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James, I hope you're wrong

Reader comment on item: In Europe, Remorse Has Turned to Masochism

Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Apr 30, 2010 at 23:10

James, I've got absolutely nothing about the US and Canada staying friendly, and even hope someone will officially mark the upcoming 200th anniversary of North American peace in 2015 (and let's not forget Old Blightie's role, too!).

But, I think we have a lot of Europe's current illness on our side of the Atlantic--and on both sides of Line Forty-Nine and the Great Lakes. Conversely, I do not think that the book reviewed by Dr. Pipes represents the only European awake to the dangers at hand.

But, try this on for size: I have had a lot of contact with Christians from Chinese-speaking Asia, and they see the manifest destiny of their churches to be not only the Christianization of their own lands, but also to carry the Gospel back over the Silk Road to the lands where it was first heard (albeit by preaching and ethical example rather than by a Crusade). We've got a complex world around us, with all kinds of cross-currents, with nations rising and falling, and many things which our fathers could not have foreseen.


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