How do you think the Vatican will fare in an Islamicized Europe? I’m betting not too well.
Christian populations in Islamicized countries are disappearing while the Muslim population in what some like to call Post-Christian Europe is booming. Soon Muslims will be a dominant force in the West.
Catholic Culture reports:
Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who has served as Archbishop of Prague since 1991, has warned in an interview that “if Europe doesn’t change its relation to its own roots, it will be Islamized.”
“Europe has denied its Christian roots from which it has risen and which could give it the strength to fend off the danger that it will be conquered by Muslims– which is actually happening gradually,” he said. Muslims “easily fill the vacant space created as Europeans systematically empty the Christian content of their lives.”
“At the end of the Middle Ages and in the early modern age, Islam failed to conquer Europe with arms. The Christians beat them then,” he added. “Today, when the fighting is done with spiritual weapons which Europe lacks while Muslims are perfectly armed, the fall of Europe is looming.”
Denouncing Europe’s “pagan environment” and “atheistic style of life,” Cardinal Vlk said that “Neither the free market nor freedom without responsibility is strong enough to form the basis of society. Not even democracy alone is a panacea unless it is embedded in God.”
We’ve already seen countries in Europe assenting to Sharia Law, we’ve seen very low birthrates from Christians, and skyrocketing immigration numbers. We’ve seen churches transformed into mosques.
Until Europe remembers that it was Christianity which made it great it will be working towards its own destruction. Kudos to Cardinal Miloslav Vlk for saying the truth though I’m sure it will be ignored.
January 7, 2010 at 2:25 pm
It's about time more people in the Church in Europe wised up to the Islamic invasion. Of course the immigration of Muslims would'nt be such a problem if European Christians stopped using contraception.
January 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm
Well, P. Button, yes it would be good for Eurpoeans to abandon contraception, but they also need to embrace Matrimony. They are not marrying and instead are living as confirmed singles at alarming rates, thus contracepting even the opportunity of regeneration. Europe is a great place if you like household pets – lousy if you love spouses & the resulting children.
January 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Better plan that trip to visit the Vatican before it's too late.
January 7, 2010 at 10:32 pm
LarryD at his blog pointed out the new French law against insulting your spouse during an argument. Add that to their law against skinniness, and we see as a nation sinks further in sand, watch the laws get sillier and sillier.
January 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm
"Europe is a great place if you like household pets – lousy if you love spouses & the resulting children."
Man, there are some choice quotes on this blog today. I am seriously not needed.
January 8, 2010 at 1:07 am
Europe is doomed – finished!
I have family over there – I see it first hand.
What is even sadder is that America is close behind. Maybe we still have a chance over here, but it is dwindling fast. Very, very fast.
Check this interview w/ Fr. Euteneuer of HLI: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jan/10010605.html
January 8, 2010 at 3:29 am
Read Dinesh D'Souza's "The Enemy Within." While we decry demographics and the loss of bedrock Christianity in Europe, we Christians in America should seize the opportunity to unite with Muslims on the basis of traditional morality to turn back the tide of cultural relativism and atheistic statism. Muslims see the danger clearly, and resist the cultural left as they decry America as its greatest exporter.
We need to unite across cultural, political and even religious lines as we meet a common foe- a militant secular humanism dressed up as "freedom."
January 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm
I wonder if our grand children will visit the Vatican someday and find it resembles Istanbul (formerly Constantinople); the Sistine Chapel and St Peters will be museums like the Haigia Sophia?
January 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm
No doubt many Christians once thought that Arianism would overcome the Faith in Europe. It certainly seemed that that particular Christ-denying sect was in a stronger position than orthodoxy, with emperors and even bishops siding with it. But Arianism has now disappeared without a trace. Who's to say that Islam, despite its seemingly unstoppable growth in Europe at the moment, won't also end up as a historical curiosity? God never ceases to surprise people when they least expect it.
January 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm
"God never ceases to surprise people when they least expect it." -Caoimhin
I so agree! (though we should ofcourse look to the current challenges ahead and work)
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