I had some interesting exchanges this week on the nature of the interactions between Christians and Pagans–especially Norsemen–between 780 ad and the beginning of the in-earnest Christianization of Norway about 1000 ad.
In three distinct cases, I ran into this apparent research logic, which intrigued me as an academic:
I want to be clear, here. I’m not being snide. I’m perfectly comfortable sharing a movement with people like this. I think it’s healthy, just as I think Christian fundamentalists are healthy for the more intellectual believers in the Christian Church.
But the lockstep and very disciplined approach to history made me wonder: is this sort or “source purity” being TAUGHT by someone in the movement, or is it an intellectual instinct of people who perceive environmental intellectual threats? Islamists use this logic, Afrocentrists use this logic, Southern Separatists use this logic, Creationists use this sort of logic, Marxists use this logic loop and so, apparently, do strict pro-Whites.
I wonder, also: is this a GOOD mindset or does it put blinders on us? I can’t help but think that this is a formula for the kind of groupthink that sets a movement back. Am I wrong?
I open the floor to rebuttal, rage and insults.