William Gayley Simpson on Christianity and the West

William Gayley Simpson in the early 1940s

The following is adapted from a book I wrote based on interviews with the late white activist William Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds.

“Someone else you might want to include in this [book] project,” Pierce called out to me as I was leaving his office at the end of one of our evening talks, “is William Gayley Simpson.  Do you know about him?”

Very little.  All I knew about Simpson was that he had written a book called Which Way Western Man? (free pdf) and that Pierce had published it under his own imprint, National Vanguard Books.  I hadn’t read the book.

“Simpson was born in 1892, the same year as my father,” Pierce continued, “so he was a generation ahead of me.  In the ’30s he was interacting with the public in a big way, speaking at a lot of universities, mostly about peace issues, how we must never get into another world war and that sort of thing, and at one time he taught Latin, mathematics, and history at a boarding school around where he lived in New York state.  Somehow, he had gotten hold of something I had written—this must have been around 1975—and he wrote me about it.  At that time, he was over 80-years-old [he died in 1991 at 99].

“We started corresponding.  I found Simpson to be a deep, sensitive, and serious man.  He invited me to visit him up at his farm.   He had built a farmhouse with his own hands, a really nice house, and he had a shop and outbuildings.  He did some planting, but mostly he just lived there and thought and wrote and maintained contact [letters in those days] with people from all over the world.  I stayed with him a few days and visited him a couple more times after that.

“Simpson told me about a book he was finishing up, which turned out to be Which Way Western Man?  I read it and was very impressed and published it.  We sold that printing, and then we did two more printings, about seven thousand copies, and sold out on those.   Let me get you a copy of Which Way Western Man?

Pierce stood up from his desk, turned to his left, took a couple of steps, and turned left again through an open door into his library.  I followed.   It was dark in there—I could barely make out the titles of the books.  It was a good-sized room, about fifteen-by-twenty feet.  It reminded me of the stacks in a university library, the same kind of metal shelving.   Rows of shelves tightly packed from floor to ceiling with books spanned the room’s interior.  Pierce had labels taped onto the shelves categorizing his collection, so he knew right where to find the Simpson book.  I stood behind him and took in this tall grey-haired man standing in this gloomy library as he turned a few pages of the Simpson book, his eyes just a few inches from the print as he had very poor sight.  

Pierce handed me the bulky, dark blue paperback.  My hand gave way a bit from the weight of what I later learned was a 758-page volume.

I thanked Pierce for the book and told him I would spend the rest of that evening and the next day looking it over, and that if I could get my thoughts organized I’d talk to him the next evening about what Simpson had written.  

I spent the rest of the night paging through Which Way Western Man? stopping here and there to read a few pages.   It quickly became clear that this tome covered far more than I had the time to explore at that point, so I looked for a theme or emphasis in the book that I could sound out Pierce about when we spoke again the next evening.

Within an hour, I found one that intrigued me.  A central strand in Simpson’s book is his perspective on Christianity.  He had studied for the ministry at the renowned Union Theological Seminary.  Christian teachings guided his thoughts and actions until his mid- to late-thirties, and the church’s place in Western culture provided a context for his reflections throughout his life.  I had the angle I would bring to my engagement with the Simpson reading, which took up my time until well past midnight that night and all of the next day until my 7:00 p.m. meeting with Pierce.

In Which Way Western Man? Simpson informs the reader that in his twenties he had read about the life of Francis of Assisi and found it an inspiration and personal challenge.  In Simpson’s eyes, St. Francis exemplified what Jesus meant for his most dedicated followers to do in the world.  At 28 years of age, during a month alone on an island in the St. Lawrence River, Simpson made the decision to incorporate this ideal into his own life:

In 1920, after five years of relentless questing for the place in our world where I might make my life count for the most, I committed myself without any reserve and without compromise to a course of action dictated to me by the farthest reaches of my religious insight and devotion, my highest idealism, and my most thoroughly thought-out convictions. With whole-souled abandon, I gave myself over to an effort to put the teaching of Jesus into practice.  I took him at his word—with absolute literalness—in the same sense that Francis of Assisi did.

Simpson lived a Franciscan life for nine years.  Centering his efforts in large cities, he made his way across the American continent trying to better the circumstance of people who were having a tough go of it in life.  He toiled as a common laborer, giving his work as a gift and living on whatever others chose to give him in return.  It proved to be an experience that was not only a test of what Simpson was made of as a person but also a test of the very foundations that had heretofore directed his life: liberalism, idealism, and Christianity.

Simpson ended this phase of his life when he reached the conclusion that the way he had been conducting himself for nearly a decade was neither the best way for him to serve others nor consistent with his own personal make-up.  As laudable as it seemed on the face of it, he decided, what he had been doing hadn’t gotten at the heart of what was wrong with mankind, because it isn’t so much the conditions of human beings that need improvement but rather their caliber, and the way he had gone about things hadn’t gotten at that.

Simpson had tried to become equal to the lowest and the least of individuals, and that just wasn’t him, that wasn’t his path in life, it wasn’t his way forward.  It became clear to him that he wanted to affirm the life of the mind and connect with the aristocratic instinct and taste that he felt strongly was natural to him.  Plus, he was simply tired of the urban life he had been living:

I came to be filled with a growing sense of the madness of cities, and indeed our whole civilization, and had a deepening hunger for mountains and the sea, and a desire to live close to the earth and to grow my own food.

In 1932, Simpson left his wife and child, who had accompanied him on his Franciscan venture.  A friend helped him make a down payment on a farm in the Catskill Mountains of New York state, where he spent the rest of his long life.  His primary vocation from that point forward would be to study mankind—its nature, its limitations, its possibilities.  Instead of being occupied with here-and-now destitution and despair as he had been, he would be guided by a positive vision of the future that he would help create:

It was to the future I wished to address myself [in order to] prepare for the new dawn which I believed must at last succeed the storm of the night.

Simpson gave over the rest of his life to pointing the way to a finer human existence with particular reference to those he increasingly came to see as his people, whites of northern European background.  For them especially, he described a life of health, robustness, beauty, nobility, and meaning far beyond what they were currently seeking and achieving and far more in keeping with what he considered their true nature and possibilities.  Simpson wrote a series of papers that spelled out his thoughts and sent them to friends.  These papers became the basis for Which Way Western Man?  

I’ll focus here on his thoughts on Christianity.   I refer you to the book for his other ideas.

William Gayley Simpson in 1939

Simpson points out that “would you be a good Christian, then do good for others”—with special emphasis on caring for and giving to the underprivileged, the oppressed, the unfortunate, the sick, the sorrowful, the suffering. This has always been a central message in Christianity.   This Christian ideal of service to others in need originally grew out of the conception of Jesus as the Good Shepherd.  In more recent times, this ideal has carried a social gospel connotation; reform the world has been the call, the charge, to the faithful.  It was this service/reform message of Christianity that came through powerfully to Simpson during his younger years.  It gave his life meaning and direction and enabled him to feel righteous and in the light, a member of the spiritual vanguard.

The commitment and diligence he demonstrated in his Franciscan period was indeed praiseworthy, Simpson believes now, and as he thinks back on it, he did ease the pain of many people.  Nevertheless, Simpson is convinced that he was misguided during this phase of his life, because his Christian orientation focused him on issues of human equality and distracted him from what his experience over those nine years had taught him was the most fundamental issue confronting mankind: human quality.  His Franciscan perspective had worked against the only kind of life he ultimately considered worth seeking for himself and for others—a life of quality.

Human beings, Simpson concluded, are in fact not equal. Moreover, qualitatively they are not as good as they once were, and the prime reason for that is the better elements of mankind are being outbred by the worst.  We need to attend to that problem and do something about it, asserts Simpson.  Which Way Western Man? is grounded in this concern for the quality of human beings and individual and collective life and the related issue of human breeding patterns.

Simpson defines an approach to life that he believes to be is better than the ideal of Christian service he formerly used a a guiding principle.  Instead of attempting to save someone or ameliorate some social condition, Simpson stresses letting one’s own light shine; that is to say, living honestly in accordance with one’s own highest vision of oneself.  Conducting one’s life on this basis, contends Simpson, aligns with basic human nature. “No unspoiled and untamed life wants to ‘be good.’ It wants to be itself.”

The great drive in all unbroken life, writes Simpson, is to determine to live as who you really are.  Make your outside match your inside.  Obey your deepest impulses.  Satisfy your most inalienable and unappeasable desires.  Rather than follow Jesus, suggests Simpson, follow the god within you.

Christianity’s stress on spiritual commonality and unity among its adherents obscures a much-needed sense of biological and cultural connectedness and identification.  While Christianity calls for deference to the idea of the brotherhood of all mankind, Simpson calls for a heightened awareness of what differentiates us, those of northern European heritage, from other peoples and the preservation of an “indissoluble bond” among us.  This bond is crucially important because it encourages feelings of indebtedness and obligation to our ancestors and a commitment to serve the future well-being of our culture and our race.

Those who attend to the well-being of the white race will be drawn, Simpson believes, to see what he sees: that a people will not maintain or go beyond themselves if they don’t give serious attention to replenishing themselves with, as he puts it, “a steady stream of vigorous and gifted new life.”  To be sure, the church is interested in new life, since it wants as many in its flock as possible, but its basic concern is with the quantity and not the quality of that new life.  Simpson affirms service to the survival and qualitative advancement of one’s people, which is different from seeking to heal the sick or serve the poor.

Simpson argues that Christianity’s preoccupation with devotional practices and inner states of being separates us from the physical side of existence, and that that alienation contributes to our stagnation and deterioration both as individuals and as a people.  Simpson warns against looking away from

man’s relationship to the earth from which he has been formed; the state of the soil that supports the plant and animal life which supplies his food; and man’s physical health and bodily beauty, and the vigorous will to beget children as indications of it.

We are a physical organism, a part of nature, at a particular point in the evolutionary process, argues Simpson.  Church dogma and practice obscure those realities, and that does us a disservice.  Christianity does not concern itself enough with strength, vitality, distinctions based on blood and breeding, and aristocratic excellence, which support the qualitative advancement of the race.

Claims Simpson, Christianity has had a weakening, emasculating effect on Western civilization, as it has enslaved us to ideals and ways that vitiate our vigor as a people.  Christianity is characterized by “soft” values: unselfishness, charitableness, forgiveness, patience, humility, and pity.  The church has focused too much, Simpson holds, on “the poor, the sick, the defeated, the lowly, and sinners and outcasts” and not enough on “the well-constituted, and healthy, and beautiful, and capable, and strong, and proud.”

Simpson believes that people will become what they most value and what they most attend to, and Christianity points us in precisely the wrong direction.  Christianity places too great an emphasis on one’s subordination to an external deity and the transference of responsibility and power to this higher authority.  Simpson points out that prior to the dominance of Christianity, Europeans stretching back for three thousand years of their history believed most in the individuals who were noble and excellent.  They expected people to stand on their own two feet and make something of themselves and looked to leadership from those who proved themselves to be truly superior.

Christianity’s sentimentality and otherworldliness has undercut man’s belief in his innermost self.   It has taken away his struggle, without which there is no growth, no fulfillment.  It has not encouraged man to get his roots deep down in the soil, to food and drink, and to force his tender shoots up to the sky, to sun and air.   To the contrary, it has told man that all this costly and painful labor has been done for him by another, and to accept this fact and rest in it, and eventually he will be transplanted to another garden (heaven) and be miraculously transformed into a full-grown and perfect flower.  There simply isn’t any other garden, says Simpson, and to live as if there is will result in this garden on earth, our garden, the only one there is, remaining—or becoming—barren.

Simpson looks upon Christianity as a Semitic religion and foreign to the European spirit.  Christ was a Jew.  His teachings were filtered through Saul of Tarsus—known as the Apostle Paul—to the extent that that Christianity is arguably Paul’s religion more than Jesus’, and Paul was a Jew.  In the long run, contends Simpson, no people can flourish, or even maintain themselves, unless they live by a religion that accords with their own nature and ways:

A people’s religion should come out of their own blood. It should be their own innermost soul made manifest, the elevation before their eyes of their own hopes and dreams, and of the lessons they have learned through their own immemorial experience.

Those of European heritage need a religion of their own, Simpson argues, one that is consonant with what is best in their past and the exigencies of their present. He calls for a religion

really our own, one that will burst forth a new comprehension of life, a new vision, a new faith, a new discipline for every side of our life, personal and social, for man and woman and child, from top to bottom, for the lowest to the highest.

Simpson envisions a bible that holds up our own ideals and traditions, that is the record of our supreme achievements and triumphs, that tells the story of our saints and heroes, and that contains the admonitions of our great wise men and guides and the vision of our own hopes and dreams and purposes pushed deep into a distant future.

It will be the Book of Life not of the poor and the weak or the meek, a book of the strong and the masterful, who by their mastery over themselves will shape their life into something more beautiful in soul and in body.  It will be their book of gratitude to Life, their book of rejoicing, their cradle-song and their battle song, the mirror of their soul soaring over vast abysses and the eagle eye studying far horizons.  It will be the supremely yea-saying book of a people resolved at all costs to live on the heights, to be itself; and that will rather perish than give way to any other, to serve his will.

Why, Simpson asks, cannot Aristotle be our Moses, Homer or some of the Icelandic sagas our Exodus and Judges?  Why cannot Dante or Goethe take the place of Job?  Why cannot Blake supplant the Revelation of St. John and Shakespeare replace Ecclesiastes?  Why cannot the Psalms be superseded by the record of some ones of us, in the past or now or yet to come, whose lives and teachings are most inspiring to our collective soul?

Robert S. Griffin is Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont.  His website is www.robertsgriffin.com.  He invites you to read his recent book manuscript, From Old to Elderly: A Decade of Thoughts, available on his site free as a PDF.

36 replies
  1. anarchyst
    anarchyst says:

    I cringe when I hear well-meaning people talk about out judeo-Christian heritage.
    Nothing could be further from the truth.
    The only common thread between Christianity and judaism is the Ten Commandments–nothing more.
    The god of judaism is a vengeful god, totally unlike the merciful and welcoming God of Christianity.
    Christianity welcomes ALL, regardless of nationality or social status–not true of judaism.
    Judaism is an insular belief system that shuns outsiders, prohibits proselytization, and promotes a form of supremacy, relegating all gentiles (non-jews) to the status of livestock–subhumans with souls, only to be used for the advancement and benefit of jews.
    Jews DID murder Jesus Christ. Sad to say, even the present-day (post-Vatican II eumenical council) Catholic church has bought into absolving the jews for Jesus Christ’s murder. As always is the case, the jews got others, the Romans to do their dirty work for them–the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
    Looking back throughout history, jews have ALWAYS got others to do their dirty work (wars) for them, quite often financing both sides.
    Islam and judaism are closely related, the Koran having many of the same attributes as judaism, when it comes to a supremacist attitude. You see, both the Islamic Koran and jewish Talmud promote their respective brands of supremacy, making it OK to lie, cheat, and steal from non-believers, each promoting certain laws for believers that exact greater punishment imposed on non-believers, while promoting no or little punishment for believers that transgress against non-believers.
    Islam must be given credit for honoring Jesus Christ and his mother Mary, while jewish texts denigrate both Jesus Christ and Mary.
    That being said, it could be ascertained that Islam is an arabicized form of judaism.
    Jews have been kicked out of 109 countries. It is time to repeat the practice for number 110.

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    • Aryan
      Aryan says:

      Jesus never existed, just as Abraham, Moses, David and Solomon never existed. The New Testament is a sequel to the Pentateuch (or Torah of the Jews) constructed on the simple premise that Yeshua is a stand-in for “Israel.” Literally everything that the Jesus character says and does in the incredible fantasy narrative of his “death and resurrection” is prefigured in the Old Testament. There is no scene in the NT that does not have its correlate in the OT. But even if Yeshua had existed, the religion he inspired was an urban, low-caste cult co-opted by the Roman State much as “multiculturalism” has been adopted as an ideology by the current crop of globalist elites. Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Marxism spring from the same totalitarian impulse of world domination and genocide, and represent everything that is unnatural and unhealthy, contrary to the pagan, nature-loving spirit of Europe and the Aryan idealism that has launched rockets to the moon and beyond.

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      • JM
        JM says:

        @anarchyst
        I find it baffling why, after having posted a sweeping claim regarding the character of Christianity and its relation to Judaism are now flat footed before an intelligent response which contains assertions which are its direct negation.

        Is this the stuff that progress in thought is made?

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      • Gilbert Huntly
        Gilbert Huntly says:

        If Solomon never existed, whom do you propose authored the book of Ecclesiastes? Whence comes such wisdom and insight? As the book reads, “There is nothing new under the sun.”. We should not abandon or discount antiquity.

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  2. Tsigantes
    Tsigantes says:

    Simpson is concerned about northern Europeans, and excludes southern Europeans i.e. the Greeks, Italians, southern French, Spaniards. Yet he suggests adopting Aristotle or Homer as guides. You also claim that ‘Simpson points out that prior to the dominance of Christianity, Europeans stretching back for three thousand years of their history believed most in the individuals who were noble and excellent.’ This means Simpson claims to know what is still to this day an unknown history of northern Europeans. Certainly this statement can be applied to the Greeks, and in fact in Europe only to the Greeks, but Simpson – according to you – excludes the Greeks from his concerns.

    You may have guesses that I am Greek, reading your review in Athens with some concern. However we have long understood that Americans consider us untermenschen, while claiming the unique fruits of our civilisation – which is not theirs, neither is it northern Europe’s – as their own.

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    • Francisco Elizalde
      Francisco Elizalde says:

      Well, Homer and Aristotle were northern Europeans, aka just Europeans or Aryans. Remember that ancient Greeks and Romans were nordic and their ancestors migrated from northern Europe.

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  3. Barkingmad
    Barkingmad says:

    “It became clear to him that he wanted to affirm the life of the mind and connect with the aristocratic instinct and taste that he felt strongly was natural to him…In 1932, Simpson left his wife and child, who had accompanied him on his Franciscan venture.”

    Can we have more information on what became of them while W.G.S. went off to find himself? What little I can find about her on the internet comes from the Hollis Archives, and suggests that though they divorced she did not entirely disagree with his orientation. A good wife, and more so a bad one, and the burden of children, can help you discover who you really are, but only if you stick it out.

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    • L. Smith
      L. Smith says:

      Unless he left his wife and child in exceptional circumstances and well provided for, this was very irresponsible. It was a real life action that contradicted a lot of his high minded teachings. This is hard to excuse and makes him a much less sympathetic and believable character. It is a shocking contrast to his stated lofty ideals. He could go all over the country literally washing the feet of poor homeless people, but he abandoned his own wife and child? Quel asshole! Are we so desperate for heroes?

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      • Charles Frey
        Charles Frey says:

        @ LS & Barkingmad. Couldn’t agree more with both of you and several others here on the issue of his departure.

        After all, quite apart from his lack of mere earthly principles, 1932 was the middle of the Great Depression. Hopefully he successfully instructed his wife to miraculously multiply loaves of bread to feed his son and herself, before departing to carry the world’s weight on his narrow and sloping shoulders.

        Absent LS’s ” exceptional circumstances “, I could care less for the remainder of his construct. Any physical or intellectual construct is only as good as its weakest link.

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        • Barkingmad
          Barkingmad says:

          BIOGRAPHY

          Eloise Cummings Simpson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 26, 1895, to Mary Eloise (Hood) and Robert Augustus Cummings Sr., an engineer. Simpson attended Vassar College (B.A., 1917), where she became involved with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, an ecumenical Christian pacifist organization that stressed integration of the spiritual and social. She worked as the first Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) secretary at the University of Pittsburgh following her graduation. In 1920, Simpson moved to New York City, where she attended graduate school at Columbia University (M.A., 1922), and lived and worked at the Union Settlement. That same year, Simpson married William Gayley Simpson (1892-1991). The couple lived in various places, spending almost ten years with a group at Stepping Stones Farm in Long Valley, New Jersey, subsistence farming and weaving. During this time she gave birth to her only child, Tom (1929- ). In 1931, she received her certification from Teachers’ College (Columbia). In 1935 Simpson founded Spring Farm School in New Hope, Pennsylvania, to provide a child-centered environment that nurtured the whole child. The school eventually closed in 1938, and through the 1940s she taught at schools in Maryland and Massachusetts. Simpson and her husband parted ways at some point and eventually divorced. William continued on his own path, becoming a pro-white racial activist and author. Simpson eventually settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1948. Simpson’s love of teaching continued throughout her life, and in 1962 at the age of sixty-seven, she traveled to Lucknow, India, where she spent the year teaching young women at the Isabella Thoburn College. She returned to Cambridge, where she took in boarders, meditated, and wrote on the relationship between spiritual development and the laws of nature, until her death in 1993.

          Series II, JOURNALS AND DIARIES, 1912, 1921-1990 (#2.8-20.3), includes Simpson’s journals, which originally focused on traveling, marriage, giving birth, raising her child on her own, etc. They eventually became directed towards self and religion within her environment, research notes, reflections on books, ideas on running a school, etc.
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          Seems she was a good sort, with her concern for children.

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  4. b.smith
    b.smith says:

    Which Way Western Man hit me like a ton of bricks. Not because Simpson’s thoughts were entirely new to me…

    It was more like I had been straining over the background noise to hear truth from distant voices then suddenly a calm authoritative sincere voice speaks from behind, over the should, in your own back yard.

    I feel certain of my Christian friends, the most thoughtful and philosophical of them, NEED to read WWWM, but alas I have not found the words to present it to them yet.

    Maybe there are no words, other than maybe: “Here, read this, trust me, forgive me, and lets not talk about it until you’ve had a few months to digest it.”

    Why did we not learn of Simpson in school?
    Well I guess we know (((why))).

    Anyhow thank you for this timely article…
    The reminder; the challenge.

    I WILL introduce those friends to WWWM, this fall, *this* time!

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  5. Loren Rich
    Loren Rich says:

    ” Simpson points out that prior to the dominance of Christianity, Europeans stretching back for three thousand years of their history believed most in the individuals who were noble and excellent. They expected people to stand on their own two feet and make something of themselves and looked to leadership from those who proved themselves to be truly superior.”

    I was following his argument until he got to this point. I think it is pretty well documented that many of the nobles of that time were not noble at all and some were sadistic and horrific. Christ leveled the playing field for a lot of us and at one time He put the fear of hell in a lot of nobles and “truly superior” people.
    And the fact that he just left his wife and kids and talks to us about morality and superiority? Doesn’t make much sense.

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    • Loren Rich
      Loren Rich says:

      One other thing, while driving around today I saw many, many structures that were and are currently built to honor and worship Jesus Christ, and yet last night was the first time I ever heard of this guy. He sounds like just another bitter, lonely guy who has rejected the only Truth there is. The world is filled with them.

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  6. PaleoAtlantid
    PaleoAtlantid says:

    An important article and a good summary of Simpson’s view of Christianity.
    Some years ago I accompanied an elderly relative to an Episcopalian service; during the service the preacher read a passage from the Old Testament which contained something about “your daughters carried gently by the Dromedaries of Midian”! That may be of some significance to the denizens of the desert but it is fairly meaningless to European peoples.
    Of course that is only a very minor criticism of one of the founding documents of Christianity, of far greater importance is the speed and eagerness with which practically all the contemporary churches have abandoned their White congregations and embraced the poisonous doctrines of multiculturalism and inter-faith one-worldism. Most of the reverends and bishops are a pretty despicable bunch, they have little loyalty or respect for their present congregants, and none at all for the ancestors of those who by their penny contributions built the churches and cathedrals we see today.
    Many high ranking prelates openly welcome the Islamic invasion of Europe and the consequent dispossession and destruction of our people; for that they will be held accountable as accessories to the crime of attempted genocide. Contrast their actions with those of the Dalai Lama who recently spoke out in defense of Europe and of “Europe belonging to Europeans.”
    The church pews are fast emptying; why give time, money and loyalty to organizations that hate you. Dr Pierce in one of his ADV broadcast said that when the normally mild mannered Christians find out how they have been lied to there will be an explosion of rage.

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  7. Pedante
    Pedante says:

    I would have thought that from the French Revolution on, the role of Christianity in society has been diminishing at an ever increasing rate. Isn’t the State pretty well the only altar in town?

    Ironic that the product of two millennia of Christian civilization should cast doubt on this legacy. Strange also that he should subordinate care of his dependent wife and child to his Franciscanism. I’m not familiar with his life, but the article seems to suggest he abandoned them to live a life of solitude. Maybe he preferred whites in an abstract, idealized form and less in the flesh.

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  8. Thorgrun
    Thorgrun says:

    Thank you Professor for the introduction of Mr. Simpson’s work. It is indeed good to read of thoughts so well written. Especially when they follow one’s own life and thoughts and experiences. Western Man does have a ‘bible’ of it’s own, with, hero, history, and deep myth. In the past our sages, poets, realists and brave men had their theater, podium, shield wall, and respect, from those of their kin that honored integrity and will.

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  9. Nadir Martello
    Nadir Martello says:

    Christ was not a Jew, but a Judaic from the tribe of Judas, therefor a Semitic according to the flesh and divine for he was the Son of the living God, as well. Jews are not of Semitic blood but Khazar of Turks origin.

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  10. Junghans
    Junghans says:

    I read Simpson’s book 20 years ago, and it is an interesting story. However, when I finished reading it, I really wondered why it took him a lifetime to wake up. Guess he was a slow learner.

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  11. RoyAlbrecht
    RoyAlbrecht says:

    Essays that lay out what the dog’s breakfast that Christianity in the hands of the (((X-tian))) infiltrators has become and
    where the various European Tribes go to from here w.r.t. “religion”
    are almost the only ones that I find challenging anymore when it comes to commentary.
    1) In order for “Aryan Man” to overthrow the Satanic Jew World Order,
    Unity, Conviction and Vigour will need to be “Re-inspired”.
    2) Unfortunately, since the overwhelming majority of Aryans are “missing the boat” w.r.t. what it takes to become and/or
    how one goes about attaining a Spiritually Enlightened State (which as a by-product imparts Unity, Conviction and Vigour),
    Aryans will most likely in the short term continue relying upon
    logically appealing rationalizations instead of
    firsthand experience in their quest for moral direction.
    3) Due to the “historical” rather than “experiential” treatment which the topic is to be with dealt here, the first order of business is the disentanglement of truth from fiction that the (((recorders of history))) have foisted upon us hapless dupes.
    4) In the vein of 3), one must remember that “time” is the one factor that lends an element of “expansive fluidity” to the way “truth” is described.
    5) All forms of life strive to “…improve themselves…” with each passing generation
    (Exclusive of the Jew, who primarily to tries to improve the methods by which he ‘…swindles…’ [encompassing the many implications therein] others…,
    and thereby becomes more genetically repugnant).
    Only the Satanic-Jew strives to foist the apostasy of keeping non-Jews from improving themselves while stealing the unearned fruits of the “…Swindled Peoples’ ” labours and claims them for “…itself…”
    6) As an unfortunate consequence of millenniums of Satanic Jew Induced Confusion, we have today what is best termed as a “…Paralysis of Conviction…” as Aryan Adherents of bygone “…Faiths…” argue amongst themselves as to which “…one…” is superior and/or which aspects ought to be adhered to.
    In the mean time,
    because the Jew functions on the basis of a “…Fear Driven…”, “…Incognito-Top-Down…”, “..Imposed Paradigm of Insanity…”,
    Jews are able to execute proxy-control over the majority of planetary resources using a minority of largely Retarded and Inferior Mass of Humanity.
    7) Seeing that brevity is the spice of life w.r.t. placing commentary at TOO,
    untangling the heap of lies mixed with truth that has been (((bequeathed to us))) and is still being “…spun increasingly more feverishly…” as we speak,
    is out of the question…,
    if not otherwise impossible…,
    my advice is simply to remove the Jew as a first order of business.
    8) Once the Jew has been removed from this “…tangled problem…”
    bit by bit Aryans will be able to reclaim instinctively “…what works…” and what “…does not work…”
    In the meantime, for those of us that consider the above statement to be an “…easy escape…” from having to “…tackle the difficult subject…” at hand and stated at the outset,
    let us ask ourselves this:

    “ Do we have the luxury of time to debate amongst ourselves “Which Way Western Man?”,
    while the Insane Jew is perpetuating an out of control train directly into our academic picnic?

    I would say;
    “Definitely Not !”

    Suffice it to say for now that,
    although the
    “Secular National Socialists” quibble with the “Ecclesiastic National Socialists”,
    the Pagans with the Christians,
    the Hard-Liners with the Moderates,
    the Breeders with the “Merit-ocrates”, and so on,
    we are all in agreement that the main problem is the “Plethora of Crypto Jews” who contaminate our every effort to untangle the mess (((they))), to a large extent, are perpetuating.

    So although I consider it marginally worthwhile to attempt to “…rationally untangle…” the religious falsifications mixed with truths that the Jews have concocted for our consumption,
    more expedient would be the removal of Jewish Obfuscation First and then,
    embarkation upon a culture designed to correct the glaring malpractices we can all agree upon (I.e. BLTGQ agenda, Racial Genocide via Invasion, Educational, Dietary and Lifestyle Reform, etc…),
    and while conducting this revitalization of the Aryan Spirit we can quibble about…,

    Which Way Western Man?

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    • T. J.
      T. J. says:

      Our problems originate in thought control and will be over when the thought control machine is busted.

      Evil in one word- monopoly. In two flavors- information and monetary. We will be in hell until these monopolies are annihilated. “We Whites, we the destroyers. . .”

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  12. Edward Harris
    Edward Harris says:

    Which way Western Man? If you come from the Northern States please, please , please go home before you make a greater mess of things.
    Your government is a mental patient constrained by a Russsian Straight Jacket

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  13. Tim Folke
    Tim Folke says:

    The Christian religion is not Bible-based; it has evolved from secular humanism in hopes it will gain more acceptance. I am a Christian, but I hate Christianity. Perhaps that makes sense?

    I read W.G.S’s book some years ago. Very informative, though it bothered me that he left his wife.

    I knew Dr. William Pierce. He was a good man, and had his faults like all of us. He had a great sense of humor – the primary litmus test for evaluating any human being.

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  14. Tom
    Tom says:

    It’s baffling to me that many on the Right misunderstand the concepts of equality and inequality to the same extent as those on the Left. Equality and inequality are not so much contradictory concepts in abstracto as they are contradictory concepts only within the same context. Humans are equal in form but unequal in discreteness, or “accidents”. This is fifth-grade Aristotelianism and I say 5th grade because that was when a nun in my Catholic grammar school explained to us the context for the phrase “All men are created Equal”. She further explained that this formal truth did not mean that we were to all be the same because God never intended humans or all his other creations to be exact copies of one another. Lest anyone assume that this nun was a SJW modernist, the year this occurred was in 1962. I can understand why totalitarian lunatics wish to mistake context when they speak of equality but people on the Right surely should know better.

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  15. HK Wills
    HK Wills says:

    “Why, Simpson asks, cannot Aristotle be our Moses, Homer or some of the Icelandic sagas our Exodus and Judges?  Why cannot Dante or Goethe take the place of Job?  Why cannot Blake supplant the Revelation of St. John and Shakespeare replace Ecclesiastes?  Why cannot the Psalms be superseded by the record of some ones of us, in the past or now or yet to come, whose lives and teachings are most inspiring to our collective soul?”

    Such a religion would be a hard sell without the promise of eternal life which is a basic human desire. Aristotle for one believed in the soul but also believed it perished with the body at death: sound empiricism but hardly the beginnings of religion. The other figures mentioned offer no promise of eternal life on their own account, some being Christians of course (Dante and maybe Goethe). Like it or not Christianity is inextricably a part of White western civilization. Perhaps the best solution is remolding and redirecting it in an enlightened way.

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    • PaleoAtlantid
      PaleoAtlantid says:

      Indeed, but “the remodeling and redirecting in an enlightened way” has been proceeding in the ‘wrong’ direction for many centuries. I don’t wish to rake over partisan religious attitudes, but just recently the RCC declared pope Paul VI a ‘saint’, a man of documented communist beliefs, and according to reliable observers, a man of very dubious moral character.

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      • highrpm
        highrpm says:

        utter nonsense at best. hardened beliefs in imagined truths. like prayer: kissing up to an imagined deity in hopes of finagling a favor.

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  16. Michael Adkins
    Michael Adkins says:

    The solution is to “stop funding” any Abrahamic religion that promotes multiculturalism. If you need a reason look around you at the suffering of the European peoples (beatings, rapes and murders).

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  17. James O'Meara
    James O'Meara says:

    William Gsyley Simpson was searching for Neville all along.

    “With whole-souled abandon, I gave myself over to an effort to put the teaching of Jesus into practice. I took him at his word—with absolute literalness—in the same sense that Francis of Assisi did.”

    Well, there’s your problem. The Bible, as Neville points out endlessly, has NO reference to any “real” or historical people; it is a fictional narrative about your own consciousness.

    Hence, this is the source of all errors:

    “Christianity places too great an emphasis on one’s subordination to an external deity and the transference of responsibility and power to this higher authority.”

    Belief in an external deity is an excellent way to avoid work on oneself.

    “Simpson believes that people will become what they most value and what they most attend to, and Christianity points us in precisely the wrong direction.”

    Neville (and New Thought) agrees. Hence, the power of positive thinking.

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  18. Karantanec
    Karantanec says:

    For the weaklings by the weaklings? Not at all: Christianity was imposed by fire and sword by the Germanic warlords. It was indeed meant to weaken and subdue the indigenous members of ancient pagan cultures, such as Slovenian, which lies at the very core of European identity. But it sure wasn’t promoted in peaceful manner by some idealistic weaklings. I believe that from the ancient Slovenians perspective, Germanic imposition of Christianity seemed quite similar to the islamic conquest as seen by the modern European – horrifically barbaric and totally mad. The particularly sad part of this conquest is that inferior (in terms of language and technology) Northern culture devoured the superior one.

    Christianity is a Semitc cult, quite akin to Communism. And the Germanic warlords have used it to destroy the great European proto-culture and to grab the land of its bearers. If there was not Christianity (essentially a type of proto-communism), Communism itself would never succeed. Its universalistic hypocrisy puts it right beside the communist hypocritical “care” for the proles, while we all know that communist patricians cared only for their caviar and Mercedes.

    In light of this easily verifiable historical facts (German Duke Tassilo III. and Habsburg gang come to mind), I see the book Which way, Western man chiefly as an attempt to diminsh the criminal role of Germanic conquerors screaming “Jews did it”. For this precise reason, so called Alt Right will fail just as National socialism did: they are both built upon a historical lie, never caring for Aletheia.

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  19. James O'Meara
    James O'Meara says:

    ” Obey your deepest impulses. Satisfy your most inalienable and unappeasable desires. Rather than follow Jesus, suggests Simpson, follow the god within you.”

    Pure Neville. Our deepest impulses are put there as clues to what God wants us to have/be. Positive Thinking is not about visualizing random desires or magic tricks (“Prove to me that you’re no fool/Walk across my swimming pool” — Herod, JC Superstar).

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  20. Anon
    Anon says:

    “With whole-souled abandon, I gave myself over to an effort to put the teaching of Jesus into practice. I took him at his word—with absolute literalness—in the same sense that Francis of Assisi did.”

    Somewhat admirable. I’ve actually worked for some Church organizations, and the people are, surprisingly, the same bunch of selfish, mean-spirited assholes you’d expect in any modern office; except with a thick coating of hypocritical religiosity. They’ll work you to exhaustion printing and mailing out their prayerbooks and sermons, then fire you without a second thought like any modern Scrooge.

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  21. Andrew Towne
    Andrew Towne says:

    The Christian Identity movement claims that the twelve tribes of Israel were Aryan and are the ancestors of modern day Europeans and white people. Jesus was not a Jew but a Gentile, like Adam, the first white man. The New Testament makes no reference to Jews (the word was inserted by translators) but to Pharisees who conquered Judea with the help of the Romans. Their temple worship was not based on the laws of Moses, but on an oral tradition that they falsely claimed was from Abraham and Moses and that would eventually be codified in the Talmud. This tradition was based on a supremacist tribal ideology. The Messiah would conquer the world for the Pharisees and make everyone their slaves. Heaven for them would not be an afterlife, but ruler-ship over this world. Needless to say, they rejected Jesus as the Messiah. He told them, “My kingdom is not of this world.” That is why they called for his crucifixion.

    If Jewish supremacy is their highest aspiration, then the Jews are their own God. You will not understand them until you understand that fact. As Chabad Lubavitch rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson wrote, only the Jewish soul is holy, while the souls of non-Jews “come from three satanic spheres.” The Jews see non-Jewish white people, especially Christians, as their mortal enemy.

    It is not the Jews, but the Aryan Christians, who fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament. God has blessed them with great civilizations. But He has also chastised them for not maintaining their racial purity, for worshiping idols (today, that would be science and politics and — of course — their enemy, the Jews). The first major chastisement came in the form of the ten northern tribes of Israel being driven out and scattered by the Assyrians. Those tribes settled in central and northern Europe and can be matched to their tribal names through the ethnic names they later received, e.g, the tribe of Isaac corresponding to Saxons, the tribe of Dan corresponding to Danes.

    The tribes of Judah and Benjamin remained in Israel, but then were taken into captivity by the Babylonians. When they returned, the Benjamites moved to the area abandoned by the northern tribes, while the Judeans returned to Judah, only to find themselves at war with the Pharisees, who had migrated from the east and who some say were Edomites. Another theory is that they were Canaanites, the descendants of Cain, who was condemned by God to wander the earth and be marked physically so that he could be recognized as an enemy of mankind but that he was not to be killed (sound familiar? Is this not the story of the Jews in their relationship with Christians?).

    Yet another theory is that the Jews, as Edomites, were the spawn of the Nephilum (the “giants,” or fallen angels who bred with human beings, introducing Satan’s seed into the human race). This is not hard to believe given the diabolically evil nature of their Talmud and the hateful hostility Jews have for for Christians (they say that Mary was a whore and Jesus is in hell boiling in a pot of excrement).

    Well before Christ, the Jews were troublesome to their pagan neighbors. Gibbon refers to their furious impatience with the Roman rule, which led to bloody uprisings in which Jews murdered hundreds of thousands of their pagan neighbors in Alexandria, Cyrene and Cyprus. For centuries, they were completely banned from the island of Cyprus.

    Jews complain that they were ghettoized and persecuted by Christians in Europe. In fact, they didn’t want to live among Christians. They themselves chose to be separate. And they served despotic rulers as bailiffs, treasurers and tax collectors, looking down on ordinary Christian people and taking advantage of them. When those despots fell, the people would rise up against their Jewish oppressors.

    Today, Jews have only an indirect genetic connection to the Pharisees of Christ’s time. That connection would not exist at all if they did not intermarry with each other and reject non-Jews as a general rule. Most Jews today are Ashkenazim, a Turkic-Mongol mix of people that adopted the Talmud as their religion around 700 years after the death of Jesus. They lived in the kingdom of Khazaria between the Black and Caspian seas.

    Like it or not, the Aryan man became Christian over 1,500 years ago, and Christianity is reflected in his greatest achievements — the art of Michelangelo, the great Gothic cathedrals, the sublime music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

    It is not Christianity that is the problem. It is the false interpretation of it that is the problem. If Christianity is said to be antithetical to the flourishing of God’s people — the Aryans — then it is being misinterpreted. And it should not be hard to figure our (((who))) is and was behind that misinterpretation.

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    • TJ
      TJ says:

      the hateful hostility Jews have for for Christians

      Dr. No L. Ignutiev calls for “abolition of the White race” rather than abolition of Christians.

      “If America is the culmination of Western white civilization, as everyone from the Left to the Right declares, then there must be something terribly wrong with Western white civilization. This is a painful truth; few of us want to go that far…. The truth is that Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Marx, Balanchine ballets, et al, don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history; it is the white race and it alone—its ideologies and inventions—which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself.”

      (((Susan Sontag)))

      She is concerned with the White Race and not with Christianity.

      Jews seem to be far more concerned with biology, with hate directed toward White genes more than anything else.

      White achievement is in spite of religion, not because of it.

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