Where Mass Behavior Leads, But Then Again, The Masses Can’t Help It
With a great cheer, I type out this quote:
Despite its protests to the contrary, modern Christianity has become willy-nilly the religion of the state and the economic status quo. Because it has been so exclusively dedicated to incanting anemic souls into Heaven, it has been made the tool of much earthly villainy.
– Wendell Berry, Christianity and the Survival of Creation
I would personally go so far as to revise this statement by saying that modern Christianity has not become this condition, but rather, inherited the condition from whatever modern Christianity was before it became “modern”. It has been the majority of its existence, and certainly its entirety as a religion of the masses, that this trend could be traceable. For it is not only a tendency of Christianity, but a characteristic derived of human mass behavior carrying out an ideology that by nature is subversive and contradictory to mass behavior.
I describe this as lemming behavior, but due to the moment I write this post, must leave most of the explaining details out. (besides, I’m only cheering) Lemming behavior accurately describes the patterns of the actions of culture, not leaving out the likelihood of an upcoming cliff or even the dive from a cliff without understanding what it is about the wind in our face that just seems so confusing and wrong.