Tolerance is sexual permissiveness: Christianity as the Trojan horse of monotheism
Millennia ago polytheism degenerated into monotheism with the irreplaceable help of neonatal circumcision. Most of all pedocircumcision seems to be a political factor that operates through the religious disposition that it facilitates.
Ancient polytheistic gods were specialized like ministers in a cabinet. They struggled with each other but people could change their will occasionally. Ancient polytheistic dietary system was democratic and open to change and modification. Its gods were not perfect and were closely related to human archetypes with their weaknesses and passions.
In natural societies of ancient Greece and Rome religion and politics were well separated. Their politics were rational and sexuality – praised. It appears that pedocircumcision halted the development of both rational thought and democracy.
Emperors highly valued monotheism for its centralized power, simplistic hierarchy and ideology. But people of ancient democratic Rome and Greece liked the naked body and sexuality. They disliked Judaism for its restrictions on food and sex including coercive circumcision that they deemed barbaric. The closed autocratic, dogmatic and anti-sex nature of Judaism was unacceptable to them.
Monotheistic religions tempted emperors with absolute power but sexual and other restrictions repulsed their subjects. Roman rulers needed non-circumcising and pork-eating monotheism. And then Christianity arrived on the historical scene exactly according to demand. Eventually Roman Emperors seized the opportunity and absolute god-like power that sexually and food-permissive Christianity offered. They were able to rule as God’s deputies on earth without offending citizens’ private sexual and eating habits. Gradually Christian monotheism suppressed ancient democracy and pushed it out the political scene.
Christianity arose as a less dogmatic and more sexually permissive Judaic sect. It abandoned neonatal circumcision, allowed pork-eating and was comparatively sexually permissive. Those were its main practical differences from Judaism. All of those relative freedoms made Christianity acceptable to the citizens of ancient Greece and Rome.
Soon, however, the totalitarian nucleus of monotheistic Christianity gained power. Only a few centuries after Christian religion was institutionalized it went sexually suppressive. Christianity destroyed both ancient polytheism and democracy. Christianity was the Trojan horse for Judaic monotheism that helped it conquer polytheism from the inside. Christianity is a form of Judaism adapted for survival in the lands of naturals where it has actually thrived. After non-Abrahamic gods were declared heresy and competition was eliminated Christianity showed its ugly totalitarian face.
Weakness of Christianity and Democracy
Noticeably, Christians abolished circumcision and began their slow march back to nature and rational thought. The circumcised minds of Christians or the anti-sex moral of Abrahamics slowed the march but there was no bodily reason to cease it. So here they are now reinventing the wheel. Christians have just begun relearning that sexuality is vital, that its repression intensifies the cravings and perverts it, that bans merely simulate law and order and to acknowledge that circumcision reduces sex-lust. Christianity is still learning to accept that beliefs have no priority over one another, and to confess that none of them has priority over love, law, moral and sexuality. When it finishes this process it will most probably disband.
Modern Christianity is weaker than circumcising religions because it uses only psychological coercion. Its weakness relative to other Abrahamics, however, gives it greater humanitarian potential. It allows for instance the development of egalitarianism.
Christianity is most socially progressive among Abrahamic religions. For the time being the democracy it tolerates is most progressive among political systems. The democratic system of government, for instance, is the only one to be able to reform its own rules and morality. Plasticity of democracy, however, is also its weakness relative to hard-line theocracy. Likewise, the circumcising religions are stronger than Christianity because their dogmatism is biologically inflicted. Christian religion is bound to lose its strength and position in interethnic disputes. Yet the democracy that Christianity allowed continually undermines and weakens it.
Christianity is weaker than the other Abrahamic religions because it does not circumcise. Christianity began as a sect of Judaism that succeeded to attract the democratic societies that detest circumcision. Democracy relates to the natural state, autocracy – to the circumcised state.
The weaker coercion spread Christianity but also weakened the faith. Christianity is going to give way to circumcising religions unless they abolish circumcision. Democracy may fall next because it is unattractive and inapplicable to circumcising ethnoses and cannot conquer circumcising theocracies.
Democracy is a natural product of polytheism. In Europe democracy hardly survived in the strangling grip of Abrahamics’ monotheism. During the last centuries it has been painfully re-emerging and extracting itself from theocracy’s embrace. It was the comparative sexual permissiveness and tolerance of the non-circumcising Christianity that made its revival possible. It is the abolishment of pedocircumcision that reawakened democracy.
But is the new-reborn democracy grown enough to make its own living? Sadly, it seems that democracy is still immature and unprepared to stand up its ground. Even now it pursues irrational politics and fears more infringing mental freedoms of forefathers than the bodily and emotional wholeness of their offspring. Perhaps due to emotional inertia or to incurable castration anxiety the Modern Christian fathers still fear the great-father and overdiscipline their sons accordingly, although He has neither castrated nor circumcised them.