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Furries and the New Calvinists

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on November 7, 2020

Chapter 11: Christian Furries?

There is a significant “Christian Furry” movement to consider in the midst of everything we have discussed in this book so far. What shall we make of it? It would seem, in light of everything we have discussed, that church has enough problems of its own without including furry baggage. Bad press about church is nearly a weekly event in America. For churches that believe the Bible is God’s documented truth, its imperative for avoiding all appearances of evil[1] would hardly be descriptive about allowing a furry program in your church. Yet, this chapter will explain the surprising history that reveals why the Christian furry phenomenon should not surprise us.

The short answer follows, and we will observe the details moving forward in this chapter. The medieval church was driven by an anti-humanity ideology, and the Fandom is also driven by anti-humanity ideology. Presently, the evangelical church is moving back to medieval theology. Accordingly, the Christian furry movement within the church should not surprise us.

Regardless of the bad press, to a large degree, the American church is still seen as this country’s moral compass. There is a reason for that. After the American Revolution, and until 1970, the American church was a tremendous force for good in our society. The American church is still living off that reputation. The American Revolution fundamentally transformed the church because it integrated Enlightenment Era ideas with church dogma. Frankly, enlightenment ideas concerning presuppositions about mankind are much closer to the Bible than medieval church dogma.

The elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about is what Martin Luther and John Calvin believed about humanity. The Protestant Reformation was really a clash between medieval ideology and the Renaissance. Luther and Calvin were hardcore disciples of Saint Augustine who was not only a church father of his era, but a forbearer of presuppositions regarding mankind that shaped the Dark Ages.

Without getting too technical, suffice to say Calvin and Luther believed that mankind is 100% evil and incapable of doing a single act of good. This is the total inability of mankind ideology that shaped the Dark Ages. Furries not only believe that mankind is inept, but they also believe animals are better. Beside that, seeking deeper spiritual awareness through nature in general, and animals in particular, is far from being a foreign idea in the church. The famous evangelical Francis Schaeffer was known as the first “evangelical tree hugger” and was arguably an outright pantheist.[2]

The inability of man ideology is an ideology that binds many philosophies together that seem to be strange bedfellow. But this should, by no means, seem strange to us. The logical conclusion of this ideology is that mankind must be ruled over by a wise minority, or some kind of enlightened elitist class. This was the premise for the long enduring church state construct that dominated human history until America came along. We must remember that Protestantism arose in the midst of a church state (Catholicism) and was designed for the express purpose of operating in a church state era. In fact, the John Calvin Institutes of the Christian Religion was written to, and for, the king of France. It argued against the Catholic charge that Protestantism was an anti-church state movement.

The American Revolution completely destroyed the longstanding historical church state worldwide. The emergence of Marxism in the 19th century was no coincidence; it filled the void left by the destruction of the church state albeit in a secular form. We have previously observed the Marxist roots of the Fandom.

Though Marxism is hastily regarded as the atheist enemy of the church, they have a mutual ideology that often units the two: their mutual disdain for humanity. Luther and Calvin not only dismissed human morality entirely, but even a human ability to reason. Luther famously stated that human reason was an ugly whore who desrved to have feces rubbed in her face.

Reason is the Devil’s greatest whore; by nature and manner of being she is a noxious whore; she is a prostitute, the Devil’s appointed whore; whore eaten by scab and leprosy who ought to be trodden under foot and destroyed, she and her wisdom … Throw dung in her face to make her ugly. She is and she ought to be drowned in baptism… She would deserve, the wretch, to be banished to the filthiest place in the house, to the closets.[3]

Therefore, it should be no surprise that the Fandom has been swept into the church via the New Calvinist movement. The New Calvinist movement officially began in the early 1970s and is a return to what is sometimes referred to as “reformed theology.”[4] This theology has a strong emphasis on “the total depravity of mankind” and other medieval church themes. To the dismay and bewilderment of many, this movement, which has all but completely taken over the evangelical church, is in the process of embracing Marxism and progressive politics.

Certainly, New Calvinist leaders would have many disagreements with progressive politics, but the problem is cultural exposure to individualism for the past 200 years. Freedom and individual upward mobility have become a way of life in America and the envy of the rest of the world. The left’s endeavor to take over education and indoctrinate America has failed; freedom is a natural need created in the soul of man by God.

Hence, though the church is by no means fond of Marxism, they see it as a means to burn down individualism with the hope that the church can negotiate with what emerges out of the ashes. New Calvinists know they have a better chance of cutting a deal with progressives for the express purpose of returning to the church state of old. New Calvinists want their orthodoxy to be enforced by the state; this is the endgame entirely.

This is not to suggest that the Fandom is in league with this scheme, but to only show why the Fandom finds acceptance within the church and the New Calvinist movement. Furries would quickly and readily embrace a total depravity of mankind ideology.

With that said, the presence of the Furries within the church is certainly not going to lesson the ongoing scandals that have become routine there. Regarding any limits the church might implement in its relationship with progressivism, there are none.

This includes the Furries and everything mentioned in this book they bring with them, as if the church has need to increase risk to the wellbeing of children.

[1] 1 Thessalonians 5:22

[2] https://byfaithonline.com/the-chief-end-of-animals-part-1/

[3] Martin Luther, Erlangen Edition v. 16, pp. 142-148

[4] The Truth About New Calvinism: Its History, Doctrine, and Character, Paul M. Dohse, TANC Publishing 2011.

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