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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Theistic Revolution

William F. Clark believes that the world will eventually convert to Christianity. Arguing that the current social and cultural ills will make Christianity the logical and rational choice to spiritual mailaise, he thinks that Christianity is the most reasonable choice. ...

After a careful analysis of these ills, Clark concludes:

The attacks perpetrated since September 2001 by Muslim fanatics in the United States, Europe, and the Far East are a major catalyst for the Theistic Revolution. This is so, because these events have conclusively demonstrated that major assumptions of the modern mentality are specious — especially the belief that religious opinions "don't matter" and that all expressed points of view should be treated as equally valid.

Ultimately, the repulsive violence and intellectual poverty endemic to Islam will check its growth and help ensure Christianity's conquest of the developed world. This will occur despite the fact that many demographers predict that Islam will become the dominant religion in Europe before the end of the 21st century because of immigration and the currently low birthrate of native Europeans.

The prospect of domination by Islam will help motivate increasing numbers of Westerners to jettison everything associated with the hopelessly depressing atheistic philosophy that made such domination a real possibility. Atheism will yield its ground to primarily Christian theism, and Islam will recede into the shadows.
One assumption that he makes is that this would be a good thing. Does it matter whether this is a true form of Christianity and does that matter? Or does Clark assume that religion is good, no matter what form it takes, much in the way that the US founding fathers often assumed that religion was needed to train people in ethics.

2 comments:

mikevotes said...

I don't know man. Sounds alot like the "Christianizing" efforts of the British empire.

And, I don't have a citation handy, but isn't Islam the fastest growing religion right now?

Mike

the cynic librarian said...

Yes, Islam is the fastest growing religion, with Xtianity close behind. As far as the Brit empire and Xtian indoctrination, I would agree, especially when you consider the close relationship that many evangelicals place between Xtianity and capititalism.