Dear Lord – More Britons Claim No Religion Than Christianity June 2, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, error, General Catholic, horror, paganism, persecution, scandals, secularism, sickness, Society, The End, the struggle for the Church.
That’s what several decades of socialist-leaning governance (and especially cultural propaganda) will net you: a thoroughly demoralized, immoralized, de-Christianized population. But it seems there has been a sea-change of late. As Rod Dreher notes, the pace of de-Christianization (or embrace of atheism) has suddenly tremendously accelerated. Could it be related to the general advance of cultural marxism, which has made tremendous strides in the West in the past several years? Do bears live in the woods?
A landmark in national life has just been passed. For the first time in recorded history, those declaring themselves to have no religion have exceeded the number of Christians in Britain. Some 44 per cent of us regard ourselves as Christian, 8 per cent follow another religion and 48 per cent follow none. The decline of Christianity is perhaps the biggest single change in Britain over the past century. For some time, it has been a stretch to describe Britain as a Christian country. We can more accurately be described now as a secular nation with fading Christian institutions. [I regard it as a formerly Christian country rapidly converting to islam]
There is nothing new in the decline of the church, but until recently it had been a slow decline. For many decades it was possible to argue that while Christians were eschewing organised religion, they at least still regarded themselves as having some sort of spirit-ual life which related to the teachings of Jesus. Children were asked for their Christian name; conversations ended with ‘God bless’. Such phrases are now slipping out of our vocabulary — to wear a cross as jewellery is seen as making a semi-political statement. Christians are finding out what it’s like to live as a minority.
Just 15 years ago, almost three quarters of Britons still regarded themselves as Christians. If this silent majority of private, non-churchgoing believers really did exist, it has undergone a precipitous decline. Five years ago, the number of people professing no religion was only 25 per cent.
But we were promised Vatican II and all the liberalization would fix all that! You mean, they were wrong, or lied?!
And hey, guess what? It ain’t just Britain that’s experiencing this trend. America is no longer so exceptional. We’re on the exact same path, just a few decades behind Europe/Canada, as we have been with regard to the adoption of the sexular progressive mindset, generally:
religiosity has been declining in the United States for decades, albeit slowly and from high levels. Second, religious commitment is weakening from one generation to the next in the countries with which the United States has most in common, and generational differences are the main driver of the aggregate decline. Third, the same pattern of cohort replacement is behind American religious decline. This decline seems to have begun with cohorts born early in the 20th century. At least since then, strong religious affiliation, church attendance, and firm belief in God have all fallen from one birth cohort to the next. None of these declines is happening fast, and levels of religious involvement in the United States remain high by world standards. But the signs of both aggregate decline and generational differences are now unmistakable.
In other words, Britain is way ahead of us, but we are on the same downward course.
A culture shedding its Christianity, every day looking more and more like a pagan culture getting ready to persecute Christians. A Church in total doctrinal, moral, and ecclesiastic meltdown. A hostile islam rising all around us. Modern technology and an already over-weening nanny state ready to invade even the most personal spheres at the drop of a hat.
Either we’re screwed, it’s the end times, or God is setting the stage for the greatest comeback/turnaround of all time! The blood of martyrs makes the tree of the Church grow, right? Stay faithful. No matter what happens in the world, no matter how bad things get in the Church, keep the Faith, and all shall work out for us in the end. We know the end of this story, if we keep close to Our Lady at the Foot of the Cross.
But be ready for the Cross.