Kevin Knight of New Advent must surf the web 23 1/2 hours a day because he finds these articles that I just never saw and I spend a good 22 1/2 hours on the interwebs every day.

This piece from the Iona Institute is a must read about how while we do everything we can to destroy Christianity in our country we should realize that we are likely destroying ourselves.

It’s all smarty pants stuff but very readable, even for an idiot like me.

In the West we are doing our best to destroy our Christian heritage but in China, Chinese intellectuals are coming around to the view that it is precisely this heritage that has made the West so successful.

Former editor of the Sunday Telegraph, Dominic Lawson, in a review in the Sunday Times of Niall Ferguson’s new book, ‘Civilisation: The West and the Rest’, carries a quote from a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in which he tries to account for the success of the West, to date.

He said: “One of the things we were asked to look into was what accounted for the success, in fact, the pre-eminence of the West all over the world.

“We studied everything we could from the historical, political, economic, and cultural perspective. At first, we thought it was because you had more powerful guns than we had.

“Then we thought it was because you had the best political system. Next we focused on your economic system.

“But in the past twenty years, we have realised that the heart of your culture is your religion: Christianity. That is why the West is so powerful.

Continue reading at The Iona Institute.