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Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: Europe is dying from secularism

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6904463.ece

blankThe Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks of Aldgate, warned today that Europe was dying because the growth of secularism had made people too selfish to have children.

Its loss of a tolerant religious culture made it vulnerable to the advance of fundamentalism, he argued.

Comparing its decline to that of ancient Greece in the third century of the pre-Christian era, he said the answer lay in the rediscovery of the continent's Judeo-Christian religious roots.

Tolerant religion was “the only strong enough defence with some of the religiosity that is coming our way with the force of a hurricane", the Chief Rabbi said.

“Let me be blunt. Either we win or the fundamentalists win and that is the challenge. If the fundamentalists win, I wouldn’t hang around too long.” “Let me be blunt. Either we win or the fundamentalists win and that is the challenge. If the fundamentalists win, I wouldn’t hang around too long.”
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