decline of western civilization

Civilized world cannot recover its will?

The civil liberties we take for granted were won by a Judaeo-Christian culture.

  • Dana Garcia

    The human mind is wired to believe in something. If traditional religions are bashed into insignificance by media etc, the some other belief — like marxism, diversity or liberalism — will move into the void.

    • I do not discount faith as a prime mover of humanity.

    • Frau Katze

      It seems that way. But I can barely keep up with how the “new normal” is changing.

      Yet, if there is a collapse, the old faiths will come back.

      • Dana Garcia

        Right. Obama opposed gay marriage (or claimed to) until a couple years ago. Now it’s practically a hate crime to be against it.

        And newly bad words or phrases seem to pop up daily. I don’t want to talk to anyone under 25 who’s been to college.

  • Brett_McS

    These people are pure parasites who only live courtesy of an indulgent welfare system.

    In a documentary some years ago about a hippie commune in northern NSW the reporter asked “What would happen if the dole (welfare) was removed?” The response was a wide-eyed “We couldn’t live here”. Clearly the question had never crossed her mind.

  • winniec

    Winston Churchill wrote: “…were
    it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science – the
    science against which it had vainly struggled – the civilisation of modern
    Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”

  • pop

    We’re so unconscious of our freedoms.

  • DD_Austin

    The freedoms we take for granted were not won by Judaeo-Christian culture,

    academic crap that is, most of “Judaeo-Christian culture”‘s history, was depotism and
    genecide against jews, protestants and anyone else they could squeeze money
    out of.

    They were won by the British Empire, and nobody else

    • Clink9

      There may have been a few Christians in that empire.

    • johnbrooks3

      God save the Queen!

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  • Billy Bob Thornton

    To suggest that Judeo-Christian culture stabilized the world is ludicrous. Many cultures came before the British such as the Romans, Greeks, Babylonians, Egyptians, Franks and we inherited laws and rules over thousands of years. Also don’t forget even polytheists had rules. The question is when a dark age occurs will we believe in more gods or a god of the universe or the flying spaghetti monster?

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      The fact of the matter is religion is just a placeholder for each culture. That is why I have always been for a religion which isn’t about domination of land and life and instead is based on we are caretakers of the Earth. Of course I am not an environmentalist or a Green but there is definitely a better way to organize societies.

      • DMB

        I like to go by the philosophy of “if you can’t go around helping people then at least don’t go around hurting them”.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Of course we can recover our will. After 9/11, most Americans rallied around the flag and were prepared to make sacrifices for victory until Bush cooled us off by telling us to go about our daily business and leave everything to the government, which as we know is here to help us.

  • simus1

    Just because institutions are deemed outmoded and unexciting is no reason to give crank marxists the keys and then push off to see where the new cutting edges are being found.
    Western Christianity is just the fate of Amnesty International writ large.