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January 6 riots have nothing to do with Christian Nationalism you fucking moron!


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January 6 riots have nothing to do with Christian Nationalism you fucking moron!

Answering the email of the concerned Christian, Fuck You, from “fuckyou@yourass.com.” 


Reexamining the Impact of Christian Nationalism on the January 6th Riots

Dear Fuck You,
Your intellect blinds me. Such argumentative prowess I never witnessed. It is as though you do not need to research, read, or as you most often likely do, gaze absently at Fox News. Certainly, you have no need for the truth to make your assertions because any Christian with half a brain, which is all of them, could deduce that the January 6th insurrection had “nothing to do with Christian Nationalism.” Though easily confused because Christian Nationalism and conservative politics are exactly the same, the January 6th riots were not inspired by Christian Nationalism. To understand this I delved deep into the underlying motivations of Christianity behind the violence. By reexamining the beliefs and ideologies associated with Christian Nationalism, I gained insight into its mistaken connection to the actions witnessed on that fateful day and altered my argument accordingly.

Understanding the January 6 Riots

On January 6, 2021, a group of mostly self-identified Christian supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building, resulting in the disruption of the certification of the Electoral College results and the loss of several lives. The world watched in shock as the symbol of American democracy was desecrated by these god-fearing Christians. To comprehend the motivations behind this act of violence, it is necessary to analyze the factors that drove these Christians to engage in such extreme behavior.

Examining the Motivations Behind the Violence

The motivations behind the January 6 riots were multifaceted and intertwined with various Christian ideologies. While there were undoubtedly diverse Christian factors at play, one common thread that emerged as a point of blame was Christian Nationalism. Christian Nationalism, in simple terms, is the belief that the United States is a Christian nation and that its laws and policies should reflect Christian values. This ideology often intertwines religious beliefs with patriotism and a desire for political power.

Still, this does not mean that Christian Nationalism had anything to do with the January 6th riots!

The Role of Christian Nationalism in the Riots

To understand the role of Christian Nationalism in the January 6 riots, it is essential to define the concept more thoroughly. Christian Nationalism encompasses a range of beliefs and interpretations, but at its core, it asserts that the United States was founded as a Christian nation and should be governed accordingly. This ideology can manifest in various ways, from advocating for specific policies aligned with Christian values to promoting an exclusionary vision of American identity.

Christian Nationalism, though seemingly complex and nuanced with meaning, the concept is defined rather easily as the belief that Christianity should hold a privileged position in society and that the United States should be governed as a Christian nation. Proponents of Christian Nationalism often argue that the country's laws and policies should align with their interpretation of Christian values, prioritizing issues such as traditional marriage, anti-abortion measures, and religious freedom.

Though Christian Nationalism might appear a likely cause for the January 6th riots this assumption is unfounded, especially when you understand why Christian Nationalism is necessary.

The Case for Christian Nationalism

Supporters of Christian Nationalism make several arguments in favor of its principles. They assert that the United States was founded on Christian values and that acknowledging and adhering to these values is not only appropriate but necessary for the country's well-being. They argue that the separation of church and state has been misinterpreted and used to suppress religious expression, and that embracing Christian Nationalism would restore what they perceive as the country's rightful foundations.

Clearly, you can see now why Christian Nationalism is the best course of action for a democratic society based on the concept of inclusiveness and freedom of religion. Not only is this importance clarified, but also why the January 6th riots had nothing to do with Christian Nationalist.

Why Christian Nationalist are Falsely Blamed for the January 6th Insurrection

Christian Nationalism, though it aims to take control of the US government, would never take part in a coup because that is not the way of the Christian. As “Officer Daniel Hodges of the D.C. police told the House select committee … investigating the insurrection… “it was clear the terrorists perceived themselves to be Christians.

Clearly it was the imposter Christians because despite Christian Nationalism’s desire to create an even more privileged society for US Christians and hang with the US flag the Christian Nationalist flag, which seemingly blurs the line between religious and national symbols and can be exclusionary to those who do not adhere to Christian faith, Christian Nationalists would never storm the Capital because they are Christians. The nonChristian media uses its fake news to convince people of Christian Nationalist, such as the Washington Post reporting,  

…the influence of Christian nationalism among the Jan. 6 rioters was clearly evident in the flags and banners they waved. In the days before the assault, “Jericho Marchers,” inspired by the Bible’s Book of Joshua, circled Capitol Hill praying for the election results to be overturned. When rioters stormed into the Senate chamber Jan. 6, they huddled in prayer.

No, those people weren’t Christian Nationalists, they were Christians but not Christian Nationalists.

In spite of Christian Nationalism appearing to undermine the principles of religious freedom by promoting a specific religious perspective as superior to others, we should not jump to the conclusion that the Christians involved were Christian Nationalists. That would be discrimination and exclusion of one religion, which is expressly forbidden by the Constitution, because extending privilege to other religious group over others would be wrong.

The Truth About Christian Nationalism on the January 6 Riots

Though it might seem rational to point the finger at Christian Nationalist, the truth is that it is impossible to pinpoint a single cause for the January 6 riots. Rather than risk stereotyping and religious discrimination, the seeming influence of Christian Nationalism must be ignored. The motivations behind this violent act must be complex, but the ideology of Christian Nationalism played no significant role in shaping the beliefs and actions of those involved. By revealing Christian Nationalism as the victim of guilt by association with the events of that day, we better understand the potential consequences of lacking Christian Nationalism and can work diligently towards fostering a less inclusive, nonpluralistic, and completely Christian society.

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