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The Rev. David Robertson: Further on Douglas Murray’s The Strange Death of Europe

August 9, 2017

A commenter provided an excellent commentary on Douglas Murray’s book The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, by the Rev. David Robertson, the minister of St Peters Free Church in Dundee, Scotland.  He has begun a series of blog posts on this topic and the first is Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe – Part One – Meaningless Shallowness.  As you will see, this complements the Mark Steyn video we just posted quite well.  This is how Rev. Robertson sums up the theme of The Strange Death of Europe:

The basic theme of The Strange Death of Europe is that the continent having forgotten its Christian roots and replaced it with a mishmash of secular humanism, materialism and the religion of human rights, has found itself unable to cope with the mass immigration of Muslims who do not share the liberal (Christian) values of Western European democracies and who will end up causing the death of Europe. In effect he argues that Europe – or at least its political classes – are inadvertently committing political suicide.   I find his case overall pretty convincing and depressing.   I would like to read a serious challenge to it (not just name calling – ‘right wing’ ‘Islamaphobic’ ‘xenophobe’!).   But meanwhile let me reflect on it as I go through it. I highlighted so many passages and in the rest of this article and series I intend to let Murray speak in his own words and then comment on them .

He also points out that Murray raises this crucial question: Freedom, equality, diversity and others are in actual fact the fruits of Christian roots. The question raised by Murray is whether the fruits can survive without the roots.

This post by the Rev. David Robertson – and any others that follow it – will be very much worth reading.  And I plan to acquire a copy of The Strange Death of Europe myself.

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  1. August 12, 2017 10:26 am

    The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration:

    https://theweeflea.com/2017/08/11/the-strange-death-of-europe-part-2-immigration/

    • August 12, 2017 10:58 am

      Thanks, Andrew! I will post a link to this soon. Quite a good commentary and I appreciate your letting me know about “The Wee Flea”!

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