Saturday, 13 August 2011

Riots in London

They are predictable, but no less shocking or disturbing for the fact that you could have seen them coming twenty, some would say 200, years ago.

... the European model, and the British version of it, certainly include a lavish welfare state, multiculturalism, a high level of economic regulation, the eclipse of any special place for religion (especially Christianity), and political correctness.

That's Greg Sheridan, from here.

Elton Trueblood said that we're living in a cut flower civilization. Everything we love about living in the West comes from the soil of Christianity. But cut the flower from its roots, and it can't be kept alive forever in the vase.

If you were hoping for a similar type of civilization to emerge in your lifetime, assuming you could live 200 years, you'd move first to China, and then contemplate a move to Africa.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The problem with any theory that attributes these riots solely to the removal of Christianity from a dominant position in society is that London has had riots just as bad, and in many cases worse than these, for at least 800 years. Some of them have been about race, some about religion, some about politics, some for no apparent reason at all, but some historians argue that it is simply in the nature of Londoners to riot.
- Greg M