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Catholicism, Islamism: Better Under Secularism’s Boot

September 5, 2020

Christianism and Islamism are not all bad. However, directly, or indirectly, those ideologies of hyper violent militarized oligarchies mightily contributed to bury civilization under hordes of bloody invaders, and then to kill innovation through lethal cretinization. Unfortunately, most people have no idea of the history, and mix their racist notions with imagined bias found mostly in their own brains rather than the reality of what happened.

Rachel Laudenslager Hunt wrote: …secular authorities trying to co-opt religion in order to increase their power. It’s a tale as old as time.

Patrice Ayme: Dear Rachel: Starting with Roman emperor Constantine following theological tricks of Diocletian, the Roman emperors INVENTED Catholicism (thus indirectly Islam) to rule theocratically…

The Roman Catholic emperors got the fascist theocratic ball rolling, especially Theodosius in 380-381 CE… Those murderous autocrats are the ones who invented the basic set-up embraced by the Islamists three centuries later… Little known, there were direct relations between Catholic authorities and Muhammad, including gifts of slaves from former to latter!

I was there. Isfahan, Iran. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Persian: مسجد شیخ لطف الله‎). The dome is 32 meters high. One of the world’s most beautiful places (a giant place surrounded by superb mosques). The cretinous ban of some interpretation of Islam against representing any biological creations (lest that offend Allah for copyright infringement, apparently) has led to incredibly magnificent art, and even mathematical discoveries…)

Rachel Laudenslager Hunt Says:

“Wow. That’s fascinating. I didn’t know the specifics of the history, but the big picture seems pretty simple. Power hungry maniacs will do and say anything to solidify their control, and religion is an EASY way to do that.”

And didn’t Chinese and Egyptian Emperors also claim divine authority?

Patrice Ayme: All ruling classes have always claimed divine authority. The Indians did it, the Celts did it… But they did it with more or less ferocity. The Romans, who, under the Republic, had the highest moral authority anywhere, cancelled the Celtic and Punic religions, because those used human sacrifices…

The ruling classes are unnatural, anti-human by definition because humanity was created free by biology itself. So the ruling oligarchies invented religions, which tie together the people’s brains in knots. They have to: optimal rule requires to rule over minds, not just bodies. The slave without chains does not rust and is low maintenance, self-managed. Divinization of leaders will always start from secular regimes, as happened in Rome with the emperors.

Even in Venezuela right now, Chavez is becoming god, at least for the ruling class, although the country, society, health care, economy, standard of civilization are all collapsing….

Islam is an imitation of imperial Christianism, and very explicitly so. The archbishop of Alexandria sent two slaves to Muhammad, one of them, a highly educated woman he married and had the immense pleasure to get his first (and last) son with. Jews also promoted Muhammad initially… before he turned against them with a vengeance.

Roman emperors, starting around 70 CE, manufactured what they called, by 321 CE, “Orthodox Catholicism” (Common Opinion Universalism, in Greek). By the Nicaea Council, emperor (and “saint”) Constantine had established his theocracy, which became explicitly murderous against non-believers by 381 CE, under emperor Theodosius I. The empire collapsed by 395 CE, immediately after Theodosius crushed an anti-Christian civil war.

After the empire collapsed, the Franks rebuilt it with a TOLERANT variant of Catholicism, which tolerated all religions, in the old Roman style. However the Muslims imitated what enabled RAIDING (Muhammad said so explicitly, gloating they were going to raid into the rich empires to the north for the first time in 1,000 years…)

The end result was that what was for millennia the world’s wealthiest region, was durably turned into the poorest: remove the oil, what’s left?

Half of my family is from Algeria, BTW… It’s not as if I were talking from books alone. I was there and lived through it. Now, of course, the modern little plot with Fundamental Christianity is recent (1954) and the little plot with Fundamental Wahhabism a bit earlier, but from the same period (1945). This was all amplified by French intellectuals in charge of creating the system of thought of Global US Plutocracy. Yes, even Sartre, De Beauvoir (the latter was definitively a Nazi). A philosophical mood so-called “French Theory” led to the disintegration of the supremacy of mental superiority by claiming all cultures were equal (that mood got launched by the likes of anthropologist Levy-Strauss).

Out of it came Islamophilia, and the outrageous claim that Islamophobia was racism. My family (on both sides) had polite theologicophobia for generations, but is definitively not racist (various so-called “races” are found within)… catholicism ravaged Roman civilization in the Fourth Century, a deadly pandemic of mental degeneracy…

Partha, another reader originally from India pointed out: “Islam is quick to use any means available for warfare.” indeed. At least for the Sunni Islam, especially in its extreme version, Wahhabism, and for the Shia (“the Party”), Islam is a war religion. Anybody who spent three honnest hours reading the Qur’an will get to that conclusion:
https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/some-violence-in-holy-quran/

Thus the mood of proper fundamental Islamists is violent. This is why there is more than 100 variants of Islam. I grew up exposed to thoroughly non-violent types of Islam… Which barred Wahhabists and their ilk of ANY ACCESS to the region since times immemorial…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibadi_Islam

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I would turn things around. Catholicism tried to impose its partly demented moral code, killing dozens of millions in the process. During the European Middle Ages, having Catholicophobia was a sure ticket to assassination or execution. That was all the stranger, as the Secular Roman law was the only law of the civilized parts; Saint Louis, who admitted in writing that nothing would please him more than planting a knife in the belly of a Jew, or an Atheist… and then twist it… had to sadly admit he couldn’t do this, as it was against the LAW (the Roman Secular law, which by the time of Saint Louis was 19 centuries old…)

So here is my practical recommendation: any elected politician in the West who says that Sharia should be applied instead of Republican Secular law, should be immediately impeached. 

All and any religions have positive aspects. Secular Republican law enables to block their negative aspects and foster the positive ones: what is there not to like?

Patrice Ayme


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