The Faith is Europe, Europe is the Faith, wrote Hilaire Belloc. And when the faith dies, the culture dies, the civilization dies, and the people die. So historians and poets alike have written.
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And the people have begun to die. No Western nation has had a birthrate in three decades that will enable its native-born to survive.
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The Secular City seems to have triumphed over the City of God. But in the Islamic world, an ancient and transcendental faith is undergoing a great awakening after centuries of slumber and seems anxious to re-engage and settle accounts with an agnostic West.
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A GODLY MAN IN AN UNGODLY AGE
Pat Buchanan looks at pope's resignation in light of multi-century decline of Christianity
February 11, 2013
Patrick J. Buchanan