13 October 2006

W.W.J.D.

Mark Steyn has a new book, America Alone, which takes as its subject (according to the reviewer) the fact that "our civilization is facing a crisis of confidence and demographic vigor just at the moment when a jihadi world movement stands poised to upend us." From the review:
Here is his rejoinder to an Episcopal priest who told his congregation after the London bombings “There are no Muslim terrorists. There are terrorists.”
“It’s not the perfect fatuousness of the assertion so much as the meta-message it conveys: we’re the defeatist wimps; bomb us and we’ll apologize to you.” Later, he warms to the subject: “Most mainline Protestant churches are, to one degree or another, post-Christian. If they no longer seem disposed to converting the unbelieving to Christ, they can at least convert them to the boggiest of soft-left political clichés, on the grounds that if Jesus were alive today he’d most likely be a gay Anglican bishop in a committed relationship driving around in an environmentally friendly car with an ‘Arms Are for Hugging’ sticker on the way to an interfaith dialogue with a Wiccan and a couple of Wahhabi imams.”
From a review on NRO, and here's an interview with Steyn.
I have to point out that in fact Jesus is alive today and manifestly not an Anglican bishop, gay or otherwise.
 

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