Grey Notes: Protestantism and Holiness Spiraling

Protestantism is susceptible to holiness spiraling–you see this nowadays with the constant infighting in alt-right and white separatist movements, which are Protestant, in contrast to NRx, which is based on Catholicism and is more cohesive and unified. Notable historical examples of Protestant holiness spirals include the Salem witch trials, the Protestant Reformation and Bildersturm in 16th century Europe, The Progressive Era in the United States, and the execution of Charles I of England. The French Revolution was also inspired by the Iconoclasm, in which Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were executed by like-mined ‘reformers’. Protestantism always seeks to reform, both has a way to seek status at the individual level (virtue signing), to ‘purify’ (Martin Luther’s 95 Theses), and to attain a ‘utopian ideal’ (the Protestant Era in the Untied States); like SJWs, they are never content, because they are always seeking new self-imposed injustices to fight, impurities to cleanse. To Protestants, hypocrisy is a cardinal offense, whereas Catholics understand man is fallible and at times contradictory. Catholics can absolve their sins through confession; Protestants have to internalize in their guilt, which over many years imposes a significant psychological burden at the individual level, because for Protestantism, salvation is entirely through God’s graces alone, out of control of the individual. Protestants have to constantly spiral to seek this approval from God.