One of the most well-documented irrefutable trends of our times is the continued secularization of Western societies. A new study has come out about young people in Europe indicating that the future may be even more secular than we knew.
Commenting on the report, Steven Bullivant of St. Mary’s University in London says,
“With some notable exceptions, young adults increasingly are not identifying with or practicing religion. Christianity as a default, as a norm, is gone and probably gone for good or at least for the next 100 years.”
In the United States, we are ourselves looking at a speeded up velocity of this secularization, due to the political and moral change in the coming generations of the millennials and those identified now as Generation Z.Read More »
Townhall Review — September 30, 2017
Sitting in for Hugh Hewitt, Joe Concha speaks with Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports on the NFL National Anthem controversy. Mike Huckabee shares with Michael Medved details of his show “Huckabee” on TBN. Robert Costa of the Washington Post joins Hugh Hewitt to share the latest on the devastation that took place in Puerto Rico. Larry Elder has Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, on the show to explain the latest evidence of wiretapping during the Obama Administration. Larry Elder also turns to Sally Pipes, President of the Pacific Research Institute, concerning the single-payer healthcare system in Canada. Filling in for Michael Medved, Joe Concha has Heather Nauert from the U.S Department of State to share about new strategies of the State Department concerning Syria and Russia. Mike Gallagher interviews Charles Mully, the “dad” of the world’s largest family.
To place our polarized politics in proper perspective, conservatives need to look back at the nearly half-century struggle known as “the Cold War.” The Soviet Union and its satellites really did amount to an “Evil Empire” and the US and our allies constituted the necessary counterweight of goodness and decency.
But many of the most important nations in the West—including Britain, France, Germany and Canada—were really “welfare states” with centralized, government-dominated economic policies, well to the left of anything the American Democratic Party demands for the US today.
Moreover, many domestic liberals- including Harry Truman, John Kennedy and Senator Scoop Jackson—played heroic roles in opposing the tyrannical menace of international Communism. This history should encourage conservatives to place our current conflicts in the right context. In this dangerous world, contemporary liberals—for all their wrong-headed ideas on health insurance, taxes or social issues—ought to count as necessary allies, not implacable enemies.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/336864912″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Read More »