A POLITICAL INTERPRETATION OF CHURCH THEOLOGY, 33 A.D. TO PRESENT
“Leaders don’t create followers. Leaders create other leaders” (Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence).
Atypically serious leader that he was, Jesus is notorious for compulsively stressing that his disciples were in the running to be as super-powerful and as violently hated as he the master was. Yet from Paul on, the prevailing community of “Christians”, a growing Greek majority, is one that adopts an earlier and more comfortable religious framework and adapts Jesus, fashioning unto themselves a more sapiential, White and far less prophetic rendering of that disturbing radical.
A striking example of this reheathenization process is when “Saint” Peter, known to have denied and grossly misapprehended Jesus, refuses to undergo an identical manner of death to his master, indeed choosing the opposite. Gospel observance has only deteriorated from there, following the sad example of the first disciples–particularly, I note, those whom the canonical Gospels seem to be at pains to heap praise upon.
All of this establishes a pattern and a spirit of contravention of Jesus’s oft-repeated command that no one should account himself as linked to him unless his clear goal be the privation of all society’s esteem and comforts–and in Peter’s defense it seems that he may have had this in mind.
As Jesus said, you must first stop calling your priest father and alter Christus: either you are one yourself or you are no disciple–ergo, no Christian! The only “apostolic succession” Jesus lends any credibility to is one of flagrant disregard for the established clerical order. Anarchist that he is, the prophet follows his heart which prizes the spirit of the law and the inner hierarchy, because the heartless flesh tends to value money, power and ceremony, which are so many illusions that fuel delusion.
But as I survey the history, it looks to me as if they got him back by parceling his life over a liturgical calendar, thus rendering it unrecognizable, unintelligible and especially uninspiring. And then they stress the role of Mary as if to say: “You just submit–pray, pay and obey–and leave the Jesus stuff to us.” (The dazzling style of Louis de Montfort comes to mind.)
Now after reading this, just you go ahead and do as you will, but don’t you dare ask me why the same people who live by such blatant hypocrisy as this are fondling your sons behind that sacristy door, though no more than every other pillar of society you so vainly trust. The conscious being that you are knows full well there is zero value to being so cozy in this profoundly sick Babylon culture, that you ought to stop “worshiping” Jesus and become like Jesus, that your only salvation is transformation–and if you’re transformed, you’ll damn-sure transform the world around you.