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Monday, April 13, 2015

The Coming Armageddon: Religion vs. Non-Religion

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The Coming Armageddon: Religion vs. Non-Religion
According to a story at CNN.com this morning, “Islam, the world's fastest-growing faith, will leap from 1.6 billion (in 2010) to 2.76 billion by 2050, according to the Pew study. At that time, Muslims will make up nearly one-third of the world's total projected population of about 9 billion people.

“Christianity is expected to grow, too, but not at Islam's explosive rate. The Pew study predicts Christians will increase from 2.17 billion to 2.92 billion, composing more than 31% of the world's population.

“This means that by 2050, more than 6 out of 10 people on Earth will be Christian or Muslim.” READ FULL REPORT HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: Interesting! Lowly Islam—disorganized, warring tribes, without even a claimant to the position of visible head— giving its ancient nemesis, Christianity, a serious run for its money.

Isn’t it something how faith really can move mountains, even the false variety. But poor old beleaguered Christianity doesn’t stand a chance this time around. Thanks to the debilitating and faith-destroying Spirit of Vatican II, the Crescent looms high over the Cross.

What this report does not touch on, by the way, is the almighty power of raw secularism, which at the moment seems to be dominating the world and its “great monothesitic religions”. How did we end up with homosexual ‘marriage’, for example, in a world inhabited by practitioners of religions that oppose it in peril of their souls?

If you want something to fear in the future you needn’t look to religion but rather to that Ape of God, to irreligion, to the supreme deity worshipped by the practitioners of unholy militant Secularism (read: atheism). Now that’s the stuff of global nightmares!

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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.