Then why do you post Bakunin? There isn't a single Anarchist group who'd tolerate your theological musings. In fact, they hate Christianity with as much intensity as Fascism and Capitalism, perhaps even more. There is no greater spook than the concept of Divinity. I know you've mused on this before when the question was raised, but the reality stands that Fascists will sooner accept those outside their ideal of racial / ethnic homogeneity then Anarchists and Communists (they're joined at the hip) will ever accept Christian fundamentalists like you. Since we're on the subject of "scum", these egalitarian Anarchist ideologies see 0 humanity in Christians at all. In fact, they blame virtually all of society's moral ills on the faith's entire legacy. Anyone upholding Biblical values is participating in oppression. Churches will burn before the wealth of the Capitalist pigs are confiscated and redistributed at the people's will. I can only see Anarchists tolerating a toothless variant of the Church that is, for all intents and purposes, a secular shell of its former self.>>5972
This is a misreading of Jim Goad, although I'd expect that from those who haven't followed his work from the beginning of his career. Having been on the receiving end of abuse from his parents, authority figures, psychopathic ex-girlfiends and more, Jim is no stranger to the worst behaviors of humanity. Still, he considers guilt projection to be fundamentally human traits. You will probably find none of his work to be palatable as it'll clash with your religious convictions, but if you've got an open mind, The Shit Magnet is a wonderful read. I consider it the honorary "Answer Me!" #5
Consciousness of human's worst capabilities can toughen the soul. The idea that people can become "scum" is idiotic because it ignores the fundamental truth that human beings are ultimately animals. Here's something for you to chew on. Over 70% of all American adults will commit one felony in their lives, but only 1% will ever do time for it. Jim never denied that for every action there is a reaction. Jim believes that if a man harms others, he should expect retribution from those he harmed and those connected to him, but it still doesn't take away his humanity or the human experience in his life. It's braver to be an individual than it is to be follower. The impulse to yell "SCUM" out at a perceived enemy or aggressor is merely a way to conceal oneself within the herd. It's a way for others to reorient their sadistic impulses towards something socially acceptable.
To quote an American literary classic, "The idea of YOU lynching anybody! It's amusing. The idea of you thinking you had pluck enough to lynch a MAN! Because you're brave enough to tar and feather poor friendless cast-out women that come along here, did that make you think you had grit enough to lay your hands on a MAN? Why, a MAN'S safe in the hands of ten thousand of your kind -- as long as it's daytime and you're not behind him. "
I'm not trying to chew you out nor am I pretending I'm morally superior to you. I've called my deceased cousin a malignant tumor which frankly wasn't right. In the end, she was fundamentally a human being with needs, but she certainly lived at the expense of others. She had no compunction in doing anything to feed her drug habit. She didn't care for the lives that she affected so long as she could get her fix. Even so, none of this took away from the fact she was ultimately human.