CULTURE, DEMOGRAPHICS, CHURCH-MOSQUE STRESSES
By Kevin Stoda, Wiesbaden, Germany
As I arrived in the Hessen and Rhine region to live earlier this year, I met a Christian living in Mainz, who revealed that demographically-speaking many churches in Germany and Europe are threatened by the growth of Islam on the continent, which is occurring as the native European populations birthrate per couple edged to under 1.5 kids per household.
Here is a fear-tactic video that summarizes some of the main points of those who are raising fear scenarios.
The basic drumbeat for the European viewer is that by 2050 their continent will be a majority Muslim one.
Here is a whole conference paper-set on the topic of “how to stop the islmamization of Europe”.
These fears about demographics and cultures is why the object of the misleading video (noted above) refrains at its conclusion: “Islam will overwhelm Christendom unless Christians recognize the demographic realities, begin reproducing again, and share the gospel with Muslims.”
On the one hand the fear-tactic echoes familiar in Central Europe where Hitler and the Nazis had raised national fears in the 1920s and 1930s that the continent would be overwhelmed by Slavic Bolshevists and Jews or Gypsies if ethnic cleansing and a baby boom was not produced as an intervention.
These same Nazis soon found many religious zealots to help propagate their fears and ideology. This ideology did lead to a baby boom in Germany. However, this then led to war.
War was real.
It was a cultural war headed by the Gods of fascism and Gods of Communism—and joined by Western Imperialists under the banner of Democracy.
How real are the fears in Europe or among European Christians today in 2009?
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