During our interview, Eberstadt will discuss:
What is the relationship between spiritual decline and demographic decline?
Is religious belief suppressed in secular Europe and Blue State America?
How the rise of “New Age” spiritualism beginning in the 1960s impacted and interacted with the decline of religion in the west.
Some background on the book’s publisher, Templeton Press, founded by pioneering mutual fund manager turned philanthropist Sir John Templeton.
Could today’s ongoing economic and demographic crises help to strengthen the family?
POSTMODERNISM’S RISE AFTER WW1 BEGAN THE END OF RELIGION AND THE FAMILY.
IT’S A GRAMSCIAN AGENDA.
LEADING “EDUCATORS” LIKE TERRORIST BILL AYERS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTING IT IN THE ACADEMY AND HOLLYWOOD’S CHIC DEGENERATI HAVE BEEN DOING THEIR FAIR SHARE IN THE MASS MEDIA.
IT’S THE CULTURE WAR.
reliapundit on May 15, 2013 at 6:44 PM
Also ask why Constantine left the gospel of Thomas on the cutting room floor.
John the Libertarian on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM
Losing Our Sons Trailer
Fallon on May 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM
Well, in part, it’s the Rationalization of the West….and then in a strange inversion, a turning of our backs on Rationality.
First, with Locke and Smith and others we begin to view the world as a Rationally Intelligible Place, but with God. But later on, we can also explain the world, rationally, without God. And since Western Liberalism, and I use the term in a GOOD, not pejorative sense, is Open-Minded and Tolerant, a World Explainable Without God is Tolerated and then can be ACCEPTED…
The along came the Inversion…Post-Modernism. Post-Modernism turns its back on the Western Traditions of Tolerance and Liberalism. And we end up with No God, No Tolerance, and No Rationality, as those are all “Tools” of Oppressive-Hetero Normal Capitalism, and must be renounced.
Though Po-Mo’s like to use the Petite Bourgeois “liberties” of Western Liberal Society to advance their cause(s). Though once in charge those bourgeois liberties must go by the wayside to advance the “Radical and Emancipatory” Cause(s).
JFKY on May 15, 2013 at 7:25 PM
The decadent part of the West rejected (the judeo-christian) God, because that God interfered with self gratification
You can see this in the rage directed towards Christians, or zionists, and the respect directed animist religions, crystals, pyramids, psychics, mediums, and interestingly enough, islam.
The most virulently anti Christians I know would be thrilled and honored to participate in a native American religious ceremony, especially if it involved tom-toms, chanting, and evocations of the Great Spirit. They would throw up at the thought of attending a native American Christian church, with gospel music, and healing service, even if the preacher wore feathers and beads.
Christianity mandates the doctrine of inalienable rights. American decadents find inalienable rights an impediment to progress. Euthanesia, infanticide, abortion are now proof of alienable rights.
Religious families reproduce like vermin because their way is the path to successful survival. God was right.
entagor on May 15, 2013 at 7:54 PM
The West lost Christianity when the Apostles disappeared and being indoctrinated with Greek Philosophy became de riguerre for becoming a Bishop. Constantine made himself the head of the church, uniting church and state and that completed the apostasy. I’m just reading a book on the Borgias and I can’t believe that any of God’s approval remained with the Catholic Church after it had been in their hands.
flataffect on May 15, 2013 at 8:05 PM
flataffect on May 15, 2013 at 8:05 PM
Oh you are SO cute….bless your little heart…now wander on in search of that pure Christianity we have all, but 10-20 of you have found & that the rest of us benighted, ignorant Heathens cannot see.
JFKY on May 15, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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