Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A Europe we can believe in

This document should be spread far and wide. Its clarity of cultural
analysis is first-rate:

For example, how different would our politics be if this insight was
endorsed by politicians and worked its way throughout policy, instead
mere lip service in theory and the opposite in practice?

33. Marriage is the foundation of civil society and the basis for
harmony between men and women. It is the intimate bond organized around
sustaining a household and raising children. We affirm that our most
fundamental roles in society and as human beings are as fathers and
mothers. Marriage and children are integral to any vision of human
flourishing. Children require sacrifice from those who bring them into
the world. This sacrifice is noble and must be honoured. We endorse
prudent social policies to encourage and strengthen marriage,
childbearing, and childrearing. A society that fails to welcome children
has no future.

("All those who hate me (God's wisdom), love death" - Proverbs 8:36;
which could almost be the chosen slogan of much of Europe's current
political landscape).

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