THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Well, it's official now. Of course regular readers of this blog knew it was coming years in advance. The most widely practiced religion in France is now Islam. Catholicism ranks second, and all other religions a distant third. Of course all of this pales in comparison to the number of people in France who are secular non-religious, but we all know that anyone who fits this description is just a prime candidate to convert to Islam eventually, if not in this generation, than certainly the next...
(Big Peace) - Troubling numbers and facts from Soeren Kern at the Hudson Institute:As I've said on this blog more times than I can count. Secularism is not a religion. It is by definition the lack of religion. Nature abhors a vacuum. Human nature is the same way. A non-religious secular society CANNOT stand against the proselytizing zeal of Islam. In a hundred matches of Islam vs. Secularism, Islam wins every one, all one-hundred of them. The only thing that changes is time. How long does the fall of Secularism take in each scenario? That's the only variable. The end result is always the same. Islam scores 100, and Secularism scores a great big fat zero! The only difference is, when it comes to western Europe, we don't have a hundred matches. We've only got about a dozen or so matches, and those are going quickly. The first nation to fall is France. Score ONE for Islam. Yes, this is a defeat for secularism, because from now on the dominant religious culture in France will be Islam. Next on the list is either England or Sweden. Germany ranks high as well. All of them are on the same road.
“Islamic mosques are being built more often in France than Roman Catholic churches, and there now are more practising Muslims in the country than practising Catholics.
Nearly 150 new mosques currently are under construction in France, home to the biggest Muslim community in Europe. The mosque-building projects are at various stages of completion, according to Mohammed Moussaoui, the president of the Muslim Council of France (CFCM), who provided the data in an August 2 interview with the French radio station RTL...
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So that's it! We're done. This is the end game for Europe. Nothing but a massive and miraculous revival of the Christian faith, like nothing we have ever seen in the modern age, can save Europe now. Indeed the fate of Europe is entirely in God's hands. There is nothing more we mere mortals can do but pray. Practical experience tells us that things will likely continue on as they are, and any changes made by the government to immigration policy will be too little too late.
Catholic mystics and seers in centuries past warned us this day would come. It is the beginning of the coming Chastisement of God upon the whole world, but most particularly Europe. According to their visions, Europe will fall, at the hands of a Muslim-Marxist alliance. We are told that anarchy will eventually erupt in France and England. Italy will be overrun by these riots, and in the end, the pope will be forced to flee Rome, while a communist flag rises over the Vatican. Where does the Holy Father flee? The seers are very specific about this. He flees to Cologne Germany. Why would a pope go there? Hmmmm. Eventually he will be assassinated in exile, and his successor will crown a new French king. Europe's Christian revival will eventually come, but it will be bathed in blood.
All of the Catholic prophecies concerning the age in which we live focus almost exclusively on Europe. Indeed, it would seem that Europe will become the central theater of operations in God's plan for the coming Marian Age (a brief period of peace lasting a few centuries or less) before the rise of the Antichrist in Jerusalem. When we look at the world today, we see that it is Europe that has experienced the most profound and radical changes over the last century. At the dawn of World War I, the continent was totally Christian, ruled by parliamentary monarchies with very few republics. The influence of the Catholic Church was central to the lives of most Europeans, particularly those in the southern Mediterranean countries. World War I changed all that, putting down Christian monarchies all over the continent, and eventually replacing most of them with republics. American intervention in the "War to End all Wars" changed the course of history, resulting in a defeat for the Lutheran Kaiser Wilhelm II. Germany was transformed from a Protestant Christian monarchy into an American style secular republic and placed under heavy war reparations, which essentially was the equivalent of a massive national debt. The Wiemar Republic was a failure that collapsed eventually, after runaway money printing to pay for war reparations led to a hyperinflation cycle, that brought about it's fall and eventual rise of Adolph Hitler's Nazi regime. By the end of World War II, nearly all Christian European monarchies were extinct, with just a few exceptions, most of whom held a purely ceremonial and figurehead role. By the end of the Cold War (1947 - 1991) Europe was completely and totally secularized, likely the result of socialist influence at all levels of European society. The once great Catholic cathedrals became tourist attractions for Americans on holiday vacation. Small Christian chapels became museums, and many were sold to Muslim immigrants for renovation into mosques. It is nothing short of a European apostasy, unlike anything ever seen in Europe's fifteen-hundred year history! God has not forgotten Europe, which is why Europe will take center stage in the events leading up to the coming Marian Age. Europe will be liberated from secularism and multiculturalism, but according to our seers, this will only come AFTER the Marxists and the Muslims have reduced Paris to rubble.
What of North America? What is to come of Christianity on this continent, and the nations we all belong to? Particularly, what is to come of the United States of America? I think we now have our answer, or at least a pretty good clue. Only one Catholic visionary is known to have given specific instructions for the United States of America to follow, and insight into our future if we don't. In the 1950s, Sister Mary Mildred Neuzil reported visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary who revealed herself as "Our Lady of America." The overall theme of Our Lady's message to Sister Mary was one of national repentance of sexual impurity, with the revelation of the indwelling Holy Trinity in the lives of believers, and the example of the Holy Family (Jesus, Joseph and Mary) for all Americans to emulate. Obedience to these instructions would be marked by enshrining a statue of "Our Lady of America" in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, and then America would lead the world into peace. Failure to comply with these instructions will only result in misery and suffering for the United States of America. Did America comply? What followed these revelations to Sister Mary was the sexual revolution in the 1960s, followed by a feminist revolution in the 1970s-80s, and the homosexual revolution in the 1990s-present. In other words, our nation did the exact opposite of what Our Lady requested, and the Statue of "Our Lady of America" now stands at the Pope John Paul II Center in Washington DC with no plans to place it into the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at all. For now, it would appear the United States has chosen it's path, and just as Our Lady prophesied, nothing but misery and suffering has befallen this nation.
When we look at what is happening to the United States, the future of Canada, Mexico and Central American nations becomes easier to speculate. The United States is literally falling apart. Saddled with a massive national debt that exceeds our own GDP, and reckless monetizing (money printing) schemes to pay the interest on it, America is on the precipice of a hyperinflation cycle that could possibly approach the catastrophic Wiemar Republic in Germany between WWI and WWII. Our national credit rating has been downgraded, as creditors fired the first warning shot across the bow of the USS America. Nothing short of immediate draconian cuts in federal government spending, producing a balanced budged and eventual surplus, will stop this ship from sailing right into an iceberg. The time to do that is now, but our government "leaders" have made it perfectly clear to the whole world that they have no intention of addressing this problem. The problems are not just financial, they're economic too, as America is getting dangerously close to a double-dip recession with published unemployment rates at over 9% and real unemployment rates closer to 20%. When one really crunches the numbers, and includes all those who have given up looking for a job, actual unemployment in the United States has reached over 25%. Over one in four Americans are no longer working. The problems are not just economic either. They are social. While the United States remains the most religious developed nation in the world, and some 80% of Americans consider themselves Christians, the number of people who actually practice their Christian faith is at an all time low. The United States is starting to experience the same problem as France, as secularism (the lack of religion) takes a hold in society, it opens the gateway for other religions to take root in society. A record number of Americans are turning away from traditional Christianity all together. Initially, it was toward unorganized religions, such as the New Age and Wicca. Now we are seeing a shift, as more and more young Americans are turning to Islam for the answer. Thankfully, these numbers are still small in comparison to Europe, but they do exist, and that should be cause for alarm.
America's woes still continue on after that. Massive illegal immigration over the porous border between the United States and Mexico, has led to further strain on America's entitlement and public service programs. It has also increased crime in already gang ridden inner cities. The insane embrace of multiculturalism by our nation's elite ruling class has led to the failure of immigrants (both legal and illegal) to assimilate into American life. As a result, the Southwest portion of the United States is now primed for a political secession should the federal government weaken or collapse. Other secessionist groups are arising in other places as well. The Southeast portion of the nation is experiencing a revival of Southern Confederate patriotism and new calls for secession. The Lakotah Native American Tribes of the northern frontier states have already declared themselves free and independent of the United States. The Alaska Independence Party (AIP), which advocates formal secession from the United States, is considered a perfectly legitimate political party in that state and frequently receives addresses by the governor of that state. Todd Palin (Sarah Palin's husband) had been a member of the AIP for some time. As near as one-third of the voters in the State of Vermont support political secession from the United States in favor of restoring a Second Vermont Republic. Of course more and more people on the West Coast are eying the idea of secession of Washington and Oregon to create the early stages of the Republic of Cascadia. Yes, it looks like we have seen the future of America, and from what we can tell, the United States will likely survive only in a much smaller form, if it continues to survive at all. The only thing that needs to happen to push everything over the edge is some kind of major catastrophe (likely financial or economic or both). The breakup of the United States will make intervention in Europe nearly impossible during her coming time of need in the not-too-distant future. While Europe is thrown into the depths of anarchy, it is quite possible that Americans will simply be starting over in whole new nations based on cultural divides. Some of us (particularly those of us in Dixie and other rural parts of North America) will likely be trying to put something back together from the lives our Christian ancestors once knew.