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Individualist Anarchism Anarchism is the theory that there should be no ruling powers. Because libertarianism is a theory of limited government, some have argued that its logical extension (or reductio ad absurdum, depending on one’s stance) is the absence of all government.
There has been a rise in the number of recent books criticizing religion. Sometimes called “the new atheism,” they have attracted an audience partially due to a revulsion against the religious right. Christian fundamentalists entered politics as pawns of the far right, supporting big business, military intervention, and the repression of women and GLBT people. This provoked a backlash.
Anarchy is a political philosophy shrouded in misconception. This misconception is caused by the diversity of the subject of anarchism itself, which cannot be characterized by simple slogans or television plugs. In theory, anarchy provides the most personal freedom for the individual. Anarchy is more than just politics; it is a way of life encompassing.
Ministry and example of Jesus. More than any other Bible source, the Sermon on the Mount is used as the basis for Christian anarchism. (2)Book of Revelation. Christian eschatology and various Christian anarchists, which according to Alexandre Christoyannopoulos included Jacques Ellul, have identified the State and political power as the Beast in the Book of Revelation.
ANARCHISM (from the Gr., and, contrary to authority), the name given to a principle or theory of life and conduct under which society is conceived without government harmony in such a society being obtained, not by submission to law, or by obedience to any authority, but by free agreements concluded between the various groups, territorial and professional, freely constituted for the sake of.
Contemporary anarchism has some important differences, but also a great deal of continuity, with historical anarchism. Where it focuses on building an alternative in the “interstices” of capitalism, it accommodates to, rather than challenges, capitalism; and where it fetishizes street tactics, it generates more press than tangible success in either building the struggle or in challenging.
Revolution was necessary, they argued, not only because “the ruling class cannot be overthrown in any other way”, but also because “the class overthrowing it can only in a revolution succeed in ridding itself of all the muck of ages and become fitted to found society anew”. 92 This idea of “socialism from below” is the defining characteristic of Marxism which distinguishes it not.