Sunday, June 30, 2013

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Atheism Has Failed. Only Religion Can Defeat the New Barbarians

Via CERC (Catholic Education Resource Center):

     "The West is suffering for its loss of faith.  Unless we rediscover religion, our civilization in in peril...
     "It is just that, in the words of historian Will Durant, 'There is no significant example in history, before our time, of a society successfully maintaining moral life without the aid of religion'...
      "In one respect the new atheists are right.  The threat to Western freedom in the twenty-first century is not from fascism or communism but from a religious fundamentalism combining hatred of the other, the pursuit of power and contempt for human rights.  But the idea that this can be defeated by individualism and relativism is naive almost beyond belief."

     Read the entire article here.

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