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Religion is a by-product of a lack of education

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Submitted by Peter (United Kingdom), Feb 16, 2008 at 06:38

... 10% Muslim by 2020? How can 10% possibly have so much of an influence over the lives of the other 90% that they are forced to flee their home continent? Please! Especially since the 90% hold nearly 100% of the positions of power in Europe. If you need proof of this, read into the recent outcry over the Archbishop of Canterbury's comments on Britain adopting Sharia Law. The 90% are going nowhere!

And say this 10%/90% turns into 20%/80% by 2030. Well we're getting more Muslim now. But this would mean the first 10% has been living amongst the European culture of the 90% for 20+ years. No matter how reclusive you think Muslims are, it's pretty hard to isolate yourself from your neighbours, work colleagues etc for 20 years without adopting some of their values and customs. Then the next generation comes along, complete with European accents and the same desire for material things as any other kid born into a McDonalds/Mattel society.

As for your hope of a Christian resurgence in Europe... Religion is a by-product of a lack of education. Europe evolved past the need for religion long ago, and once America fixes up its 3rd world education system, religion will go the way of the dodo there as well.


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