He writes an attack on Christianity in the Wash. Post:
It has become conventional wisdom on the right that religion is under assault from secular liberals — and that the waning of faith is bad for America.He then goes on to argue that America is better off than Pakistan, even tho Pakistan is more religious.
Attorney General William P. Barr, a conservative Catholic, summed up this alarmist outlook last fall during an incendiary speech at Notre Dame. He bemoaned “the steady erosion of our traditional Judeo-Christian moral system” and the “growing ascendancy of secularism and the doctrine of moral relativism. By any honest assessment,” he thundered, “the consequences of this moral upheaval have been grim.” He went on to cite statistics on rising out-of-wedlock births (“illegitimacy”), along with “record levels of depression and mental illness, dispirited young people, soaring suicide rates, increasing numbers of angry and alienated young males, an increase in senseless violence, and a deadly drug epidemic.” ...
Barr’s simplistic idea that the country is better off if it is more religious is based on faith, not evidence.
The United States is unusual not because religious observance has declined over the years but because it remains much higher than expected. A 2018 Pew Research Center survey found that 55 percent of American adults say they pray daily, compared with only 22 percent of Europeans. ...Yes, we have very high firearm homicides among blacks, and very illegitimacy rates among blacks and Mexicans. Blacks and Mexicans are nominally Christians at very high rates, but obviously they are not that religious if they are shooting each other and having illegitimate babies.
But, perversely, the United States does worse in critical areas — such as the rate of homicides by firearms and the rate of children living in single-parent households — than Western nations that are less religious. How does Barr explain this if he thinks religion is a social elixir? ...
Remember, Rome fell after it converted to Christianity.
Boot is a big advocate of importing millions of non-Christians into America. He very much wants to turn us into a non-Christian country. These views are common among Jewish intellectuals.
The fall of Rome had more to do with its failure to deal with immigration effectively. The Eastern Roman Empire fell, because of Mohammedan invaders. Christian Europe lived on, and became greater than ever.