Marxian Religion and their Woke Inquisitors

To quote Monty Python, “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.” And, indeed, the inquisition is here, today, embodied in the Woke left. As I’ve pointed out in the past, Marxism and Socialism are more akin to a religious cult than to a political movement. And this is intentional. Antonio Gramsci, a forerunner of cultural Marxism said as much.

“Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity. … In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society.” (Antonio Gramsci, ‘Audacia e Fide’ in Avanti!; reprinted in Sotto la Mole, 1916-1920, p. 148)

Does this “new order” sound like anything you’ve witnessed in the last few years?

As stated above, the goal of Socialism to replace God with the State and Christianity with Marxian ideology. And what’s more troubling is that this latest brand of Marxism colloquially called “Wokism,” has infiltrated many of our churches, as well as our institutions. Nevertheless, once we understand Wokism as a religious cult then every insane thing we’ve witnessed over the last few years begins to make sense.

In this light, Lucas Miles has written a timely book to help us see this titled, The Christian Left: How Liberal Thought Has Highjacked the Church.” Miles decodes the theology of the progressive left and gives a fascinating history lesson on how we got to where we are today.

As Miles explains the left’s progressive tenets this way: “Their god is the state, their sanctuary is the environment, and their worship is sexuality.”

This is just one of the many reasons why I say that Socialism (along with all of its Marxist offshoots) is an antichrist religion. Sad to say, these cult-like ideologies have already infected many of our young people. Consider the following from an (left-leaning) Axios poll:

“In an Axios poll from October 2019 of 2,100 American respondents, 70 percent of millennials surveyed and 64 percent of Gen Z said they would vote for a socialist candidate. A May 2020 Vice article on Gen Z political leanings headlines the quote of a college student who said, “It’s much more stigmatized to say you’re a capitalist, in my experience.” (from “Will Gen-Z Make America Socialist” —Pacific Research Institute.*)

The reason people get duped by Wokism is because they don’t understand it, and because they don’t know the historical background that led to this insidious ideology. For instance, in a fascinating interview with Joshua Philipp on “Crossroads” on Epoch TV (subscription-based), Miles connected the Woke movement to Gnostic heresies.

“The Gnostics were essentially people that believed that Jesus actually came to save us from Jehovah. So they believed that Jehovah, the father God, oppressed mankind through creation, and that Jesus came to liberate us from that oppression. In fact, the Manichees [later form of Gnostism] had a name for Jesus—the Luminous. And the reason they called him Jesus the Luminous is because they said he woke Adam.” (from “Wokeism Is the Inquisition of a Socialist Cult: Lucas Miles”, Crossroads with Joshua Philipp, Epoch TV)

With this religious cult, virtue signaling is the new morality and Woke cancel culture is the new inquisition. And like the Spanish Inquisition, they silence you into submission through fear and punishment for any disagreement to their ideology.

Historically, Marxism has destroyed every culture where it’s allowed to take over. Miles’s book is one of many good books coming out recently that gives us vital information so that we can understand what happening and effectively fight against this evil ideology. Here’s an interview with Miles explaining how the book came about.

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About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 41 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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14 Responses to Marxian Religion and their Woke Inquisitors

  1. jim- says:

    I agree with you. That’s a rarity worth something 🪙. Maybe try the 10,000 foot view to wrap your head around this? From all this will spring forth a better way. Without the challenge life would eventually be a bore. But out of trial (self inflicted in this case) will come a better way.
    The problem with socialism is the ones who want it have never lived it and have lost the work ethic. The problem with woke is they think they have it when they don’t. Very dangerous.

    • Mel Wild says:

      We do agree from time to time, Jim. 🙂 Very much so here concerning the problem with socialism in general and the woke in particular. My 10,000 foot view is that Socialism always gets it wrong because Marx’s thesis is wrong at the most fundamental level. It always goes bad because human beings don’t really want to be coerced by authoritarians to be where everyone is the same, with the same outcome (equity). What human beings want at the core of who they are is freedom. And Socialism and all versions of Marxian expressions produce the exact opposite.

      This is why Marxism always fails. Historically speaking, it’s a matter of how high the body count goes before the people under it figure it out and throw off the latest repressive regime.

      • jim- says:

        There is a bigger problem brewing this into fruition, I believe, and that in part is fueling this fire. Money and the way it’s made. Money can be created by manipulating a few gadgets or now with the boomers dying—inheritance. And the very rich most often have no skill or goods to offer—they just know how to make money off virtual nothings. Kids are addicted to this idea, yet know the game is a fraud at the same time.
        Maybe I need more time to fully explain this, but I think you can cipher the gist of this cultural and economic misstep.

        • Mel Wild says:

          Interesting point. Add to this, the virtual world is fueling this problem, the metaverse, VR, etc. Sounds eerily like the Matrix (or “Rise of the Cybermen,” Dr. Who). You have the tech oligarchs controlling the masses by addicting them to this pseudo world.

        • jim- says:

          Currently we have little immunity to the gadgets, but I think it will come. Life is extremely good by the numbers, so why is there so much unhappiness and stress?

        • Mel Wild says:

          We need a gadget vaccine. 🙂
          I think we would be more happy by turning off our gadgets and spending most of our time getting out and enjoying real life with real people. I think that’s one thing the pandemic should’ve taught us.

        • jim- says:

          My daughter and I did over 30 COVID picnics the first 2 months up on the mountain behind us. Hang our hammocks, eat, visit, play games, and read in nature. It was awesome. We don’t have tv anyway, but it was a real blessing we’ve managed to keep rolling with.
          It appears life is getting g back to normal unfortunately.

        • Mel Wild says:

          That’s wonderful. Yes, we need to learn from the shutdown and prioritize meaningful relationships in the real world. Our online life should only supplement our real life.

        • jim- says:

          We’ll likely be in your neck of the woods (sort of) in August for a few day at Lake Superior. Drop in for a visit? https://www.traditionalways.org/index.php

        • Mel Wild says:

          Cool. That’s a beautiful area. Will check out link. Got to go…meetings all day.

  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Thanks for this review; a timely and much needed book for our time

  3. tsalmon says:

    Mel, I agree with some of what you say here. These ideas, movements and philosophies (on all sides) deserve to be critically analyzed for rational and moral inconsistencies. But at what point does such critical analysis in complex, ambiguous and highly nuanced issues just devolve into bright lining oversimplification which leads to otherizing, moralizing and tribalism. How careful should we Christians be about when we are having a serious discussion about our flaws with our fellow flawed and fallen souls and when we are just being as judging and as pharisaic as we claim that these other sinners are being?

    I don’t claim to know the answer to this. Do you?

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