I want to add to this by spelling it out even more clearly.Majorityrights.com / Kumiko Oumae, 'Christianity: The Ride Never Ends', 03 Mar 2016: wrote:[...]
The fact that Christianity has within these last 100 years freed itself from the shackles of having to care about Europeans at all in any sense, is not a distortion of Christianity, but rather, the logical end result that it had always striven for. If the past era could be understood as a ‘Northern and Central European compromise’ which occurred after the collapse of the Byzantine Empire and the loss of the food-basket territories of Egypt and Syria, the present era could be recognised as the fulfilment of the success of that compromise, since Christianity can now ‘go global’ once again and break that compromise, and it is doing so with gusto.
The accumulation of capital from land ownership, financial holdings, relationships with prosperous Northern and Central European states, and so on, is now being reinvested by Christian institutions into a full drive toward carrying out the actions necessary to position themselves to take advantage of the growing populations in Africa and other areas in the periphery.
Their number one priority did not change. It only seemed to change in the eyes of some people, and the only people who are perceiving a ‘change’, are those Europeans who in some kind of fatal conceit started to think that Christianity was somehow about them.
In fact, back then, Christianity was about the survival of Christianity and maintaining or expanding the wealth of its institutions. Now in the present day, Christianity is about the survival of Christianity and maintaining or expanding the wealth of its institutions.
Christianity commands that you must 'spread the gospel' to everyone on the planet if you can, yet Christian institutions also are connected to the material world. Since Christian institutions want to expand and survive in the same way as businesses do, they have to be modelled like how businesses are modelled.
(a) They have a product which they can sell to anyone. (b) They have billions of people in Africa who are for various reason willing to actually believe in the product and buy the product. (c) They have the accumulated wealth of centuries of leeching off of productive societies in Europe -- a position inside Europe they were only pushed into because the Eastern Roman Empire lost control of the cash-cows Syria and Egypt. (d) There is nothing in Biblical texts which actually commands them to be pro-European.
Obviously they will use their accumulated European wealth to fund infrastructure and marketing campaigns for their re-expansion into Africa, and of course they would carry out an anti-racist campaign against everyone who disagrees.
This thread should be about the ways in which Christian institutions intersect with the world of finance and real estate, and how this in turn intersects with the topic of demographics. Absolutely anyone is allowed to join in.