The irony of using paganism as a female-recruiting device

As we’ve been discussing, Alex Kurtagic at Alternative Right thinks that association with Christianity is driving women away from the far Right, and that the Right might do better with the fairer sex if it marginalized Christianity and emphasized its supposed pre-Christian pagan roots.  While a bit skeptical of the suggestion that patriarchy was entirely foreign to pre-Christian Europe, I was happy to conceed that Christianity is the patriarchal religion par excellence–the one in which patriarchy receives its surest footing.

Somebody should note, though, that it’s the pagan racialist Right, not the Christian patriarchist Right, that is complaining about not being able to attract women.  That hasn’t been a problem for the Christian far Right.  Not only are women well represented (perhaps even a majority) among the rank in file of traditionalists, homeschoolers, pro-life activists, and so forth; they’re among our intellectual leaders as well.  In the online Christian patriarchy community, some of the major hubs are blogs run by women.  Indeed, it may well be that there are more prominent female than male advocates of Christian patriarchy.  So the alternative Right’s association with Christianity doesn’t seem to be what’s keeping women from joining the ranks of these Thor-worshipping racialists.

Of course, I wouldn’t recommend adopting either paganism or Christianity in order to attract women; we accept one or the other because it is true.  In this way, I show more respect for paganism than most on the alternative Right.  These faux-pagans don’t really believe in any of the gods, but take them to be manifestations of the genius of the white race.  What they’re really worshipping then is themselves.  This is the worst form of idolatry, and something no genuine pagan would countenance.

4 Responses

  1. Excellent post, I agree entirely.

  2. [QUOTE]These faux-pagans don’t really believe in any of the gods, but take them to be manifestations of the genius of the white race. What they’re really worshipping then is themselves. This is the worst form of idolatry, and something no genuine pagan would countenance.[/QUOTE]

    Superb comment!
    Let’s not forget that most of accusations against Christianity from various individuals are about how “feminine” Christianity is, and lack of “warrior” manly virtues within Christian ethics. They should finally make their mind about it – is Christianity “feminine weakness” and “religion of the slaves”; or is Christianity “patriarchal tyranny” and “aggressive intolerant cultural imperialism”?

  3. Count me in as another female reader and admirer of the Christian far-right and traditional conservatism or at least the main sections of it. Cheers.

  4. “Let’s not forget that most of accusations against Christianity from various individuals are about how “feminine” Christianity is, and lack of “warrior” manly virtues within Christian ethics. They should finally make their mind about it – is Christianity “feminine weakness” and “religion of the slaves”; or is Christianity “patriarchal tyranny” and “aggressive intolerant cultural imperialism”?”

    In the liberal mind it’s both at the same time. They kind of remind me of evolutionists who tend to fall into two classes:

    – Either complete “progressive” and rabid liberals who are anti-religion.
    – Or biological reductionism and perverted atheist “conservatism”.

    Either way it’s not pretty.

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