The Nones Have It

That’s a sad trend in England. Christians everywhere should take note.

Mere Inkling

noneThe arrival of the “post-Christian” Western world is ahead of schedule. Great Britain just passed the point where those with “no religious preference” actually outnumber those who profess to be Christians.

With Europe leading the way, can North America be far behind?

You know what makes this even more shocking? The results come from a survey where all the people claiming to be disciples of Jesus needed to do, was simply check a box. One wonders how many among that 48% would still claim to be Christians if they lived in Iraq.

Ponder for a moment the sobering title of an article in London’s The Spectator.

“Britain Really is Ceasing to be a Christian Country.”

The secularization of the United Kingdom was a matter of great concern to C.S. Lewis. And this erosion was well underway during his lifetime.

The truth is that although Lewis excelled as a Christian apologist (defender of the faith)…

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4 comments on “The Nones Have It

  1. Lazarinth says:

    I blame the internet.

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    • I blame WWI. 🙂

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      • Lazarinth says:

        Like the whole war, or a specific outcome?

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      • The Great War had a huge impact on the people who fought it and their countrymen. People wondered how such a great waste of human life could come about. They suspected that the pillars of Western Civilization, whether its philosophy, religion, or nationalism, lay at the root cause of the war and were therefore untrustworthy. That’s how the Lost Generation writers came about: the fact that they could no longer lean on traditional values made them feel adrift. So, I’m sure that one can trace the growth in Nones all the way to WWI and the zeitgeist it spawned.

        For that reason, the book A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Loconte has caught my interest. Tolkien and Lewis both fought in the war, but still believed in traditional systems. (At least, Lewis came around to Christianity after being disgusted by how diabolical the world appeared following the war, which is evident in his pre-Christian work, Spirits in Bondage.) I want to see why these two writers did not fall into the same movement as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce.

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