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
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