Christianity was the basis of European civilization, and now it is dead save for a remnant smaller than mustard seed. Civilizations die with their animating religion, being devoured by demons.
Progressivism wears the religions it has devoured like a monster that dresses itself in the skins of people it has eaten. It has consumed Judaism, Christianity, and most of Islam, though the worst and most harmful religion, Islam, still lives and is fighting back. The martial Christianity of Charles the Hammer would serve our civilization well. The pragmatic, realistic, and cynical Christianity of restoration Anglicanism would serve our civilization very well, though it proved vulnerable to people whose beliefs were dangerously sincere, being reluctant to martyr them properly for reasons of mere pragmatism. Counter Reformation Catholicism would serve our civilization well. But none of these live, and their revival is unlikely.
More Right proposes a solution: The universe is dead, but we live. The universe does not know good or evil, but we know good and evil. Therefore, let us write our religion upon ourselves, rather than upon the sky.
Tradition is the accumulated experience of our ancestors. We should conduct ourselves as if, on death, one goes to the hall of one’s ancestors, and they pass judgment upon our life. One can have ancestor worship without taking the proposition that our ancestors are literally still around too seriously.
It would be better if we could revive Christianity – that being the religion of our ancestors, but that looks difficult, and every day looks harder.