Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The west

George Hook was "astounded" to learn that 60% of Americans go to church regularly. This is the level of ignorance about America that exists in the media here. America is the most religious country in the western world by a long, long way. The differences between the US and W. Europe in this regard are vast and go a long way towards explaining the chasm in worldviews.

The US is becoming more religious (Christian) and W. Europe is increasingly secular/Islamic. The whole concept of the "west" died when the Berlin Wall fell. Too many people still don't seem to recognize this. We still obviously have much in common, but gradually what we have in common is becoming less significant and what separates us is increasingly significant.