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Author Melvin Tinker Exposes Neo-Marxist Trick in Culture Hijack

Author Melvin Tinker Exposes Neo-Marxist Trick in Culture Hijack

By Melvin Tinker
www.virtueonline.org
December 9, 2017

Christians in the Community of the Dome by Julian Mann (http://epbooks.org/product/christians-community-dome-julian-mann/)is a fascinating, creative and insightful little book which you should not read if you wish to remain undisturbed, feeling secure behind the rose-tinted spectacles that many evangelicals, especially in the Established church, are now wearing.

The Dome referred to in the title, is the Millennium Dome, built under the guiding hand of Peter Mandelson, Prime Minister ('Call me Tony') Blair's chief advisor and the main architect of the rebranding of the Labour Party as 'New Labour'.

I remember visiting the Dome with my wife and youngest son and walking out after an hour feeling quite depressed with an empty feeling in the pit of my stomach. The reason was that the Dome and its exhibitions seemed to represent all that Britain had slowly degenerated into becoming and what the new politicos wanted it to be in the future: high on style, low on substance, tacky, superficial and destined to be short lived. In many ways it was a fitting monument, so different to the monuments of the past in London which appear grand, aspiring and reflecting the rich Christian heritage upon which this country had steadily been built over the centuries. By way of contrast, the empty secularism of the Dome was evident for all with eyes to see.

Julian Mann, who is a gifted writer, takes the Dome as a kind of metaphor of the type of oppressive secular society Britain has become with breathtaking rapidity since the New Labour government took office in 1997. The situation now is such that whether one leans to the political left or right, vacuous secular values have been taken on wholesale with the rise of a new hegemony (a key idea which goes back to the cultural Marxist, Antonio Gramsci), whereby such values are taken as 'given' thanks to the neo-Marxist trick of disseminating such ideas through the media, education, and now being backed by law. 'Trad is bad and the latest is the greatest' could be the mantra which accompanies the secular driving of a coach and horses through our society.

Julian Mann traces these developments by following four time lines which relate significant social, political and cultural changes which have occurred from 2001 to the present. What has happened is nothing short of a Revolution, which few people seemed to have noticed, and so all the more effective for it. As you read through the book you are taken aback by the way so many people have been abused, prosecuted and vilified simply for expressing views which not that long ago would have been considered to be not only mainstream, but plain common sense. The book is a valuable resource for this information alone. Page after page we are presented with hair raising examples of the intolerance which masquerades as the new tolerance. These accounts are not for those of a nervous disposition! The warning 'Be afraid, be very afraid' could well be written on the front of the book.

But this cannot be dismissed as irresponsible scare mongering any more than Ezekiel's writings in his day could have been conveniently sidelined. This is a prophetic book in so many ways.

This is especially so towards the end of the book where three different scenarios are painted of Britain in the year 2050.

The first is a Britain which is dominated by Islam. And lest people think this is fanciful, remember that the Muslims have the birth rate on their side, as well cultural elite's blinkered view that 'real Islam' is ready to embrace the secular myth which flattens out all beliefs.

The second vision is distinctly Orwellian where Secularism rules and religion is banned. This is written by Andrew Symes of Anglican Mainstream. Here is a very intelligent and thoughtful section which is frighteningly realistic. A number of forces are portrayed as being at work which paved the way for this scenario, one being the wrongheaded retreat by evangelicals into their churches so they can 'preach the Word', evangelise, church plant, but do not raise their voices publicly to speak out as the tide of secularism rises. Although it is not mentioned, the success of the LGBT movement using the stratagem advocated in 'After the Ball', is seen as being highly effective. The portrait pictured here is only too possible.

The third vision has the author in a retirement home at the age of 86 living in a Britain that has seen a Revival, as in the 18th century. This revival comes through Muslim converts and has a government headed up by a former Muslim, but now Christian, Prime Minister! This chapter makes you want to pray all the more to God that this would be so.

This highly readable, thought provoking and penetrating book is to be highly recommended if you wish to be like the men of Issachar and 'understand the times'.

Melvin Tinker is vicar of St John Newland (http://www.stjohnnewland.org.uk/), Hull, UK and author of Touchy Topics (http://epbooks.org/product/touchy-topics-by-melvin-tinker/) also published by Evangelical Press.

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