Sadly, the once-proud Church of England appears to be on its last legs, theologically and morally; however, there are still a few shining lights within it, bravely striving to hold back the darkness. One of these is former Queen’s Chaplain, Bishop Gavin Ashenden.
Sadly, he and those like him are very much in the minority, these days; however, he is at least doing his best to speak truth to power! As in this essay, where he describes the way in which the new secular fundamentalism (a.k.a. militant political correctness, a.k.a. cultural Marxism) is chipping away at Western values. He writes,
“It was probably pretty obvious that if you import Islamic culture in which women are subjugated, into a culture founded on Christian values, where all human beings are believed to be equally valuable, the conflict between these two value systems would sooner or later cause trouble.
“Numbers are the key to it. Sweden’s left wing government, supposedly deeply pro-feminist, has pursued a highly liberal immigration policy. So how has society changed as a result? The answer is that women have been seriously endangered…
“If the government of a country decides that the principle of mass immigration is more important that the safety and dignity of women, it has the right to put it to the people in a democracy, to allow them to accept or reject the project. It doesn’t have the right to suppress the facts or the truth.
“The problem we face in this clash of liberal values is that instead of looking for an answer to the problems the clash throws up, the political instinct has been to hide the truth; and in these cases to make women pay the price for it.”
The ostensibly “liberal” Left – which in recent decades has transmogrified into a bastion of secular fundamentalism, as Bishop Ashenden points out, and politically-correct orthodoxy – cannot indefinitely defend the indefensible: that bringing massive numbers of immigrants, who hold social, moral, and religious beliefs very much at odds with the values Western civilization has developed with no little blood, sweat, and tears over several millennia, is congruent with liberal ideas such as women’s rights. Sooner or later the house of cards will come crashing down.
Unfortunately, as Bishop Ashenden points out, when confronted with this reality, the political instinct of the European – and American – Left has been to hide the evidence. No, there is no concrete indication that the men who rape and molest women at public events in Sweden and Germany are asylum seekers… because the police and other officials are forbidden to record that information.
No, you can’t make “offensive” comments about Muslims on Facebook (at the risk of being arrested, in some supposedly “liberal democratic” European countries!) – even those engaged in grooming, sexually abusing, and trafficking in young white British girls – because that might lead to an open and honest debate about the wisdom of letting large numbers of them into Western nations. And so it goes…
Obviously, this sort of information cannot be kept under wraps forever. Sooner or later, it will become blindingly obvious to all but the most committed ideologues that the proverbial emperor is wearing no clothes. But by then a great deal of damage – possibly irreversible damage – will have been done to the cultures and people of Europe, and perhaps America as well. Indeed, we live in troubled times.
However, as my late mother would remind me, God is in charge. Things may seem chaotic, perhaps even hopeless, to us; but His power is infinite. We may not be able to do much, but we can at least pray!
De furore Sarraceni, Domine, libera nos…
Or perhaps I should say,
De furore civilibus, Domine, libera nos!
(“From the fury of the politicians, O Lord, deliver us!”)