The Quagmire

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?

Post-Christian Culture

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.

Pre-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.

Theblogmire

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 …

14 thoughts on “About Theblogmire

  1. Thanks for your thoughtful and thought-provoking articles of observations on our times. On more than a few occasions I have found your insights encouraging as if they are putting voice to thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head.

    With that in mind, I would like also to ask your permission to occasionally print a small number of copies of recent posts for inclusion on our church literature rack.

    1. Hi Jonathan,

      Thank you so much for this. I’m glad you’ve found some of my pieces helpful.

      Yes, please do feel free to print copies of any pieces you like.

      Blessings,

      Rob

  2. I read your articles in Samaritan Ministries news letter. Is it possible and is there a cost to reprinting in a Christian magazine? Thanks.

  3. recently I had the privilege of listening to the interview you did with Chris Fabry concerning Cultural Marxists. I have tried to listen to this interview again on this site, but have had no success. do you have any suggestions of what I may be doing wrong? Another question concerning the vital information contained in the interview, where can it be sourced?
    thanks for all your work brother.

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  5. Dear Mr. Slane,

    I just read your book “Gott! Wahn oder Wirklichkeit” with profits!

    Have you heard of Thomas Nagel and his book “Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False”? He at least is an honest agnostics.

    In Him,

    M, Haldenwang

    1. Thanks so much for this. I have heard of Thomas Nagel but I must admit I haven’t read his book. Thanks for letting me know about it.

      Blessings,

      Rob Slane

  6. Dear Lynn,

    Thank you so much for your comments and for taking the time to write. I have to say I agree with all you have said. Thanks also for the mention of your book. I hope to check it out at some point.

    Blessings,

    Rob

  7. Dear Rob,

    I enjoyed reading your article “Why the Church needs to sing psalms” as it appeared in Samaritan’s Ministries newsletter. However, you made no mention of where we could find a “psalmbook” with singable tunes. Is there such a thing? If so, where?

    1. This is the second comment I have found regarding singing Psalms, unfortunately I cannot find the original post. Can someone post a link?

      For those who may be interested our pastor has set some of the Psalms to music, which can be found here:
      http://www.sovgracevalp.com/#/psalms

      We also sing Sacred Harp music (originally did not involve man made instruments); however he has modified to be accompanied by guitar.

        1. Mr. Slane, I am trying to reach you to invite you as a guest on my radio show. Could you contact me through my website and provide me your contact information? Thanks.

  8. Dear Mr Slane, I was told about your blog today, and had a look. It’s great to come across a Christian who seems to be on the same wavelength. I thought your analysis of Lady Thatcher was particularly helpful. (My blog has said some good things about her economic policies, but has said less about the less attractive side of her policies to which you refer) You may be interested in my book, which is advertised on the blog/website.

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