bloggie

friday, february 23, 2018 6:16 pm zst

Much ado

Secularists eat their children

This is a fascinating article at Foreign Policy, arguing a point that I've intuited before: that the superior birthrates of the religious will lead them to overwhelm secular society by default. You can win the fight if you don't show up for it; our secular citizens are fighting their battles today, but aren't having any children to fight their battles with our religious citizens' children tomorrow. By their own inaction, they will slowly be replaced in the population until they are irrelevant; we can already see this process happening. What amazes me is to learn that the Greeks and the Romans had their own problems with growing their populations; what did they do in the days before birth control and the welfare state's disconnection of responsibility from behavior? And here I thought we were really inventing brand-new problems for ourselves with modern science and social movements. Apparently, nothing's new under the sun.

Yet that turning point does not necessarily mean the death of a civilization, only its transformation. Eventually, for example, the sterile, secular, noble families of imperial Rome died off, and with them, their ancestors’ idea of Rome. But what was once the Roman Empire remained populated. Only the composition of the population changed. Nearly by default, it became composed of new, highly patriarchal family units, hostile to the secular world and enjoined by faith either to go forth and multiply or join a monastery. With these changes came a feudal Europe, but not the end of Europe, nor the end of Western Civilization.
He doesn't say it explicitly, but the Roman Empire's heir was the Holy Roman Empire-in other words, Catholicism. I wonder if Europe's new religious ruling class will be a resurgent Catholicism or Islam. The odds are even, at this point...(in America, no question, it will be Christian religion, not Islam. Muslims aren't nearly the proportion of the population or new births here as they are there, and relatively few people are converting to Islam compared to the other major proselytizing and/or trendy faiths such as Mormons, evangelicals, and Buddhists. I don't think Eastern religion stands much chance in America, be it Buddhism (whose most ardent fans are the very sort of liberal Americans least likely to have children) or Islam (which in its present form offers nothing to any American who is not a self-absorbed criminal prisoner looking for a creed that gives him the moral upper hand to prey on mainstream society).

Posted by evariste on Mar 02, 2006 4:00 pm

no comments yet

recent comments

decent bLog! its intriguing. much thanks to you for sharing.... [ bitcoin ile bahis oyna ]/
Get [ SSC Result publish date ]/ correct information from our Website.
your article is very good, you also visit my article [ obat ampuh ambeien ]/ and [ obat ambeien manjur
* Thank you for this post. Good luck. *
[ Obat Aborsi ]/ , [ Obat Aborsi Ampuh ]/ , [ Obat Aborsi Asli ]/ ,
These things are very important, good think so - I think so too... [ Magnesium Benefits ]/
Thought traits & sexual sympathy are understood for considerateness and forecasting jazz horoscopes and a elaborate writ is applied
I am very much pleased with the contents you have mentioned. I wanted to thank you for this great article.
Awesome things you've generally imparted to us. Simply continue written work this sort of posts.The time which was squandered in
A full handbook for building a wonderful vocabulary, Word Power Made Easy will control you how to talk and compose
Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually realize what you are talking about! Bookmarked.
Very useful info. Hope to see more posts soon!. [ free pubg items ]/
Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly that love and read more on this topic. If
I havent any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it
I havent any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it
Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful
You made such an interesting piece to read, giving every subject enlightenment for us to gain knowledge. Thanks for sharing
If you are looking for more information about flat rate locksmith Las Vegas check that right away. [ send flowers
08 paper results are not declored yes or no
For an student, finishing all assignments on time isn't an extremely achievable choice; inevitably you have to search out help.

home

this & that

bloggie pulse: circulation
last 15 minutes:
0
last hour:
0
last 24 hours:
0
bloggie pulse: comments
since midnite:
6
last 24 hours:
7
in our lifetime:
11698