Saturday, November 21, 2015

Never Happy

There's just no pleasing some people. Like Greg Sheridan.

One minute he's, like, If only Muslims were more like, well, Christians:

"Islamists have been successful beyond their wildest dreams. Like the communists before them, but more successfully than the communists,* they have established a constituency for their basic paradigm amid a substantial number of people in Western societies and the Middle East. More than that, they share in common with many non-violent Muslims a great deal of a common narrative that focuses on resentment and paranoia." (The future of Western civilization is under threat, but not just from extremists, Greg Sheridan, The Australian, 21/11/15)

The next he's, like, If only (so-called) Christians were more like, well, Muslims:

"The West is undergoing a genuine civilisational crisis of belief and of governance. This is the first generation in Western history that, substantially, is not sustained by transcendent beliefs. The death of God is also in the West the death of purpose, and, for many, the death of meaning." (ibid)

[*Damn right, Greg! I mean, what a trifling affair the Soviet Union (1917/1922-1991) was compared with Islamic State's Iraqi-Syrian caliphate (2014-?).]

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