A former Muslim Brotherhood acolyte who became an atheist has explained in an online column why it is Christianity – and Christianity alone – that holds the answer in today’s turmoil- and threat-filled world.
“The ‘God hole’ – the void left by the retreat of the church – has merely been filled by a jumble of irrational quasi-religious dogma. The result is a world where modern cults prey on the dislocated masses, offering them spurious reasons for being and action — mostly by engaging in virtue-signaling theater on behalf of a victimised minority or our supposedly doomed planet. The line often attributed to G.K. Chesterton has turned into a prophecy: ‘When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything,'” explained Ayaan Hirsi Ali in a column at unherd.
Ali, a research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, continued, “In this nihilistic vacuum, the challenge before us becomes civilisational. We can’t withstand China, Russia and Iran if we can’t explain to our populations why it matters that we do. We can’t fight woke ideology if we can’t defend the civilisation that it is determined to destroy. And we can’t counter Islamism with purely secular tools. To win the hearts and minds of Muslims here in the West, we have to offer them something more than videos on TikTok.
“The lesson I learned from my years with the Muslim Brotherhood was the power of a unifying story, embedded in the foundational texts of Islam, to attract, engage and mobilise the Muslim masses. Unless we offer something as meaningful, I fear the erosion of our civilisation will continue. And fortunately, there is no need to look for some new-age concoction of medication and mindfulness. Christianity has it all.” . . .
But Islam failed her and atheism offered “a simple, zero-cost escape from an unbearable life of self-denial and harassment of other people.” (Read more from “Famous Muslim-Turned-Atheist Now Says Jesus Is the Only Answer” HERE)
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