Here’s a rather pungent jeremiad from a Russian Orthodox priest, saying that the Islamic invasion is God’s judgment on godless Europe. Brace yourself, this is strong stuff:
For all the mistakes and errors the migrants’ Muslim faith might have, by far not all of what they believe is false. What is false can only be seen in comparison with the Gospels. But in comparison with the liberal catechesis and moral situation of the modern West, we see the falseness of the latter. The Muslim looks preferable. The Muslim believes in the future life, in heaven and hell. This is something unseen for him until the time of its reality. The European laughs everywhere at such “archaism”. For the Muslim the body is what will resurrect on the Last Day. The body must not be defiled while alive or burned after death. For the European it is the other way around: Debauchery during one’s lifetime is the norm, and after death—throw it into the fire with no thought for the resurrection. The Muslim does not value his own biological life above all, and he especially doesn’t value the biological life of his ideological opponent. Above all for him are the laws of the Most High—as they have been explained to him. Therefore he is not afraid to die, or to kill. The post-Christian European knows no other values besides biological existence. Meeting face to face with a culture that looks differently at death is threatening and unbearable for the post-Christian European. So he loses the battle halfway down the road to this meeting.
Well, and the further it goes the worse it gets. Next come the issues of gender, childlessness, abortions, nudist beaches, and shameless women—everything that evokes hatred and religious wrath in the migrants. Yes, they came to a foreign country. They are “newcomers”. But forget it. Enough. They’ve already arrived. “It is forbidden to sunbathe without a bathing suit in front of other people,” they say as a noisy crowd of them arrives at the nudist beach with firearms. Now we have an argument going on with a deaf person. The European raises his eyebrow indignantly and says, “How dare you try to teach us? After all, we gave you shelter.” At which Yusif or Ali reply unperturbed, “You are doing what is forbidden. You have no faith, no shame, no conscience. You didn’t simply invite us here as guests. First you bombed our cities. Just wait and see—we will teach you yet to honor God.” And no matter how sorry we may feel for Kurt or Fritz, we have to recognize some truth in Yusif and Ali’s words.
The day is not far off when Arabs and Africans will want to live not in refugee camps and migration centers but in the apartments of the current owners. They will want to live like the formers owners lived, and not near them but in their place. Of course, in order to uphold the European standard of living there has to be knowledge and labor. Electricians, doctors, engineers, pilots and so on are needed. Hundreds of professions and succession of order and government are needed. That is why the future of a tattered Europe is dark. The majority of migrants will not care to study and work. The majority wants to take what is not theirs by force, to trample underfoot the miniature, man-made paradise as Attila the Hun trampled and plundered Rome. They have little interest in what will come later. They are only the axe in the hand of the wielder, and an axe is not accustomed to thinking. But that will come later. For now the migrants are the same “whip of God” for Europe as the barbarians were for the Eternal City. Even those immigrants who have gone corrupt in the European manner (for they do get corrupted in Europe) will not become tolerant. They will remain as religiously motivated foreigners, mystically hating the godless whites who are fattened and paralyzed.
In Europe a right flank is possible and expected. Various ultras and fascist youths, boiling racism, is being born in places such as soccer fields. But this will not save the situation in and of itself. This will be agony. The situation can only be cured if Europe returns to its ancient Christian religiousness. Victory has to take place in the spirit. But this only antidote has to be recognized as impossible. Europe does not have the strength for a Christian renaissance.
Read the whole thing. The Russian is onto something. I hope he’s wrong about Europe’s spiritual weakness. I was just thinking about Saint Genevieve of Paris, and how she went out and faced Attila the Hun when the men of Paris had fled — and turned him away from the city. Nothing is impossible.