Christian Relaunch


Statism is the belief that some men are entitled to compel obedience.

"We gladly serve you, acknowledging you as kings and rulers of men."

Justin Martyr, First Apology Ch.17, c.155 CE.

Anarchism is the belief that no man is entitled to compel obedience.

"Only the ban is used for the admonition and exclusion of the one who has sinned, without the death of the flesh.

Michael Sattler and others, Schleitheim Confession, 1527.

Statism in general is refuted at more length elsewhere in this site. Its Christianoid form needs little additional comment.

The Schleitheim Confession rejects the use of force to compel the conduct of others, leaving ostracism ("the ban") as the only sanction.

The idea that success as a gangster would indicate divine appointment is especially bizarrre.

Back to "Christian" Authoritarianism.