Thursday, April 14, 2005

The fruits of atheistic humanism

Brian Carney, the editorial page editor the WSJ Europe examines the phenomnenon of great empty cathedrals in Europe. I was struck by this characterization of practicing Christianity in Europe:

Practicing Christianity in Europe today enjoys a status not dissimilar to smoking marijuana or engaging in unorthodox sexual activities--few people mind if you do so in private, but you are expected not to talk about it or ask others whether they do it too. Christianity is considered retrograde and atavistic in a "progressive" society devoted to the good life--long holidays, short work hours and generous government benefits.

Click title to read it - won't take much of your time. Whether you believe it is due to the loss of religion and higher moral values the result is undeniable: Old Europe is getting very, very soft.

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