Monday, November 22, 2004

It is hardly news that

The Church Is Under Siege. But Habermas, the Atheist, Is Coming to its Defense

And Cardinal Ratzinger is the one who summoned him. The philosopher of Frankfurt breaks through the battle line of the secularist attack. Other secularist intellectuals are also coming to Christianity's defense. Among Catholics, there are some who trust them – and others who don't

Interesting reading, with good points all around.

Western society developed in the last 1500 years in a Christian worldview and environment. Ideas have consequences, and I think much of the positive things (science, liberty, impartial justice systems, etc) more represenative of the West are consequences of the Christian ideal. One does not have to be a Christian to enjoy them or live in the society. But I really wonder how long they can be maintained without a Christian environment.

(HT to Christopher of Against the Grain

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