Something interesting is taking place in Western religion. Although the waves are small, one is witnessing the rise of identitarian religion. What is identitarian religion? It’s ethno-religion, basically the religious norm for 99% of human history. In fact, the extreme universalism of Christianity over the past few centuries is the historical aberration. So, when I say “religion 2.0,” this religion is really nothing new, but a return to a traditional concept of religion.
With Christianity today, two things are simultaneously taking place:
(1) Outside the West, Christianity is rapidly becoming a non-Western religion. (See Philip Jenkins writings on Africa and Latin America, for instance.)
(2) Inside the West, a hyper-PC, hyper-universal for of Christianity has taken hold, what some people are calling Christian Cultural Marxism.
Nonetheless, on the periphery of the extreme universalist Christianity in the West, one is witnessing the rebirth of an older form of Christianity, Identitarian Christianity.
Some examples: Pro-Western Christianity; Traditional Christianity; Lawrence Auster; Thinking Housewife; Chronicles; Faith and Heritage; Spirit, Water, Blood; Kinist Review; Tribal Theocrat; OrthoSphere; Generation5; etc.
Yet, we’re simultaneously witnessing the rise of neo-paganism, people of European ancestry returning to their ancient ancestral religions.
Most popular example of neopaganism: Asatru Folk Assembly.
These two groups are often antagonistic toward each other. But I wonder. As Nick Land has written of the different groups of the Dark Enlightenment putting aside their differences, at least temporarily, to oppose the Cathedral, I wonder whether these two religious groups (Identitarian Christians and Neo-Pagans) could do the same?