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Affluent Christian Investor | December 17, 2017

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David Gornoski

David Gornoski

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Posts By David Gornoski

October 11, 2017 |

Freedom is the Imitatio Christi

“The truth shall set you free.” – Jesus Christ

The truth, as Jesus demonstrated, is not conceptual but perceptual. That is, it is embodied, not abstract knowledge. The truth can only be discovered through living life, not through mastering a … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

Liberty Needs Christianity, Not Fascism

I recently saw a video by a libertarian commentator named TJ Brown, also known as That Guy T, on YouTube making a tongue-in-cheek thought experiment that the liberty movement would do well to consider forging an alliance with fascism to … Read More

April 11, 2017 |

Russian Witch Hunts Reveal the State’s Religious Nature

In order for an ancient tribe to successfully eat or purge a scapegoat, the community first had to scandalize their target with a lying accusation—that the victim was guilty of high crimes against the very social order of the … Read More

February 27, 2017 |

An Exhortation to Liberal Christian Friends

The Gospel message of Jesus’s Shalom is for everyone, regardless of background. But I want to exhort my Liberal leaning Christian friends who use Jesus’s nonviolence revelation to really harp on fundamentalist fire and brimstone types. What you are … Read More

February 3, 2017 |

The Exorcism of Collectivism

Have you ever found yourself living out an expected role scripted by those around you? Whether it’s a family member, partner, social clique, work rival, or boss, we have a tendency to subsume other people’s scripts for us if reinforced … Read More

January 26, 2017 |

The Flag is a Coffin Veil

“Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?’ that is, ‘MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE … Read More

January 13, 2017 |

Drop the Scapegoat: The Pragmatic Case for Christian Nonviolence

Our culture is engaged in a cinematic Mexican standoff. But the weapons we point at each other are only real as long we believe they are. If we broke the 4th wall of our shared fantasy script, we’d realize all … Read More

December 26, 2016 |

The Nativity Means the End of Empire

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” – Jesus of Nazareth to his imitator Paul of Tarsus

Around the world this season, humans of every culture and language are singing:

Joy to the world! … Read More

October 27, 2016 |

Ron Paul: Still the Only Christian Choice for President

Ron Paul is the only major presidential candidate Christians could hire without sinning against Jesus in my lifetime.

What I mean by “sin” is doing that which is against the imitation of Jesus. The word Christian means “Jesus imitator” … Read More

October 7, 2016 |

Voting as Hiring Ethics

Just pretend you are the owner of a business in the process of hiring a sales representative. As you listen to a potential new hire and assess his qualifications, he reveals his secret to getting customers to pay on … Read More

September 20, 2016 |

European Elites Applaud Creepy Pagan Human Sacrifice Gotthard Tunnel Ceremony

So far, my recent essays have been dedicated to an anthropological analysis of the archaic sacrificial origins of the state. I’ve established that statist law is consecrated chaos as the voting crowd’s need for controlled violence against scapegoats spirals ever … Read More

August 25, 2016 |

Jesus is the Founder of the Liberty Movement

I often say Jesus is the founder of the liberty movement and it sometimes scandalizes people. What are you doing mixing him in there?

I see true liberty as the absence of fear: the fear of death and lack … Read More

August 19, 2016 |

Statism and Cannibalism

Why am I singing? To relieve my broken heart. Why should I spin yarn if in the end the yarn will be cut? Why should I remember if remembering only breaks my heart?

Joshua Oppenheimer’s 2014 documentary masterpiece The Look … Read More

August 11, 2016 |

10 Reasons Why the Future of Liberty Runs Through Rene Girard

Ever reach that long sought after job promotion, dream vacation, new smartphone, sports car, public recognition, or desired weight only to feel a kind of emptiness, a dread that the itch you thought the status or object you acquired would … Read More

August 8, 2016 |

The State is the Religion of the Hidden Corpse

Warning: The following is an anthropological account of the origins of the state—ideological and religious sensitivities set aside. Viewer discretion is advised.

Have you ever attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of a new local business? Perhaps you’ve seen the … Read More

July 25, 2016 |

If Black Lives Matter to You…

If black lives matter to you, you wouldn’t use violence to punish nonviolent behaviors. As the late Philando Castile’s mother said, “He lived by the law, he died by the law.” The law—the mechanism by which we maintain peace … Read More

April 1, 2016 |

Does 70% of America Really Imitate Jesus?

The religious scandal we face: Does 70% of America imitate Jesus?

As a social commentator, I am consumed with root causes and ideas of practical wisdom. I like the stuff that meets people where they are and gives them something … Read More

March 9, 2016 |

Beyond Reason, Beyond Liberty

Reason is a sacred cow for much of the liberty movement. It is a standard mantra of libertarians and their allies that if people could only transcend their base desire to the domain of reason, we would begin to have … Read More

March 3, 2016 |

Open Letter to Donald Trump: Be Tougher Like Jesus.

Donald, you’re tough. The brilliance of your social charisma is tremendous. Your hair is almost as good as mine. However, if you and I were racing from a pack of wolves, you would lose due to your shorter size and … Read More

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