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November 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: Europe is dying from secularism
by Ruth Gledhill – TimesOnline
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6904463.ece
from dawkins site
The Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks of Aldgate, warned today that Europe was dying because the growth of secularism had made people too selfish to have children.

Its loss of a tolerant religious culture made it vulnerable to the advance of fundamentalism, he argued.

Comparing its decline to that of ancient Greece in the third century of the pre-Christian era, he said the answer lay in the rediscovery of the continent’s Judeo-Christian religious roots.

Tolerant religion was “the only strong enough defence with some of the religiosity that is coming our way with the force of a hurricane”, the Chief Rabbi said.

“Let me be blunt. Either we win or the fundamentalists win and that is the challenge. If the fundamentalists win, I wouldn’t hang around too long.” “Let me be blunt. Either we win or the fundamentalists win and that is the challenge. If the fundamentalists win, I wouldn’t hang around too long.”

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