May well effectively 24, 2019 (American Thinker) — The pursuing short but incredibly instructive interview, titled “Europe: Deep Non secular Disaster,” appeared earlier this yr on Herland Report Tv set. The host, Hanne Nabintu Herland, a Norwegian historian of religions and a journalist, interviews Iben Thranholm, a Danish theologian and journalist.
Each of these females are to be counseled for growing lots of important aspects — undoubtedly, for obtaining to the coronary heart of the West’s challenges, like vis-à-vis Islam — that are seldom acknowledged in American media, unquestionably not “mainstream” media. Also, as each of these take place from Scandinavia, arguably the most “progressive” area in the atmosphere, they know what they speak of and provide a prognostication the U.S. can master from.
The standard subject of the episode is that Western values have turn out to be almost solely materialistic in essence. Due to the truth pure materialism is sooner or later dissatisfying — “guy shall not are living on bread alone” — added and further Western people are turning to any quantity of metaphysical ideologies, from Islam to paganism — something, as lengthy as it is not Christianity. Because really a handful of of these ideologies are intrinsically hostile to Christianity, Western culture, which was launched on Christian ideas, has create into suicidal — for this cause the current circumstance, especially in Europe.
As Thranholm clarifies:
You can’t comprehend the planet only from a political viewpoint. We are in a religious warfare and not just a political battle. … It has come to be a taboo to speak about religion thanks to this anti-religious ideology that promises that religion has no worth. As extended as we continue getting in this spiritual disaster, I under no circumstances really feel Europe will be equipped to defeat Islam. The rationale why Islam is so thriving appropriate right here is merely for the reason that we have a non secular vacuum.
Disturbing information validate this latter challenge. “Thousands of Norwegians are speeding to Islam” every single year, says Herland. “A flood of ethnic Scandinavians are obtaining Muslim,” especially for the cause that Christianity has “evaporated.”
It can be in specific refreshing to see that equally females have an understanding of that whatsoever troubles the West is obtaining with Islam, these are just about totally brought on by the West alone — a position I frequently make (right here and in this article for instance). As Thranholm, who refers to the present “anti-Christian ideology” in the West as “the second coming of Marxism,” says, “a weak Christianity suggests a sturdy Islam.”
The short-term video clip follows and is incredibly effectively effectively worth observing:
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