The March Of Christian Nationalism 2: The Cult Of Christian Dominionism
Dominionists must have an enemy to focus on to motivate the troops.
This is part 2 of a 4 article series I wrote in 2011 for a website that no longer exists. You should probably start with Part 1. Considering the media has finally noticed that Christian Nationalism is a problem, we here at The Banter thought it might be interesting to republish these old articles and then take a look at how relevant they are a decade later to what is happening in America now. They have been lightly edited for formatting and typos. The content remains mostly unchanged. - Justin
Now that we have a basic understanding of what Christian Dominionism is, let’s take a look at where it came from and how it works.
Dominionism is an offshoot of Christian Reconstruction, a radical philosophy made famous by R.J. Rushdoony early last century. Reconstruction calls for the replacement of man’s law with Biblical law with all that it entails. Rushdoony was a great believer in the death penalty for blasphemy (such as my poor hypothetical rape victim from the first article), homosexuality, infidelity, and other transgressions that would make an al Qaeda fanatic feel right at home. He popularized the concept that America was originally a Christian nation founded explicitly on Judeo-Christian principles and that we have strayed from that original, righteous path, hence the needed “reconstruction” of America.
Reconstructionism (and, by extension, Dominionism) is a postmillennial theology.
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