Tuesday, April 26, 2016

If God is Dead, so, too, is America (Pat Buchanan)



If God is Dead, Can America Survive?
By Patrick J. Buchanan
April 25, 2016, 7:01 p.m.

In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation.

“The vast majority of leading conservative writers … have a secular outlook on life. … They are unaware of the disaster that godlessness in the West has led to.”

These secular conservatives may think that “America can survive the death of God and religion,” writes Prager, but they are wrong….

[Read the whole thing at VDARE.]


Mark Caplan said...

Pat Buchanan wrote: "When [...] the West embraced Christianity as a faith superior to all others, [...] the West went on to create modern civilization, and then went out and conquered most of the known world."

Even though, according to Buchanan, Christians had the superior faith, in the Middle Ages the Muslims quickly extinguished much of the Christian world. It wasn't until the Enlightenment and the embrace not of Jesus but science and the military and industrial applications of science that Western superiority became manifest. The Catholic Church acted as an impediment to scientific advancement over the entire period. (Buchanan's patriotism is admirable, but his staunch Catholicism blinds him to the obvious.)

E said...

I like a great deal that Mr. Buchanan says; however, his notion that religiosity of any kind is necessary to preserve a nation is apocryphal.

What holds a nation together is the belief held by the majority that its traditions and people are worth preserving. If the definition of "democracy" is transmogrified to mean that our people must not be different genetically and economically from people outside the current borders then we will have chosen a one world government.

The idea that religion is at all relevant to a desire for an educated population to to seek a level of discreteness is nothing more than a circular reasoning sophistry that our religious choice or foist is the sole separation that really matters.

jeigheff said...

As a Christian, but not as a Catholic, I have to agree with Patrick. Our Lord sets good standards for a nation's prosperity. And those standards are scoffed at and ignored at our peril.

I have never believed that God has given up on his chosen people, the Jews, plus I don't think that the United States or any other country could ever replace Israel in God's eyes. Still, I believe that our Lord loves and blesses godly nations. I also believe that the United States, and the West in general, have much in common with ancient Israel and Judah, which were eventually judged. It's going to take a lot more than our miserable intellect or wisdom to save us.

There is no way that I can be the only person who is absolutely astonished and confused at the self-destructiveness and lack of wisdom of the governments and many of the people of the West. Indeed, we labor under a strong delusion. I have no joy in saying this, in view of my own faith beliefs. In fact, my faith makes my conclusions all the more painful.

I encourage you to read God's word, the Bible, to discover his truths for yourself.