Richard Dawkins says
As an outsider, I observe American culture polarizing fast, and religion is at the center of the action.
Side note: Dawkins’ essay disappeared from his website after 3 days. I wonder if the thumbsters will accuse him of deleting embarrassing articles as they accuse us of doing? Something tells me Dawkins’ faux pas will escape mention over there. Can you spell “hypocrite”? Or how about “double standard”? I knew you could.
As an outsider, I observe European culture deteriorating fast, and religion is at the center of the action.
Rushing in to fill in the cultural power vacuum created by Christians abandoning their beliefs Muslims set fire to France.
Europe, the birthplace of the Protestant church, has abandoned the church and the venerable Protestant Work Ethic. The result is capitalism is on the decline, socialism is on the rise, unemployment is skyrocketing, and Europe’s population is becoming a welfare society dependent on government largesse for survival. Her economic output per citizen is 70% that of the U.S., her unemployment rate is 8.8% vs. 4.6% in America, and GDP growth is 1.5% vs. 3.0% in the USA.
Worse, a growing dependency culture such as Europe requires an increasing number of new, young workers entering the workforce to pay usurious tax rates in support of the growing number of older slackers. Because Europe has abandoned her belief in heavenly rewards she is increasingly focused on the material rewards of the earthly world. Children are a financial burden and adults can live higher on the hog without them. Europe’s population is growing only through net migration (mostly Muslims, which were already discussed above) at a paltry 0.15% vs. U.S. 0.59%.
So Professor Dawkins we in the United States ARE polarizing. One side wants to follow the European Union into the abyss and the other wants to continue being the shining city on the hill. I know which side of the polarization I’m on and thank God in heaven I also know which side of the Atlantic I’m on.