Tonight as I walked the dog, I reflected on the almost-completed Lebanese Orthodox Church on Windsor Street. Over a year ago, the Lebanese congregation purchased St. Matthias Anglican Church in order to gain a larger church. They have outgrown their present church, which is just across the street.
The puzzle that presents itself is that just behind this Church is the Muslim mosque, which was built about three years ago.
These two religions co-exist in the middle east and have done for many centuries. But the current war between Israel and Palestine does make one wonder how long peace will exist in this Halifax location.
It is worth reading Joseph Pearce's article published today in LifeSiteNews. And one should be warned of what may be coming, as the number of Muslims increase in all western societies. As Michael Coren repeats over and over: "the majority of Muslims are moderate people who simply wish to live their lives and raise their families in peace; however the extreme element, while it may be the minority, is virulent and the moderate Muslims do not oppose it."
And that extreme element probably wants to destroy the new Orthodox church. It doesn't work the other way; the violence is coming from Islam. You just don't hear of Christians destroying mosques or threatening Muslims.
… By 2020, fifty per cent of the children in Holland under the age of eighteen will be of Muslim descent.” This combination of declining European birth-rates, coupled with large-scale Muslim immigration, constitutes not so much a racial threat as a threat to western culture, he concluded. (he refers to John Rhys Davies, a British actor who is speaking publicly about the crisis of fundamentalist Islam in Britain)
“There is a change happening in the very complexion of Western civilization in Europe that we should think about at least and argue about,” he said. “If it just means the replacement of one genetic stock with another genetic stock, that doesn’t matter too much. But if it involves the replacement of Western civilization with a different civilization with different cultural values, then it is something we really ought to discuss … True democracy comes from our Greco-Judeo-Christian Western experience. If we lose these things, then this is a catastrophe for the world.”