Eric Kraufman argues that the religious are inheriting the earth. The religious are reproducing faster, and despite the fact that many of their children are captured by progressivism, the number of people who say they are religious is increasing. According to Kraufman the number of people who adhere to moderate religions is decreasing, and shows every sign of altogether vanishing. The proportion of the religious, and the absolute number of religious people who adhere to fundamentalist religions is increasing.
But he ignores the fact that “fundamentalist” religions are rapidly being captured by progressivism.
In 1960 or so, all Anglicans believed, or purported to believe that divorce was shocking, and that a divorced woman should never remarry. They believed that in marriage, the wife promised to honor and obey, and failure to do so was disgraceful. Today, hard to find “fundamentalists” so fundamentalist as to believe in such old fashioned idea.
Moderate religions are disappearing because no one can tell the difference between adhering to a moderate religion and progressivism. Pretty soon the only Roman Catholics will be sedevacantist rebels, as the Vatican becomes a museum and left wing book store – but the ultra orthodox will be celebrating gay marriage with leather, chains, and giant condoms.
The sedevacantists’ priest shall say:
I now declare you husband and husband. You may now insert these giant vibrators up each other’s asses.