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Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Sep 1, 2006 at 14:45

I also believe that Europe will continue to be Islamified (which I don't consider a "good" thing). But to suggest that a resurgent Christianity could be a possible counter-weight for resurgent Islam? Well, not only do I think this would be extremely difficult (if not impossible) to achieve (given Europe's religious wars -- France, for example is committed to state secularism -- and for good reason) -- I don't think Europe SHOULD "re-vitalize", or promote resurgent Christianity.

First, let's just note that most of the prominently Catholic countries (I don't wish to condemn all Catholics, but) -- that's Spain, France, Italy -- where do they stand with respect to Islam? Most of the predominantly Catholic areas in Europe and elsewhere (including Quebec in Canada) are very much pro-Arab (along with despising Israel.) They tend to be as pro-Arab as they are anti-Israel. That's the reality. (And, the suggestion that Europe might "improve" by inviting in more people from Latin America?? how ludicrous.

Just consider Hugo Chavez for starters.) No, a "resurgent" Catholicism would only be harmful (no one would gain, least of all the state of Israel.) (I have theories as to why Catholics love Islam -- it has to do with sharing similar beliefs / values -- certain S and M behaviours -- along with the love of death, blood, martyrs, wacked power relationships, the concept of "humiliation," torture, violence, etc. When I think "Catholic" -- the name Marquis de Sade springs to mind...)

Second, I don't see most Protestant denominations as much better...In England you've got the radical Anglicans -- church officials (to my knowledge) have never met a terrorist they don't love.

So forget the resurgence of religion in Europe as any kind of "solution." It's not a solution (in fact, in a worse case scenario, all you might get would be the allegiance of Islam and Christians.)

Anyway, I think for Europe to survive, there needs to be a resurgence of Enlightenment values, or perhaps the establishment of a truly moderate political party (forget the Leftists as morally bankrupt, and forget the ultra-nationalists, the right-wingers.) Such a party would be opposed to all forms of radicalism (including radical secularism, btw.)

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