Has Christianity Failed?
by Eric D. Butler
C H Douglas Warns - An
Anti Christian Offensive - Christ's Revelation - A
Developing Christian Civilisation
Faith and Works - Trinitarian Constitutionalism - Reformation
Extremes - The Promise of the British Empire
Christ the Judean - Of More
Than Academic Interest - A New Religion - Regeneration
The following are the notes of an address given to the Melbourne Conservative
on Monday, December 7,1992. In one sense it is a foolish question to
ask if Christianity has failed, which is akin to asking if the electric
power system has failed because the lights are not shining, without
first ascertaining if the light switches have been turned on. The lights
will come on when a human effort is made to use the switch that permits
the electric current to flow to the electric light globe.
While there is a Christian philosophy, Christianity is not primarily
a philosophy, nor is it merely an ethical system; it claims to be a
revelation of Truth. C.H. Douglas has said that Christianity is either
of the warp and woof of the universe, or is merely another set of interesting
opinions. Douglas also made the comment that Christianity provided
a glimpse of reality which, as yet, was only dimly understood. This
is certainly true when we come to consider the question of genuine
freedom, which Christ, the founder of Christianity, promised was available
through that Truth which He represented.The promise was that "Perfect
freedom" could be obtained through service to God, and was available
to all. Every civilisation throughout history has been the reflection
of an undergirding religious or value system governing all of man's
activities. Once the belief in and practise of that system is undermined,
civilisation dies and eventually collapses. One of the features of
a dying civilisation is that the majority of people are unaware of
the death process. Only a relatively few, those who might correctly
be described as prophets, have sought to warn their fellows of impending
disaster unless there was a change of direction.
The great Roman, Cicero, tried in vain to warn that the Roman Civilisation
was ultimately doomed unless there were basic changes. C.H.
DOUGLAS WARNS Shortly after the first major tragedy of this violent
and destructive century, the author of Social Credit, C.H. Douglas,
warned that unless there were major alterations to a financial system
being used to misdirect the economic system from its true purpose of
serving the individual consumer, Western Civilisation was going to
disintegrate into a new Dark Age.
Douglas stressed that the financial policies being pursued with growing
convulsions and social disintegration inevitable, were fundamentally
anti-Christian, in that they sought to make the individual subservient
"The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath",
was one of Christ's statements which enraged his bitter enemies, the
The Pharisees were the dominant religious and political party in the
small Roman Province of Judea when Christ conducted a three-year ministry
which changed the course of history. Christ's universal message for
Mankind was violently opposed by the Pharisees, who taught that they
alone had been chosen by God to regulate the lives of their fellows.
Christ presented a vivid word picture of the Pharisees, charging that
they were hypocrites who had shut up the kingdom of heaven against
man, neither going in themselves nor permitting others to go in.
Christ taught the explosive truth that the Kingdom of God was not external,
but was within each individual, who could find it by searching. The
Kingdom was available to all, not just a few, the "Chosen".
Christ further denounced the Pharisees by saying,
"Ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within
are full of extortions and excess.
Ye are like unto whited sepulchres,
who indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's
bones, and of all uncleanness",
concluding by calling the Pharisees "serpents" and a "generation of
Now many might say that what Christ said about the Pharisees two thousand
years ago is only of academic interest today.
But when Rabbi Finkelstein of the prestigious Jewish Theological Seminar
of the United States points out that the religion today known as Judaism
is an extension of Pharisaism, while there is a widespread view among
professing Christians that Christianity and Judaism spring from the
same spiritual roots, the matter is of the greatest importance, if
the true Christian Faith is to be defended.
Douglas said many years ago that Christianity had become a form of
The situation has deteriorated since Douglas made this observation,
the result of a persistent campaign by the supporters of Judaism in
its various forms to, subvert the true character of Christianity.
The position is more serious than most Christians realise. AN
ANTI-CHRISTION OFFENSIVE In his scholarly and carefully documented
work, Judaism and the Vatican, the well-known French writer, Viscomte
Leon de Poncins, deals with the audacious attempt by representatives
of Judaism at the time of Vatican Council to have the Roman Catholic
Communion declare itself against the Gospel account of Christ's conflict
with the Pharisees, conflict ending with Christ's crucifixion.
The Gospel of St. John was strongly criticised, but the Gospel of St
Matthew, was labelled as being blatantly "anti-semitic".
The general charge was that Christianity is primarily responsible for
what is termed "anti-semitism", now and over the past centuries. Rather
than face the truth that traditional Christianity is completely incompatible
with the philosophies of the spiritual descendants of Pharisaism, Christian
tolerance, together with lack of understanding of Christian history,
have been subtly exploited, with Christians generally continuing to
retreat in face of Jewish pressure, most of this being applied by aggressive
A classic example of this aggression was the threatening attitude employed
by Mr. Mark Leibler, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia
towards the Headmaster of the Brighton (Melbourne) Church of England
Grammar School, because he had seen - while visiting the school - references
to the murder of St. Stephen the first Christian martyr, written on
the blackboard by the school's chaplain during a religious class.
Mark Leibler not only complained to the Brighton Grammar School headmaster,
stating that the description of how - following Stephen's clash with
the Jewish Sanhedrin - he had been killed by mob violence, was "shocking"
and likely to lead to "anti-semitisim but he also wrote to Melbourne
The most striking feature of Mark Leibler's correspondence concerning
the matter was its violent, intemperate and intolerant tone. Even the
Uniting Church, which officially has adopted a similar attitude to
the Zionists on a number of public issues, has felt the "anti-semitic"
lash because it issued a report claiming that the State of Israel was
violating the rights of Palestinian people.
Zionist pressure resulted in the president the Uniting Church, Rev.
Darcy Wood, apologising for the booklet, but not its basic intent,
and after meeting with Zionists spokesmen, agreed that there were some
errors in the book and that he would issue a "clarification".
Zionist spokesmen claim that the second document was worse than the
Jewish philosophy has been aptly described as that of the one-way street.
The retreat by the Roman Catholic Communion has been highlighted by
a report in the Melbourne Age of November 3, that the Roman Catholic
Church will now recognise Judaism as its "older brother", under a new
set of guidelines seeking to improve relations between Christianity
The President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Mr. Leslie
Caplan, describes the launching of the guidelines in Sydney as a landmark
in interreligious history, The Age report stating that there is to
be a re-writing of some school texts. It appears to be only a matter
of time before the story of Christ and His teachings, as recorded in
the four Gospels, will also be re-written in an attempt not to appear
to be giving offence to Judaism, or any other religion.
Leslie Caplan makes the significant comment that the guidelines
"are prompted by the ever-increasing multicultural and multi-faith
nature of our society, the advent of Neo-Nazi and other anti-semitic
denials of the fact of the Nazi Holocaust and the relativising of the
event, as well as the recognition of the Jewish roots of Christianity."
Christians are being asked to accept that Christianity is a junior
brother of Judaism, the implication being that they worship the same
This is a direct challenge to both history and Christian tradition,
and turns both upside down.
As we have seen, the spiritual roots of Judaism are in Pharisaism,
which completely rejected Christ, who claimed that His loving Father
was a very different God to that being worshipped by the Pharisees. CHRIST'S
REVELATION The essence of Christ's revelation was that Man is born
in the image of God, that every individual is a unique being, that
Christ said that He had come that Man might enjoy the life more abundant.
Christ's followers were taught to pray that their loving Father's
"will" be done on earth, as it was in Heaven.
The Lords prayer is the answer to those who claim that Christianity
is "too otherworldly".
There are no recorded references of a call for sacrifices. "My yoke
is easy, my burden is light", said Christ.
Freedom was essential for the individual to seek to know God, and to
"The Truth shall make you free", said Christ, stating that he was the
"Follow me," he said.
The Truth was not an end in itself, but a means to an end. Freedom,
freedom for all.
Christ's teachings and, of course, His works, came as a bombshell in
a society groaning under the rigid imposition of Pharisaical regulations
which sought to govern every aspect of human behaviour, with the priests
full of the spirit of selfrighteousness.
People could not be trusted with Freedom.
But how, in the absence of a maze of regulations and freedom were individual
relations to be governed?
Christ gave that amazingly simple answer: individuals should love God
and one another.
Commenting on the law of Love, Douglas said that so far from being
a mere piece of sloppy sentimentalism, it was a brilliant exposition
of a vital political principle.
In practise it transforms societies.
If every individual seeks to love God the Father, striving to discover
and apply His laws in every sphere of human living, and also loves
his neighbour as a fellow child of the same Father, he does not need
man-made regulations to ensure that he respects the rights and freedoms
of his fellows.
There was a time when the Christian law of love governed societies
much more than it does today.
Houses could be left unlocked because private property rights were
Women could walk the streets in safety at all times.
The abduction and sexual abuse of children was unknown.
Business could be conducted with little stress on written agreements.
A man's word was "his bond".
The great Australian tradition of mateship was a reflection of the
spirit of the Law of Love.
Greater love had no man, than a willingness to lay down his own life
for a friend. A DEVELOPING CHRISTIAN CIVILISATION Western
civilisation has been correctly described as a Christian civilisation.
It was, of course, never a completely Christian civilisation. But over
two thousand years it was becoming increasingly Christian.
While the Greek and Roman civilisations prepared the way for the advent
of Christianity, Christian civilisation was completely different from
all past civilisations. It was the Christian teaching that man was
a special creature made in Gods image, with a supernatural destiny,
which gave the human person a significance previously unknown anywhere.
It freed the individual from the domination of the group.
Man now saw himself as part of a type of cosmic spiritual drama, and
felt that he had the capacity to shape history.
Christianity was a religion of hope, and encouraged the development
of man's most divine attribute, individual creativeness.
God's goodness and love, His immediate and all pervading presence could
be directly perceived in each person's life.
Christ offered a completely new way of life, one which not only transformed
individuals and their relations one with the other, but also their
relationship to institutions, including government.
The question of government, which is basically one concerning power,
has been central to the human drama from the beginning of time.
The Greek and the Roman philosophers grappled with the problem of how
to protect the individual from the natural tendency of all governments
to increase their own power, and the corrupting influence of all power,
particularly centralised power, but with little success. Christ well
understood the temptations of power, as witnessed by his rejection
of the offer of World dominion in the wilderness while, in one statement,
answering a trick question by the Pharisees, He resolved the problem
Christ said that while the individual must render unto Caesar - the
government - that which legitimately belonged to government, the individual
must also render unto God that which belongs to God.
This required that the power was not excessive, but was limited to
the true purposes of government.
Christ's statement gave government a legitimacy and authority it has
not previously enjoyed, now being elevated to special role in the divine
order. But that role had to be limited, with government accepting the
higher authority of God.
The Romans did not persecute the early Christians, primarily because
they were a new religious movement. The Romans generally were tolerant
about new religions, of which there were a number.
What concerned them were the unique features of the Christian claim
that the individual's first loyalty was to God, not the StateFAITH
AND WORKS Faith without works is dead, wrote St. James.
Western Christendom was not developed merely by Christians saying they
believed in the Christian revelation.
The law of thermodynamics does not of itself move anything because
engineers say they have faith in the truth of the law. That truth must
be incarnated through heat engines and appropriate mechanisms so that
it can, for example, move ships across the ocean.
Truth can only move mountains when bulldozers and other earthmoving
equipment are devised and used by Man.
A Christian civilisation evolved over two thousand years because enough
Christians strove to make all Man's activities reflect the Christian
concept of reality and its value system.
The development of a Christian orientated system of constitutionalism
and government reached its highest point in England, along with the
system of Common Law, a system of law which grew out of the climate
created by the Christian Church.
Stress was placed on the value of every individual, who must always
be assumed to be innocent until proved guilty by a jury of his peers.
Compassion and mercy were Christian virtues along with good manners
and chivalry, particularly towards women.
A Christian civilisation was Christ-centred, not based upon the deification
Art, literature and music were all mirrors of the Christian ideal.
Work for work's sake was unknown; there was a direct relationship between
production and consumption.
It was between the medieval period of the 12th and 15th centuries that
the glorification of God in the flowering of craftsmanship reached
its highest level, as witnessed by the building of the great cathedrals.
The craftsman who loved his work has today been replaced by the process
worker, an impersonal cog in a vast production system, controlled by
a debt financial system and increasingly designed to "capture"
The debt system as practised today was unknown.
Christ's warning that Man could not worship both God and Mammon was
Usury was regarded as a moral question and prohibited.
The wrong use of money was condemned as a source of corruption.
Attempts were made to ensure that instead of price being governed by
what an individual might obtain, as in an Oriental bazaar, there should
be a "just" price.
A statute of Edward II, under whose reign important constitutional
developments took place in England, attempted to relate price to genuine
Money was decentralised and issued locally by Royal and Church mints.
English land was used to feed English people, whose economy enabled
them to sustain a Church every four square miles. TRINITARIAN
CONSTITUTIONALISM For hundreds of years constitutional development
in England grew out of the Christian concept of God.
Generally overlooked today is that this concept stressed the trinitarian
nature of God - Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
It was at the famous Council of Nicea in A.D. 325, called by Emperor
Constantine following his conversion to Christianity, that the brilliant
young Bishop Athanasius argued that the nature of reality was trinitarian,
that true unity was the product of diversity.
The development of what came to be known as the Athanasian Creed was
one of the most distinctive landmarks in the development of Christian
constitutional government, with power divided between the House of
Commons, the House of Lords, - originally both lords temporal and spiritual
- and the Crown.
Constantine's conversion and a cessation of the persecution of the
Christians permitted the Authority of the Christian leaders to emerge,
with the Council of Nicea called to discuss the relationship between
Church and State.
It was a major landmark in the long history of the development of a
Christian society, badly shattered by the Reformation, with Henry VIII
in England executing his famous Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, for resisting
his absolutist demands.
Moore was the very incarnation of the English Common Law, which he
believed Caesar - in the form of Henry - must also accept.
Henry's violation of the historic growth of Christian constitutionalism,
resulted in the inevitable corruption of power when removed from the
restraining influence of Authority.
By 1571 it was not considered usury if interest did not exceed 10 percent.
The next century saw Cromwell bringing the Jewish moneylenders back
By 1664 the Bank of England had been established, and for the first
time England had a national debt.
The spirit of Pharisaism was in the ascendancy.
The Gospels inform us that the early Pharisees were "great lovers of
Some Church leaders protested against the establishment of the Bank
of England, but to no avail.
What is generally described, as the Reformation was inevitable, considering
the corrupt state of a Church exercising both Power and Authority.
The debauchery of some of the pre-Reformation Popes was a dark stain
on the history of Christendom, although the post-Reformation period
saw the emergence of a number of Popes whose lives were models of piety,
with Pope Leo XIII, and Pope Pius XI producing Papal Encyclicals which
are worthy of study by all Christians.
In Rerum Novarum Pope Leo denounced the "rapacious usury . . ... still
practised by covetous and grasping men."
Forty years later in Quadragesimo Anni, Pope Pius XI was more specific
with his reference to the
"domination . . . most powerfully exercised by those who, because they
hold and control money, also govern credit and determine its allotment,
for that reason supplying, so to speak, the lifeblood to the entire
economic body, and grasping in their hands, as it were, the very soul
of production, so that no one can breathe against their will."
Pope Pius's Encyclical appeared during the Great Depression years when,
to their credit, a few Christian leaders denounced the inhumanity of
a financial policy, which sacrificed human beings to the god of financial
The last major effort by a Christian church to denounce the debt system
was the 1962 report of the Christian Doctrine of Wealth Committee of
the Congregational Union of Scotland.
But while initially raising the hope that Christian leaders were about
to start denouncing the power of Mammon, the Congregational Union Report
was put to rest with the silent treatment, and leaving the power of
mammon to continue unchallenged until the present day.
Such has been the legacy of the fragmenting of Christianity over 500
years ago. REFORMATION
EXTREMES The tragedy of the Reformation period was that the understandable
zeal for cleansing resulted in extremes that tended to throw the baby
out with the bath water. Not only was the unity and Authority of the
Church fragmented, but literalism started to replace tradition concerning
the Bible, with dozens of new sects emerging to provide their own allegedly
This opened the way for a flood of criticisms by the so-called Higher
Critics, who seized upon any discrepancies, particularly in The New
Testament to seek to undermine the traditional Christian Faith.
Extreme manifestations of Puritanism, similar to that of the Pharisees,
were encouraged by the doctrine of pre-destination, leading to a
self-righteous attitude towards the less fortunate by those who had
been materially successful.
The doctrine of Faith without Works, which St. James described as
the "faith of devils", had far-reaching social effects, reversing
the traditional Christian teaching which had regarded avarice as
far worse than improvidence or idleness, and made charity a prime
Work for work's sake became a type of new religion.
Leisure of any kind was regarded now as some type of sin. As pointed
out by Professor Tawney in his work, Religion and The Rise of Capitalism
(1926), the Puritans accepted
"the necessity of . . . large-scale commerce and financing and the
other practical facts of business life."
The emergence of the Industrial Revolution found the Christian Church
incapable of providing any constructive lead concerning what was
a development of the greatest significance. The best that some Christian
leaders and spokesmen could offer were protestations against some
of the worst features of the revolution, such as child slavery.
The Industrial Revolution had made God's abundance available on a
scale previously never contemplated.
Not only was it possible to ensure that everyone in an industrialised
country had adequate material security, but that growing leisure
time was possible, with every individual able to follow more enthusiastically
to seek the Kingdom of God within.
It was becoming possible to more readily accept Christ's teaching
that no one need to take thought for the morrow.
God's gifts to man were beckoning him forward to a new Golden Age.
But with few exceptions, Christian leaders appeared to be afraid
to accept the gifts. Blinded by the Black Magic of financial orthodoxy,
they were incapable of rejecting the Pharisaical teaching that something
for nothing was immoral, and of giving a practical meaning to the
Doctrine of unearned grace. THE
PROMISE OF THE BRITISH EMPIREIt is true that some of the benefits
of the new Industrial civilisation were starting to reach a section
of the peoples of Western civilisation. The decentralised British
Empire, with an association of self-governing sovereign nations whose
constitutional structures were an extension of those of the United
Kingdom, was holding out the promise of a far more harmonious world.
But the enormous potential for a new growth of Christian civilisation
was shattered by the first of the numerous disastrous events that
have marked the most violent and destructive century in recorded
The very discoveries that provided the key to a new civilisation
made it possible to destroy on an unprecedented scale.
The First World War marked the beginning of a growing retreat by
Christendom. Symbolic of the nature of the retreat was the historic
decision of 1917, by the British House of Lords, that Christianity
was no longer part of the law of England.
Up until that time, all British Lord Chancellors had expressly
stated that Christianity was a major feature of the English constitution.
Sir William Holdsworthy, Professor of Law at the University of
Oxford, said at the time of the House of Lords decision, that
"It is not unlikely that Caesar, now that he has abandoned the
task of serving for God the things that are God's, will find considerably
greater difficulty in securing for himself the things that are
Subsequent events have grimly confirmed Professor Holdsworthy's
warning. The challenge to authority in all its forms has opened
the floodgate to a new barbarism.
Christianity is relegated to the role of junior brother to the
C.H. Douglas described modem Christianity as little more than liberal
But what is left of Christianity has been almost completely Judaised
as witnessed by the constant reference to Judaeo-Christianity and
the statement that Christ was a Jew, the inference being that Christ
belonged to a racial group which practised what today is called
Judaism. CHRIST THE JUDEANThe historical
truth is that Christ was a Judean, a description of the Roman Province
where He was born and lived.
The term "Judaism" was completely unknown at the time of Christ.
It was first coined by the Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus,
to describe the faith of the adherents of Pharisaism.
The term "Jew" was also unknown at the time of Christ, and did
not make its appearance in the English language until it was first
used in 1775 by the English writer Sheridan, this being derived
from the term "Iewe", itself being a corrupted and contracted English
word for the "Iudaeus" as found in the 4th century St.Jerome translation
of The New Testament from the original into Latin.
The modem use of the term "Jew" no longer even remotely refers
to the primary meaning of the original Latin.
No one in the English-speaking world today believes that a "Jew" is
The general belief is that a Jew is a certain type of religious
person, a member of a certain race, or both.
In an examination of this subject, the well known American businessman,
Benjamin H. Freedman, a convert to Christianity from Judaism, charges
that "When the word 'Jew' was first introduced into the English
language in the 18th century, its one and only implication, inference
and innuendo was 'Judea'.
However, during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, a well-organised
and well-financed "pressure group" created a "secondary" meaning
for the word "Jew" among the English-speaking peoples of the world.
Every student of the history of languages knows that there are
innumerable examples of the "secondary meaning" of words, these
being completely different from the original.
Pontius Pilate's inscription on the cross was, quite naturally,
in Latin, and read "lesus Nazarenus Rex Iudeaortum".
The English translation of the Latin is Jesus the Nazarene Ruler
of the Judeans".
In the original Greek manuscript of the Gospel of St. John, reference
is made to the demands by the Pharisees that Pilate alter the reference
to Christ as "Ruler of the Judeans", protesting that Christ only
had said that He was ruler of the Judeans.
Pilate impatiently replied, "What I have written, I have written." OF
MORE THAN ACADEMIC INTEREST This question is of far more than
mere academic interest, and unless Christians have a clear understanding
of the truth, they will be for ever retreating in the face of pressure
from the modem Pharisees, who have demonstrated that they are past
masters at distorting history to suit their own anti-Christian
Even more misleading than the misuse of the term "Jew", has been
the skilful promotion of the God-given right of the Zionists to
drive out the indigenous people of Palestine, many of them Christians,
from the home they had occupied for over a thousand years.
Large numbers of Western Christians condoned what was done, claiming
the Zionist Jews were fulfilling biblical prophecy, that the semitic
Jewish people were merely returning to their own original promised
The truth is that at least 90 percent of those people calling themselves
Jews have no historical racial link with Palestine.
Known as the Ashkenazim Jews, their origins were in the Khazar
Empire of Central Asia, which adopted Judaism as the State religion
in the 7th century.
The conquest of these non-semitic Asiatic people by the Pharisees
produced a formidable force with far reaching consequences for
Mankind. The eventual destruction of the Khazar Empire resulted
in its people migrating into Russia and Eastern Europe.
There they maintained their Pharisaical religion in all its purity,
and eventually became the driving force behind both Communism and
Originally opposed to Zionism, the Westernised Sephardic Jews,
of genuine semitic background, were eventually driven into accepting
the aggressive Zionist programme.
Although known to some students of history, the story of the Khazars
was relatively unpublicised until the astounding publication in
1976 of The Thirteenth Tribe, by the famous Hungarian Jewish writer
Arthur Koestler, who carefully documented the story in considerable
detail. The book caused a major, if only temporary, international
Koestler wrote that the story of the Khazar Empire as it emerges
from the past "begins to look like the most cruel hoax which history
has ever perpetrated". The main victims of this hoax have been
The truth, of course, makes nonsense of the widespread use of the
swear term "anti-semitic" against anyone criticising Zionist power.
After some initial publicity, The Thirteenth Tribe was consigned
to George Orwell's "memory hole" and became difficult to obtain.
At the time of Koestler's death the Zionist press of the world
was full of eulogies of Koestler's writings, but there was not
one reference to The Thirteenth Tribe. A NEW
RELIGIONThe elevation of the alleged Jewish holocaust, always
spelt with a capital "H" in the Zionist press, into what in fact
is a new religion, demanding mere faith from its devotees, has
served a number of Zionist purposes, including of course the defence
of Zionist Israel. But generally overlooked is the type of psychological
warfare waged against Christianity, the central theme being that
what happened to the Jewish people during the Second World War
was the end result of the "antisemitism" fostered by traditional
The well known Zionist propagandist, Elie Wiesel, one of the numerous
Jews who, by some undisclosed miracle, survived Auschwitz, has
said that all Christians must bear a collective guilt for what
allegedly took place at Auschwitz, which has been elevated into
a type of shrine representing the greatest suffering ever experienced
All other examples of human suffering pale into insignificance
compared with Auschwitz.
Christians are relentlessly encouraged to develop a deep guilt
complex about the matter.
Even the slightest inference that the much-publicised Jewish holocaust
may have been exaggerated, is liable to bring the charge that this
is a manifestation of "anti-semitism" and, even worse, is blasphemous.
But criticism of Christianity, even with revolting comments about
Christ, is regarded as legitimate.
The Truth shall make you free, said Christ. But what about the
Truth concerning the alleged Jewish holocaust, with claim that
millions of unfortunate Jews were gassed, most of them at Auschwitz
No Christian can dispute that, along with other people, including
the Poles, Jews suffered badly at the hands of Nazi Germany.
There were acts of bestial brutality But the claim that six million
Jews were systematically gassed as part of an official policy,
The claim has been progressively reduced, leaving only Auschwitz
as the main centre of alleged mass gassings.
But the Auschwitz myth remains in spite of a progressive demolition
of the original claims.
The personal testimonies of those who worked at Auschwitz, a major
German industrial complex, that no gassings took place; the scientific
examination by America investigator Fred Leuchter; proving that
the alleged gas chambers could not have been used for gassing;
the official death figure of 75,000 as now revealed by the Russian
archives, these deaths mostly from disease, are all dismissed by
those maintaining the myth, which will probably even survive for
a time the recent admission, in a video-taped interview, by Dr.
Franciszek Piper, senior curator and director of archives at the
Auschwitz State Museum, that the alleged gas chambers through which
thousands of visitors have been shown over the years, had been "reconstructed",
on the basis of "eyewitness"
This gigantic hoax over three decades took place with the, support
of the Polish communist government. REGENERATIONThe
regeneration of a Christian civilisation which is near death, requires
first an honest assessment of its critical plight.
The dominant philosophy of today is collectivist, with worship
of bigness, which is allegedly more efficient. Nations are urge
to become part of Common Markets which later can be merged into
some type of New World Order.
As the power of the state and its instrumentalities increase,
so is the power of the individual further weakened.
What is taking place is a retreat from the degree of practical
Christianity that once existed.
The individual feels increasingly helpless in the face of centralised
power, or resorts to violence in a blind reaction to what is
happening. The Church has been reduced to the role of being little
more than a social welfare agency, and when any economic policies
are advocated, they take the form of a request to the State that
it takes from some to give to others.
The spirit of collectivism is all pervasive.
The seriousness of our plight is masked by the fact that many
of the outward material forms of our Christian civilisation still
But the spirit, which produced them, has been progressively killed.
We do not make the mistake of believing that because we can still
admire the ruins of Greek art on the Acropolis at Athens, or
read the works of the great Greek philosophers, that the Greek
civilisation is still alive.
It died over 2000 years ago, when its spirit died.
Western Europe is still dotted with the famous cathedrals and
other expressions of the Christian faith, but today they are
little more than museums relying upon paying tourists for their
What we are left with is but the shell of a Christian civilisation
that, with all its imperfections, promised so much hope for the
future of Mankind.
Today it lies broken and bleeding.
But we must not despair, always being sustained by that paradoxical
"the present plight of the world is the only hope for the
The plight of the world is the result of violating the truths
of that Absolute Reality we call God.
That reality remains. Just as the man who jumps over the cliff
not only violates that absolute known as the Law of Gravity,
but demonstrates the truth of the law, so does today's world
demonstrate that there is an answer.
That answer was revealed two thousand years ago and over the
The Eternal Kingdom of God still remains within each one of us,
waiting to be found and developed.
Those who have some understanding of the nature of the crisis,
through which we are passing, have a special responsibility to
provide that type of Christian leadership that will challenge
the forces threatening a new Dark Age.
By deepening their faith in and understanding of reality, they
are like the sailor on a dark and stormy night who is confident
that he will make port because he knows that the compass by which
he is guided is a constant reflection of an unchanging reality.
The truth is that so far from Christianity failing, only Man
has failed to remain faithful to those Truths which Christianity
But God in his great wisdom has provided Man with free will by
which he can repent for past mistakes and make a fresh start.
That is what is urgently required today, a fresh start.
For the true Christian, this is a most challenging and exciting
First published in THE NEW TIMES, DECEMBER
1992 - VOL. 56, No. 12.
Electronic text by Noddy: ©MooCow Publications, Numurkah, Victoria.
26 November 2000