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tnstaec wrote

Most religious anarchists I know avoid institutionalized forms of religion. Some people call this "spiritual, not religious" but I don't like that semantic formulation. The Christian anarchists I know focus on the collectivist teachings of Jesus and the early Christian community. They emphasize that Christianity was hijacked by the Roman empire and turned into a hierarchical institution, but wan't so originally.

I've been getting into Daoist anarchism more recently. I read a book about the lives of prominent Daoists. About half of them became members of the bureaucracy of whichever state/ dynasty they lived in, but the other half went to great lengths to avoid the state entirely.

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Dumai wrote

episcopal hierarchy started to develop in christian communities long before christianity was ever even legal in the roman empire, and even before then there was a lot in christianity that you could call authoritarian

i think us christian anarchists need to be honest with ourselves that our beliefs are a radical reinterpretation of christianity, and tbh i don't think that delegitimises us at all