Paganism, Christianity and the European Soul #5: What is to be done?

Part 1:

For part one of our last conversation in this series I’m joined by David Parry, Mark Citadel and Paul Andersen. Unfortunately Google Plus decided to cut things short. Apologies about that.

Part II:

Technical difficulties aside, I’m further joined by David Parry, Mark Citadel and Paul Andersen to discuss what has to be done to restore the religiosity of Europe.


2 thoughts on “Paganism, Christianity and the European Soul #5: What is to be done?

  1. It could very well be that the Church operated very differently in Poland than in the Czech republic. But they are very different culturally and genetically. It is not obvious that it “must have been something the Priests did” the results in differential outcomes. And, of course, the liberal juggernaut races on, so the verdict even over Poland is yet far from certain.

    1. It is true that they are different ethnic groups, however broadly, both are Slavs and both embraced Catholicism, so I’m more inclined to believe the difference here isn’t based on spirit-race factors I’ve mentioned in the past. In 1910, 97% of Czechs were Catholic.

      I couldn’t find data from Poland in 1991, but a report from Andrew Greely hinted that the numbers were much highers than in the Czech Republic, where they sat at around 40%. I’m led to believe that Poland would have had an advantage immediately emerging from communist rule in raw numbers. This could be down to numerous factors, the most obvious of which being the question of how tolerant the communist regimes in Poland and Czechoslovakia were towards religion (but again, there you have the problem that in Slovakia adherence is stubbornly high at 62%, with a further 12% subscribing to at least other forms of Christianity).

      I’m not saying the Czech priesthood was necessarily awful, just that the temperment of its priests may have had a real impact on the religion’s implosion there, and it should be looked into. If there is a formula that works which has been adopted in Poland, it would be helpful to know what it is.

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