"We don't have too much Islam, we have too little Christianity. We have too few discussions about the Christian view of mankind..."This excerpt from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's latest speech will no doubt create a firestorm of tiny little hissy fits in the brains of millions of Progressives - Worlwide. Samuel Gregg offers a poignant commentary here.
In short Merkel is saying nothing that should surprise anyone. Europe is in a state of cultural crisis - a crisis similar though different than the one starting in Quebec right now. Multiculturalism, widespread new age liberalism, moral relativism all combined with low birth rates has created a perfect storm with the arrival of new Muslim immigrants.
As a result of Europe denying the historical fact of its European Christianity, and embracing a view of the world that has led to it's own death, an identity crisis is in full swing.
What European culture needs is to be more confident. Confident cultures don't have panic attacks when new comers come into the mix.