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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Culture War Lost - Evangelicals Surrender - America Now A Post-Christian Nation

“The battles that we fought in the 80’s now. We were victorious in many of those conflicts with the culture trying to defend righteousness, trying to defend the unborn child, trying to preserve the dignity of the family, and the definition of marriage. We fought all those battles, and really it was a holding action.” (Remarks made by Dr. Dobson to his staff Feb. 27th, 2009 on the day of his retirement as Chairman of the Board of Focus on the Family)

These recent comments by Dr. Dobson created quite a stir among evangelicals and were picked up in the UK (see London daily Telegraph article Apr. 10th) prompting Tom Minnery, Senior Vice President to declare that Focus has not retreated from the culture wars, and will continue to fight. A podcast with Dobson’s statements can be found here.) The story of the comments broke Mar. 26th with an interview by radio talk show host Steve Deace of WHO radio in Des Moines, Iowa interviewing Tom Minnery about Dobson’s legacy.

Dobson said in his speech, “And now we are absolutely awash in evil and the battle is still to be waged, and we are right now in the most discouraging period of that long conflict. Humanly speaking we can say that we have lost all those battles.”

Dobson’s speech has since been removed from Focus’ website. On Tues Apr. 14th , Dobson backpedaled on Fox’s “Hannity” that the media had intentionally reported half of his statement.

Dobson said, “Humanly speaking, we can say that we have lost all those battles, but God is in control and we are not going to give up now, right?”

However, his voice, in my opinion, expressed the sadness of a defeated leader...

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I guess we could have predicted this. The battle to save Western Civilization from the neopagan Secular Modernism has been lost for some time. America was the last bastion of the Christian West. For three decades Evangelicals circled the wagons around what remained of Christian America, only to lose it all in a final siege on everything sacred following the 9/11 catastrophe. The current generation on high school and college campuses today are truly post-Christian, the majority claiming no religious belief at all, with a growing number turning to the occult.  The rise of Islam on the North American continent seems inevitable now, as the world awaits the final death gasps of what was once a great Christian civilization.

The future of Christianity no longer lies in the industrialized Western world, but rather the third-world of developing and underdeveloped countries. Africa is Christianity's new home now, with large colonies existing in Asia as well. As for North America and Europe; these are the world's new mission fields.

Perhaps one reason why Evangelicals lost the culture war in America is because Catholics failed to join them in significant numbers. Together perhaps, these two mighty branches of the Christian faith might have taken on the neopagan huns for another couple decades, giving the third-world cavalry enough time to ride to the rescue. It didn't happen though. Catholics were too busy putting down Evangelicals, and Evangelicals were too busy trying to convert Catholics. The result was the loss of the Western World's last Christian outpost - America. Perhaps the moral to the story is this. The only reason why Secular Modernism was able to dominate the Western World was because Christianity was too busy picking at itself.


scotju said...

Sir Knight, I must disagree with you on part of your reason why we lost the culture war in this country. I do not believe the Catholics were "too busy" putting down the Evangelicals. Based on my experiances and my reading of history, the Evangelicals were always hostile to the Catholics in this country from day one, being constantly treated as a subversive group that was trying to overthrow the Protestant paradise. This attitude forced us to defend our faith against their lies and calumnies. even when Protestantism turned liberal, the hatred remained. The remaining Protestants who hanged on to theie tradition faith, now called fundamentalist, also retained the old hatreds and bigotry. Because the fundies refused to let go of them, they could never gain any large number of Catholics to join up with them. And why would we? As long as they hold on to their anti-Catholic hatred and bigotry, there was never any chance of real friendship or brotherhood. We should fight the culture war on our own, because the Protestants are part of the problem, not the solution. They need to be lumped with the abortionists, sodomites, New Agers, and other anti-Christian elements as targets for evangelization, for until they reject the anti-Catholic teachings of their faiths, they are just as much our enemies as the others are.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree, scotju. First, evangelicals lack the supernatural aid which Catholics have in the mass and scrament. They are also hopelesly divided among themselves "First Baptist Church" "second bpatist church" Pastor Billybob preaching different from Pastor Jimmyjoe. The ONLY thing they have in common is their hatred of "the whore of Babylon" aka Rome. In addition, their highpressure conversion tactics against badly cathchized Catholics proved irresistible. "are you saved?" "Call no man father" etc. There is a mega evangelical church near me and about 50% of them are "born again, coming out of apostate Rome" types. An alliance with them would be disastrous. Pete Frey