Post-Christian Europe needs to re-evaluate its beginnings, and what had once made it great…
It’s especially refreshing to see that both women understand that, whatever issues the West is having with Islam, these are almost entirely brought on by the West itself—a point I often make (for example, here and here). As Thranholm—who refers to the current “anti-Christian ideology” in the West as “the second coming of Marxism”—says in the video, “A weak Christianity means a strong Islam.”
‘Deep Spiritual Crisis’: Scandinavian Women Expose the West’s Root Problems
The following brief but highly informative interview appeared earlier this year on Herland Report TV. Titled, “Europe: Deep Spiritual Crisis,” the host, Hanne Nabintu Herland, a Norwegian historian of religions and journalist, interviews Iben Thranholm, a Danish theologian and journalist.
Both women are to be commended for raising many important points—indeed, for getting to the heart of the West’s problems, including vis-à-vis Islam—that are seldom acknowledged in American media, certainly not “mainstream” media. Both coming from Scandinavia — arguably the most “progressive” region in the world — they know what they speak of.
The general theme of the episode is that Western values have become almost entirely materialistic in essence. Because pure materialism is ultimately dissatisfying—“man shall not live on bread alone”—more and more Western people are turning to any number of metaphysical ideologies, from Islam to paganism—anything as long as it’s not Christianity; because many of these ideologies are intrinsically hostile to Christianity. Western culture, which was founded on Christian principles, has become suicidal—hence the current situation, especially in Europe.