If I were designing a church from scratch, here’s how I’d do it.
I would reject any and all forms of iconoclasm. The church building should be a beautiful piece of architecture, reflecting the natural and human infrastructure of the area. The interior should be beautiful and should be adorned with paintings and sculptures. If you could arrange a glass ceiling that would be ideal.
The services should be held on Sunday mornings, perhaps multiple services all day Sunday; at least one morning and one night service. The service should include congregational singing and perhaps even dance of some kind; dance being simply music of the body. Ideally there would be a form of mass, in the sense, a group ritual that is substantially the same.
There should be a liturgical calendar that represents the natural world. So, you would have Easter, which is the celebration of the rebirth of the sun, the end of winter and the beginning of spring. You would celebrate Christmas, the dead of winter when the sun stops falling and begins to rise. These celebrations should be timed to the actual physical rhythms of the earth, the stars, and the planets.
Birth, puberty, marriage, and death need to be celebrated. So this means when a baby is born, you have a celebration of this; a confirmation or an infant baptism of some type. When a boy reaches puberty, either by age or perhaps even some physical indication, you have a confirmation of sorts; this is the community recognition of a boy becoming a man, or at the least a boy starting the journey to manhood.
For girls, this is a bit more complicated. In the agricultural age, this might even be timed with the onset of menses, however in industrial societies, for whatever reason, the onset of menses happens far too early to be a good indicator. Girls get their periods at ten years old and start having breasts at eleven. Plus human females evolved to hide their ovulation and this fact of evolution should be respected. So maybe just set an age – 16 – and leave it at that. You would celebrate a girl becoming a woman, and for both young boys/men and young girls/women, you need to celebrate their transition into sexual maturity and adulthood. This has a community function as well, because it indicates that the girl and boy are now “open for marriage prospects.”
You would celebrate marriage in the traditional way. We do this pretty well as it is so you don’t really need to do much different.
Then of course you celebrate – and mourn – death. I’d suggest full fledged Mafia-style Catholic funerals. The more goth, the more tragic, the better. It’s a kind of purging. I’d stay away from the modern trend of “happy funerals” where you “celebrate life instead of mourning death.” It’s too cutesy and happy-clappy. Obviously, when an elderly person dies it’s sad, but not that sad, it’s expected and let’s be frank – for many elderly people the end of life means the end of suffering the health problems of old age – and the same with their families. Sad, but not tragic. Of course the death of the young is not just sad but also tragic and the family and community have to have a way to purge that pain.
Church governance is the secret sauce that no one has any clue about any more, which is a huge reason why modern America has so many political issues. The “sweet spot” is a mix of Presbyterian and Baptist polities. If you need the details of this, look it up. It’s sad to me that America has completely forgotten how our entire system of (especially local) government is based on these two styles of polity; our entire political culture, from town meetings to county councils, are based on hundreds of years of fights, wars, compromises, and common law typically cycling back and forth between these two styles.
It is explicitly *not* Catholic polity because we are a Republic, not an Empire. The Catholic Church is an imperial church and Northern Europeans threw off that Empire hundreds of years ago, after only being really subjected to it for a half-century. We’re not going back and let’s be frank, too, the Vatican won’t survive the technological age’s exposure of their actual function as a world-wide pederasty ring. I’ll have to give the Daily Stormer’s Andrew Anglin this: he was completely correct when he said that Israel is to Jews what the Vatican is to pederasts, the headquarters for a organized crime ring recognized as a sovereign state. The entire purpose is so they are not subject to extradition.
I’m still sort of up in the air about the content of the music and the writings. I love the King James’ English, it always sounds profound to me. But there’s a certain queasiness I feel following the traditions of ancient semite barbarians and worshipping psychopathic Roman Emperor God-Kings as “Messiahs” and “Saviors.” It seems downright evil.
I see a picture of a Vatican ceremony with a Pope and his Cardinals and to me it looks like a literal Church of Satan, I have a visceral, knee-jerk reaction and a feeling of dread and evil; there’s nothing good, holy or healthy about them. I see a meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention and I feel nothing but contempt – a group of suckers at a multi-level marketing convention, a group of Amway dupes. Whatever White and Anglo spirit that may have once had has now been completely replaced by the worst of capitalism and Zionism. Sure – they don’t have homosexual priests and women pastors – instead their worship IDF soldiers and wear Jewish regalia and celebrate the marriage of White women to Black men and the resulting mulatto children. Plus, even the most “socially conservative” SBC types are now literal feminists with that awfully cucky, middle class “wife worship” thing going on. That was something fun to do when men were the head of the household, now it does nothing but disgust women who hold these cucky middle class husbands in contempt for not being men.
Literally “worship” in the traditional Anglo marriage vows meant sexual foreplay, it meant to caress your wife’ body and whisper sweet things in her ears. It did NOT mean to put her on a pedestal and pretend she was morally superior. Women are not morally superior to men, but men are naturally inclined to idealize women – to “put them on pedestals” – because they are beautiful on the outside.
Notice I haven’t said anything about “beliefs” or “ideology.” Instead I’ve focused on physicality and ritual.
We’re at an impasse. For instance, as a Presbyterian, I have a choice between the PCUSA, which is appropriately White and anti-Zionist, but has literally “gay marriage” and is pro-abortion – meaning, it’s anti-natal, thus anti-life. The other option is PCA, which is appropriately pro-natal – pro-marriage, pro-baby, pro-family, but is completely semitized – it’s been completely cleansed of its Scottish/Viking character and now does fundraisers – in money and White blood – for Jew Supremacism in Palestine. Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.
So, being practical, we’ll just have to start over.
Also notice I’m not at all being a “neo-pagan” or an “Odinist” or any of that nonsense. That is LARPing to the nth degree, it’s utterly inauthentic. I’m sure there are ways to connect with our pre-Christian, pagan European roots that does not entail “converting to Odinism” – which is again just low church Protestantism with the name Jesus replaced by Odin – it has the trappings of pre-Christian paganism with the substance of Christianity. Neo-pagan Odinists can’t even get paganism right.
Also, we have to avoid this sort of nonsense like the plague:
This takes ALL of the worst aspects of low-church Protestantism and kills whatever value they had left by “celebrating atheism.” I hope I don’t have to explain why this is stupid, in fact, it’s actually nothing more than an extension of liberal Protestantism, in the same way that the Anton Levey “Church of Satan” was just a Jewish anti-Christian “church.”
You don’t need a community to “celebrate the non-existence of god or gods.” You need a community to *celebrate life* – and you most certainly do not need superstition and supernaturalism to celebrate life – even “eternal life” or “life after death.” That is what children are, after all.
Celebrate life, celebrate community.
Footnote: We also need a private welfare state similar to what the Mormons built and a “mannerbund” – a hierarchical civil society institution of men, while avoiding all the (anti-natal, anti-life, misogynist) sexual weirdness that goes with a “celibate priesthood.”