Well, here we are nearing the end of the revolution, the “long march through the institutions” with its modest aim of annihilating Christianity from the West. As we near its completion, we may well ask: is this it? Is this what the promised sunlit uplands of secularist utopia really look like?
From where I’m sitting, it looks more like a quagmire. The culture is toxic: Families are crumbling, societies are breaking apart, economies are going down the pan, crime is rampant, the womb is by no means a place of safety for a baby, politics has become the dwelling place of every unclean bird, and true liberties are dying daily. Sounds a bit boggy, doesn’t it?
The quagmire has emerged at precisely the same time as the West has abandoned Christianity and replaced it with something called secularism. Coincidence? Or can the secularists – like all revolutionaries – still blame the old order for all problems? As in Animal Farm, Jones must be blamed for all ills, even though Jones lost control of the farm years ago. But it will not do. The great project to change the way we think and behave has run its course and we are now living in a Post-Christian culture.
But Western culture is also pre-Christian in two senses. Firstly, because far from being the progressive movement it has claimed to be, Godless secularism has turned the clock back and is leading us all into a dark age of Canaanite permissiveness, Pharaohic despotism and neo-pagan superstition.
Yet there is another reason our cultures are pre-Christian. You see, over here on Theblogmire we are hopelessly optimistic. Or should that read hopefully optimistic. Probably! Far from wringing our hands at the demise of Christianity, our eschatology just will not accommodate such a result. The Bible makes it abundantly clear that Jesus Christ will have dominion to the ends of the Earth, and not even anti-Christian fundamentalism can prevent this. Once the nihilistic presuppositions of secularism have brought forth all the kinds of rotten fruit that you might expect nihilistic presuppositions to produce, the nations that rejected God will one day return. It may take a century or two, but it will happen.
The aim of Theblogmire is therefore:
- To expose the cheerless quagmire of secularism for what it really is, commenting on all things cultural using an eclectic mix of seriousness and satire, melancholy and mirth, woe and wit.
- To encourage the building of a counter-culture, cheerfully and unashamedly Christian, ready to fill the breach when the city falls.
And much more besides, no doubt. And so both hands to the plough. No looking back. There is work to be done …