Religious Nationalism is Surging Throughout the World Heres Why

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Are There Every One Why Religious Nationalism

is surging all over the world that’s will be talking about on today?’s video you know on the internet. You’ll see a number of articles with titles such as how Religion made a global comeback in 2017 or the rise of religious nationalism in India and on and on and headlines such as these are becoming more and more prevalent today. ‘s news and commentary I’m thinking in particular of an article published in the Atlantic that focus on the global comeback of religion throughout the world, but particularly in the administration of President Donald Trump and the author of their notes that the religious focus of Trumps administration really was on full display in his first international trip. As president where he visited Jerusalem Riyadh and Rome framed explicitly as a world tour of the Abrahamic Religions Vice-president Mike Pence‘s visited Franklin Graham’s. On International Religious Freedom and the annual meeting of Christians United for Israel and the author The Atlantic article notes that religion and religious groups were instrumental in one of the year’s biggest foreign policy moves and that of course was Trump’s decision to relocate the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, but we’re also seeing the rise of religious nationalism, particularly in India, with its relatively recent elections in the state of Gujarat, where theNK] or the Bharatiya Janta Party, which is the right-wing party of India, They scored a very impressive victory as part of their electoral success of the party’s leader in the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who comes from a Hindu nationalist group that explicitly seeks to reorganize the Indian nation society and culture around conservative Hindu beliefs and practices and then of course you have Russia and its adoption what they call.

Call Spiritual Security, Which Is Considered A Subset

of national security and a number of policy documents issued by the Putin administration. We just talked about this the other day. The Russian government’s focus on spiritual security is design as a primary measure by which traditional Russian values embodied, particularly in the Russian Orthodox Church can be protected and perpetuated in the midst of globalized assaults and so the Russian Federation. ‘s conception of national security actually includes protecting the nation’s, cultural, spiritual and moral legacy and the historical traditions and standards of public and social life. We could keep going in Central Europe via Poland declaring Jesus Christ as king and Lord over their nation.

You Have Prime Minister Viktor Or About

in Hungary Defending Christian civilization is over and against the secular globalization represented by the UK. Yet Bulgaria rejecting transgender measures by being imposed upon them or the attempt to impose upon them by Brussels Eastern European nations such as Georgia of Reintroduce, Orthodox Christianity back into their public school curriculum. You’ve got secular kemell UK being replaced with a resurgent Islamic Republic in Turkey in the Pacific we’re seeing nations such as Samoa declaring themselves explicitly as a Christian nation with a constitution dedicated to the Holy Trinity we’re seeing the revival of Imperial Shintoism at the highest levels of the Japanese government. A revitalization of Confucian philosophy among Chinese officials. We could go on and on and on scholars are increasingly observing a rise of what’s called religious nationalism surging throughout the world.

So Whats Going On Here Well First

as the name implies religious nationalism is a distinctive kind of nationalism that involves the interrelationship between nationalism and historic religions, particularly in terms. of how religion is able to uniquely join together nation, economy and culture? What culture anthropologists such as Emile Durkheim recognize the beginning of the 20th century is that religion reveals something they call this sacred Now you know we all have an idea of what this term sacred means right the sacred is something that’s set apart something that’s holy so, For example, when it comes to dishware. Most of us have some kind of China that we consider set apart from all other mundane dishware fact we often display this sanctity in what we call a China cabinet, which is in effect a kind of shrine right displaying the sanctity of this special dishware. Similarly, when we’re dealing with the sacred in a social sense, we’re dealing with rules, understandings and goals that are set apart from everything else in society in that they’re collectively considered absolute and. Unquestionable these rules understandings and goals define us We don’t define them I like to use example, you know if I get pulled over for speeding by a police officer and I tell them you know I really don’t like that law What’s he gonna say to me what’s all fine and dandy but you still broke the law see in this case of laws absolute it’s unquestionable.

I Dont Define It Defines Me.

I may want to have the law changed, but if I do then there’s a procedure to do so that is itself absolute and unquestionable. There’s no society that can operate without basic rules. Understandings and goals that define the common good for society in ways that are considered absolute and unquestionable. This is the social basis for any vision of a shared public life.

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Now What Durkheims Observations Why They

were so interesting here is. That he posited that religion and religious traditions are precisely what reveal and constitute those sacred rules Understandings the goals necessary for a functioning coherent social order without religion without religious frames of reference populations are left without a sacred without rules. Understands the goals considered absolute and unquestionable and without that social order Basically collapses think about it. If everything is up for grabs. If everything is questionable how on earth are we going to have any basis for organizing and structuring our society.

If The Referees Calls Or The Umpires.

Calls in a game are going to be questioned every single time he makes them including by what authority he makes them. You’re not gonna have a game for very long right. There has to be rules understandings and goals because they’re absolute and unquestionable and inviolable. If there’s going to be a structured order and organization to.

A Society Its Precisely Religion And Its

capacity to reveal the sacred that is precisely the source and orge just such a social order and so because globalization is radically secularized Scholars such as step on the strove. It’s from noticing that it really doesn’t have a sacred foundation or a sacred source by which a social order can be established and maintained and perpetuated and so in many ways. Globalization and its secularizing dynamics are collapsing or imploding due to the lack of any sacred basis for social organization, and as a result, more and more nations are simply turning back to their religion. Their customs their traditions as reliable sources for social order rooted as it is in a religiously revealed sacred so I think this is a huge part in explaining the rise of religious nationalism going on throughout the world, As it turns out secular globalization. entails a considerable degree of futility.

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It Simply Doesnt Have The Frames

of reference necessary for a sustainable social or globe or geopolitical world order, No matter how much its letes and establishments want to claim otherwise. Secular globalization is imploding under its own weight, and that’s because there’s simply no religious or sacred foundation by which to hold it up. I think that goes a long way to explaining why we’re seeing this rise of religious nationalism throughout the world, but I think we could focus even deeper here. I think it’s not merely a case of secular globalization lacking a religious or sacred foundation. There’s also real hostility and indeed threat perpetuated by secular globalization against traditionalist religions that elicits a pretty predictable blowback on the part of religious sensibilities.

I Remember The Debate Between The

ultra-atheist Richard Dawkins, right who interestingly refers to himself now as. A secular Christian very interesting acknowledgement on the centrality of religion in the definition of culture and society, but nevertheless the debate was between Richard Dawkins and the Oxford mathematician John Lennox, who was defending classical Christian faith and civilization and Dawkins kept pushing Lenox whose Turley brilliant by the way Linux enters dog has kept pushing him saying De Lennox it’s either religion or science. You can’t have it both ways. It’s either religion or science to which Lennox responded Of course he didn’t buy the dichotomy that Dawkins was trying to push there, but Lennox said given that why Richard are you so sure people are going to choose science have you ever considered that maybe just maybe if given that choice. People are gonna go overwhelmingly with religion you see it’s this hostility.

Its This Attempted Eradication Either In

the form of attack or mockery or being. pushed from the public square, throwing bibles and prayer out of public schools or instituting mass immigration policies that forced cultures with fundamentally different religious persuasions and traditions upon your society, Whatever way it happens to work itself out. Secular globalization has exemplified a radically hostile orientation towards religion and religious customs and traditions, and this hostility has elicited a massive blowback as it turns out when given a choice between globalization its secular era stalkers in the one hand or traditional religions customs beliefs and practices on the other. We’re finding that the vast majority of the world’s population is choosing religion and quite deliberately. What’s so interesting is that this read traditional ization or the surge in religious nationalism really is manifesting itself at the ballot box.

People Are Self–Consciously Voting It In Not Everywhere

of course, but certainly throughout the United States and Eastern Europe and India. Like so I would argue that religious nationalism is surging throughout the world both because secular globalization is imploding from within because it has no religiously revealed sacred source from which to derive a sustainable social water on the one hand, and it’s collapsing from without in that it’s open hostility towards religion and historic religious sentiment and practice has provided a worldwide backlash a mass blowback against its anti-cultural anti-traditional processes we’ve mentioned over and over again here that faced with threats to a populations culture and religion. It’s highly predictable that such a population will reassert its cultural religious identity markers such as traditions, customs, land ethnicity and the like as mechanisms of resistance against such anti-cultural anti-traditional threats that’s why I think we are seeing the surge of religious nationalism throughout the world and I think in many respects we’re just getting started. As always please like comment and subscribe check out our new online merchandise selection where you can get gear and apparel celebrating all things Nationals, populist and traditionalist and if you would please click on our patreon link below become a monthly supporter this channel and help us too cos you didn’t analyze current events and light a conservative trenton so that you can personally and professionally flourish God bless.

Summary

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