Monday, July 18, 2016

Anarchy

An anarchist is someone who doesn't need a cop to make him behave.
A. Hennacy, "The Book of Ammon" (1965)
The dictionary definition of a Christian is one who follows Christ; kind, kindly, Christ-like. Anarchism is voluntary cooperation for good, with the right of secession. A Christian anarchist is therefore one who turns the other cheek, overturns the tables of the moneychangers, and does not need a cop to tell him how to behave. A Christian anarchist does not depend upon bullets or ballots to achieve his ideal; he achieves that ideal daily by the One-Man Revolution with which he faces a decadent, confused, and dying world.

12 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Text nabbed.

-FJ said...

Nab away! :)

beamish said...

"The state calls its own violence 'law,' but that of the individual, 'crime.'" - Max Stirner

FreeThinke said...

ANARCHY –– even at its worst –– is always preferable to TYRANNY.

FreeThinke said...

Since anarchy has always meant the complete absence or suspension of temporal
rules and regulations, it has most often been used pejoratively.

Since Christians pledge themselves to obey the precepts set down in the Ten Commandments and the timeless truths given in the Gospels, particularly The Sermon in the Mount, and much pf the writings of St. Paul, they could hardly be called "anarchists" since they strive to obey orders from a Source outside the dictates of their feral instincts.

"My Kingdom is not of this world" and "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, but render unto God the things that are God's" are probably the clearest keys to what being a follower of Jesus Christ should mean.

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."

Is it any wonder then that "dialectical materialists," twentieth-century "intellectuals" and "atheists" hold Jesus Christ and His followers in such snarling contempt?

-FJ said...

Zizek doesn't. He's a Chesterton/St. John of the Cross atheist. ;)

beamish said...

Kierkegaard with bad hygiene ;)

beamish said...

Leftists are shocked when I agree wholeheartedly with them that churches should lose their tax exemption status.

Could you imagine every street corner with a pastor leading a congregation in an anti-government rant?

FreeThinke said...

I doubt if Zizek has "bad hygiene." He just dresses poorly in jeans and T-shirts, has a serious problem with a chronically itchy, runny nose, and can't seem to rid himself of that damnable lateral lip. Other than that he seems a great deal more presentable than many public figures that come to mind starting with Hillary Clinton and most of the Feminizes from the late, not-great Betty Friedan through Molly Yard, Bella Abzug, Elizabeth Holtzman, Gloria Allred, and the usual suspects Al Sharpton, who looks like the personification of Asswipe and Bad Breath combined, Jesse Jackass, who talks as though he has a mouth full of steel filings, Barbara Boxer, Patricia Schroeder, Zoe Lofgren, the weasely little advocate of unlimited illegal immigration from South of the Border, Gutierrez, and dozens of other unmitigated shits who blight our existence.

Zizek may indulge himself on endless circumlocutory, obscurantist rhetoric, and harbor a lot of quasi-leftist, crackpot ideas, but at the very least he's LIKABLE. That's more than any reasonable person could say about the rest of them.

If he didn't self-identity as a leftist, I'd swear he was a Christian. I still wonder if he doesn't practice Christianity in secret. ;-)

Thersites said...

Me 3. :)

WomanHonorThyself said...

we are living through a not so soft tyranny..how can this end well FJ??? xoxoxoxo

Thersites said...

I don't know, Angel. We can only pray.