Sunday, August 13, 2006

Cultural Death

The other day I read an article in Commentary Magazine by George Weigel titled Europe’s Two Culture Wars. The article was fascinating and frightening as well. It is an article European cultures death wish. I have been looking at this phenomenon for ears. When I read about it I am always reminded of that Scripture where the Lord is personified as wisdom and says "But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death." (Prov. 8:36)

Europe is dying. The peoples of Europe (East and West--North and South) are not having near enough children to replace the current generation. The numbers of ethnically Europeans, in Europe, are going to be dropping dramatically in the coming years. While this is happening Muslims from North Africa and Asia are immigrating into Europe, and these peoples are having children.

Europe’s once Christian culture has been replaced by a secular, post-Christian Culture that is hostile to the Christian faith that was once the foundation and bulwark of her culture. Europe’s secular elite are hostile to Christian culture and would replace Christian ethics with a secular ethic that opposes the Christian understanding of family and sexuality.

Most Europeans have long ago ceased to worship the God of the Bible and are hostile to the Christian God. They have replaced life giving Gospel of Christ with a culturally suicidal secularism that is bent on self hatred that is promoting self-inflicted wounds and bent toward cultural death. Many of today’s Europeans have no desire to see their culture survive and so why have children?

Europe, as a culture, can survive only if it turns from nihilistic secularism and once again embraces the Christian faith that once flourished there. Christianity revival and reformation can bring spiritual life and vitality back to this once great culture.

Europe’s other choice is to continue the way it is going. If this happens, European civilisation will be replaced. The culture of death of current will be replaced by the tyranny that is Islam.

Coram Deo,
Ps. North Americans too have a growing culture of death. If we continue as we are going, then we to will be replaced by another culture as well. The good new is that our immigrant populations are much closer to us culturally than the immigrants to Europe are to European culture.

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