracy or it will itself be a tacit theocracy.

In Western Europe, cultural relativism is still the norm. There is no such thing as better or worse, there is only different. One should not consider one value superior to another value, no matter what these values actually are. And it had better be different the way one thinks it should be: not “politically incorrect.”

Former Netherlands Chief of Defense Peter van Uhm says that he respects jihadist fighters in Syria because they are fighting for an ideal. That this ideal refutes every Western ideal that he himself holds dear, apparently does not affect his apparent respect for jihadists.

The city of Delft for example, a known hotbed for jihadists, communicated that returnees were also entitled to housing, a job and psychological care. “The purpose of this local action is deradicalization through the stabilization and normalization of the situation in which the returnee finds himself. This is a custom project and on the one hand consists of reintroducing structure in daily life, education, housing, debt restructuring etc. On the other hand, there will be psychological care available and/or specialist coaching in service of deradicalization.”

Now, of course, the only state that would not submit to Islam would the Christian state. What I am saying is that either you live in a Christian state, or you live in a future-Muslim state.
Of all the heathen religions, Islam is the ultimate. None has as much staying power as Islam, which has essentially made a pact with one unitarian lord who is opposed to the one true Trinitarian God. Islam merges into one religion everything that is opposed to the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. (That is why this Trinitarian confession is the only unforgivable sin in Islam.)

The opposite of that error is the truth, and a state that is fashioned around a worldview that is not only enduring, but also true. This is the Christian state.