Chief Rabbi: The West is suffering for its loss of faith. Unless we rediscover religion, our civilisation is in peril.
Jonathan Sacks 15 June 2013
“I love the remark made by one Oxford don about another: ‘On the surface, he’s profound, but deep down, he’s superficial.’ That sentence has more than once come to mind when reading the new atheists.”
“Future intellectual historians will look back with wonder at the strange phenomenon of seemingly intelligent secularists in the 21st century believing that if they could show that the first chapters of Genesis are not literally true, that the universe is more than 6,000 years old and there might be other explanations for rainbows than as a sign of God’s covenant after the flood, the whole of humanity’s religious beliefs would come tumbling down like a house of cards and we would be left with a serene world of rational non-believers getting on famously with one another.
Enjoy the article in The Spectator by clicking here: Chief Rabbi: atheism has failed. Only religion can defeat the new barbarians
“On close inspection, we shall find that religion, and not fear, has ever been the cause of the long-lived prosperity of an absolute government.” Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1831