Bishop Fears Radical Islam Will Fill ‘Moral Vacuum’
Posted by thebosun on June 1, 2008
A senior Church of England bishop claims the erosion of Christianity in Britain is leaving the country with a “moral vacuum” that radical Islam is ready to fill. Writing in the political magazine Standpoint, the Rt. Rev. Dr Michael Nazir-Ali quoted an academic who pointed to the failure of church leaders to prevent Christian values from being substantially eroded in society during the social and sexual revolution of the 60s.
Christianity began to fall to the wayside just as more people of different faiths were starting to settle in Britain, the Pakistani-born Bishop of Rochester added. “It is a situation which has created the moral and spiritual vacuum in which we find ourselves. Whilst the Christian consensus was dissolved, nothing else, except perhaps endless self-indulgence, was put in its place,” he said.
Whereas Marxism failed to take hold in British society, he went on to question whether society could counter radical Islam with the same success. “We are now, however, confronted by another equally serious ideology, that of radical Islamism, which also claims to be comprehensive in scope,” he said. Nazir-Ali answered that only Judeo-Christian values could stand up adequately against the threat posed by radical Islam…………. For the complete article link here