Saturday, April 05, 2008

demograhpics are destiny

There are now more Muslims in the world than Catholics. We shouldn't be shocked. Afterall, the Faith is in a free fall in most of Europe and European women don't seem to want to have children anymore. The Muslim woman doesn't have a choice, of course. Nobody envys her. In her case she'd better have a bunch of boys or she could find herself dead or cast out on the street but demographics are destiny. Look for things to get much, much worse in the next 10 to 20 years.

But the West has no-one to blame to but ourselves. I wonder if the French really believe that a Muslim majority will allow them to live as they are used to? The fashion industry, the wine industry and tourism will have be destroyed. And merry old England isn't looking to healthy these days either.

I got to thinking about all this because of an interesting post at the Athanasius blog. He's considerably harsher on JPII than I could ever be but though it hurts me to say it; I think he's more right than wrong. Admitting that makes me feel a bit like Frank Sinatra in the very last scene of Manchurian Candidate where he turns away from the camera so he can cry for his lost friend Raymond.


she said...

the thing with mahoney did plenty of damage. as a catholic im fairly pissed at papa and every redbird under him for remaining silent and leaving the laity to 'splain the problem of gay priests. no beauty of the faith can ever be spoken without first a swordfight defense on the other. part of the free fall might be explained in this way.

i remain ever faithful. in my forest. but the cathedral is losing her appeal.

as for europe; its going to be the hard way im afraid. maybe this west can learn and actin time, but i doubt it. there seems to be no force greater than the opportunity for guilt ridden westerners to showcase tolerance in the theatre of political correctness and moral relativism.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

JPII the not so great

Anonymous said...

Well thanks be to God I got 8 daughters & only 2 sons! Might redress the balance!