Christendom, especially in Europe, has become suicidal. The Pope, head of the Catholic Church, which is the church of Western Christendom, cannot seem to make up his mind whether this suicide is good or bad. In one article, he is reported as saying something that would require a nationalist identity:
If Europe wants to rejuvenate, it must rediscover it’s cultural roots. Of all the Western countries, Europe has the stronger and deeper roots.
Then he says something that would require national suicide and is producing that national suicide.
I dream of a Europe that promotes and protects the rights of everyone, without neglecting its duties toward all. I dream of a Europe of which it will not be said that its commitment to human rights was its last utopia.
As for an emerging Catholic, this is painful to hear. As someone who has discovered the historical Roman Church, I cringe.
To make matters worse, whereas the leader of Western Christendom does not seem to carry a clear idea of what Christendom is or whether or not it should be protected, a Buddhist has come out and said what the Pope cannot or will not.
The Dalai Lama openly declared:
‘Germany cannot become an Arab country’ … from a moral point of view too, I think the refugees should only be admitted temporarily’ … ‘The goal should be that they return and help rebuild their countries.
And so here we are in the twenty-first century.
A Buddhist warns of the extinction of Christendom while Christians are welcoming the extinction of Christendom because the atheists call Christians racist, sexist, and bigoted.
That is messed up.