Nationalist Religion

Combine Christianity and Appolonian Philosophy

A religion needs to be a rock, solid, visible to all, easy to understand and therefore incorruptible. It cannot be contrary or immoral, it cannot be petty or too severe else people will lack respect and turn against it. If fear is the power that holds it together, breakdown and rebellion are a constant threat. "Honour" killings, burnings and stonings may protect it for a while but they don't make it a rock, they demonstrate only weakness or misunderstanding. Real strength comes from respect not fear. Respect comes from balance and people understanding why, love comes because it is honourable.

Apollonian Philosophy:

Apollonian philosophy is the embodiment of order, moderation, reason, culture, harmony, restraint, practicality, honour, truth and light.

It is compatible with Christianity. In fact you can't have one without the other, together they are a rock.

The Problem Treacherous Judah

Jeremiah 7:9-11 New International Version (NIV)
9 "'Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known, 10 and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, "We are safe" safe to do all these detestable things? 11 Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the Lord."

Ezekiel 22:23-29 (NIV)
23 Again the word of the Lord came to me: 24 "Son of man, say to the land, 'You are a land that has not been cleansed or rained on in the day of wrath.' 25 There is a conspiracy of her princes within her like a roaring lion tearing its prey; they devour people, take treasures and precious things and make many widows within her. 26 Her priests do violence to my law and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common; they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean; and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. 27 Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain. 28 Her prophets whitewash these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations. They say, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says' when the Lord has not spoken. 29 The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the foreigner, denying them justice."

Isaiah 48:9-11 (NIV)
8 You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ears have not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth. 9 For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to destroy you completely. 10 See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. 11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.

Romans 2:22 (NIV)
22 As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

The Solution Apollonian Christianity

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"Apollon as destroyer, as the god of what is essentially "order" targets disruptive elements that can be characterised as "darkness" or "evil". This likewise is reflected in the image of Apollon as the archer, if we consider that the arrow is likened to rays of light and the god is at the apex of his shower of darts, making them move together in their course towards their target."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"Therefore the protective and destructive powers of Apollon are one and the same, as the destructive nature of the god is often bent toward maintaining the harmony of a thing by destroying that which corrupts its purity and natural balance. In this fashion the destroyer is beneficial to humanity and the cosmos, and his harsher nature is tempered by his compassion towards humanity as a whole, the same compassion that compelled him to mythically plead our case during one of his father's rages against the human race. In this respect destruction cannot be bad, but rather a good as a cosmic necessity."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"But as with the body, the body of the state can also become corrupted and harmful to its members. In the face of social ills it can be said that Apollon is the inspirer of orators, those who in turn inspire others to corrective action as the heralds of change and evolution."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"In this manner Apollon was clearly seen as a protector of leaders in government of the citizenry and it is safe to assume would likewise be considered a protector of customary laws."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"Through the mechanism of music Apollon promotes continual concord and likewise permanently binds together the separated multitude into a whole."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"His music is that which introduces peace and law into the heart of men by the kithara's evenly ordered tones."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"So profound were the effects of his songs of obedience and concord that they were said to have influenced the minds of listeners to renounce their animosities and reunite in fraternity."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"Apollon merely brings about the timely end of life, and most especially for those who are esteemed by him, when their allotted period on earth comes to an end. Such is the case recounted by Homer in the Odyssey when he speaks of the Island of Syria. There, he says, men and women do not age, but rather, at the end of their lives are slain, the men by the arrows of Apollon, and the women by those of his twin Artemis."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"A not insignificant part of Apollon's function as destroyer deals with the maintenance and restoration of purity of the body and of the soul's natural harmonic tendency."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"This too is extended to the nature of the soul that depends on its periodic cleansing and the renewal between lives for its well being."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"The Pythian Games that were held in close relation to the springtime festival of Stepteria, were part of the mytho-cultic worship of Apollon, as victorious over the serpent and in which following purification, Apollon crowns himself with the holy laurel."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"Thereby, regardless of one's personal view of the philosophy, even here we find elements of the common regard of Apollon as destroyer, the purifier (or washer), the one who directs harmonious movement and the god who unifies or brings all into assembly."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"Apollon as oracle shares a great commonality too with Apollon as shepherd and Apollon as Agyicus of the road, which may be more relevant to the modern worshiper. In the former he is a protective caregiving guide and in the later a god who manages all that is carried along the roads and guards against that which is unfavorable as he illuminates the path to one's home or destination."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"Apollon indicates the road that one must go down or which road one is currently traveling."

The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"Considering him as a god who indicates the road towards harmony."

John 15:13-15 (NIV)
13 "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."

Ezekiel 18:19-20 (NIV)
19 "Yet you ask, 'Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?' Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live. 20 The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.

Romans 14:1-3 (NIV)
1 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 2 One person's faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 3 The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them.

Romans 14:5-6 (NIV)
5 One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. 6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.

1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)
13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

1 Peter 4:6 (NIV)
6 For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.

Hebrews 10:26 (NIV)
26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left.

Hebrews 8:13 (NIV)
13 By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete: and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.

1 John 5:3 (NIV)
3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.

John 14:2 (NIV)
2 My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

John 14:6 (NIV)
6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

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