Our Religious Future
Atlantic Monthly has a really fascinating article about the future of religion in the 21st century. I don’t know where the fellow is coming from but he talks about the growth of Islam and Christianity (especially below the equator) and the conflict between them.
The piece draws some really interesting historical parallels.
He discusses our Euro-American liberalism, how they have been telling Orthodox Christians they must become liberal and modern if they are to survive, or simply writing them off as scary. He has an interesting note on how conservative Christians were ignored from the Scopes trial to the Carter campaign. I’m not sure that is all the big liberal worlds fault though. Christians decided to drop out of the culture and the world went to hell without them.
It was in the late 70s that we decided to come back, decided the world and all that was in it was the Lords and now it looks like the future will be one where religion, once again, cannot be ignored or trivialized.