Monday, July 25, 2011

Anders Breivik's "Christianity"

In his own words:

If you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God then you are a religious Christian. Myself and many more like me do not necessarily have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God. We do however believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and moral platform. This makes us Christian.

European Christendom isn’t just about having a personal relationship with Jesus or God. It is so much more. Christendom is identity, moral, laws and codexes which has produced the greatest civilisation the world has ever witnessed.

I’m not going to pretend I’m a very religious person as that would be a lie. I’ve always been very pragmatic and influenced by my secular surroundings and environment.

As a cultural Christian, I believe Christendom is essential for cultural reasons. After all, Christianity is the ONLY cultural platform that can unite all Europeans, which will be needed in the coming period during the third expulsion of the Muslims.

As this is a cultural war, our definition of being a Christian does not necessarily constitute that you are required to have a personal relationship with God or Jesus. Being a Christian can mean many things: - That you believe in and want to protect Europe’s Christian cultural heritage. The European cultural heritage, our norms (moral codes and social structures included), our traditions and our modern political systems are based on Christianity - Protestantism, Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity and the legacy of the European enlightenment (reason is the primary source and legitimacy for authority). It is not required that you have a personal relationship with God or Jesus in order to fight for our Christian cultural heritage and the European way. In many ways, our modern societies and European secularism is a result of European Christendom and the enlightenment. It is therefore essential to understand the difference between a “Christian fundamentalist theocracy” (everything we do not want) and a secular European society based on our Christian cultural heritage (what we do want). So no, you don’t need to have a personal relationship with God or Jesus to fight for our Christian cultural heritage. It is enough that you are a Christian-agnostic or a Christian atheist (an atheist who wants to preserve at least the basics of the European Christian cultural legacy (Christian holidays, Christmas and Easter)). The PCCTS, Knights Templar is therefore not a religious organisation but rather a Christian “culturalist” military order.

There's lots more in the same vein.

I'm about to go away on holiday. I might have more to say about all this when I return
, but it will be on my other more political blog - Gandalf's Hope.


  1. I am looking forward to your commentary. No doubt you are aware of his virtual sources of inspiration. This may not immediately discredit those sources but it does at least raise the question of the relationship between rhetorical motifs, the logic of the discourse and violence. The authors who inspired him will rightly need to justify their position in the light of these events, and one hopes that their response is thoughtful and not simply reactionary ("he's a madman who obviously doesn't represent what we're saying").

  2. The frightening thing here is that probably most of the self-identified Christians here in England would identify with all of this apart from the last sentence. Even the part about "the third expulsion of the Muslims" would be very popular among the Daily Mail reading majority although I trust they would reject Breivik's methods.

  3. I think this conversation belongs over on my 'Gandalf's Hope' blog, so I'm shifting over there. Latest post:

  4. Did you see that this post was linked to from the #1 bibliblog? So it would be a shame to break the link, especially without a proper hyperlink here.

  5. Not only did you not give a proper hyperlink, but you gave an incorrect URL for the new post. The correct one is

  6. Sorry Peter, that was a blogger glitch. I've changed the post itself.

  7. Another reason to separate church and state, including Norway.


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