Materialism, Satan’s Replacement Religion

We’ve all heard it; “you can’t buy happiness.” The mantra has never been more applicable than it is today. While one cannot buy happiness, it certainly would appear someone can buy their way towards a lack of it.

The pews have never been so empty, the shelves have never been so full, and we as a people have never been so unhappy.

I will state this plainly at the beginning: The only cure for the woes of native European people’s, and the problems in their respective nations, is a return to Christ. There is absolutely no other way, and any purely racial, purely nationalistic policy will be ultimately unprofitable. The only way is a shunning of degeneracy and evil embodied by a total realignment with Gods will, only then God will heal the great nations he built. Read this for more on the necessity of a Christian awakening.

“He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.” – Ecclesiastes 5:10

We as a people would do well to harken to these wise words of Solomon. He who loves money will never be satisfied with money, I would go further and state that money alone will never satisfy anyone; only God can.

If money itself cannot satisfy, what about material possessions? Is it not the case that having less is actually more satisfying in this regard also? David Myers had this to say in regard to American materialism and the accompanying decline of happiness:

“Compared with their grandparents, today’s young adults have grown up with much more affluence, slightly less happiness and much greater risk of depression and assorted social pathology,” – David G. Myers, author of The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty

Let us be clear; the problem is not materialism. Materialism is an outward symptom of the ultimate problem of our time, that being, a disconnection from God.

What is materialism?

Materialism is the search for something, anything, in order to make one complete. Materialism is the admonition of matter over spirit. Humans seek this completion through various means, some more destructive than others… Some take drugs, and some buy the latest overpriced electronic product. Some people even deny that this “completion” even exists, “it’s just human nature to be wanting“, they say. What a horrendous untruth.

Why do we seek completion?

The completion that humans seek is a reconciliation with God. How do we know this? We know this because we like many others have experienced it, to a greater or lesser extent as the case may be. The completion that all humans seeks is found in Jesus Christ and God, that is it. There is no other completion. Without God all pursuits will be ultimately tainted with dissatisfaction.

In the modern era most Western people have everything, all basic needs and comforts are met; yet we are unhappy. What is it that allowed Polycarp to be completely content while being transported to Rome to be killed? He gladly welcomed death by Lion, fire, and spear. What was it that gave him and the other Christian martyrs this unbelievable strength?

These saints were complete without anything, they deprived themselves of everything and endured horrible torture. Some will say, Buddhism is the answer, we should get rid of all possessions in pursuit of happiness. No. Sri Lanka has the worlds largest suicide rate, it is a Buddhist nation.

Whether you have many possessions or few, your satisfaction and happiness are solely based upon God, because all goodness comes from God. Therefore, do not trouble yourself with material possessions, but focus on God first, giving thanks for what possessions and luxuries you have. This is the way of satisfaction and happiness.


Even when all the pieces seem to be there, with people who seem to “have it all”, we can see evidence of this basic truth. Think about the host of rock stars and celebrities that ended their own lives when they appeared to have everything. This is the case because these people often overtly remove themselves farthest from God, “selling their souls”, as it were.

Consider the difference between these rock stars and the Christian Martyrs, who lived a happier life? Who lived a more fulfilling life? And who is deserving of the complete reconciliation to God in heaven?

Replacing religion with materialism


Humans need a religion, they need to worship something. This is proof that we were created to worship God. Without religion humans turn to sport with ardent frenzy, they turn to their favourite music festival, they worship a band or celebrity of their choosing.

Many music movements and sports teams have the motto, “it’s a religion”, or “it’s tribal”, demonstrating this point. If you seek to remove religion and God from public life, you must create multifaceted alternatives. Materialism takes this shape.

We must not think of materialism as just the pointless consumption of useless goods. Materialism extends to secular science, hedonistic excesses, and the flesh. Matter is the counter-point to spirit, meaning that a materialistic atheist and a spiritual Christian are inversely related. Knowing this it becomes clear as to why materialism is an apt replacement ceaselessly promoted by Satan and his agents, with the intent on filling the void left by God.

The new creed is matter over spirit, and the only possible antidote is a spiritual awakening, embodied by Christ Jesus and the church. Again, please read The Only Way To Save the West Is a Radical Resurgence of Christianity.

“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man who cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus” – Blaise Pascal


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