Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Why is secular Europe dying? Will atheism and Darwinism die a slow and painful death or will they suffer a massive heart attack?

As can be seen from the graph above, many of Question Evolution! Campaign blog's readers are from the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.  Clearly, many rattled European Darwinists are sweating due to the continual rise of biblical creation belief in Europe which is expected to continue (see: European creationism ).

Walter Laqueur wrote in his article The Slow Death of Europe: "At a time of deep, multiple crises in Europe it is too easy to ridicule the delusions of yesteryear."

So why is secular Europe failing? 

Why secular Europe is dying and in trouble

Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was asked to account for the great tragedies that befell Russia.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote:
Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: "Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened."
Since then I have spend well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: "Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened."
An excellent article on how atheism/evolutionism can harm a country deals with the homeland of Darwinism which is England.  The article is entitled: Why is England burning?

Will secular Europe die a slow and painful death or will it suffer a massive heart attack?

Secular Europe is a major hub of atheism, agnosticism and Darwinism. If creationism continues to expand in Europe and secular ideologies in Europe continue to lose their fervor among adherents, Darwinism is clearly in trouble (see: European Darwinism is in for a tough slog ).

In addition, the Eastern World continues to rise economically and Christianity is exploding in adherents in the Eastern world.  No doubt this will bring increased economic competition to Europe along with more religious immigrants than in the past.  See: Global Christianity and 6 megatrends which will affect world for decades

We know from the history of religion and economic history that countries which experience a very significant amount of economic pain is hard ground for atheism to prosper in long term while evangelical Christianity and biblical creation belief can thrive in such an environment.

In addition, it is possible for biblical creation belief to do very well in times of economic prosperity as well. In addition, we know that the rate of seculariziation has flattened to zero in most of Protestant Europe and France.  The British academic Eric Kaufmann wrote that secularism appears "exhausted and lacking in confidence."  For more information please see: European Darwinism is in for a tough slog

Of course, this is nothing new. The Apostle Paul wrote approximately two thousand years ago to the Corinthian church:
For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God. - 1 Corinthians 1: 26- 29 (NASB)

So will atheism, agnosticism and Darwinism die a slow and painful death or will they suffer a massive heart attack?

Since men are more apt to bow their knee to God in times of adversity, let's look at the cases for a slow and painful economic decline of Europe and the case for Europe suffering an economic collapse.

Case for an economic collapse of Europe:

20 Facts About The Collapse Of Europe

Case for the slow economic death of Europe

The slow death of Europe

Other major factors which will cause the death of global atheism and Darwinism

Eric Kaufmann using a multitude of demographic studies argues in an academic paper entitled Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century the decline of atheism in terms of its global adherents is an established trend that will persist for the foreseeable future and the rate of decline will accelerate. In the Western World, due to immigration and the higher birth rates of religious people, Kaufman writes: "Committed religious populations are growing in the West, and will reverse the march of secularism before 2050." See also: Eric Kaufmann's website

Kaufmann told a secular audience in Australia: "The trends that are happening worldwide inevitably in an age of globalization are going to affect us."

See also:  British academic Eric Kaufmann says "the rate of secularisation has flattened to zero in most of Protestant Europe and France". Also, Kaufmann writes that secularism "appears exhausted and lacking in confidence"

Christianizing Western countries

When people suffer adversity or hit rock bottom, sometimes they sober up, repent and become Christians.

So how can Christendom best bring hope and joy to a dying Europe? Of course, many things going into having Christianity prosper in a nation: God's grace and power, prayer, Christians having a sound knowledge of the Word of God, holiness, Christian evangelism and other factors as well.

Another factor which assists in the christianization of a country is collaboration among Christians.

In the early 1980′s there were only a handful of known believers in Mongolia. Today, Mongolia has been radically transformed – sending more Christian missionaries per capita than any other nation. Christian collaboration was employed to a large degree as far as the evangelization of Mongolia. With this in mind, our Question Evolution! group will help build a worldwide coalition of biblical creationist. See: Coalition of creationists  Of course, other Christian collaborative efforts at evangelism would be helpful as well.

Cutting of the air supply of atheism

Darwinism will inevitably die. And when this happens atheism/agnosticism will be a small shadow of their former selves. Since evolutionary belief is the air supply of atheism, help spread the Question Evolution! Campaign and its  15 questions for evolutionists

The direct approach of confronting atheism is important, but the indirect approach of preventing atheism through the cutting off of its air supply is also far more efficient. If Christendom is going to conquer atheism to the fullest extent possible, it makes perfect sense to do so in the quickest and most efficient manner possible. Let's cut atheism off at the knees and vigorously spread the Question evolution! campaign on the internet and in our local communities. See also: Cutting off the air supply of atheism

20 Facts About The Collapse Of Europe

Question Evolution! Campaign resources and other resources

Question Evolution! Campaign

15 questions for evolutionists

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15 


Other related resources

Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions

Refuting evolution

Evidence for Christianity

More evidence for Christianity

Creation Ministries International Question Evolution! Videos

English: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and Nobel prize winner, looks out from a train, in Vladivostok, summer 1994, before departing on a journey across Russia. Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after nearly 20 years in exile. Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev
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